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General Information

Transportation from Ben-Gurion Airport to Jerusalem

You will be arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport, which is located about 40 minutes from Jerusalem.

There are three options for transportation from the airport to Jerusalem: 

  1. Private taxis can be found as you exit the arrivals terminal, and cost about NIS 270.
  2. You can also take the Nesher Taxi, a shared door-to-door shuttle, for the set price of NIS 65 (cash only). It operates 24 hours a day (including Saturdays) and can be easily found to your right as you exit the arrivals terminal. Please ask the driver to drop you off at your designated hotel.
  3. High-speed train between Ben-Gurion Airport and Jerusalem: A new high-speed train has recently opened between Ben-Gurion Airport and Jerusalem (Yitzhak Navon Station), and trains run every half hour between 06:30-19:30, Sunday-Thursday. Tickets can be bought at the station, and for the foreseeable future, journeys are free of charge only if they are loaded onto the Rav Kav travel card. Plan your train journey on the Israel Railways website.

Further information is available at the AIRPORT WEBSITE


Conference Venue

The Conference will take place at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) located at The Hebrew University, the Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram (The Hebrew University has several campuses). Walking from the main pedestrian gate, the Institute is the third building (Feldman building) on the right. Lectures will be held on the first floor.

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You may be required to show your passport or other I.D. when entering the campus through the main gate, and bags may be checked.



Campus map

A map of The Hebrew University, Edmond J.Safra Campus (Givat Ram) can be found HERE.




Parking on Campus

There are a few parking options in the vicinity, as displayed on the following map. Parking on campus will be available for speakers only. 




Computer Connections and Working Space in the Institute

Please bring your laptop with you, if you wish to use a computer during the conference for your personal needs. There is free access to wireless Internet (WiFi) on campus. The network name is (SSID) “HUJI-guest” (no password is needed).


Current events and attractions in Jerusalem

Updated information on current events and attractions in Jerusalem may be found on the following websites:




Jerusalem is about 800 meters (2640 feet) above sea level; at geographic latitude 31 47' N and longitude 35 13'´E.

More information and weather updates may be found on the following websites:

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