Travel Information


Arriving from Abroad:   

Typically, flights from abroad arrive at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, at Terminal 3 (the "new terminal").

Getting to the Institute from the Airport

Pickup arrangement will be made by the meeting coordinator, Mrs. Perla Zalcberg (
Otherwise, one may get from the airport to the Weizmann Institute by taxi.  Taxi services are regulated and operate under permission. It is recommended not to use random Taxi services, but to approach the Taxi dispatcher. The Taxi line and the Supervisor's Station at Terminal 3 are on Level 2 of the Multi Level Road.   Ask the driver to take you to Rehovot, to the Weizmann Institute.  

The cost should be roughly the equivalent of $25 (US dollars), and the ride should take around 30-40 minutes.

Getting to the Institute by Train

There is a convenient train service to Rehovot from many cities in the North and South of the country. Also conveniently, the Rehovot train station is within easy walking distance to the the Weizmann Institute.

Train schedules are available on Israel Railways web site:

Getting to the Institute by Bus

The Institute is located in the northernmost section of the city, so if you are approaching Rehovot from the north (i.e. from Tel Aviv, etc.), there is no need to go all the way to the central bus station. Get off at Hanassi Harishon Street and Herzl; you will have just passed the Institute on your left.

For busses approaching from the south (i.e. the bus line from Jerusalem), get off right after the bus makes a left turn off Herzl (Rehovot central street). Walk back to Herzl and continue northward until you reach the Institute on your right (about a 15 minute walk), or take a taxi.

Getting to the Institute by Car

From Jerusalem

  1. Exit Jerusalem onto Route 1 (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway).
  2. Get off at the Latrun-Ashkelon exit. At the intersection at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Route 3.
  3. Continue on Route 3 past 2 traffic lights. (The first light comes almost immediately; the 2nd traffic light is after several kilometers, at Tzomet  Nahshon). Continue straight through the large intersection of Tzomet Nachshon,  and make the next right turn, at Tzomet Hulda, onto Route 411 to Rehovot.  There is a sign at this point to Rehovot.
  4. Continue on Route 411 (a very winding road) for approximately 11 kilometers, past Mishmar David, Hulda, Mazkeret Batya, Kiryat Ekron, and the large Bilu Shopping Center. At the traffic light which is immediately after the shopping center, make a right turn onto Route 40. You will pass a traffic light with a turnoff to Kaplan Hospital on your left.
  5. Continue on Route 40 to the next traffic light at Tzomet Bilu. Make a left turn onto the main street of Rehovot, Rehov Herzl which is also Route 412.
  6. You are now at the southern end of Rehovot, and the Insitute is at the northernmost end. Drive through Rehovot, along Rehov Herzl. At the 9th traffic light, make a right turn into the main gate of the Institute.

From Tel Aviv

  1. Exit Tel Aviv onto the Ayalon Darom (South).
  2. Continue on the Ayalon going south, until Ayalon Darom merges into the Jeruasalem Tel-Aviv highway (follow signs to Jerusalem, Route 1).
  3. Get off at the Ashdod exit. The sign will also say Tzomet Ganot, or  Ganot Junction. You are now on the Tel Aviv Ashdod highway, which is Route 4.
  4. Go past 2 exits (both are for Rishon L'Zion). After the second Rishon L'Zion  exit, move into the right lane and and get off at the Gan Rave junction (Route 42).  The exit will also list Rishon L'Zion again.
  5. Stay in the left lane of the exit ramp, past the Rishon turnoff, which is to your right. Now you can move into the right lane, and merge with the traffic.
  6. At the next junction, (Ein HaKore) continue straight, through the traffic lights. At next junction (Beit Oved), at the traffic light, (approximately 4 kilometers),  make a left turn onto Route 4303.
  7. At the 3rd traffic light, enter the right turn lane toward Rehovot, onto Route 412, also called Rehov Weizmann.
  8. At the 5th traffic light, make a left turn into the main gate of the Institute. (It's the 2nd traffic light after the railroad tracks.)

From Haifa

  1. Exit Haifa onto the Haifa Tel-Aviv highway, also known as Kvish Ha'hof, the  Coastal Road (Route 2).
  2. Continue to the large Glilot junction, Tzomet Glilot.

    From here you can  choose between 2 routes:
    • Make a left turn, and shortly thereafter bear right onto the ramp leading onto the Ayalon Darom (South). Follow the instructions from Tel Aviv no. 2, above.
    • Make a left turn, and stay in the left lane. Continue straight on Route 5, in the left lane, under the underpass. After the underpass, move to the right lane. Take the ramp leading off Route 5, toward Ashdod (Route 4).
    • Stay on Route 4 until you pass both Rishon L'Zion exits and follow the  instructions as listed from Tel Aviv no. 4, above.