IGDAL 3 – Getting there

  • The conference will take place at the conference room 301 in the Helen Diller Family Center (Diller) building 74, Marcus Family Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The building is closest to the vehicle gate (א). See campus map.
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is accessible by all means of transportation:

By train

The most recommended way of getting to Beer Sheva from Tel Aviv or Haifa is to take the train.

From Haifa: The train has 3 stops in Haifa and goes to Tel Aviv quite frequently. The train gets to the Tel Aviv central train station. About half of the trains (approximately one per hour) continue directly to Beer Sheva.

From Tel-Aviv: The train leaves from any of Tel Aviv’s train stations. The one-way trip lasts about 55 minutes. You get off at Beer Sheva North station (the final stop, Beer Sheva Central, comes a few minutes after that so if you missed the stop you can always take a taxi).

From Ben-Gurion Airport:

You can take the train to Tel Aviv Hahagana station and connect to Beer Sheva.

Upon exiting the station, turn right onto the “Mexico Bridge” which leads to the Marcus Family Campus.

For the train schedule, visit Israel Railways website: http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx

By bus

From Tel-Aviv central bus station:

Take Egged bus no. 370 to Beer Sheva. The bus leaves at least every half an hour. Information can be found by calling 03-6948888 or by consulting the Egged home page. The ride takes about 80 minutes.

From Jerusalem central bus station:

Take either bus line 470 or bus line 446 to Beer Sheva. Line 470 is direct and takes about an hour and a half. Bus 446 has some stops along the way and takes a detour through Qiryat Gat and so typically takes 20 minutes longer. Line 470 runs only in the mornings and evenings so you should check in advance. Information can be found by calling 03-6948888 or by consulting the Egged home page.

From Haifa central bus station:

Buses 900 and 901 go from the Haifa central bus station to Tel-Aviv’s central bus station every 15-30 minutes. From there one can take a bus to Beer Sheva. The buses also stop near the Arlozorov bus terminal adjacent to the central train station. From there you can either take a train or a bus to Beer Sheva. Information can be found by calling 03-6948888 or by consulting the Egged home page.

All buses entering Beer-Sheva from the North stop across the street from the University, at the intersection of Rager Road and Ben-Gurion Boulevard. Or if you take the bus to the Beer-Sheva Central Bus Station, the local bus number 5 goes to the University.

By car

Parking: TBA

From Tel-Aviv (no toll route):
Head south on the Ayalon Highway (Route #20), stay in the left lane.
When you see a sign for “Holon/Bat Yam” continue straight.
Merge onto Highway #4 to Ashdod.
Almost immediately after the Ashdod exit is the exit for Beer Sheva. You will connect to route #41.
Follow the signs to Beer-Sheva until you get to a T-junction (Gedera) where you will turn right onto route #40.
Take route #40 all the way to Beer-Sheva. The entrance to the city is a very large four-way junction. (Note that at Goral Junction, route #40 turns to route # 406 for those continuing straight to Beer Sheva).
Continue straight and at the 5th traffic light (they are numbered) turn left.
You have reached University Gate.
Once you pass through the gate/security check, turn right into the large parking lot (see map for directions inside the campus).
The journey should take about 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

From Tel-Aviv (via Road 6, a toll route):
On the Ayalon Highway (Route #20), take the exit to Jerusalem (Route #1).
After 20 kilometers (12 ½ miles), at “Ben-Shemen” interchange, Route #1 and Route #6 merge.
When route #6 ends, it connects to route #40. Take route #40 all the way to Beer-Sheva. (Note that at Goral Junction, route #40 turns to route # 406 for those continuing straight to Beer Sheva). The entrance to the city is a very large four-way junction.
Continue straight, and at the 5th traffic light (they are numbered), turn left. You have reached the University Gate.
Once you pass through the gate/security check, turn right into the large parking lot (see map for directions inside the campus).

From Jerusalem:

Take Route #1 to “Ben-Shemen” interchange, where Route #1 and Route #6 merge.
When route #6 ends, it connects to route #40. Take route #40 all the way to Beer-Sheva. The entrance to the city is a very large four-way junction. (Note that at Goral Junction, route #40 turns to route # 406 for those continuing straight to Beer Sheva). The entrance to the city is a very large four-way junction.
Continue on straight and at the 5th traffic light (they are numbered), turn left to the University.
After you pass through the gate/security check, turn right into the large parking lot (see map for directions at the campus).

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