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Jerusalem Facility Visitor Information





Local Accommodations

Visitors to the ILSL Jerusalem site can stay at one of the following hotels located in Jerusalem:





Flights

International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv. The airport is 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv and 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem. The drive from the airport to the Jerusalem-Malha site of the IBM R&D Labs in Israel should take about 45 minutes. Local time in Israel is GMT + 2 hours.

Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 6 P.M.





Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport

Train
From the Ben Gurion Airport train station, located near the arrivals hall in the airport, you can take a direct train to Tel Aviv and transfer to an eastbound train to Jerusalem. The Jerusalem station is located adjacent to the Malha Shopping Mall in the southern part of the city. The Jerusalem-Malha site is a five-minute walk from the train station (the technology park is visible from the station).

For more information, see the Israel Railways site. Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or a holiday, you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi to Jerusalem.

Bus
You can take a direct Egged bus from the airport to Jerusalem. Take the 947 bus to the Jerusalem central bus station and take a city bus or taxi from there to your destination.

To find out more about the buses that serve Jerusalem, go to the main Egged Web site.

Taxi
As you exit from the terminal building, look for the supervised taxi stand. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares from the airport are fixed, so the driver should not use the meter.

Sherut Taxi Service
Shared taxis, called Sheruts, are available from the airport to all destinations in Israel. Sheruts are about half the price of a private taxi, so they're a good deal, especially if you're going to a distant area such as Haifa or Jerusalem. Keep in mind that you may have to wait a while, since the taxi only leaves the airport when it is full.

Rental Car
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and other local firms have offices at the airport.





Driving Instructions

From the Airport
Follow the signs to Route 1 east to Jerusalem. After you enter the city, turn right onto Herzl Boulevard. Follow the signs to the southbound Begin Highway. Take the highway until the end (Golomb Exit). At the first traffic light go straight, and turn right at the next set of lights. The Jerusalem Mall will be on your left. Continue straight through a traffic circle and past the mall. Immediately after the mall continue straight through another traffic circle. Turn left into the entrance of the Malha Technology Park. IBM Jerusalem is located in GTI, Building no. 8 on the third floor.

From the Haifa Site
Take Highway 2 (the Coastal Road) south towards Tel Aviv from Haifa for about 70 km. Turn left at the Glilot Junction, and then turn right on the Ayalon Highway South. Stay on this road through Tel Aviv, and continue on to Route 1 towards Jerusalem. After you enter the city, turn right onto Herzl Boulevard. Follow the signs to the southbound Begin Highway. Take the highway until the end (Golomb Exit). At the first traffic light go straight, and turn right at the next set of lights. The Jerusalem Mall will be on your left. Continue straight through a traffic circle and past the mall. Immediately after the mall continue straight through another traffic circle. Turn left into the entrance of the Malha Technology Park. IBM Jerusalem is located in GTI, Building no. 8 on the third floor.

From the Tel Aviv Site
Take the Ayalon Highway South through Tel Aviv, and continue on to Route 1 towards Jerusalem. After you enter the city, turn right onto Herzl Boulevard. Follow the signs to the southbound Begin Highway. Take the highway until the end (Golomb Exit). At the first traffic light go straight, and turn right at the next set of lights. The Jerusalem Mall will be on your left. Continue straight through a traffic circle and past the mall. Immediately after the mall continue straight through another traffic circle. Turn left into the entrance of the Malha Technology Park. IBM Jerusalem is located in GTI, Building no. 8 on the third floor.

From the Rehovot Site
Take Route 411 to Route 3 to the Latrun Junction. Take Route 1 east from there to Jerusalem. After you enter the city, turn right onto Herzl Boulevard. Follow the signs to the southbound Begin Highway. Take the highway until the end (Golomb Exit). At the first traffic light go straight, and turn right at the next set of lights. The Jerusalem Mall will be on your left. Continue straight through a traffic circle and past the mall. Immediately after the mall continue straight through another traffic circle. Turn left into the entrance of the Malha Technology Park. IBM Jerusalem is located in GTI, Building no. 8 on the third floor.





Jerusalem Map

The Jerusalem-Malha site is located in Building No. 8 of the Jerusalem Technology Park in Malha on the 3rd floor.

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Tips

  • European power is 220 V/50 Hz. Most, but not all ThinkPad AC adapters will accommodate this; check before leaving. You will need a Europe/US outlet adapter, these can often be found in US airport shops or can be ordered from http://www.port.com/.
  • The dress code at the IBM R&D Labs in Israel is generally very casual. Ties at IBM R&D Labs in Israel would be rather unusual, and jeans and T-shirts are common.
  • The work week in the IBM R&D Labs in Israel and throughout Israel is from Sunday to Thursday.