The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).
San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.
A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.
The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, or, less formally, Tel Aviv, is mainly serviced by Ben Gurion International Airport, which is the main air hub for Israel. This airport is located in Lod, a city adjacent to Tel Aviv, and is 12 miles from the downtown area. Cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo can be booked through Orbitz.com on over 100 airlines, including El Al, Delta, Sundor, United and Alitalia.
Ben Gurion Airport regulates taxis that serve its passengers. Taxis can be found on level three of the G terminal. Rental cars are available at the airport and can be reserved on Orbitz.com. Low-fare travel options include an airport shuttle that connects to an Egged bus stop, which provides transport to downtown Tel Aviv in under an hour. Taxis and buses take payment in the Israel shekel; travelers can exchange currency at the airport.
Tel Aviv is generally warm. Temperatures in May average at 99 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature on winter evenings rarely falls far below 40 degrees. December usually sees the most precipitation, with an average of 5 inches of rain. The summer months usually have no precipitation at all, so cool, lightweight clothing is a necessity. Tel Aviv receives plenty of hot desert sun, and all travelers should apply sunblock liberally at any time of the year.
Tel Aviv offers a range of activities, including shopping at the Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, hiking at Park Hayarkon and sunbathing in the Tayelet beach area. History lovers will find plenty to do here, including visiting the Independence Hall Museum and the Ilana Goor Residence and Museum. At Orbitz.com you can book tickets for activities as well as cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo.
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