Travel to Israel
Upon acceptance to the Academic College at Wingate, you will receive information regarding semester dates. Students should make their travel arrangements to Israel accordingly.
Due to heightened security on all flights traveling to Israel, we encourage you to check in three hours ahead of your departure time. Security personnel will routinely ask all passengers questions about their baggage, destination, and purpose for traveling. In addition to your passport and ticket, we strongly recommend that you have a copy of your letter of admission to the International Studies Program at the Academic College at Wingate easily accessible to verify your identity and purpose for traveling.
We recommend that you do not ship luggage to Israel. It is best to take your belongings with you and check them on your flight. If you must take excess baggage, it is much less expensive to pay the extra baggage charge than to ship baggage. If you choose to ship luggage, please note that procedures for clearing bags through customs can be quite complicated. You must have a detailed itemized list of the content for each bag, and you may be taxed on personal items whether they are new or used. In addition to customs fees, you may be required to pay port fees and handling charges. Rather than bringing excess luggage or shipping baggage, we encourage you to minimize your packing and consider purchasing necessities upon arrival in Israel.
How to Arrive from the Airport to Netanya
Ben Gurion International Airport is about 45 minutes by car from Netanya.
Private taxis wait at the airport to take travelers to all destinations in Israel. A private taxi from the airport to the Wingate Institute or the Netanya Academic College (dormitory location) costs between $70-$90. You can calculate the fare according to your arrival time in the following link: Israel Airport Authority
Train: A train to Netanya costs about $8. There is a train station at the airport where you can board a train to Netanya (you will need to change trains in the Tel-Aviv University Station).
Bus: A bus to Netanya costs about $8. You will want to get off at the Netanya Central Station.
Egged Bus System
Travel to the Academic College at Wingate from Netanya
The college is a 10-15 min drive south from Netanya.
The following bus lines stop at the Academic College at Wingate:
826, 852, 872, 601
The college is about a 10-min uphill walk from the bus station.