Israel's main entry point for the international traveller, the newly built Terminal 3 at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) , named after Israel's first Prime Minister, is situated near Lod and next to the highway linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (highway no. 1). The airport, referred to by locals as Natbag - its initials in Hebrew - comprises all the usual amenities expected from a first class airport and contains one of the world's largest duty-free shopping malls for an airport of its size. Ben Gurion Airport acts as the base for El Al , Israel's national airline, and is also served by over 50 international air carriers. Travel from the airport to Bet Shemesh by a taxi or a car can take about 30 minutes via route 1 and after that route 38.
From route 1, (north of Bet Shemesh) take the exit of Shaar Hagay off onto route 38, and from there continue driving straight for about 7 minutes until you see a sign for Bet Shemesh. From the south, go on route 38 north, and continue driving until you see a sign for a turn to Bet Shemesh.