Venue- Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute is located in the town of Rehovot, 22 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and 42 kilometers west of Jerusalem.  It is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it.

The Institute’s gardens, enjoyed by staff and visitors alike, instill calm and peace of mind. Scattered within them are environmental sculptures – some the work of top Israeli artists, others by foreign sculptors – while several Institute buildings are, in themselves, architectural gems.

Getting to the Institute from the Airport

In order to get from the airport to Weizmann, take a taxi. Taxi services are regulated and the Taxi companies operate under permission. It is recommended not to use random Taxi services, but to approach the Taxi dispatcher. The Taxi Rank and the Supervisor's Station at Terminal 3 are on Level 2 of the Multi-Level Road. Ask the driver to take you to Rehovot, to the Weizmann Institute. The cost should be at least the equivalent of $30 (US dollars), and the ride should take around 30-40 minutes.

If you are travelling light, bus #249 travels to Rehovot's central bus station from the airport. This is not, however, an express bus and the drive will take approximately 50 minutes. The cost is about US $3.00. Once at Rehovot's central bus station, there are a multitude of local buses which go to the Weizmann Institute (ask at the information window), or you can take a taxi from the taxi stand directly across the street from the bus station.

You can also get to the Weizmann Institute by taking the train from the airport. Change at the Tel Aviv Hagana stop for the train to Rehovot. The train station in Rehovot is about a 5 minute walk from the Weizmann Institute.

For more information, see the web site of the airport in English or in Hebrew.

Getting to the Institute by Train

Travel to Rehovot by train is also possible from many cities in the North and South of the country. This service is fast and inexpensive. The train station in Rehovot is within easy walking distance to the Institute.

Israel Railways maintains a friendly and helpful web site, in Hebrew, and in English.
Information is also available at 03-611-7000.


All visitors entering Israel are required to have a valid passport for at least six months from their arrival date, and for some countries a visa is required. For more information please contact your travel agency, or contact the Israeli consulate in your country.


FUNTRAP12 is hosted by the Department of Particle Physics of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Organizing Committee

  • Daniel Ashery- Tel Aviv University- Chair
  • Michael Hass- Weizmann Institute of Science- Chair
  • Oded Heber- Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Guy Ron- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Contact person

Reut Hershenhoren
Conference Coordinator
Department of Hospitality and Conferences
Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: (972)8-9343957
Fax: (972)8-9344180
Mobile: (972)54-2638837