The Weizmann Institute of Science is centrally located in Israel, in the city of Rehovot, 30 minutes away from Ben Gurion International Airport, and a short distance from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
For your convenience we have partnered with Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot to offer accommodation near the Weizmann Institute of Science.
The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot
With over 7.000 sqm and 116 luxurious rooms, is especially suited to business needs. Business services and facilities such as free WIFI, a business lounge and modern meeting rooms provide an ideal venue, while at the same time the high-standard and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel ensures recreation.
Special WIS rate per night: $160 including breakfast. (180$ for double occupancy )
Rooms are subject to availability at the prevailing price.
Address: 2 Oppenheimer Street, 7670102 Rehovot
Student rooms are available at the Reisfeld Residence, located at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University campus across the street from WIS, a 9 minutes’ walk from the Weizmann campus main gate & from the conference venue. To reserve a room, please contact: email@example.com
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Visa to Israel
Visitors to Israel from most European countries, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Singapore are not required to obtain visas. More information can be obtained at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (this site also contains a list of visa requirements from visitors from different countries). If in doubt, please contact an Israeli embassy or consulate.
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The city of Rehovot was founded in 1890. It is located approximately 20 Kms south-east of Tel Aviv in central Israel; its population is 126,000. The Weizmann Institute of Science is located in the northern part of Rehovot (map).
The currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). You may convert foreign currency into NIS (and vice versa) at Ben Gurion Airport and/or at banks and private exchange shops throughout Israel. There is a bank branch on the campus of the Weizmann Institute.
Getting to Rehovot from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport
Important: Some flights to and from Tel Aviv are scheduled for late at night or very early in the morning. Please take this into consideration when making hotel reservations. Land travel to and from the airport operates 24 hours a day.
The Ben-Gurion Airport is located approx. 35-minutes’ drive (by car or taxi) from the city of Rehovot.
Link to airport Terminal 3 web site: http://www.iaa.gov.il/enus/airports/bengurion/pages/arrivingpassengers.aspx
Private taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As you exit the airport building from the main reception lobby, you should see signs for taxis directing you to the left.
The fare to Rehovot should be about 170 shekels (~50$).
The train station at Ben-Gurion airport is located on Level S of the Landside Building, adjacent to the Greeters' Hall.
There is no direct train from Ben-Gurion airport to Rehovot. To get to Rehovot you need to go from BG airport train station to Tel-Aviv HAGANA train station (approx. 17 minutes ride) & from there a train to Rehovot train station (approx. 30 minutes ride).
The cost for one way ticket from BG airport to Rehovot is approx. 18 NIS (~5$)
Train tickets can be purchased through automated ticket dispensers on Level G of the terminal.
For information on schedules and fares call Israel Railways Information Service:
+972 (0)77-2324000 or go to Israel railways website: http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/Homepage.aspx
**Israel railways service do not operate during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday afternoon - Saturday evening)