Haifa site visitor information
Physical and Mailing Address
IBM R&D Labs in Israel, University of Haifa Campus, Mount Carmel, Haifa 3498825, Israel
Calls to the Haifa site should be directed to the main switchboard: 04-8296211 from within Israel and 972-4-8296211 from abroad. If you know the three-digit extension, dial that number directly. The fax number is 972-4-8296117.
Using a GPS navigation app such as Waze or Google maps, search for “IBM” in Haifa (or use the GPS coordinates 32.763027, 35.020638) and navigate to the site.
International flights land at the Ben Gurion Intl. Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv. The airport is 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Tel Aviv, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Jerusalem, and 55 miles (95 km) south of Haifa. The drive from the airport to the Haifa site should take about an hour and a quarter. Local time in Israel is GMT + 2 hours.
Note: Some airport and public transportation services are limited on the Sabbath, between Friday from about 5 P.M. to Saturday at 6 P.M. .
Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport
From the Ben Gurion Airport train station, located near the arrivals hall in the airport, you can take a direct train to Haifa. Buy a ticket to the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa and go down the escalator to the train. Make sure you board on the correct track. Take a taxi from the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa to your destination.
For more information, see the Israel Railways site. Note that trains and buses do not generally run on Saturdays/holidays in Israel. If you arrive on Friday afternoon, Saturday, or a holiday, you will probably want to rent a car or take a taxi.
You can take a direct Egged bus from the airport to Haifa. Take the 947 bus to the Hof HaCarmel station in Haifa and take a city bus or taxi from there to your destination.
To find out more about the buses that serve the University of Haifa campus, go to the main Egged Web site.
Sherut Taxi Service
Shared taxis, called Sheruts, are available from the airport to all destinations in Israel. Sheruts are about half the price of a private taxi, so they're a good deal, especially if you're going to a distant area such as Haifa or Jerusalem. Keep in mind that you may have to wait a while, since the taxi only leaves the airport when it is full.
As you exit from the terminal building, look for the supervised taxi stand. Give your destination to the dispatcher and he will direct you to the correct taxi. The fares from the airport are fixed, so the driver should not use the meter.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and other local firms have offices at the airport.
Haifa Site Visitor Information
- Driving Instructions
- Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport
- Haifa map
- General Tourism Information
- The InIsrael guide to Haifa
- The Yahoo Travel guide to Haifa
- The University of Haifa's guide to area attractions
- The Tour Haifa tourism guide
- General information from the Israel Ministry of Tourism
- Information about local weather in Haifa
- The Haifa Municipality Web site
- European power is 220 V/50 Hz. Most, but not all ThinkPad AC adapters will accommodate this; check before leaving. You will need a Europe/US outlet adapter, these can often be found in US airport shops.
- The dress code at the IBM R&D Labs in Israel is generally very casual. Ties at IBM R&D Labs in Israel would be rather unusual, and jeans and T-shirts are common.
- The work week in the IBM R&D Labs in Israel and throughout Israel is from Sunday to Thursday.