Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Tel Aviv airport is a big and busy place, so it is difficult to find resting spots, and there is also a lot of noise and bright lights. Get some earplugs and a sleeping mask, and have your ticket ready, as the security staff may ask to see it to let you stay inside the enclosure.
Where to rest: Most seats in the airport have armrests, but you can find some comfortable couches in the Departures area, next to the food court. There are a couple of VIP lounges inside Terminal 3, one of which is open 24 hours a day, although the maximum stay is 2 hours. As for hotels, the closest are found in the city centre.
Baggage: The left luggage service is not available during the night. This means you will have to keep your bags with you until checking-in.
Eating and drinking: There are several options throughout the terminals, but none of them are open during the night, except for some vending machines.
Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, synagogues, baby changing room.
The closest accommodations are found inside the city.
Star Guest House (2.6 km/1.6 miles)
Airport Guest House (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Sadot Hotel (4.5 km/2.8 miles)
Tel Aviv Airport Guesthouse (4.7 km/2.9 miles)
Apropo Hotel (5.7 km/3.5 miles)