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Ramon Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ramon Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

ETM Airport Overview

ramon airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ramon Airport.

What to Expect

Ramon Airport (code: ETM) consists of a brand new, single terminal which opened in 2019. The airport offers amenities such as currency exchange offices, Duty Free shopping, mobile charging points, and more. WiFi is free to help you pass the time.

Sleeping in Ramon Airport

As this is a new airport, we have limited information on where to sleep; however, one review did mention that the airport closes overnight and sleeping overnight is not permitted. You will need to leave the airport and find alternate sleeping accommodations. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

Have you already been to Ramon airport?  Write a review and share photos from your own experience.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ramon Airport does not appeal to you, you will need to head into Eilat approximately 20 km’s away.

  • Isrotel Agamim – located 20 minutes from the airport. No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates
  • Nova Like Hotel Eilat – an Atlas Hotel – located 20 minutes from the airport. No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates
  • Blue Hotel  – located 20 minutes from the airport. No airport shuttle available.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ramon Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • The Lounge – Location: Departures Hall, Lower Level, exit gate 1.  Lounge Access: unknown.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Ramon Airport. Connect to the “Netision Ltd” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Welcome Hall.

Currency Exchange – Services are available for both arriving and departing travellers Locations: Welcome Hall • Departures Hall, Level 1. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available. Hours: unknown

Food & Drink  – Information not available.

Information Desk – Information not available; however a Tourist Office can be found in the Welcome Hall which may be of assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Basic First-Aid services are available. Location: Welcome Hall. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging is available Airside in the seats in the Departures Hall, near the exit gates, Level 1. At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability Landside. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Room – A synagogue is available. Location: Airside, opposite Gate 7.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to reviews, it appears that ETM airport closes at night.  As of this update, we were unable to independently confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Ramon airport is served by the following airlines: Arkia • Israir Airlines. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal-only basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the city centre via several public bus lines. For more information, visit the Egged website.

Car Rental

Several car-rentals companies have counters at ETM airport. Please keep in mind that since the airport closes every night you should double check the hours of your car rental company.


A high-speed train and light rail transit are being planned to connect the airport to the city center.


Taxis are readily available and at the time of this update a ride will cost between 84 – 95 NIS per ride.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.