Those flying into Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday were unpleasantly surprised to discover that trains between the airport and Tel Aviv have been canceled due to heavy rains and wind – the stormiest weather the country has seen for the past ten years.

To help stranded passengers, Israel’s Airport Authority has organized buses to the city free of charge from the airport. The buses leave once an hour from outside gate 2 on the second floor of Ben Gurion, and take passengers direct to Tel Aviv’s central bus station.

The first bus left at approximately 3 P.M., and the service will continue for the coming hours. The Israel Airport Authority has not confirmed how long it will provide the alternative transportation if adverse weather conditions persist.

Passengers can still take taxis from the airport to Tel Aviv. For more information on getting to Tel Aviv from the airport, call03 975 5555.