The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Israel in May. This will be the first time that Eurovision has been hosted in Israel for 20 years, and the location still has to be officially confirmed, though the likely venue will be Jerusalem at the Pais Arena or the Teddy Stadium. Eurovision in Israel will be a memorable event, with fans traveling to visit having to choose between staying in the host city itself, Jerusalem, with its uniquely rich history and culture, or the nearby (1 hour drive) liberal beach city of Tel Aviv with its world class nightlife.
Eurovision 2019 in israel – Dates
The contest date has not been confirmed yet (as of May 27, 2018), they will be published on this page as they come to light
How to get to 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, located 45 minutes by road from Israel’s main international airport, Ben Gurion. The list of airlines flying to Tel Aviv is extensive and includes leading low-cost companies such as easyJet, Wizz, and Ryanair who provide great connections from most European cities.
Shuttles will be provided from Jerusalem-center, and the Tel Aviv beach area to the Eurovision song contest, for each event. Further details will be provided closer to the date.
Should I base myself in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?
Jerusalem is unrivaled in the world when it comes to history and religious significance, and having the Eurovision in Jerusalem in 2019 is something unique. The city also has a bustling cultural scene, culinary scene, and thriving underground nightlife.
Whilst Jerusalem is the host city of Eurovision, the coastal city of Tel Aviv has a reputation around the world for being a liberal haven, a party and lighthearted city with amazing beach-life, night-life, and cafe-culture. The weather in mid-May should be perfect for the beach, strolling the boulevards, and enjoying the city. Less than one-hour from Jerusalem, basing yourself in Tel Aviv and taking a shuttle to Jerusalem is likely to be a popular option for Eurovision fans heading to Israel in 2019.
Tickets for Eurovision in israel
Ticket information for Eurovision in Jerusalem will be updated closer to the event date, and will be made available here once available.
How can I explore Israel?
Israel is a fascinating and diverse country, and a unique destination. Mid-may weather is perfect, and the treasures on offer here are something unique. Explore Jerusalem, the most holy city of them all, float in the waters of the Dead Sea, ascend Mount Masada, visit the Galilee, Bethlehem, Negev Desert, or even head across the border to Petra in Jordan. Due to limited public transport to most sites, the easiest and cheapest way to travel in Israel is generally with a tour or transportation service, such as these hand-picked tours.
Travel Packages for Eurovision 2019 in Israel
In order to provide a simple solution for fans traveling to Eurovision 2019 we have compiled several travel packages based on our recommended Israel travel itineraries, for those who want to be based in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Further information will follow shortly.