As part of "Derekh Shava" all passengers in Israel will be able to purchase a "Nationwide Pass" ticket, a monthly contract that will allow to travel on all buses in Israel at a uniform fare, unlimited - at a fixed cost of only NIS 225 per month (Senior Citizens, Children and Youth will pay only 112.5 NIS). The contract is valid for one month from the date of purchase
The ticket is also valid for unlimited travel on the Light Rail as well as in the Cable Express, Metronit bus rapid transit system and the Carmelit underground funicular railway. Travel by Israel Railways will add cost to the ticket according to the travel distance.
For the table of distances of the Israel Railways, click here.
Yes! With the purchase of "Nationwide Pass" it is possible to travel anywhere in Israel (except Eilat*), on buses, Light Rail, Carmelit, Metronit and Cable Car - as many times as you wish. You can travel from Kiryat Shmona to Kiryat Motzkin or Kiryat Malachi, or from Kfar Saba to Kfar Vitkin and Kfar Aza - All for the price of one monthly contract of only NIS 225!*
*Note that Nationwide Pass for travel of a distance higher than 225 kilometers will cost NIS 610 for a Nationwide-Pass contract with a basic profile. Holders of entitlements and discounts will pay less depending on the percentage of the discount.
Those who live in selected areas, in the Negev and the Galilee and virtually anywhere not in the three major metropolitan areas (Area 1 on the map) will be able to purchase a discounted ticket: "Area 1 Pass", which will allow unlimited travel up to 40 km within the area, at a fixed cost of only NIS 99 (Senior Citizens, Children and Youth will pay only NIS 49.5).
The contract is valid for one month from the date of purchase.
If you pay through Rav-Kav Online System you must load the contract in advance. The load can be made online on the Hop-On website and on the Rav-Kav Online System website or in the Apps of these websites, in the operator service stations in automatic loading machines and in selected businesses all over the country.
To the service stations map click here.
If you pay via an app, the app calculates all the trips and discounts you are entitled to and charges the most profitable rate for you, so if the nature of your travel fits into "Area 1 Pass" - you will not be charged beyond that.
The "Area 1 Pass" contract is only valid in the territories of Area 1 and for a travel to a distance of up to 40 km from my starting point. For example, if I live in Kiryat Gat (Area 1), I can travel with a "Area 1 Pass" to Beer Sheva, Kiryat Malachi and Ashkelon - all located in Area 1 and up to 40 km from my starting point.
On the other hand, if I want to travel to Ashdod - I will not be able to use the "Area 1 Pass" contract. Why? because Ashdod is located in Area 2; and if I want to travel to Dimona (Area 1)? I also cannot use the ticket, because Dimona is located more than 40 km from my starting point.
So what is the ticket I need to purchase to get to Dimona or Ashdod? You can check the "My One Way" calculator. If you travel every day - it is better for you to purchase a "Nationwide Pass" for NIS 225. If it is one travel per period, you should purchase a ticket for a single travel or "Daily Pass" depending on the distance traveled. Link to the Distance Table.
"Area 1 Pass" can only be used on trips whose point of departure and destination are in Area 1. It is not possible to use a contract for a trip that departs from a locality belonging to Area 1 and ends in a metropolis unless the passenger gets off before entering the metropolis. In case of entry into the metropolis, ticketing means must be purchased separately.
From now on, the price is not 'urban' or 'local' - but your individual price, depending on the distance you traveled that day as part of your total travel.
As part of the new fares, you can purchase a "Daily Pass" ticket which will contain all travel at the same distance throughout the day.
Purchase a green "Daily Pass" ticket (with or without Israel Railways) and you can travel any distance of up to 40 kilometers with a single ticket.
Purchase a yellow "Daily Pass" ticket and you can travel unlimited within a range of up to 15 km.
Those who travel a lot can simply buy a "Nationwide Pass" ticket and travel unlimited throughout the country.
You have several options: The first option is to purchase a single ticket depending on the distance traveled. Traveling within and around the city (up to 15 km)? You can purchase a single ticket for 5.5 NIS (yellow travel) and travel an unlimited number of travels in a period of up to 90 minutes.
Traveling a longer distance by bus?
You can purchase a single ticket in each direction depending on the distance traveled (NIS 12 / NIS 16 / NIS 27 / NIS 68.5).
Traveling on the Israel Railways?
The cost of the ticket depends on the distance between the station of departure and the destination (Between NIS 9 and NIS 48, depending on the distance).
Traveling on multiple buses or combining buses and trains?
You can purchase a "Daily Pass" ticket depending on the distance traveled (There is a ticket only for buses or a ticket for buses and the Israel Railways).
Use our calculator to choose the right contract for you.
The cost of the ticket is calculated according to the longest trip you will travel that day (as the crow flies) and the means of transportation you will use - buses* only (* including the Light Rail, Metronit, Cable Car and Carmelit) or buses* combined with Israel Railways. Since there is no direct trip between the Golan Heights and Tel Aviv, you must plan the route and see what your longest trip is in order to calculate the ticket price. For example, if you live in Katzrin - you will most likely take a bus to Tiberias and from there a bus to Tel Aviv. Your long trip is between Tiberias Central Station and Savidor Central Tel Aviv Station, and it is estimated at about 105 km. That is, your longest trip is up to 120 km (blue trip), therefore you must purchase a blue Daily-Pass for bus travel at a cost of NIS 32.
The cost of the ticket is calculated according to the longest trip you will travel that day (as the crow flies) and it depends if you only use the bus network (including Light Rail, Cable Car, Metronit and Carmelit) or combine a trip with Israel Railways as well. Let's assume that you chose to combine travel by bus and by Israel Railway. You traveled from Shlomi to Nahariya by bus, from there you got on a train to Tel Aviv, University Station, and from there by bus to Ramat Hasharon. The longest trip was between Nahariya and Tel Aviv and it is estimated at about 104 km. That is, your longest trip is up to 120 km (blue trip), therefore, you must purchase a blue Daily Pass for bus+train travel at a cost of NIS 42.
The cost of the ticket is calculated according to the longest trip you will travel that day (as the crow flies) and the means of transportation you will use - buses* only (* including the Light Rail, Metronit, Cable Car and Carmelit) or buses* combined with Israel Railways. If you traveled from Tel Aviv to Modi'in - and from there to Jerusalem, the longest trip is between Tel Aviv (Haganah) and the train station in Modi'in and is estimated at 27 km. That is, a trip of up to 40 km (green trip), therefore, you must purchase a green Daily-Pass. If you only traveled by bus it will cost you NIS 24 and if you chose to also travel by Israel Railways it will cost you NIS 28.
It must first be loaded with a travel contract and then, when getting on the bus, the travel contract must be validated by attaching the Rav-Kav card to the validating devices on the bus.
What are the differences anyway?
In Rav-Kav you decide before the travel which ticket or contract you should purchase.
In the App - At the end of each month, the app retrospectively calculates the most profitable fare for the travels made.
For the first time, travelers aged 75 and above - will be eligible to travel for free, by all means of public transport! Senior Citizens (Women over 62 and men over 67) will continue to travel at a 50% discount.
In order to enjoy the benefit and travel for free by all means of public transport, you must use the Rav-Kav card, or the app loaded with a dedicated 75+ profile - "Zahav Kav".
Therefore, if you do not have a Rav-Kav, you must issue the card with a "Zahav Kav" profile or sign up to one of the public transport payment apps (Moovit, Pango, Rav Pass, Cello). If you have a Rav-Kav card, you will need to update your "Zahav Kav" profile.
All of these actions can be performed:
You are welcome to contact the call center at *8787 for guidance and assistance. If you are issuing a new card, you must have a passport photo.
Do not forget to arrive with your ID card and Rav-Kav card in order to receive the service.
Eligibility will be by month of birth and not by day of the month. For example, those born on the 31st of August will be able to enjoy a free travel as early as the 1st of the month.
Yes, absolutely. They must arrive in one of the service centers with a power of attorney form and thus perform the actions on your behalf. Do not forget to equip the proxy with your passport photo, ID card and the Rav-Kav card that must be updated.
What does the power of attorney document include: The passenger requesting the profile may not be present at the service station in the event that his proxy presented a photocopy (paper) of the passenger's ID card (donor), and a signed and specific power of attorney (that is, one that specifies the request for the issuance or update of a Zahav-Kav profile) which includes the details of both and after the proxy identified himself in the service station.
Validation (attaching a Rav-Kav card to the validation devices in public transportation) allows us to better learn the travel patterns of our customers and provide more accurate planning for them and is an important component in accounting and payment to public transport operators who make great efforts to provide a good travel experience to their customers.
Therefore, in order to travel free of charge, the Rav-Kav card loaded with a dedicated 75+ profile must be attached to the validation devices on the various means of public transportation and continue to do so on every travel.
The discount for Senior Citizens (Women from age 62, men from age 67) remains as it was and stands at 50% on all bus and train lines and all types of contracts. However, for the first time, Senior Citizens aged 75 and over are eligible for free travel.
The prices shown refer to the cost of a single travel for a Senior Citizen up to the age of 75. In addition, the prices shown below include bus travel, cable car, Metronit, Carmelit and Light Rail. If the travels include a travel on the Israel Railways, prices are different and should be checked in the calculator.
To make it easier for the traveling public to choose the appropriate distance to plan their travel, we divided the distance according to colors, which also appear in the various validation devices, as follows:
*These are the travel distances in all means of public transportation, except for the Israel Railways. For the table of distances of the Israel Railways, click here.
The prices shown refer to the cost of Monthly Pass contract for Senior Citizens under the age of 75.
The option to purchase a cash travel ticket from the driver will be canceled to ensure that the driver concentrates only on driving for the safety of travel and passengers. "Derehk Shava" brings with it a great message - As of the implementation of the reform, Senior Citizens over the age of 75 will enjoy free travel on all bus and train lines in order to make it easier for these travelers to prepare for the travel! Whoever used to pay in cash with the driver until now, can now issue a personal or anonymous Rav-Kav card and load it with the amount or card he/she wants. Alternatively, you can download one of the payment apps and pay through it. Please note that when purchasing an anonymous Rav-Kav card, you will not be able to enjoy the discounts.
For the first time, Children and Youth aged 5-18 will be able to purchase a Monthly Pass ticket at a 50% discount, so that a "Nationwide Pass" ticket all over the country will cost them only NIS 112.5 and an "Area 1 Pass" ticket will cost only NIS 49.5.
For those who choose to continue traveling with "Stored Value" - There will be no change in this sense and the money will be deducted after each travel as it was before.
In fact, from now on you have a new benefit – Monthly Pass contract for your children at a 50% discount. If until now you had to keep track of the money that was stored on the card and load it every time it ran out, from now on, you load once a month and it is valid for the whole month, for an unlimited number of travels on buses and light rails.
No, not necessary. In contrast to the Rav-Kav payment, where the contract is chosen at the beginning of the month, payment in the app is made retrospectively, after making the travels. The app calculates all the travels and discounts to which you are entitled and charges at the most profitable fare for you. When signing up, you will need to enter the ID addendum in order to receive the discount.
Definitely. This is an option that still exists and in this way, Children, Youth, Senior Citizens and National Insurance Beneficiaries will enjoy a 50% discount on every travel.
Children up to the age of 5 are not required to pay, if they are traveling with a passenger who has paid a travel fee. The exemption is for one child accompanying each passenger with a valid travel card.
Children up to the age of 5 who are not exempt from payment, are entitled to a 50% discount, similar to children and youth over the age of 5.
The discount for disabled and income support recipients will be expanded from 33% to 50% per travel.
No, since the profile is already updated on the card, no further action is required. Please note that the discount is only valid for payment via "Stored Value" for a single trip and not for monthly contracts.
Until today, the cost of travel for payers in the app was different from the cost for Rav-Kav users. Same travel - different prices. Whereas "Derehk Shava" compares the calculation methods and fares in the two payment platforms, now there is no difference in the method of calculation and the tariff between Rav-Kav and the apps.
The Stored Value discount has been given in the past to encourage passengers to switch from cash payment to Rav-Kav card. Currently, more than 95% of passengers hold and use the Rav-Kav card. The overall discount on the purchase of "Stored Value" is indeed abolished and replaced by a uniform, equitable and fair set of discounts, granted to anyone who is entitled to a discount, regardless of the method of payment or the method of purchase. In the new method that the Ministry is leading, discounts will be given to those who are truly entitled to them, like Senior Citizens, Children and Youth, National Insurance Beneficiaries, Disabled and Students.
It should be noted that at the effective price per passenger, there is almost no change: The base fare for public transportation was supposed to rise from NIS 6 in most of the country to NIS 6.5. "Derehk Shava" sets the fare at NIS 5.5. If you consider increasing the travel range and travel options - for many passengers the move will be more profitable.
If you live in Area 2, you can purchase a "Nationwide Pass" that is valid for all localities and allows unlimited travel all month throughout the country, except Eilat.
If you live in Area 1, you can purchase "Area 1 Pass" (travel up to 40 km) at a discounted price of NIS 99 (and in Eilat less 17% VAT – NIS 84).
Please note that from now on the yellow travel price (up to 15 km as the crow flies) including bus changes as required for 90 minutes, is the price of one yellow travel all over the country!
Eilat residents will enjoy an "Area 1 Pass" contract that will allow unlimited travel by bus, up to 40 kilometers from Eilat (Free Trade Area), at a monthly cost of only NIS 84.60. This is a significant reduction of almost NIS 30 compared to the "Monthly Pass" contract that currently exists for Eilat residents (NIS 113.5). Children and Youth up to the age of 18, Senior citizens and National Insurance Beneficiaries will be able to purchase the contract at half price, at a cost of only NIS 42.3.
In addition, for the first time, Eilat residents will be able to enjoy a "Nationwide Pass" contract at a cost of only NIS 225. The contract will allow free travel from Eilat to Beer Sheva and from there to the whole country, by bus, light rail, Metronit and cable car in Haifa. The contract reflects a significant discount for passengers, who have so far had to pay for single travels only, and since there was no contract between Eilat and Beer Sheva and the other cities in Israel.
Children and Youth, Senior Citizens and National Insurance Beneficiaries will be able to purchase the card at a 50% discount, at a cost of only NIS 112.50.
In addition, residents of Eilat will be able to enjoy a "Nationwide Pass" contract, including train, at a cost of only NIS 610. The card will allow free travel throughout the country, by all means of public transport, by buses and trains, by light rail, Metronit and cable car, to and from Eilat, to any destination in Israel. Children and Youth, Senior Citizens and National Insurance Beneficiaries will be able to purchase the ticket at half price, at a cost of only NIS 305.
A single travel between Eilat and Beer Sheva will cost only NIS 27, and a travel to the center of Israel will be possible at a price of NIS 68.5, as is customary currently. Those interested in continued travel will be able to purchase a nationwide "Daily-Pass" contract for NIS 74 and travel without restriction from Eilat to the entire country. This card also allows round trip travel on the same day.
A single travel in Eilat, to and from it - will cost according to the distance traveled less VAT. Yellow travels in Eilat (in the first travel range up to 15 km) – NIS 4.7 (NIS 5.5 less VAT). Yellow "Daily Pass" and "Area 1 Pass" will be VAT deductible, that is, NIS 10.7 (NIS 12.5 less VAT) and NIS 84.62 (NIS 99 less VAT).
For buses traveling to Eilat, an option to validate a trip to Eilat will be added with the "Additional distances" button. In addition, you can pay for the trip through the various payment apps. The cost of the trip to Eilat is without VAT, if the departure station is outside the Eilat area.
Weekly-Pass is a contract that has been decided to be canceled and will no longer be sold. This is due to its low use. In contrast, "Daily-Pass" still continues to exist within the framework of "One Way". A "Daily-Pass" contract allows free travel on all means of transport throughout the day.
There is a "Daily-Pass" fare for travel on all means of transport without a train and there is a "Daily-Pass" fare on all means of public transport, including train. For example, a passenger who intends to make an internal trip in Kfar Saba, travel from Kfar Saba to Tel Aviv and another domestic trip in Tel Aviv - and performs the same route also back on the same day, the "Daily-Pass" contract she will purchase will be the green contract (within a range of 40 km) and which cost of only NIS 24. If the passenger combines train travel, her contract will cost NIS 37. Purchase of a "Daily-Pass" contract will be made according to the relevant distances - by distance from the departure station to the destination station - in our case, Kfar Saba - Tel Aviv. To the distance table.
No. As of 1/8/22, 4 Av 5782 it will not be possible to pay by public transport via tickets. It will later be possible to get a refund for the balance. You can pay by public transport through monthly tickets and contract as detailed on this website.
Eligible profiles enjoy the discount at the time of loading the contracts including a "Stored Value" contract.
What does this actually mean? An eligible profile, such as a disabled person or Social Security beneficiary, when they come to load money on the Rav-Kav card (Stored Value), they will enjoy at the time of loading an additional amount of money that will be loaded to them for the card. For example: If a disabled person wants to pay NIS 100 for loading money on the card (Stored Value), he will actually pay NIS 100, but in practice he will be loaded with NIS 200 on the card! And what else does that mean? That when he validates the card on the bus and gets a receipt or sees the fare on the validator, he will see the full fare, because the discount has already been given to him at the time of loading.
Note that in the "One Way" calculator, to illustrate the cost of travel, we calculated the cost after discount, because like we said, the discount is given at the time of loading and in practice it embodies this price when you travel the bus.
In recent years, the Ministry of Transportation has promoted an important move of cancellation of the cash payment to the driver and at the same time getting up from all the doors, in order to allow the driver to focus on the ride and allow a faster and safer ride.
So far for senior citizens, residents of Judea and Samaria (in some areas) and escorts for the blind the option to pay in cash remains with the driver.
As part of the "One Way", the possibility of purchasing a cash travel ticket from the driver is canceled, this is alongside a great announcement - senior citizens aged 75 and above will enjoy free travel on all bus and train lines.
No. You can continue to purchase a paper ticket for a single train ride only. The ticket allows travel to any destination station that is within the specified travel range. However, a paper ticket can only be redeemed from the train station where it was purchased. If you purchased a paper card at one station but you are interested in using it from another station, you must change it at the train station from which you want to travel. You can exchange a paper ticket at the cashier's office at the train station (during business hours) and get another ticket for the same driving distance.
"Free Area 1" contract is offered in all localities outside the three metropolitan areas of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, based on maps already established in previous reforms. The maps were determined based on distances from the metropolitan core and based on demand for metropolitan centers.
First, a blind man equipped with a dedicated Rav-Kav card travels for free travel by public transport. Until now, it was possible for a blind escort to travel at a 50% discount even using a paper card. Now, it will not be possible to pay in cash and travel using a paper card.
How can you enjoy the discount? In the blind person's Rav-Kav card it is possible to load another profile of a blind escort on the same card, and he is entitled to a 50% discount.
In fact, a passenger with a blind profile will validate his card twice. For the first time he will be bound by a free travel contract with the ticket (free travel), the second time, the ticketing system will ask if he wants to validate in his "Stored Value" contract. He will then be required to confirm, and a load will be made in the “Stored Value” contract (which is loaded with the discount) for the escrots’s travel.
On the light rail in Jerusalem, paper tickets are sold at machines at "blind escort" stations at a 50% discount and the blind escort can use them.