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Purchasing tickets, obtaining discounts and free travel

Purchasing tickets

According to the instructions of the Ministry of Transport, certain types of railway tickets, including round-trip tickets, "flexible tickets" for 7 and 30 days, as well as discounts for the entitled students and disabled persons may be issued to the holders of Rav Kav cards only, as detailed below:

Tickets that may be purchased without a Rav Kav card:
Regular one-way ticket
Regular multiple ticket ("kartisiya")
Multiple ticket for eligible youth
Combined round-trip train & bus ticket for the central region

Tickets that may be only purchased by means of an individual or anonymous Rav Kav card:
Round-trip ticket

Tickets that may be only purchased by means of an individual Rav Kav card:
Discount for the disabled
Discount for students
"Flexible ticket" for 7 and 30 days

Who is eligible for discount

Senior citizens (on all lines):
Israeli residents (women who are 60 and above, men who are 65 and above) are eligible for a discount of about 50% of a full fare and of "Flexible 7" and "Flexible 30" fares. A Senior Citizen card or an ID card must be presented.

Students (on all lines):
Attention: as of 15.10.15, it would be necessary to update
the student profile's validity.


Regular student ticket:
  • Student round-trip ticket:
    Two trips at a price about 30% lower than the price of two one-way tickets for the same line. The return trip is possible on a later date. Valid on all lines.
  • Student multiple ticket:
    12 trips at a price of just 8 – upon presenting a student ID issued by a recognized college or university.

Extended student ticket (with a semester or yearly bus pass):
  • One-way ticket:
    Discount of about 50% - upon presenting a semester or yearly bus pass loaded on a Rav Kav card.
  • Student multiple ticket:
    12 trips at a price of just 8 – upon presenting a yearly or semester bus pass loaded on a Rav Kav card.

People with disabilities:
People with disabilities are entitled to a discount of about 10% of a full fare on interurban lines - upon presenting a disabled person's card, a membership card of the Organization of the IDF disabled, or a hostile action victim's card.

School students on their way to school and back:
School students are entitled to a discount of about 50% of a full fare for travelling to school and back on interurban lines.
Subject to filling in a corresponding form and approval by Israel Railways.

Children under 10:
Children under 10 are entitled to a discount of about 20% of a full fare on interurban lines.

Person accompanying a blind passenger:
A person accompanying a blind passenger is entitled to a discount of about 20% of a full fare. This discount is afforded to one accompanying person per blind passenger on interurban lines.

Organized groups:
Groups of 20 and more passengers. The group members are entitled to a discount of about 50% of a full fare on interurban lines only.

Right of free travel

A child under 5 is travelling free of charge when accompanied by an adult passenger with a valid ticket – one child per passenger.

National service and unpaid service volunteers are travelling free of charge upon presenting a valid volunteer ID issued by a recognized voluntary association, or a valid unpaid service ID.

A blind person is entitled to a reserved seat on train without paying a surcharge. This also relates to guide dogs, including those in the process of training.

Special travel arrangements for the security forces

The railway travel of soldiers, police officers and prison officers is subject to the agreements with the Ministry of Defense, the Israeli Police and the Prison Service and to the guidelines detailed in those agreements.

Attention!

  • There are no multiple discounts.
  • A seat on a train may be reserved at a surcharge of NIS 5 upon the discounted ticket fare (except for the blind who are entitled to reserved seats without surcharge).
  • For the attention of magnetic card users: your ticket will be issued upon swiping a valid magnetic card through a ticketing machine, or at the cashiers.

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