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Introducing the national public transport service revolution

It Pays to Travel More

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“One Way” - The public transport service revolution, connecting Israel by public transport, making it easy and worthwhile to travel wherever, and whenever you like at one clear cost. It simply pays to travel more.

At the heart of the revolution: a ‘Nationwide Unlimited Monthly Pass’

As of 01.08.22, a nation-wide unlimited monthly pass will be available to all public transport passengers in Israel, enabling travel on all public buses around the country, without limitations, for a fixed monthly rate of only NIS 225. The pass is also valid for unlimited travel on the Jerusalem Light-Rail, Haifa’s Cable Express, Metronit bus rapid transit system, and the Carmelit underground funicular railway. Railway travel will add a certain cost per ticket, based on the distance traveled.

A ‘Regional Unlimited Monthly Pass’

For those living in the Negev and the Galilee, and any other region not part of the country’s three largest metropolitan areas (area 1 on the map), they will be able to purchase a discounted pass; the Regional Unlimited Monthly Pass, enabling unlimited travel of up to 40 km within the region, at a fixed cost of only NIS 99.
In fact, all former local discounts will now be converted from a single-trip discount to an especially worthwhile regional unlimited monthly pass.

More extensive permanent discounts and free travel for over 75-year-olds!

For the first time ever, passengers aged 75 and older will travel free of charge on public transport everywhere! All other senior citizens will continue to enjoy a 50% discount.

More extensive permanent discounts also for children and adolescents

For the first time ever, 5 to 18 year olds will be able to purchase an unlimited monthly pass at a 50% discount, meaning that a nationwide unlimited monthly pass would cost them only NIS 112.5 and a regional unlimited monthly pass only NIS 49.5.

More extensive permanent discounts for disabled persons and those eligible for National Insurance benefits

The discount for disabled persons and those eligible for income support will be extended from 33% to 50% per trip.

Making public transport fares easy and simple

Public transport travel costs will be updated and become uniform throughout the country, so that from now on you will know the exact cost of each trip you make, based on this simple distances table.

The more you travel, the lower the cost

With the new scheme, those who regularly use public transport will enjoy unlimited travel at discounted prices. From now on you will be able to travel throughout the country, without limitations, for a single price.

A smart application for unlimited traveling

With the new scheme, you can pay via the payment apps and rest assured that you will always pay the lowest possible price. The app will make sure you get the best price, whatever option you choose. All you need to do is embark, and be on your way.

The New Perks

  • Over 75’s travel free of charge
  • Disabled persons and those eligible for National Insurance income support enjoy a higher discount (50% instead of only 33%)
  • One pass for the entire country - a "Nationwide Unlimited Monthly Pass"
  • A regional pass for designated regions for only 99 ₪
  • Children and teens enjoy a 50% discount on monthly passes
  • A 90-minute free transfer pass (up to 15 km) valid across the entire country

How much will this cost me?

Based on a few short questions we can calculate the exact cost of your planned trip:

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Q&A

  • How do I know in advance which ticket to buy?
    It's very simple! Those who travel regularly, at least 3-4 times a week, can buy a "National Unlimited Pass" or "Regional Unlimited Pass" and travel without worries all month.
    Those who travel less can use our calculator and understand which ticket is the best value, or even simpler, use the payment apps (and not Rav-Kav) and always get the best price! For example, if you get on a bus for the third time today, you'll pay only the price difference for a daily pass. Have you already made 20 trips in the peripheries? We make sure to offer you the lowest fares possible to suit your personal use.
  • Can I really go anywhere in the country for one price with an "Unlimited Nationwide Pass"?
    The new method, based on the "Unlimited Nationwide Pass" card, allows you to travel everywhere in the country for one price; by bus, on the light rail in Jerusalem (and soon in Gush Dan), and in Haifa, by cable car, on the Carmelit and on the Metro. The ‘One Way’ plan let’s you travel throughout the country, and makes it more worth your while to travel by public transport.
    Before the change, we asked ourselves too many questions: How much does it cost to go to visit the family in Haifa? How much does it cost to travel to see a movie in a nearby city? ‘One Way’ puts an end to so many questions and calculations. It just pays to travel more!

    For residents of cities and towns outside the Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Haifa metropolises, we offer an "Unlimited Regional Pass". This card specifically allows those who live in more remote areas to travel further and pay less. This discount on regional zones replaces dozens of historical discounts, which were limited to local trips, and were often different from one city to another, even in nearby cities. Now, there is 'One Way’ to go further, in the Galilee and the Negev, the Golan and the Arava, at the low price of only 99 NIS per month, and only NIS 49.5 for minors and senior citizens.
  • How do we know which locality is eligible to be included in the discounted "Unlimited Regional Pass"?
    An unlimited regional monthly subscription is offered in all localities outside the three major metropolitan areas of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, based on the maps already established in previous schedules and plans.
  • Wait, so how much am I going to pay from now on?
    It depends on your regular trips, but if you take buses, you won't pay more than 225 NIS a month. If you travel on local buses outside the three Metropolitan areas, you will not pay more than 99 NIS per month. Senior citizens and minors pay half price for all unlimited monthly passes. In any case, right up here on the page you can get an accurate calculation of the cost of your new ‘One Way’ trips.
  • Why are you even doing this? What was wrong before?
    Before the change, our freedom of movement on public transport was limited, to say the least.
    Yes, you could get on a bus from Haifa and go to Bat Yam. You could get on a bus in Modiin, and get to Nakhot, but how much would the trip cost? It's a question that even the public transport operators couldn’t always answer. The inability to plan a trip, to understand how much it would cost and how it would affect my monthly expenditures on public transportation, all these questions made it difficult for us to rely on public transportation on a regular basis.

    If in the past we needed to weigh whether or not to go visit the family in Haifa, or see a movie in a nearby city with friends, the ‘One Way’ revolution puts an end to all those calculations and questions. From now on, all any resident of the country should ask is, where are we going today?
  • Why is Israel Railways more expensive?
    Travelling by train has always been more expensive than taking a bus, because the train is more expensive to operate and also provides a more comfortable and faster travel experience. The new method cannot feasibly compare between bus and train prices. Most people who take the train every day will find that the new method lowers their train ticket prices too. By using an "Unlimited Nationwide Pass” which includes riding on Israel Railways, public transportation costs are even more attractive!
  • Why was my accumulated value discount cancelled?
    The accumulated value discount is maintained for those eligible; youth up to the age of 18, students, senior citizens up to the age of75 (from age 75, travel is free), and is even extended to those eligible for National Insurance benefits, from 33% to 50%.
    The old method of accrued value discounts was offered temporarily, to the general public, in order to better implement the Rav-Kav card, more than a decade ago. In order to improve the public transportation system in Israel and to enable significant discounts for those who use public transportation on an ongoing basis, the discounts were redistributed so that, in practice, those who use public transportation regularly can expect to see a greater savings in their travel costs! The previous discounts were transferred to the monthly pass tickets, in order to expand discounts for seniors, children and people with disabilities.
  • Weren’t prices supposed to go up?
    True, we faced a possible price increase of about 9% on all transport and travel fares, but with the agreement between the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Finance, the ‘One Way’ program removes the need for a general price increase, thanks to the fiscal certainty it creates for public transportation budgeting.
  • Will there be any other changes before the "One-Way" plan takes effect?
    Yes. From now on, it’s not possible to purchase punch card tickets or annual youth subscriptions. These tickets will not be in use from August, and we want to save you the hassle of handling receipts and refunds or converting them into "Accumulated Value" (money charged on the Rav-Kav card).
    Nevertheless, it’s still possible to purchase and use the "Accumulated Value" (money charged on the Rav-Kav card). The "Accumulated Value" will remain in use after the start of the "One-Way” plan.
    Please note that as of July 1, flexible monthly subscriptions or weekly subscription tickets will not be available. Why? Because it won’t be possible to use the old subscription tickets after One-Way takes effect. Therefore, in order not to pay for a subscription that you will not use for the full period, such ticket sales will cease as early as July 1.
    Students, please note that your contracts will remain in effect after the introduction of One- Way. The same applies to second semester contracts, which were purchased before May 10, 2022. New student contracts will be on sale prior to the coming academic year.
  • How does "One-Way" affect residents of Eilat?
    Residents of Eilat will enjoy a regional unlimited pass that allows travel on buses, up to 40 km from Eilat (the free trade zone), at a monthly cost of only NIS 84.60. This is a significant reduction of almost NIS 30, compared to the monthly free pass subscription that currently exists for residents of Eilat (NIS 113.5). Children and adolescents up to the age of 18, senior citizens and National Insurance beneficiaries will be able to purchase their One-Way unlimited bus pass at half price, at a cost of only NIS 42.3.

    In addition, for the first time, residents of Eilat will be able to enjoy an Unlimited Nationwide monthly bus pass for only 225 NIS. The One-Way pass will allow travel from Eilat to Be’er Sheva, and from there to the rest of the country, on buses, on the light rail, in the Metro and by cable car in Haifa. The One-Way pass reflects a significant discount for passengers who have so far had to pay for several trips, since there was no bus subscription available between Eilat and Be'er Sheva and the rest of the country. Senior citizens and National Insurance beneficiaries will be able to purchase the One-Way ticket at a 50% discount, at a cost of only NIS 112.50.
    Moreover, residents of Eilat will be able to enjoy a One-Way subscription, including the train, at a cost of only NIS 610. This ticket will allow for unlimited travel throughout the country, by all means of public transportation; by bus and trains, on the light rail, Metro and cable car, to and from Eilat, and any other destination in Israel. Children, adolescents, senior citizens and National Insurance beneficiaries will be able to purchase the same Unlimited Nationwide Monthly Pass for half price, at a cost of only NIS 305.
    A single trip between Eilat and Be'er Sheva will cost only 27 NIS, and a trip to the center of the country will be possible for the price of NIS 68.5, as is customary today. Those interested in continuing their trip will be able to purchase a National Daily Pass subscription for 74 NIS and enjoy unlimited travel from Eilat to the rest of the country. This daily pass allows for same day round trip travel.
  • What’s changed for me as a student due to the new One-Way plan?
    The discounts that currently exist for students have not changed and you can enjoy the same discounts on a variety of highly lucrative subscription plans. As mentioned above, the existing discounts continue to be valid, at 33% off the individual fare per student.
    If you purchase an annual or semester bus pass, you will be entitled to a 50% discount.
    Please note that your current contracts will be in effect even after the reform is introduced. The same applies to any second semester contract, purchased before May 10, 2022.
    New student contracts will be on sale prior to the upcoming academic year.

Monthly Costs Table

National Unlimited Monthly Pass
225 ₪
A monthly pass for unlimited travel on buses, throughout the country (excluding Eilat)
Regional Unlimited Monthly Pass
99 ₪
A monthly pass for unlimited travel on buses, up to 40 km between peripheral towns
Price including Israel Railways
Distance Single Trip Daily Pass Nation-wide Unlimited Monthly Pass Nation-wide Unlimited Monthly Pass + Israel Railways
Local
(Up to 15 km)
5.5 ₪ 9 ₪ 12.5 ₪ 18 ₪ 225 ₪ 255 ₪
(additional 30 ₪)
Regional
(16-40 km)
12 ₪ 18 ₪ 24 ₪ 28 ₪ 225 ₪ 255 ₪
(additional 30 ₪)
Interurban
(40-75 km)
16 ₪ 24 ₪ 32 ₪ 37 ₪ 225 ₪ 410 ₪
(additional 185 ₪)
Long-Distance Interurban
(75-120 km)
16 ₪ 27 ₪ 32 ₪ 42 ₪ 225 ₪ 610 ₪
(additional 385 ₪)
Nation-wide
(120-225 km)
27 ₪ 48 ₪ 54 ₪ 74 ₪ 225 ₪ 610 ₪
(additional 385 ₪)
And you get 90 minutes free transfer passage on trips of up to 15 km! And travel as much as you want within that distance, all day! And enjoy unlimited travel, all month!

Israel Railways' distances chart

Range Origin Destination Single Pass Daily Pass Monthly Pass - Train
15 km Herzliya Tel Aviv 9 ₪ 16 ₪ 255 ₪
Haifa Kirayot 9 ₪ 16 ₪ 255 ₪
Rosh Ha’ayin Tel Aviv 9 ₪ 16 ₪ 255 ₪
Lev Ha’mifratz Kirayot 9 ₪ 16 ₪ 255 ₪
40 km Tel Aviv Rehovot 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Tel Aviv Beit Yehoshua 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Tel Aviv Netanya 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Tel Aviv Kfar Saba 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Tel Aviv Hadera 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Haifa Karmiel 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
Tel Aviv Ashdod 18 ₪ 28 ₪ 255 ₪
75 km Jerusalem Tel Aviv 24 ₪ 37 ₪ 410 ₪
Ashkelon Tel Aviv 24 ₪ 37 ₪ 410 ₪
Hadera Tel Aviv 24 ₪ 37 ₪ 410 ₪
Binyamina Tel Aviv 24 ₪ 37 ₪ 410 ₪
Be’er Sheva Ashdod 24 ₪ 37 ₪ 410 ₪
120 km Haifa Tel Aviv 27 ₪ 42 ₪ 610 ₪
Karmiel Tel Aviv 27 ₪ 42 ₪ 610 ₪
Be’er Sheva Tel Aviv 27 ₪ 42 ₪ 610 ₪
Nahariya Tel Aviv 27 ₪ 42 ₪ 610 ₪
120+ km Be’er Sheva Haifa 54 ₪ 74 ₪ 610 ₪
Acre Ashdod 54 ₪ 74 ₪ 610 ₪

Map of Areas

The “Nation-wide Unlimited Monthly Pass" is valid for areas 1+2 | The "Regional Pass" - is valid in area 1 only
Area 1 Area 2 Area 1 without VAT