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Getting Around in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a large and vibrant city. There’s a lot to see and do! And this means that things are constantly changing!

This page provides you with a few helpful resources. Above all, we recommend asking your madrich for the most up-to-date information.

Bus Lines

The easiest and least expensive methods of getting around Jerusalem are the Egged-run buses and the light rail. Google Maps is a great way to navigate around the city and find bus stops. Check the Egged website for bus line details and schedules.

Rav-Kav Card

What is the Rav-Kav Card?

Rav-Kav is a multi-use smart card that can be reloaded with various types of tickets – such as multi-ride and monthly passes – for Israeli public transportation (bus, train, and light rail).

There are three kinds of Rav-Kav cards: personal, anonymous, and semi-anonymous. Learn more about the different kinds of cards on the Egged website. You must purchase a personal or semi-anonymous card to benefit from any student or monthly discounts.

Learn more about Personal vs. Anonymous Rav-Kav.

Pass Prices

TypeCostDates (if relevant)
Annual1,278 NISOctober 15, 2017 - October 14, 2018
Fall Semester527 NISOctober 15, 2017 - February 2, 2018
Spring Semester586 NISFebruary 22 - July 13, 2018
Monthly213 NIS
Weekly64 NIS
Daily13.5 NIS

Note for students who leave Jerusalem at the end of December: the semester pass will only save you money if you use it at least twice per day!

Student Discounts

There are two discount programs available to student Rav-Kav users:

The “Regular Student” program offers a 33% discount on 15-ride tickets only, for bus and light rail in Jerusalem and on inter-city lines.

The “Extended Student” program offers semester and annual passes that include:

  • Unlimited travel in Jerusalem for a fixed price
  • 50% discount on inter-city lines (including the train)

To obtain a student discount, you will need a signed certificate of enrollment:

  1. Print a copy of your certificate of enrollment. It can be found under your personal profile on the RIS website and printed in the library.
  2. Obtain a signature on your certificate of enrollment at the Office of Student Life (rooms 401-404 of the Boyar Building).

Learn more about Student Bus Pass.

Obtaining a Pass

Need Help?

If you would like assistance navigating the Egged website or purchasing your Rav-Kav pass, ask your madrichim or contact the Office of Student Life. We are here to answer any questions you may have!

Need Help Getting Started?

Take a look at our pages for prospects, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents – or contact us!