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.
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.
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.
|Type||Cost||Dates (if relevant)|
|Annual||1,278 NIS||October 15, 2018 - October 14, 2019|
|Fall Semester||527 NIS||October 15, 2018 - February 28, 2019|
|Spring Semester||586 NIS||February 22 - July 31, 2019|
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!
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:
- 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.
- 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
+ Monthly, Weekly, & Daily Passes
+ “Regular Student” Discount - Semester & Annual Passes
+ “ExtendedStudent” Discount - Semester & Annual Passes
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!