Passengers can travel via Light Rail by:
- Loading a trip on a Rav-Kav card
- Purchasing a single-trip, no transfer paper ticket
A paper ticket for a single ride for use on the Light Rail only:
A paper ticket for a single trip for use on the Light Rail only can be purchased from any of the automatic machines located at Light Rail stops. This ticket is valid for one trip only, and no transfer between lines or bus is available; this does not entitle the ticket-bearer to eligible discounts (youth, student, senior citizens, etc.).
Using a one-trip paper ticket is limited to the day of purchase.
Passengers who use a paper ticket for a single ride are required to validate the ticket immediately upon boarding, ensure that the date and time of validation have been printed on the back of the ticket, and keep it until leaving their destination stop in order to verify it with the train’s inspectors.
A single-trip paper ticket purchased in a bus is not valid on the Light Rail.
Travel using a Rav-Kav card:
All types of Light Rail tickets loaded onto the Rav-Kav card enable unrestricted travel via the Light Rail and buses in Jerusalem for 90 minutes from the time of the first validation. Passengers must validate the card on all Light Rail rides immediately upon boarding, including transfers from a bus to the Light Rail and also for transfers between trains. This includes when the card is loaded with periodic or special contracts.
Stored Value travel arrangement
Passengers can also travel via Light Rail by means of a nation-wide Stored Value travel arrangement. This arrangement can be used both at the start of a trip via a bus and transfer to the Light Rail, and at the start of a trip via the Light Rail. Passengers load a stored value travel contracts onto a Rav-Kav card by making a purchase from bus the Rav-Kav website (Hebrew). As from 16.7.2019, The Stored Value arrangement can be loaded at the Light Rail stops.
The discounts given when loading a Stored Value contract are identical to those given when purchasing travel cards and are dependent on the traveler profile loaded on the Rav-Kav card.
Validation during a continued journey on a bus for a number of passengers with one Rav-Kav card
Passengers who start a multi-passenger bus ride with a Rav-Kav card can continue their ride via the Light Rail with the same passengers and validate the card for all passengers included in the initial multi-passenger bus ride. Please note – validation at the beginning of a trip on the Light Rail is permitted for one passenger only.
According to the law and according to Ministry of Transportation regulations, passengers must validate their tickets on all rides via the Light Rail immediately upon boarding.
According to the law, and on the instructions of the Ministry of Transportation. it is compulsory to purchase a suitable ticket in advance, to validate it immediately in the machine every time you board the train, and to ensure validation has been carried out successfully.
A passenger who is found without a ticket, or with a ticket that has not been validated, will be subject to an increased charge
(Increased charge: The full price of the journey with an additional fine of NIS 180).
At ticket inspection, passengers must present or give their ticket to the train official when asked to do so.
Tickets cannot be purchased on the train | Retain your ticket for inspection until after you complete your journey and leaving the station.
|Travel type||Regular price (NIS)||Eligible for a discount||Price/Value after eligibility (NIS)|
|Single trip loaded onto Rav-Kav||6||Senior citizen, "extended student"||3|
|Single-trip paper ticket for a single Light Rail ride without a transfer||6||Valid only for the purchase day|
|Single trip loaded onto Rav-Kav||5.9||Valid for 8 years from day of issue. Transferring enabaled|
|Blind Escort ticket - a paper ticket for a single trip only Valid for the day of purchase only||3||A person accompanying a blind passenger on the Light Rail||-|
|Monthly pass Jerusalem area (Region 1)||208.5||Senior citizen||104|
|Weekly pass Jerusalem area (Region 1)||62.5||Senior citizen||31|
|Daily pass Jerusalem area (Region 1)||13||Senior citizen||6.5|
|Stored Value 30||30||37.5|
|Stored Value 30||30||National Insurance eligibility / student / disabled||45|
|Stored Value 30||30||Senior citizen / youth / “Extended” student||60|
|Stored Value 50||50||62.5|
|Stored Value 50||50||National Insurance eligibility / student / disabled||75|
|Stored Value 50||50||Senior citizen / youth / “Extended” student||100|
|Stored Value 100||100||125|
|Stored Value 100||100||National Insurance eligibility / student / disabled||150|
|Stored Value 100||100||Senior citizen / youth / “Extended” student||200|
|Stored Value 150||150||187.5|
|Stored Value 150||150||National Insurance eligibility / student / disabled||225|
|Stored Value 150||150||Senior citizen / youth / “Extended” student||300|
|Stored Value 200||200||250|
|Stored Value 200||200||National Insurance eligibility / student / disabled||300|
|Stored Value 200||200||Senior citizen / youth / “Extended” student||400|
A monthly pass contract can be loaded from the 20th of the previous month until the 10th of the month for which the pass is required. The contract will begin from the beginning of the calendar month.
For example: for May 2017 the card can be loaded with a monthly pass contract starting April 20, 2017 until May 10, 2017. The contract will then operate from May 1, 2017 until the end of May 2017.
This contract cannot be loaded onto an anonymous Rav-Kav card.
When passengers purchase a weekly pass contract, they may travel freely on the Light Rail and on public transport during that week. Passeners must validate the Rav-Kav card on each trip.
When passengers purchase a daily pass contract, they may travel freely on the Light Rail and on public transport during that day. Passengers must validate the Rav-Kav card for each trip upon boarding the train.
Children Under 5
One child under 5 year old, travelling with a paying passenger is exempt from paying – passengers must buy a ticket for every additional child before boarding the train.
The platform level is precisely adjusted to the vehicles’ floor and therefore enables easy, quick and convenient entrance and exit to the Light Rail with an open stroller. Children’s strollers are free of charge at all times.
Animals and pets
You may travel the Light Rail with your pet as long as the pet is on your lap or in your hands. When traveling with a dog, it is mandatory to muzzle and leash it. Other animals should be in a case or basket so not to bother or harm other passengers, all in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Railroad (Operating Local Railroad), 5772-2012 Law:
It is permitted to travel with a guide dog accompanying a blind person holding a blind person's card and a guide dog during training with a vest stating: "Guide Dog in Training". In such case, the trainer must pay a full fee.
Traveling on the Train With Bicycles
According to the Ministry of Transportation’s instructions, only folded bicycles may be brought onto the train (with or without a storage bag) at all times. Bicycles that do not fold will not be allowed. It is the passengers’ responsibility to leave their bicycles next to their seats throughout their entire Light Rail trip.
An inspector or other official who is authorized by Light Rail management is entitled to instruct passengers who violates the regulations to exit the Light Rail at the next stop.
Passengers are instructed not to ride bicycles in the area of the Light Rail tracks.
Electric Mobility Scooters
The Light Rail is accessible for the disabled and can be boarded easily and conveniently. A Type-A electric mobility scooter of a width of 75 cm and a length of 120 cm and with a chair weighing up to 130 kg may travel on public transport, including the Light Rail.
Foreign residents with a minimum one-year Israeli visa
According to the Ministry of Transportation instructions, foreign residents with a minimum one-year visa (excluding those with a work permit) are entitled to the existing discounts offered in public transportation.