Planning the bus route
It is now easier than ever to travel to and from Jerusalem, with 70 municipal lines operated by Egged, approximately 25 municipal lines operated by East Jerusalem drivers and many other intercity lines. For the convenience of the travelers on public transportation, the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety has created an advanced and user-friendly information site where passengers can plan their travel route on each of Israel’s bus lines.
Jerusalem Light Rail
The Jerusalem Light Rail created an atmosphere of progress, convenience and efficiency. The city currently operates the Red Line, with other lines expected to be operated in the near future. The Citipass Group was chosen to operate the Red Line, and as such, is in charge of providing service to the passenger public. The group website displays useful information including maps, rates and ticket purchase options.
Planning a travel route in Israel Railways
Israel Railways connects Jerusalem to the other areas of the country, allowing passengers quick and convenient travel to and from the city. Jerusalem currently has three train stations, the largest being the Yitzhak Navon station. The Israel Railways website allows the traveling public to plan their travel route, become familiar with the stations on the way, obtain accurate information about travel times, etc.
The Night Line Project was launched in Jerusalem in 2007, and expanded to other areas in Israel. It is designed to allow young people to use public transportation at night – at the same price of a regular trip. The night lines operate on weekends and holidays, providing a convenient, inexpensive solution to people who want to travel from their neighborhood to recreational centers and back.
The Rav-Kav pass has become a convenient and popular way of paying for public transportation. Rav-Kav is a multi-use smart card that can be reloaded. Rav-Kav can be used on city and intercity buses, on Israel Railways and on the Light Rail. There are 132 card loading service stations across the country. The card can also be ordered on the Rav-Kav Online website.
The price reform instituted by the Ministry of Transport positions Israel along with the most advanced countries in the world. If to date, payment for all modes of transportation (bus, train or light rail) was made separately, the reform allows the Rav-Kav card to be reloaded in a travel subscription, that allows free travel on all modes of transportation (separately or any combination thereof) in the selected metropolitan area. A special site was created for this purpose that includes useful, detailed information.