Smart Card “Rav Kav”

What is a smart card “Rav Kav”?

A smart card “Rav Kav” is used as an electronic travel card. It is available to every passenger and can be loaded with a sum of money chosen or with free periodic travel arrangements intended for use on all means of public transportation without the need for cash. 

A smart card can be issued at the online smart card “Rav Kav” website (RavKavOnline.co.il) or at the telephone center, *8787, or the card can be issued at one of the “Rav Kav” service centers spread throughout the country.  Below is information about the on the line offices in our operations area:

Nof Hagalil (issuing station only)

Rasko Center

Open hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00-16:00

Fridays: 08:00-13:00

Close on Saturdays

Nazareth

4066 Paulus VI St., opposite of the Nazareth-Haifa bus station

Open hours:

Monday – Saturday: 08:00-16:00

Sakhnin (service and issuance station)

Galilee Main Street, Hutzot Hazaytim Mall beside Omar al-Mukhtar, Sakhnin

Open hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00-16:00

Closed on Fridays

Saturday: 08:00-16:00

Maghar

Ras al-Khabiyah near the Al-Muftan School

Open hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00-16:00

Closed on Fridays

Saturday: 08:00-16:00

Bayt Zarzir (issuing station only)

Zarzir Commercial Center, ground floor

Open hours: 

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00-16:00

Closed on Fridays

Saturday: 08:00-14:00

Karmi’el (Issuing station only)

Nasiei Israel Blvd 100 Karmi’el

Open hours: 

Sunday – Thursday: 08:00-16:00

Fridays: 08:00-14:00

Closed on Fridays

The location of additional offices of “Rav Kav” can be found on the website at https://pti.org.il/Charge/Map

עמדת שירות רב-קו
RAV-KAV Service station

What is a smart card “Rav Kav”?

A smart card “Rav Kav” is used as an electronic travel card. It is available to every passenger and can be loaded with a sum of money that is chosen or with a free periodic travel arrangement intended for use on all means of public transportation without the need for cash. 

Personal Smart Card

  • First issue only is without payment. 
  • Receiving designated discounts according to profile, such as a young person, student, person eligible for national insurance, etc. 
  • Possibility of restoring subscribership, including accumulated value balance, in case of theft or loss.  
  • The card is valid without limit. 

Anonymous Smart Card

  • It does not offer designated specialized discounts and does not allow loading for a periodic subscribership, but only has an accumulated value.
  • The subscribership or the accumulated value balance is not protected in case of theft or loss. 

Additional information and answers to common questions can be received on the website or with the smart card “Rav Kav” online application. (ravkavonline.co.il

How does this work?

With the smart card “Rav Kav”, it is possible to load a free national monthly arrangement or regional, a daily free arrangement that gives the passenger an unlimited number of trips in the course of a span of time or a required period. An accumulated value travel arrangement comes in sums of 30/50/100/150/200.

What is an accumulated value?

Accumulated value is a travel arrangement that enables the loading of a smart card “Rav Kav” with monetary value in all means of public transportation in Israel and allows paying with it for traveling until the limit of the loaded financial sum is reached. In addition, passengers using this arrangement are eligible for a very large number of trips in exchange for the same amount of money. In other words, every time the card is loaded in accordance with the user’s eligibility, with a monetary value much higher than that paid at the time of validation, the full tariff of the trip will be less than the accumulated value on the card.

Passenger Profile Details Eligible for a discount at the time of loading Amount paid in new Israeli shekels (example) Amount loaded on the card
RegularWho is not eligible for discountNone100100
Children and young people, elderly citizens, National Insurance eligible, disabled person, a person who accompanies a person with vision impairment or low vision.50%100200
Regular studentsEligible for 33% discount at loading station33%100166
Extended studentSomeone who purchased freely for a semester or year50%100200

**The discount is given when loading the card, following the eligibility of the passenger.
At the time of validation, the tariff for the full trip is reduced from the smart card.

Methods of Loading

A smart card “Rav Kav” can be loaded at the smart card “Rav Kav” online webpage (RavKavOnline.co.il) or at “Rav Kav” service centers spread throughout the country. The location of additional offices of “Rav Kav” can be found on the website at: https://pti.org.il/Charge/Map 

Note, loading a travel arrangement does not constitute validation for a trip; therefore, the trip must be validated each time you get on the bus.

Validating the Card

The validation is done on the bus by the driver.

You must notify the driver prior to validation regarding the destination of the trip and the intention to make payment via the accumulated value travel arrangement. 

מכשיר רב-קו
RAV-KAV Station