The blind and visually impaired are entitled to complete exemption from bus fare payment.
- Those accompanying the blind and visually impaired are entitled to a 50% discount on the cost of travel.
- The discounts are provided by all bus companies who have an operating license from the transportation commissioner.
Who is Eligible?
- Those holding a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment(and an accompanying person).
How to Claim It?
- The exemption is given only to travelers in possession of a personal bus pass (rav kav).
- Bring your I.D. (teudat zehut) and certificate of blindness/visual impairment to a bus pass (rav kav) issuing station.
- After presenting the identifying documents, a bus pass (rav kav) will be issued with a description of the recipient. The card, which is personal and permanent, allows free travel on the bus.
- The half-price ticket for an escort should be purchased when getting onto the bus.
- Societies for the Blind
- Tzemed - Association of Guide Dog Users
- Ofek Liyladenu – Our Children's Horizon
- ELIYA Association for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
- The Al-Manarah Association
- Jewish Institute for the Blind
- Lirot – The Israeli Research Association for Eye Health and Blindness Prevention
- Migdal Or
- The Michaelson Institute for Rehabilitation of Vision
- Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind
- The Mary Rosen Vocational Rehabilitation Center
- The Beth David Institute - The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons
- The Center for the Blind in Israel
- The Optical Vision Foundation
- The Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped
- Joint Israel - Disabilities and Rehabilitation Department
- Kivunim - Furthering the Children with Special Needs
- Seeing Eyes for the Blind in Israel
- ALEH - The Society of Blind and Dyslexic Students in Israel
- Keren Or
- NAMAG The Association of AMD patients in Israel
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services), and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.