The blind and visually impaired are entitled to free travel on the Israel Railways.
- In addition, they are entitled to a free reserved seat, on the condition that advance notification of 12 hours has been given.
- The benefit also applies under the same conditions for guide dogs and guide dogs in training.
Who is Eligible?
- Anyone with a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment is eligible for full exemption from Israel Railways train transportation costs.
Discount For Someone Accompanying a Blind Person
- Someone accompanying a blind person is entitled to a 50% discount off the cost of the trip
How to Claim It?
- Bring the certificate of blindness and identification (teudat zehut) to a train station that has a travel pass (rav kav) issuing station - for a list of stations and hours of operation.
- After presenting the identifying documents, the travel pass card will be issued updated with the profile of the recipient. The card, which is personal and permanent, allows free travel on the rail lines.
- The half price ticket for the escort can be purchased at the ticket counter.
- For additional information, contact the Public Inquiries Department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the call center: *5770.
- Ministry of Transportation
- See also the Israel Railways Ticket Discounts on the "Kol Habriut" website of the Ministry of Health
- Israel Railways website
- Transportation Rights and Entitlements for People with Disabilities leaflet from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services website.
- 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.