Introduction:

The blind and visually impaired are entitled to free travel on the Israel Railways.
In addition, there is a right to a free reserved seat (on the condition that advance notification of 12 hours has been given)
Escorts to the blind are entitled to a 50% discount on the cost of travel.
For more information, see The Ministry of Transportation website.


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?

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: pniyot@rail.co.il or by calling the call center: *5770.



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