Rav Kav/City Pass
For those coming to visit Israel and plan to depend upon public transportation, there is a pass called a Rav Kav (City Pass)which allows transportation within cities and between cities with all bus companies, as well as aboard the Jerusalem Light Rail. A Rav Kav and can be attained by tourists and locals alike and is available at the Central Bus Station of any city.
You will fill out a form with pertinent information and provide identification, (such as a passport). Your photo will be taken and the card delivered to you within minutes. Using this card, you can get on any bus in any city and purchase a multiple ride card which affords you up to a 20% discount on the regular fare. All prices are in shekels and must be paid in cash, but the savings can be significant if you are traveling a lot by bus — within cities or between them.