Recently a new smart card, called Rav-Kav was introduced. The card can be charged with pay as you go credit and with special fare cards like a daily or monthly pass or multi-ride ticket. The monthly passes are only worth while if you plan to travel 2times and more each day. It can be obtained at service points throughout the country (most central bus stations and terminals will have one) and it will be issued free of charge (provided you charge it with credit). The card can be charged at any service point or by the bus driver, there is a 20% discount for each charge (by adding 25% to the amount of money that was charged). For now, the card must be charged separately for each company so a service point or a driver of one company cannot charge the card for another company. - You have to make sure you buy the card from the company that you plan to travel with. Dan-Tel Aviv, Egged-Across the country. You can get the card registered with a photo or unregistered (anonymous). Registered card will ensure you from theft. The card does not provide free transfers between different lines.