Following the reductions in monthly bus ticket prices at the beginning of April the Minister of Transport in Israel, Israel Katz has announced that from this Sunday April 17, intercity bus ticket prices will be reduced by as much as 30%.
The aim of the reduction - according to the Transport Ministry - is to encourage more people to use public transport especially at a time when gasoline prices are at their highest ever price, and had been brought forward to before Pesach to help families during the holiday.
The new bus fares will be see a maximum intercity bus fare (except to and from Eilat) falling from 63 Shekels to 45 Shekels. Routes include Kiryat Shmona or Tzvat to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
While bus fares currently at:
51-56 Shekels will fall to 42 Shekels. Routes include Karmiel to Tel Aviv or the Golan Heights to Jerusalem.
42-48 Shekels will fall to 40 Shekels. Routes include Tiberias, Haifa or Bet Shean to Jerusalem.
37-42 Shekels will fall to 36 Shekels. Routes include Dimona or Afula to Jerusalem.
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