Until January 5, Superbus smartcards will be issued free of charge. After that date there will be an administration cost of NIS 50 for the card. Cards are issued at information points around the town: in the center of "old" Beit Shemesh; at the BIG mall at the town entrance; on Rehov Hazon Ish in the Kirya Haredit; and in Ramat Beit Shemesh. You will need your identity card (or passport for non-Israeli citizens). If you do not have a passport-type photo, you can have your picture taken free of charge at the information point. Questions regarding Superbus services and the use of smartcards can be answered at those information points, where free maps and timetables are available.