Pay the correct fare or pay a €100 fine

Fare evasion is a criminal offence that could lead to a fine of up to €1,000 and a court appearance. Random spot checks are carried out without warning on all public transport services to ensure that passengers have a valid ticket for their journey.

The operator charges a standard fare (penalty fine) of €100 to each passenger found not to have a valid ticket under the National Transport Authority Bye-Laws.

A standard fare (penalty fine) is issued when a passenger travels on TFI services with the incorrect ticket for that journey.

This can include, but not limited to:

  • Not paying the correct fare in consideration of your age or length of journey.
  • Incorrect TFI Leap card ticket.
  • Your TFI Leap card is not in date or valid.
  • You are using someone else’s TFI Leap card that has their photo on it.
  • You are unable to present the correct photographic identity required to validate your ticket.
  • You are using a ticket which has been forged, altered, defaced, mutilated or destroyed.
  • Not presenting your ticket for inspection when requested.
  • TFI Go Ticket is not activated, in date or valid.

For more information on specific operator policies, see below:

Bus Éireann

Dublin Bus

Go-Ahead Ireland