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 your ticket covers your entire journey.
A Fixed Payment (penalty fine) of €100 is charged by the company to each passenger found not to be in possession of a valid ticket, pursuant to the National Transport Authority Bye-Laws.
A Fixed Payment Notice is issued when a passenger is travelling on the bus with the incorrect ticket for that journey. This can include:
- You have not paid 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.
- You are unable to present the correct photographic identity required to validate your ticket.
- You are using a ticket which has be forged, altered, defaced, mutilated or destroyed.
To find out more on how to pay a fine, please visit the Go-Ahead Ireland website.