Fare Evasion

11 months ago Mon 24th Jul 2023

Fare Evasion


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. 


A standard fare (penalty fine) of €100 is charged 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: 

  • You have not paid the correct fare in consideration of your age or length of journey.
  • Incorrect leap card ticket.
  • Your leap card is not in date or valid.
  • You are using someone else's 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.