Penalty Fares

Don’t pay the penalty - get a valid ticket before you travel.

You’ll need a valid ticket or a Permit to Travel for your entire journey before you go, otherwise you could have to pay a penalty fare.

This will cost you at least £20 or the full single fare to the next station stop. Plus, the usual single fare to your destination station if you continue your journey.

You could also pay a penalty if you:

  • Can't show an appropriate Railcard for a discounted ticket
  • Travel in a First Class carriage with a Standard Class ticket
  • Are travelling on a child rate ticket, but are 16 or over
  • Travel beyond the destination on your ticket

For more information, click here to download our Penalty Fares leaflet