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