Bus lane fines

The fine for driving in a bus lane or bus only street is £60, reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. You will not receive points on your license. You can find out more about the fine, how to pay and how to appeal if you think the PCN should not have been issued on the parking tickets and bus lane fines page.

The police can also issue a Fixed Penalty to vehicles which are using a bus lane or bus only road illegally. Their fine may be for a different amount. If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice from the police and a Penalty Charge Notice from the council for the same incident, we will cancel the Penalty Charge Notice and you will only have to pay the fine issued by the police.

Pay a bus lane fine

Money the council receives from bus lane fines pays for the cost of enforcement. This includes:

  • the camera system
  • maintenance of bus lane signs and lines
  • printing and postage to issue PCNs
  • staff to check and process PCNs and appeals.

Any money left over must be used to improve public transport and roads.