Guide

Bus lane penalty fines

Last updated: 15 March 2017

Overview

If you're caught driving in a bus lane when you shouldn't be you could get a penalty. Bus lanes are in operation all the time, except if they have a sign that shows the times when you can't drive in them.

The kind of penalties you can get are:

  • bus lane Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow from the councils in these cities
  • Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) anywhere in Scotland where there are bus lanes from the police

You have 28 days to pay or challenge your bus lane Penalty Charge Notice or your Fixed Penalty Charge

Penalties aren't 'paid' until the money has been received. If you're paying by post think about how long it'll take to arrive.
Bus lane penalty fines
Overview