A fare-paying dream often occurs when one feels that past actions have not been paid for or taken into account. Before we can move on we must pay our dues and come to terms with them. Demands may be being made on us and we have to decide on their appropriateness. To be paying a fare suggests acknowledgement of help we have received on our 'journey' through life. To be receiving a fare indicates that we have facilitated someone elses passage. To be paying a fare in a dream is acknowledging the price that is paid in order to succeed. A taxi-fare would imply a more private process than a bus fare. From a mundane perspective, wordplay suggests that a transaction that we have undertaken is 'fair'.