Taking a Hire Vehicle within the M25 or Greater London
If you are travelling within Greater London, you need to ensure that you have paid the Congestion Charge (CC), T-Charge, Low Emission Zone Charge (LEZ), Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge (ULEZ), and Dart Charge if you are travelling through any of these areas, tolls or zones. Failure to pay these charges on the day of travel will result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued against you.
The Congestion Charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving a vehicle within the charging zone (CCZ). The Congestion Charge is payable between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday.
→ Pay the Conestion Charge
T-Charge (until 8 April 2019)
Vehicles driving in central London now need to meet minimum Euro emission standards or pay an extra daily charge. This is in addition to the Congestion Charge. The T-Charge (officially known as the Emissions Surcharge) operates in the Congestion Charge zone and is part of the commitment to help clean up London's dangerously polluted air. The T-Charge is an £10.00 daily charge which is in addition to the Congestion Charge.
→ Check if the T-Charge Charge is applicable and pay here
Low Emission Zone Charge
The Low Emission Zone operates to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in London to become cleaner. The Low Emission Zone covers most of Greater London and the daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The Low Emission Zone Charge is an £100.00 or £200.00 daily charge which is in addition to the Congestion Charge.
→ Check if the Low Emission Zone charge is applicable and pay here
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge
The Ultra Low Emission Zone will replace the T-Charge from 8 April 2019. The daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, 7 days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone. The Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge is an £12.50 or £100.00 daily charge depending on the vehicle.
→ Check if the Ultra Low Emission Zone charge is applicable and pay here
The Highways Agency has changed the way drivers pay to use the Dartford Crossing (Dart Charge). Drivers no longer pay at the barriers, instead they pay in advance or by midnight the day after crossing. The Dart Charge is payable between 06:00 and 22:00 7 Days a week.
→ Pay the Dart Charge here
This information has been provided in an effort to help prevent our customers in receiving a PCN, and the fines they carry. Every effort is made to ensure that the information we provide you is correct at the time of writing, 15:00 01.03.2019 - It is your responsibility to contact the relevant agencies to pay your charges and ensure the information you provide is accurate. We provide no warranty as to the accuracy of the information and accept no legal liability or responsibility for its accuracy. You can check on all charges for driving in London here.
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