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    Introduction

Greater London has different schemes in place:


The Congestion Charge is £10.50 - £14/day and you have to pay an additional £10 for the Emissions Surcharge  from 23. October 2017 in the Congestion Charge area.

Emissions Surcharge applies to Diesel and petrol vehicles that do not meet the Euro 4 emissions standard for NOx and PM. 

The amount you pay for the Congestion Charge depends on the payment method you choose:

  • Congestion Charge Auto Pay (CCAP) £10.50/day. This automated payment system will record the number of charging days a vehicle travels within the charging zone each month and bill your debit or credit card each month.
  • Pay in advance or by midnight on the day of travel £11.50/day. You can pay up to 90 days in advance. So, for example, you could pay for one day, a month or a year. Or you can pay after the journey on the day of travel.
  • By midnight the following charging day £14/day. You can only pay the following day online or by phone. If you travel on a Friday you have until midnight on the following Monday to pay.

To pay the charge go to the Transport for London website: Paying the Congestion Charge.

Table for Emissions Surcharge cost:

Vehicle type (includes hybrid vehicles)

Minimum emission standard

Congestion Charge amount

Emission Surcharge amount (if emission standard not met)

Total daily payment (if emission standard not met)

 

Motorised tricycles & quadricycles

Euro 3

£11.50
(£10.50 Auto Pay)

£10

£21.50
(£20.50 Auto Pay)

Cars, and small vans*

Euro 4

£11.50
(£10.50 Auto Pay)

£10

£21.50
(£20.50 Auto Pay)

Vans **

Euro 4

£11.50
(£10.50 Auto Pay)

£10

£21.50
(£20.50 Auto Pay)

Heavy goods vehicles (over 3.5 tonnes)

Euro 4

£11.50
(£10.50 Auto Pay)

£10

£21.50
(£20.50 Auto Pay)

Coaches & buses (over 5 tonnes)

Euro 4

£0***

£10

£10

Vehicles registered for Residents' Discount

As above depending on your vehicle type

£1.05 (Auto Pay)

£1

£2.05 (Auto Pay)

* under 1,205 tonnes unladen weight and 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW)

** vans over 1,205 tonnes unladen and under 3,5 tonnes GVW, and Minibuses (under 5 tonnes). Includes motorised caravans, motorised horse boxes, breakdown and recovery vehicles, private ambulances, motor hearses, dual purpose vehicles and other specialist types fitting the weight criteria

*** Vehicles with nine or more seats are eligible for a 100 per cent discount from the Congestion Charge


The Congestion Charge affects all vehicles except:

  • Vehicles with nine or more seats
  • Motor tricycles
  • Motor cycles
  • Vehicles used by disabled people
  • Ultra Low Emission Vehicles: electric vehicles or cars and vans that emit 75g/km or less of CO2 and meet the Euro 5 emission standard for air quality.

The Emission Surcharge affects: 

- all four wheeled motorised vehicles not meeting the emission standard:

  • petrol and diesel minimum standard Euro 4 

- motorised tricycles and quadricycles:

  • Euro 3

Options to travel into the city without a car.
Transport for London
Oyster Card

Congestion Charging Zone and Emissions Surcharge Zone cover the same area
map of London congestion charging zone
Key
Orange area encircled by red dotted line: Central London congestion charging zone
Red dotted line: Congestion Charging zone boundary
Blue streets: main roads within charging zone
White streets: uncharged roads
For a more detailed map
For an interactive map (TfL's website)
To check the postcode (TfL's website)

    Road Sign

Entering the charging zone:
Near or at the start of the zone, you'll see these signs, which also say when the zone operates.
CS_UK_London_entering_sign.jpg

Leaving the charging zone:
As you leave the congestion charging zone you'll see this sign showing the end of the zone.
London CS end of zone sign


WARNING
Unofficial websites are selling the Congestion Charge and can charge a premium on top of what you pay through our official online payment process. Please be aware of numerous websites and their misleading claims.

Please only buy from TfL Transoprt for London - the official site.

 

Details of how to pay

The T-Charge will use the same payment and operational systems as the Congestion Charge. From 23 October 2017 we will identify whether a vehicle is subject to the T-Charge and the driver will pay for both the Congestion Charge and the T-Charge (if applicable) in the same transaction.

Existing Congestion Charge Autopay customers will be automatically charged from 23 October 2017.

Pay the charge before entry, or latest midnight, 24:00 the day your vehicle enters the zone.
Possible ways to pay:


Yes, are affected.

Monday to Friday from 07:00 - 18:00.
Excludes Bank Holidays and the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day inclusive.

    Enforcement
Camera through an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system

    Penalty
£130 (~165€), discounted amount if paid within 14 days: £65.
If you don’t pay within 28 days the charge goes up to £195 (~248€).


Central London congestion charge, CCS, London congestion charge
Emissions Surcharge, T-Charge, toxicity-charge


London city website on congestion charge

London city website on emissions surcharge

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