Greater London has different schemes in place:
Dates and details
You have to pay to enter the congestion charging zone of London.
A new, additional cost: the Emissions Surcharge will be active from 23. October 2017 in the Congestion Charge area.
Diesel and petrol vehicles that do not meet the Euro 4 emissions standard for NOx and PM will be charged an additional £10.
All vehicles except:
All four wheeled motorised vehicles not meeting the emission standard:
Motorised tricycles and quadricycles:
Depending on the payment method you choose, you pay from £10.50 to £14 a day:
The Emissions Surcharge is £10/day. Find a table here to see how much you will pay in detail.
Options to travel into the city without a car.
Transport for London
Congestion Charging Zone and Emissions Surcharge Zone cover the same area
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)
Need to Register?
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.
Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday from 07:00 - 18:00.
Excludes Bank Holidays and the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day inclusive.
Camera through an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system
£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€).
Charging Scheme exemptions
Emissions Surcharge exemptions
Local name for the scheme
Central London congestion charge, CCS, London congestion charge
Emissions Surcharge, T-Charge, toxicity-charge
City transport authority’s page about the congestion charge
Impacts of London's Congestion Charge
Find out about your vehicles standard
London city website on congestion charge
London city website on emissions surcharge