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    Introduction

Greater London has different schemes in place:


Dartford Crossing in the Greater London Area is a charging scheme for the Dartford tunnels that is in effect until 1st October 2020.

all, except motorcycles, mopeds and quads

all, except motorcycles, mopeds and quads

    Costs

Details of how to pay

You must pay for a crossing in advance or by midnight the day after crossing. You can do this using a pre-pay account (set up here), which saves you up to a third on every crossing, or by making a one-off payment.

You can make a one-off payment:

A pre-pay account is the cheapest and easiest way to pay, even if you only use the Dartford Crossing occasionally. It saves you the hassle of making a payment each time and you can set up auto top-ups. You can add multiple vehicles. Local residents need a pre-pay account to access the local residents’ discount scheme.

 

Vehicle class

Type of vehicle

One-off payment

If you have an account

A

Motorcycles, mopeds and quad bikes

Free

Free

B

Cars (including trailers), motorhomes and any minibuses that have 9 or less seats (including the driver’s seat)

£2.50 (~ 2.70€)

£1.67 (~1.86€)

C

Vehicles with 2 axles

£3.00 (~ 3.35€)

£2.63 (~ 2.94€)

D

Vehicles with more than 2 axles

£6.00 (~ 6.70€)

£5.19 (~ 5.80€)

 

 


charging scheme

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

The crossing spans the River Thames between Dartford and Thurrock, approximately 16 miles east of central London, and forms a trunk road link (A282) in the M25 London orbital motorway.

map for Dartford tunnel charging scheme

map for Dartford tunnel charging scheme


    Road Sign

Congestion charging road sign Dartford dart charge


The Dart Charge uses the same red C logo as the Congestion Charge, but it is an entirely separate scheme. Payment of one will not cover the other.

road sign charging scheme dartford tunnel


see Costs

Yes, are affected.

Monday to Sunday from 06:00 - 22:00.

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

    Penalty
You can get a £70 fine if you don’t pay the charge. You must pay it within 28 days.

The fine will be:

  • reduced to £35 if you pay within 14 days
  • increased to £108 if you don’t pay it - you’ll also have to pay the crossing charge

You can pay or challenge the fine online or call the Dart Charge contact centre.


None

    Exemptions
Dartford Crossing Exemptions

Dart charge, Dartford Crossing

Website on Dart Charge

Dartford Crossing Remote Payment Scheme

Leaflet about the scheme in English

Leaflet about the scheme in German, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, French, Italian, Russian and Hungarian 

Leaflet about the scheme for goods vehicles 

 

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