ULEZ helps improve air quality in Central London which covers all vehicles including cars, motorcycles, mopeds, HGVs, lorries, buses, vans, coaches, minibuses and types of diesel vehicles. This means you must pay a daily charge along side the London Congestion Charge.
ULEZ operates 24/7, everyday except for Christmas Day within the same area as the London Congestion Charge. The boundary is the same as the London Congestion charge, however, form October 2021 this will expand to Greater London within the boundaries of the A406 North and South Circular Road.Check the TFL site for more information on maps
Most vehicles need to have the following standard:
The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle, rather than the age of the vehicle.
However: Petrol cars that meet the ULEZ standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after 2005, although cars that meet the standards have been available since 2001.
Diesel cars that meet the standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after September 2015.
Run a free check and you’ll see compliance information on the right handside (show screenshot), which will show you if the vehicle is compliant, not compliant or exempt from charge.
The daily ULEZ charge is £12.50 for all vehicles except for Lorries, coaches and larger vehicles, which is set at £100. There will be a penalty if you do not pay on time.
Daily charge runs from midnight to midnight – so make sure you pay on the day you travel. Set up Auto Pay if you drive often into London. Check TFLs website for more information on how to pay Online or via the TFL app.
Residents who are registered for the residents Congestion Charge discount a will get a 100% ULEZ discount until 24 October 2021 only. After this, vehicle will need to be changed or you will need to pay the T Charge. Residents will continue to pay the T-Charge, at a discounted rate of 90%, during this ULEZ resident grace period. Find out about other discounts and exemptions