Transport for London

10 December 2021

If you drive a vehicle over 6 years old that doesn’t meet the emission standards, you could have to pay a daily charge of £12.50.

You do not need to pay the charge if you are parked inside the zone and don’t drive.  
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) now covers all areas within the North and South Circular Roads to help clear up London’s air. Toxic air pollution in London remains the biggest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners, harming our lungs, and worsening chronic illnesses such as asthma, lung and heart disease and putting the health of our children at risk. 

Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes), and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) will either need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards when they drive in the ULEZ, or pay a daily charge of £12.50. Most vehicles already meet the standards but if you drive a diesel vehicle over 6 years old or a petrol vehicle over 15 years old use our vehicle checker to see if you are affected.  
Check your vehicle now
If you do need to pay the ULEZ charge you’ll be able to pay online, or sign up to Auto Pay for a £10 annual registration fee per vehicle, so you never forget to pay. If you are registered with Auto Pay we will automatically check whether your vehicle needs to pay the Congestion Charge and ULEZ charge and if you drive we will automatically charge you via your Auto Pay service. This means you won’t have to remember to pay the charge(s) and won’t run the risk of receiving Penalty Charge Notice(s) for your registered vehicles. 

The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day (25 December). You can avoid the charge by walking or cycling wherever possible or using public transport.

Map showing the Ultra Low Emission Zone from 25 October 2021

Visit the interactive map to see if a postcode, location or landmark is in the expanded area.
Check your postcode
If you drive within the Congestion Charge zone or ULEZ you will need to pay the daily charge, unless your vehicle has an exemption or discount. The Congestion Charge zone will not be expanding. There is no residents discount for those living within the ULEZ.