ULEZ guide

The ULEZ guide contains up-to-date, reliable information about London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone or “ULEZ” for short.

Find out if your vehicle is ULEZ compliant, check if your postcode is in the ULEZ zone, view the ULEZ map and more.


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What is the ULEZ?

In a nutshell, ULEZ or Ultra Low Emissions Zone is a pioneering scheme that aims to improve Londoners’ health by cleaning up the city’s toxic air. 

First launched on the 8th of April 2019 by the Mayor of London, ULEZ requires all drivers within the city, whether commuters or residents (with some exceptions), to meet the strict emissions standards.

ULEZ charges

If your vehicle doesn’t meet the standard, you will be required to pay the daily ULEZ charge to drive within the zone:

£12.50 flat fee for most vehicle types including cars, motorcycles, and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) £100 for heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes), buses and coaches (over 5 tonnes)

The ULEZ daily charge operated 24hrs a day, seven days a week, and all year round except for Christmas Day. The charge is payable from midnight to midnight, so make sure you know your daily fees before making your journey.

How to pay the ULEZ charges?

To pay ULEZ download the CAURA app.

The easiest way to pay the ULEZ charge is to download the Caura app on your smartphone.

Caura makes paying the ULEZ fees very easy and convenient.

ULEZ frequently asked questions

Where is the ULEZ zone?

The ULEZ represents an area of central London where certain vehicle owners will be charged a daily rate for driving their vehicle within the zone. Have a look at the ULEZ map we have on the site.

How are the ULEZ charges calculated?

Charges are based on the type and amount of emissions your vehicle produces as well as the type of vehicle you are driving and are aimed at reducing emissions in London.

What's the purpose of ULEZ?

The ULEZ aims to reduce these dangerous levels and protect London’s young, elderly and those suffering respiratory problems. In doing so, London hopes to be a safer city for people who live in, work in or visit the capital.

Is the ULEZ the same as the congestion charge?

London’s ULEZ is not the same as a congestion charge zone or the similarly named LEZ, it is its own distinct area within London (although just to confuse things, it is within the congestion charge zone).

When was the ULEZ introduced?

The ULEZ was first introduced after a recognition that illegal levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM) existed within the capital and contributed to the ill health of some of London’s most vulnerable people.

What's the future of ULEZ?

In the long term, the aim of ULEZ is to reduce pollution within the nation’s capital and meet both national and international green targets.

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