How to pay the ULEZ charge?

Are you looking for the best way to pay ULEZ?

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about paying the ULEZ charges if your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards.

Simply follow the steps below to pay ULEZ.

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Step by step guide on how to pay the ULEZ charge

The best way to pay the ULEZ is to install the iPhone or Android app. If that isn't an option for you please scroll to the bottom. Follow the steps below to set up the app on your device and pay the ULEZ charges.

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Step 1 : Download the app on your device

Download and install the app on your device. Click for iPhone or Android. Once you downloaded the app, set up an account.

Step 2 : Enter your car registration

Download and install the app on your device. Click for iPhone or Android. Once you downloaded the app, set up your account.

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Step 3 : Pay ULEZ

From the main menu click on “City Charges”, select ULEZ Charge, select the day, and click confirm payment. That's it, you successfully paid the ULEZ charge.

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Step 4 : Set up ULEZ AutoPay

To be sure you don't miss any ULEZ charges, set up AutoPay in the app. You will also be charged automatically for the congestion charge.

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Other ways to pay the ULEZ charges

Online via the TFL website

By telephone: 0343 222 2222 (other numbers available on TFL website)

FAQs about paying ULEZ

Most frequent questions and answers about paying the ULEZ charge

If your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ emissions standards then you will have to pay the daily £12.50 charge (for light vehicles) to drive through the zone. Larger vehicles like lorries, buses and coaches will have to pay £100 daily. 

The only way you will know if you have driven through the ULEZ area without paying is when the official letter comes through your letterbox!

Yes you can. Call customer services on 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)

You can setup ULEZ AutoPay. Follow our guide above.

VehicleWeightPenalty charge
Cars, vans, motorcycles, motor tricycles and mopedsUp to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£160
Motor caravans Ambulances2.5 – 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£160
Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight£160

Yes. You need to pay ULEZ every day apart from Christmas Day.

You will only be charged once per day, so you can enter and leave the zone as many times as you want within 12 hours and pay £12.50 fee once.

You can pay the ULEZ charge by midnight on the third day following the journey or up to 90 days in advance.

You can use the ULEZ checker to see if you need to pay.

If you drive within the zone, you'll have to pay by midnight on the third day following the journey. Fail to pay on time and you risk getting a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

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