You will need to meet the standards for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or Low Emission Zone (LEZ), or pay all of the charges mentioned in the relevant table. Discounts and exemptions may apply.

Cars and small vans

Cars, and small vans (not exceeding 1,205kg unladen weight).

  Congestion Charge Ultra Low Emission Zone
Area Congestion Charge zone (central London) Congestion Charge zone (central London)
Time 07:00-22:00 seven days a week, except Christmas Day At all times, except Christmas Day
Daily charges £15.00, or £17.50 if paid after the day of travel £12.50 if Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel standards not met

Motorcycles

  Ultra Low Emission Zone
Area  Congestion Charge zone (central London)
Time At all times, except Christmas Day
Daily charge £12.50 if Euro 3 standard not met

Motor tricycles and quadricycles

  Congestion Charge  Ultra Low Emission Zone
Area Congestion Charge zone (central London) Congestion Charge zone (central London)
Time 07:00-22:00 seven days a week, except Christmas Day At all times, except Christmas Day
Daily charges £15.00, or £17.50 if paid after the day of travel £12.50 if Euro 3 standard not met

Larger vans, minibuses & specialist vehicles

Vans (exceeding 1,205kg unladen and not exceeding 3,500kg GVW) and Minibuses (passenger vehicles with more than eight seats, plus the driver's seat, not exceeding 5,000kg GVW).

  Congestion Charge Ultra Low Emission Zone Low Emission Zone
Area Congestion Charge zone (central London) Congestion Charge zone (central London) Low Emission Zone (most of Greater London)
Time 07:00-22:00 seven days a week, except Christmas Day At all times, except Christmas Day At all times
Daily charges £15.00 if not registered for 100% discount for vehicles with 9+ seats, or £17.50 if paid after the day of travel £12.50 if Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel standard not met £100 if Euro 3 diesel standard not met

Buses & coaches

Applies to passenger vehicles with more than eight seats, plus the driver's seat, exceeding 5,000 kg GVW.

  Congestion Charge Ultra Low Emission Zone Low Emission Zone
Area Congestion Charge zone (central London) Congestion Charge zone (central London) Low Emission Zone (most of Greater London)
Time 07:00-22:00 seven days a week, except Christmas Day At all times, except Christmas Day At all times
Daily charges £15.00 if not exempt via tax class bus, reduced pollution bus, or registered for 100% discount for vehicles with 9+ seats No longer need to pay a separate ULEZ charge.
The new LEZ standards are the same as the ULEZ standards of Euro VI
£100 if do not meet Euro VI (NOx and PM) standards, but meet Euro IV (PM)
£300 if do not meet Euro IV (PM)

Heavy goods vehicles & specialist heavy vehicles

Applies to HGVs and specialist heavy vehicles over 3,500kg gross vehicle GVW, such as: lorries, motorised horse boxes, breakdown & recovery vehicles, snow ploughs, gritters, refuse collection vehicles, road sweepers, concrete mixers, fire engines, tippers and removals lorries.

All HGVs over 12 tonnes must hold an HGV Safety Permit to prove they meet the Direct Vision Standard. If you drive an HGV in Greater London at any time without a valid permit, you may receive a penalty charge notice (PCN). Apply for a permit

  Congestion Charge Ultra Low Emission Zone Low Emission Zone
Area Congestion Charge zone (central London) Congestion Charge zone (central London) Low Emission Zone (most of Greater London)
Time 07:00-22:00 seven days a week, except Christmas Day At all times, except Christmas Day At all times
Daily charges £15.00, or £17.50 if paid after the day of travel No longer need to pay a separate ULEZ charge.
The new LEZ standards are the same as the ULEZ standards of Euro VI
£100 if do not meet Euro VI (NOx and PM) standards, but meet Euro IV (PM)
£300 if do not meet Euro IV (PM)