You can pay in advance, on the day of travel or by midnight the following charging day. The daily charge is £11.50 if you pay in advance or on the same day, or £14 if paid the following charging day.

If you don't pay by midnight on the charging day after you drove in the zone, you'll get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Not all drivers have to pay. Find out about discounts and exemptions.

You can pay the Congestion Charge in several ways. It's quickest and easiest if you set up Auto Pay.

Auto Pay
The automated payment system will record the number of charging days a vehicle travels within the charging zone each month and automatically take payment from your debit card, credit card or via direct debit each month.
£10.50 Pay by Auto Pay
Pay in advance or by midnight on the day of travel
You can pay up to 90 days in advance. So, for example, you could pay for one day, a month or a year. Or you can pay after the journey on the day of travel.
£11.50 Pay online
By midnight the following charging day
You can only pay the following day online or by phone. If you travel on a Friday you have until midnight on the following Monday to pay.
£14
Pay online

The free TfL Pay to drive in London app

The official TfL Pay to drive in London app helps you pay your Congestion Charge, ULEZ and LEZ effortlessly.

You can also use the app to:

  • Set up Auto Pay
  • Pay a penalty
  • Check if a postcode is in the charging zone(s)
  • Manage your account
  • Save your vehicle details for future use
  • See your payment history

If you have Auto Pay you can also:

  • Add and remove vehicles from your account
  • View payment card details
  • View your outstanding Auto Pay balance

It's available to download for free at both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Other ways to pay

Pay by account

If you've set up a London Road User Charging account with us you can:

  • Set up Auto Pay for up to 5 vehicles to pay the Congestion Charge at a lower rate
  • Make faster payments by storing your contact, vehicle and payment details
  • Allow up to 5 people access to your London Road User Charging account

Use the sign in box on this page to create an account.

Pay by phone

UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
International:+44 20 7649 9122
Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)

Lines open:

Monday to Friday: 08:00-20:00
Closed on weekends and bank holidays

Pay by automated telephone service

If you've registered for an account with us, you will be able to pay automatically by phone.