Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

  • Petrol cars that meet the ULEZ standards are generally those registered with the DVLA after 2005, although cars that meet the standards have been available since 2001
  • Diesel cars that meet the standards are generally those registered with the DVLA after September 2015

Use our tool to check your vehicle.

Charges (if ULEZ standards NOT met)

We prefer that you use a vehicle that meets the new emissions standards rather than pay a daily charge.

Daily ULEZ charge: £12.50
Penalty charge: £160 (reduced to £80 if paid within 14 days)

The daily charge will run from midnight to midnight, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

These are in addition to any Congestion Charge that applies. (Cars are not subject to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).)

How to pay

  • Register for Auto Pay (£10 admin charge per vehicle) - this will be expanded to include ULEZ payments. Already have Auto Pay? Then you don't need to do anything
  • Pay online on this website from 8 April 2019
  • Download the free official TfL app and pay from 8 April 2019
  • Pay by phone
    UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
    International:+44 20 7649 9122
    Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)

Your options

If your vehicle does not meet the required ULEZ standards you can:

Walk, cycle or use our public transport network

Take advantage of our fares freeze and off-peak fares

  • Use our Hopper fare to take unlimited bus or tram journeys within one hour for £1.50. Find out more about the Hopper fare
  • Travel off peak anywhere between Zones 2 and 6 for £1.50. Find out more about fares
  • Night services on the Tube and London Overground are off peak
  • If you're planning a night out, travel from Zones 2-9 in to Zone 1 during the rush hour from £2.40. When is off peak?

Upgrade to a second-hand vehicle that meets ULEZ standards

  • Nearly all petrol vehicles produced since 2005 meet the ULEZ standards
  • Vehicles which meet the equivalent of the Euro 4 NOx standard for petrol have been available to buy since 2001

Check your vehicle registration document to find your vehicle's Euro emission standard.

The date when your vehicle was first registered with the DVLA is in section B of the document. You can check the date with's vehicle enquiry service.

Pay the daily charge

  • You'll be able to pay any ULEZ, LEZ and/or Congestion Charges that apply online, all at the same time

Join a car club

Go electric

  • Electric cars emit no NOx or CO2 from the tailpipe (compared to 120 g/km for the average small petrol car). More information about electric and plug-in hybrids, including advice on picking a vehicle is on the Go Ultra Low website

See if you qualify for a discount or exemption

ULEZ boundary expansion

From October 2021 the ULEZ will expand to the North and South Circular Roads. All cars within the expanded zone will need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a daily charge.