Postcode and map search

Enter a postcode to see if it's inside one or more of the charging zones. Results will not be displayed on the map.

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Where it operates

Enter a street name, postcode or landmark in the search box to see its location in relation to the charging zones.

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To see if an address is inside or outside the zones, use the postcode search instead.

Map search

Clear Search for stations, stops and piers (e.g. Bank)

Go to postcode checker at the top of the page

Charging times

  • Congestion Charge (CC): No charge 22:00-07:00 and Christmas Day (25 December)
  • ULEZ: Operates midnight to midnight, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December)
  • LEZ: Operates midnight to midnight, every day of the year
  • Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Safety Permit: Will operate at all times for lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight

Find out more about paying the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and LEZ, and learn more about DVS.

Journey planning

Third-party organisations such as WAZE, a community-based GPS traffic and navigation app, can alert drivers if their planned route goes through the ULEZ area. Drivers can also indicate in that app if their vehicles meet the ULEZ standards. 

Anyone using apps such as WAZE does so at their own risk. Other organisations may have similar ULEZ apps - we do not endorse or recommend any specific ones. Check back here for updates.

When ULEZ operates

A daily charge runs from midnight to midnight. If you drive within the ULEZ area across two days, for example before midnight and after midnight, you need to pay two daily charges if your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ standards.

Which vehicles are affected

See the emissions standards, daily charges and penalties for these four vehicle groups:

If your vehicle is affected there are ways to avoid the charge and/or meet the standards.

The ULEZ daily charge is:

  • £12.50 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) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes)

A change from LEZ standards

If you drive a lorry, van, bus, minibus or other specialist vehicle and it currently meets the London-wide LEZ emissions standards, it may not meet the ULEZ standards for central London.

From 1 March 2021 LEZ emissions standards are due to change.

Non-UK registered vehicles

Owners of non-UK registered vehicles must also pay the ULEZ charge to drive within the zone if they do not meet the emissions standards.

Our vehicle checker holds information on many vehicles registered outside the UK. If we don't hold your vehicle's details you will get the option to submit a copy of your vehicle's registration document showing the Euro standard it was manufactured to.

ULEZ expansion - October 2021

From 25 October 2021 the ULEZ boundary will be extended to create a single larger zone bounded by the North and South Circular Roads. If you are driving any petrol or diesel vehicle within the expansion you will also need to meet the tighter emissions standards or pay a daily charge.

This daily charge is in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge if you drive in central London as well.

Vehicles using the North and South Circular Roads and not going into the ULEZ will not be charged.

Discounts and exemptions

Residents who are registered for the residents' Congestion Charge discount will get a 100% ULEZ discount until 24 October 2021 to give them more time to change their vehicle to meet the ULEZ standards.

Residents will continue to pay the T-Charge, at a discounted rate of 90%, during this ULEZ resident grace period.

Find out about other discounts and exemptions.