ULEZ: Where and when

The zone operates across all London boroughs and the City of London. The M25 is not in the zone.

Even if you make a short trip inside the zone using a vehicle that doesn't meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you need to pay the £12.50 daily charge. This includes residents of the ULEZ. However, you don't need to pay the ULEZ charge on a particular day if your vehicle is parked inside the zone and you don't drive it.

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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A small number of postcodes cross the zone boundary. Use the map search below or look out for the ULEZ boundary signs on the street when driving.

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

ULEZ, LEZ and DVS operate in the same area, but they are different schemes. The area covers all London boroughs and the City of London.

Charging times

  • Congestion Charge (CC): Operates 07:00-18:00 Monday-Friday, 12:00-18:00 Saturday-Sunday and bank holidays. No charge between Christmas Day and New Year's Day bank holiday (inclusive)
  • ULEZ: Operates 24 hours a day, midnight to midnight, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December)
  • LEZ: Operates 24 hours a day, midnight to midnight, every day of the year
  • Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Safety Permit: Operates 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.

See a text description of the ULEZ boundary map.

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.

Which vehicles are affected

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

You can avoid the charge by walking or cycling wherever possible or using public transport. Download the TfL Go app to plan journeys, receive live travel updates and to find quieter times to travel.

Most vehicles need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive within the zone. This includes cars, motorcycles, vans and specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes).

Lorries, vans or specialist heavy vehicles (all over 3.5 tonnes) and buses, minibuses or coaches (all over 5 tonnes) do not need to pay the ULEZ charge. They will need to pay a LEZ charge if they do not meet the LEZ emissions standards.


Non-UK registered vehicles

Owners of non-UK registered vehicles must also meet the emissions standard or pay the £12.50 daily ULEZ charge to drive within the zone.

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.

Discounts and exemptions

Find out about discounts and exemptions.

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