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Ultra Low Emission Zone

Find out more information about the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

To help improve air quality in London, Transport for London have introduced the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December). As of August 2023, the zone operates across all London boroughs and does not include the M25.

If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emissions standards and is not exempt, you need to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive within the zone. This applies to 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 and coaches (all over 5 tonnes) do not need to pay the ULEZ charge. They will need to pay the LEZ charge if they do not meet the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) emissions standard.

To find out more information about the ULEZ and check whether your vehicle is exempt, visit the Transport for London website.