Paying the Dartford Crossing (Dart) or Congestion Charge

Article updated on 31/01/2023

During the rental, it's your responsibility to pay for the Congestion Charge or Dart Crossing Charge (Dart Charge).

Remember, if you enter the congestion charging zone or use the Dartford Crossing during your rental and don’t pay the charge before the cut-off period, you will receive additional charges when Transport for London (TfL) issues a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) to the vehicle owner.

When paying for the Congestion Charge or Dart Charge online, only use the official or site. There are many non-legitimate sites that claim to accept payment for these charges. If you don’t use the official sites you risk incurring a Penalty Charge Notice for non-payment.

The information below is provided as a helpful guide and is accurate at the time of writing. We always recommend you refer to the official site for the latest information or updates.

Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) Charge

You can pay in advance, on the day of travel or by midnight of the third charging day after travel. The daily charge is £15 if you pay in advance or on the same day, or £17.50 by midnight of the third charging day after travel.

Some drivers may also be exempt from the Congestion Charge, find out more information on

You can pay the Congestion Charge in the following ways:

  • Online via
  • The TfL Pay to drive in London app
  • By phone: 0343 222 2222 (call charges apply, please refer to the TfL website)

Dart Charge

You must pay the charge if you use the Dartford Crossing between 6am and 10pm. Charges apply every day - including weekends and bank holidays.

How much you pay to cross depends on the type of vehicle you’re driving and if you already have an account.

You can pay the Dart Charge in the following ways:

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