Understanding the Congestion Charge

Article updated on 16/11/2021

No, the Congestion Charge is not included. It is your responsibility as the driver to pay it.

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 tfl.gov.uk site for the latest information or updates.

The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone 07:00-22:00, every day, except Christmas Day (25 December) and does not include the Dartford Crossing Charge.

You can pay in advance, on the day of travel, or by midnight on the following charging day.

To pay online, go to: www.tfl.gov.uk

If you don't pay by midnight on the day after you travel, the owner will receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). Go to this article to see the next steps.

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