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Driving into London for a day out with the family? Pay the ULEZ charge with Caura, ultra-fast.

Download the app, enter your number plate and pay, with no extra fees. Done. Sort the charge for the trip you took yesterday or today, or the one you’ll take tomorrow.

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What is the London ULEZ charge?

To make London’s air cleaner, major measures have been put in place. The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) arrived in 2019 and applies to all vehicles that don’t meet required emission standards. The first expansion took place on October 2021, dramatically increasing the size of the zone.

The ULEZ expanded even further on August 2023, and now covers all London and Greater London boroughs. This means if you drive a non-compliant vehicle anywhere in London, you will need to pay the daily £12.50 charge. People are being encouraged to use public transport, cycle or walk, in the name of cleaner air and a greener future.

The emissions standards are (vehicles not compliant with these standards have to pay the charge):

  • L category (motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles): Euro 3
  • Petrol engines: Euro 4 or better
  • Gas engines: Euro 6 (VI) or better
  • Diesel/petrol electric hybrids: meet the latest relevant emission standards
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What you need to know

It's a daily charge, drivers entering the charging zone during operating hours need to pay once for each day. You can drive in and out multiple times per day, for one single payment.
ULEZ charge times
ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But it’s free on Christmas day. One upside for the annual trip to the in-laws.
How much is the ULEZ charge?

The ULEZ charge costs £12.50 for everyone, with the same fee payable if you pay in advance, on the day, or the day after.

Fines for ULEZ

Pay the ULEZ charge within three days of passing through the zone, or you’ll be fined. Transport for London (TfL) cameras are placed at entrances and exits to the zone.

There’s a £160 fine if you don’t pay the ULEZ penalty charge within three days, and you’ve got 28 days to pay. It goes down to £80 if you get it to TfL in 14 days.

TfL sends you a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if you’ve got a fine. If you don’t pay it in 28 days, then TfL issues a Charge Certificate for double the original fine: now £240. Let’s all steer clear of this.

ULEZ charge exemptions

Exempt from the charges are:

  • Blue badge holder in a ‘disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class until 26th October 2025
  • All wheelchair-accessible vehicles who offer private hire booking
  • TfL-licensed private hire vehicle (PHV) operators until 26th October 2025
  • London-licensed taxis
  • Vehicles in the historic vehicle tax class
  • Specialist agricultural vehicles
  • Military vehicles
  • Non-road going vehicles
  • Certain types of mobile cranes
  • Lorries, vans or specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes if they don’t meet the standard
  • Buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes.
Where is the ULEZ?
ULEZ Zone Map
How do I know if I'm about to enter the ULEZ?

Signs let you know that ULEZ is coming up, and how long you’ve got before you cross into the zone.

How do I pay the ULEZ charge?

It just takes a few seconds to pay the ULEZ charge with Caura. Two taps and you’re done. Download the app, find ULEZ under City Charges and pay. Stash all the receipts in the app, just in case you need to check back.

If you need to sort both ULEZ and Congestion Charge, you can pay for them in the same, single transaction. One app. Two taps. Save your time for doing things that are more meaningful.

Automate payments with Caura AutoPay

If you’re a regular in the ULEZ Charge zone, you can set up AutoPay directly on Caura. It's free to set-up and means that Caura will take automatic payments each time you drive in the zone.

Need to pay the Congestion Charge?

Caura is the only app you need. You can set-up AutoPay for all London emission charges (LEZ, ULEZ& Congestion Charge) or simply make payments in just two taps, all from one app.


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