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.
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. It was further extended in October 2021, dramatically increasing the size of the zone. 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):
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 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.
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.
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.
Exempt from the charges are:
The ULEZ impacts some 3.8 million people within the bounds of the North and South circular roads.
Some of the residential areas now within the recently expansed zone:
Signs let you know that ULEZ is coming up, and how long you’ve got before you cross into the zone.
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.
A regular into the ULEZ? Set up AutoPay for just £10 per year. TfL will then (through our app) automatically charge you the lowest rate every time you drive into the zone.
We don’t just deal with city charges. Caura can help you sort everything from vehicle tax to insurance – life’s too short to waste time on multiple websites. The app makes car admin easy.