LONDON ULEZ CHARGE

Caura’s the fastest way to pay London ULEZ charge. Download the app and pay in two taps.  

London ULEZ on the Caura city charge payments screen

LONDON ULEZ CHARGE

Caura’s the fastest way to pay London ULEZ charge. Download the app and pay in two taps.  

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Pay the London ULEZ charge with Caura

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.

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. 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):

  • 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

London ULEZ charge

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.

Pay your clean air charges in seconds

Top section of the City Charges screen of the Caura app showing AutoPay

London ULEZ Charge

Where is the ULEZ?

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:

  • Haringey i.e Wood Green and Tottenham 
  • Southwark i.e East Dulwich and Lewisham
  • Hammersmith and Fulham i.e. Park Royal and East Acton
  • Camden i.e Kentish Town and Hampstead
map of ulez zone and the ulez road sign

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.

Pay the ULEZ charge with Caura

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

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.

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