Known as one of the key crossings in Europe, this bridge and two tunnels takes you across the river Thames on the eastern section of the M25.
Heading for a weekend getaway? Or popping out for a day shopping at Bluewater? Use the Dart to get where you need to be. But remember to pay.
Caura helps you sort the Dart charge before you even get in the car. With no extra fees. Then drive off for some admin-free fun.
The first tunnel opened in 1963, taking 12,000 vehicles every day. But as time went on, it couldn’t cope with the serious amount of traffic using it. So urgent construction of the second tunnel began in 1971.
Both tunnels were connected to the M25, and demand grew to a whopping 79,000 vehicles per day. In 1991, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge was built to half the load again. Now traffic flows nice and freely.
Drivers are charged per crossing, there are no barriers or payment booths, so payment must be made online. The Caura app is the easiest way to make payment.
Fees only apply from 6am - 10pm. All year round, 7 days per week. Including Christmas Day and bank holidays.
Pay the Dart Charge within 28 days of your crossing, or you’ll get fined £70, plus the original crossing fee. This penalty is sent to the address your vehicle’s registered at
This amount halves if you pay it within 14 days – but rises to £105 if you don’t sort it
If you think you've been fined unfairly, you can appeal the charge
There are discounts for regular users with prepaid accounts, as well as a few other exemptions for certain road users.
If you're driving on the eastern section of the M25 that crosses the Thames, then you'll have to use the crossing. You'll see signs in plenty of time, though there is no physical barrier or toll station to cross. You'll need to be aware of having made the crossing, and then remember to pay the charge.
Forget fiddly forms and multiple sites. Pay the Dart Charge on Caura’s speedy app.
It (seriously) only takes a second. Two taps and you’re done. Just download the app, find ‘Roads and tolls’ and choose the ‘Dart Charge’. Pay in seconds and you’re done. With no extra fees.
Caura doesn’t just help you pay for vehicle fees. Anything car admin, we help you sort effortlessly. Think vehicle tax, insurance, and a whole lot more. Don’t waste time on multiple websites to make payments.