London Congestion Charge

Temporary Congestion Charge changes due to COVID-19

From June 22 the Congestion Charge will temporarly increase it's daily charge to GBP 15 for driving a vehicle within London's Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00, seven days a week (except Christmas Day).

The fee is charged by and paid to Transport for London (TfL).

What hours and days does the Congestion Charge cover?

You will need to pay the Congestion Charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone between 07:00 to 22:00, Monday to Sunday (except Christmas Day).

You will only need to pay the Congestion Charge once per day, regardless of how many times you drive in and out of the Congestion Charge zone on the same day.

When should I pay the Congestion Charge?

You can pay in advance, on the same day or GBP 17.50 by midnight of the thrid charging day after travel. If you pay in advance or by midnight of the day you travel, the Congestion Charge is GBP 15.

How do I pay the Congestion Charge?

You can pay in a number of ways including:


UK: 0343 222 2222
International: +44 (0) 343 222 2222
Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)

Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:00 - 22:00. Closed on weekends and bank holidays.

IMPORTANT: Only use the official Transport for London service when paying the Congestion Charge. Many unofficial sites selling the Charge do so at a premium and do not have approval from TfL to operate this charge. Go to the Unofficial selling websites page on TfL for more information.

The latest information about where and how to pay the Congestion Charge is available on the Transport for London website.

What happens if I don't pay the Congestion Charge?

Transport for London will charge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) per offence if you don't pay the Congestion Charge. This fee is currently GBP 160.00 but will be reduced to GBP 80.00 if paid within 14 days. You have 28 days to pay the PCN.

An additional admin fee of GBP 25.00 +VAT is payable if Budget handles the Penalty Charge Notice on your behalf.

When hiring a vehicle with Budget, it is your responsibility to pay the Congestion Charge. Any unpaid charges and penalties will be recovered from you by Budget.

Map of Congestion Charging zone (opens PDF 2.5MB)


Download Congestion Charging zone map (opens pdf 2.5MB)

The latest information on the London Congestion Charge is available on the Transport for London website.