Questions about ULEZ
The ULEZ is a zone in London that restricts the use of older, high-polluting vehicles through the use of a penalty fee. If your car is not ULEZ compliant, you need to pay a daily charge of £12.50.
The ULEZ charge now extends outside Central London, encompassing the area between the North and South Circular.
If you’re using the A406 North Circular or A205 South Circular, you won’t be charged. But the ULEZ charge will be applied as soon as you leave them and head towards the centre of London.
If you have driven into the ULEZ in a car that is not compliant, TFL will be in touch to let you know you face a ULEZ charge. The ULEZ area is policed through automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR), meaning you won’t be physically stopped from entering the ULEZ in a non-compliant vehicle, but you will receive a penalty charge notice of £160 if you haven’t paid by midnight of the third day since your journey.
Alternatively, our ULEZ checker can tell you if your vehicle will need to pay the ULEZ charge, just enter your reg above!
Cars that are free to drive in the ULEZ must be Euro 6 (diesel) or Euro 4 (petrol) compliant. That means low emission and zero-emission vehicles such as electric cars will not be charged. Hybrid cars aren’t automatically exempt, as some models made before 2015 may not be ULEZ compliant.
By using our ULEZ checker! Just enter your reg to see if your vehicle is ULEZ compliant. We will show you if your car is exempt from charges in London, or whether you need to pay a daily charge to drive in the zone.
The ULEZ was expanded in October 2021 and now covers areas of London inside the North and South Circular Roads.
Owners of non-compliant vehicles living or travelling within areas of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greenwich, Camden, Haringey, and Waltham Forest will be impacted by the ULEZ charge.
Large sections of the London boroughs of Redbridge, Newham, Brent, Barnet, Wandsworth, Lambeth, and Lewisham will also be affected.
You can check your vehicle for Euro 6 compliance in relation to ULEZ with Motorway’s ULEZ checker.
If your vehicle was made after September 2015, there’s a good chance it’s Euro 6 compliant and therefore able to drive in London’s ULEZ for free.
You may also find this information in your registration details or, you can simply check your reg with our ULEZ check tool which will show whether it’s Euro 6 compliant.
If your car is ULEZ compliant then it will automatically mean it’s Euro 6 compliant too (excluding exemptions).
If your bike is Euro 3 compliant then it will also be considered ULEZ compliant — enter your reg into our checker to find out.
From the start of 2021, only Euro 5 compliant bikes can be sold in the EU, so any motorbikes bought at this time will be both Euro 5 and ULEZ compliant. If you purchased a bike before this, you should check your registration details or contact the manufacturer to confirm.
Remember, the rules for bikes in the ULEZ means they must be Euro 3 compliant, not Euro 6, like cars, so bikes manufactured as early as 2000 may still be able to drive in the ULEZ charge-free.