Where it operates

Enter a street name, postcode or landmark in the search box to see its location in relation to the charging zones. View zones to show/hide their areas. To see if an address is inside or outside the zones, use the postcode search instead.

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Click View zones to also check the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and DVS zones.

Charging times

  • Congestion Charge (CC): No charge 18:00-07:00 on weekdays or on weekends, public holidays or any days between Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • ULEZ: Operates midnight to midnight, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December)
  • LEZ: Operates midnight to midnight, every day of the year
  • Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Safety Permit: Operates at all times for lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

Find out more about paying the Congestion Charge, ULEZLEZ, and learn more about DVS.

All roads within Greater London, those at Heathrow and parts of the M1 and M4 are included. However, the M25 is not included (even where it passes within the GLA boundary). Look out for signs at the boundary and side of the road to see where LEZ applies. Find out more about the road signs and how the LEZ works.

Driving in central London

The LEZ isn't the same as the Congestion Charge zone in central London or the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The Congestion Charge applies 07:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, excluding public and bank holidays and the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas Day (25 December). 

If you drive within the charging zone during these times you may need to pay the Congestion Charge and/or Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), even if you meet the LEZ emissions standards or have paid the daily LEZ charge. 

LEZ charges do not apply to vehicles when they're parked within the zone and not driving.

Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit 

If you drive an HGV over 12 tonnes in Greater London at any time you will need an HGV Safety Permit to show that your vehicle meets the new Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Vehicles without a permit will be subject to a penalty charge notice. Applying for a permit is free.

However, there will be no enforcement of the DVS and HGV safety permit until the end of February 2021. This is to give the freight industry more time to meet the new standards as they face intense demands from the coronavirus pandemic.

Once enforcement starts, vehicles without a permit may receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

Find out more about the DVS for HGVs.

Future changes to charging zones

LEZ from 26 October 2020

Emissions standards, daily charges and penalties will change for HGVs, lorries, vans and other specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, as well as buses/minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes being used within the LEZ. (Vehicles that comply with ULEZ will already meet the tougher emissions standards.)

However, there will be no new charges under the tougher standards until the end of February 2021. This is to give the freight industry more time to meet the new standards as they face intense demands from the coronavirus pandemic.

Our vehicle checker will show if you're likely to be affected by changes to the LEZ emissions standards.

ULEZ expansion from 25 October 2021

The ULEZ boundary around central London will be extended to create a larger zone up to, but not including, the North and South Circular Roads.