Low Emission Zone – LEZ
All roads in the Greater London area, Heathrow and parts of the M1 and M4 require vehicle registration; if you meet the standards, you will be exempt from payment*. The amount of the daily fees may vary depending on the vehicle’s emissions.
The M25 would not be included.
The rate works 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
*Registration in the LEZ zone does not include ULEZ or congestion charge
Ultra-low emission zone – ULEZ
This fee is only required to circulate in London. It is valid for one day, always starting from midnight.
Vehicles that meet the required standards are exempt from payment. It covers the area up to the North Circular Road (A406 and South Circular Road (A205) but does not include any of them.
This registration operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year (except December 25) and can be paid up to 90 days before, or until midnight on the third day after travelling through the area.
Driving around central London costs an additional £15 per day.
The rate operates all year round from 07:00 to 22:00, except on December 25.
The DVS measures the driver’s direct view from the cab, thus assessing risks to other vulnerable users, such as pedestrians or cyclists, and is measured by stars. If the vehicle has a low DVS stars rating, you will need to install an additional safety system. To acquire this permit and qualify the vehicle correctly, it must be managed through the vehicle manufacturer.
Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in fines, with compliance being policed through a camera system.