New London Congestion Charge hours from Monday 21 February 2022

After the changes introduced to London Congestion Charge following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Transport For London has notified the upcoming changes to the enforcement hours of the charge.

What is changing?

From Monday 21 February, the central London Congestion Charge hours are being reduced and will operate Monday to Friday, 7:00-18:00 and Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, 12:00-18:00.

  • The daily Congestion Charge is £15 if you pay in advance or on the same day, or £17.50 by midnight of the third charging day after you travel: For example, if you drive on Saturday, you have until midnight on Tuesday to pay £17.50 and if you drive on Sunday, you have until midnight on Wednesday
  • To pay the Congestion Charge you will be able to pay online or sign up to Auto Pay for a £10 annual registration fee per vehicle, so you never forget to pay
  • Auto Pay is the most convenient way to pay the charge. If you are registered with Auto Pay, we will automatically check whether your vehicle needs to pay the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge and if you drive, we will automatically charge you via your Auto Pay service. This means you will not have to remember to pay the charge(s) and will not run the risk of receiving Penalty Charge Notice(s) for your registered vehicles.

Some NHS patients may be eligible to claim Congestion Charge reimbursements from their participating, treating hospital. You may also be eligible for a Congestion Charge reimbursement if you are:

  • An NHS Trust, local authority, or charity, in a role responding to the current Covid-19 pandemic and future pandemic/epidemics in Greater London
  • A care home employee working in the Congestion Charge zone  

Find out more about our reimbursement schemes and eligibility criteria

Transport For London explains that the changes to the central London Congestion Charge hours are to help reduce congestion during the day and encourage walking, cycling, or using public transport.

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