When to pay
You can pay in advance or on the day of travel. If you don't pay by midnight on the charging day after you drove in the zone, you'll get a Penalty Charge Notice.
Not all drivers have to pay. Find out about discounts and exemptions.
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By midnight on the day of travel (£10)
You can pay before or after the journey on the day of travel.
By midnight the following charging day (£12)
You can only pay the following day online or by phone. If you travel on a Friday you have until midnight on the following Monday to pay.
Fleet vehicles pay a £9 daily charge if registered on Fleet Auto Pay.
Paying in advance
You can pay up to 90 days in advance. So, for example, you could pay for one day, a month or a year.
From January 2011 - Congestion Charging Auto Pay
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