is the London Congestion Zone?
London Congestion Charge is a daily charge
payable by motorists travelling into or
within the London Congestion Charge Zone.
main objectives of the Congestion Charge
are to reduce traffic congestion and to
raise funds for investment in London's
transport system. The Zone came into operation
in Central London in 2003. The system
is run on an automatic basis using CCTV
and Automatic Number Plate Recognition.
A network of cameras read vehicle number
plates as you:
•Leave the zone
within the zone
cameras photograph the car's registration
number and register it for payment prior
to midnight the day of entry
which drive within a clearly defined zone
of central London between the hours of
07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday, have
to pay a Congestion Charge
Congestion Charge is £10 plus a £2 admin
If you do not pay the Congestion
Charge by midnight on the following charging
day, a penalty of £120 will be issued.
If the penalty is paid within 14 days
the fine is reduced to £60. The
Car Rental Company,
as the registered owner, will pay the
fine. The Car Rental Company will then
charge your credit card for the penalty
(£60) and an admin fee of £30-£50. This
means each day you travel into London
can cost you as much as £110
Register with CChargepass.com
for an annual fee of just £15 and each
day we will text you to ask if you have
entered or intend to enter the Congestion
Zone. Reply "Yes" and we will charge your
credit card for that day’s entry. No reply
and your card will not be charged
is an online company which communicates
with its car rental clients primarily
by mobile phone using SMS text message.
renters visiting London are unaware of
the London Congestion
Charge. Others are confused about
the location of the Charge Zone, the hours
of operation, the amount of the Charge
and how it should be paid.
make paying the Congestion Charge easy
for car renters traveling into or within
the London Congestion Charge Zone by handling
it on your behalf.
do this by:
you a daily SMS text message during the
car rental period asking if you have entered,
or will enter, the Congestion Zone
you reply with your registered PIN, we
will charge your credit card and pay the
Charge on your behalf.
will receive confirmation of payment by
SMS text and email.
you have not entered the Zone, there is
no need to reply. We will take no action
way it works:
you register with .www.CChargepass.com
Credit - card details - Mobile telephone
number - Email address -Car rental dates
one-off Annual Registration Fee of £15.
This Registration Fee covers our reminder
and administration services for one year,
no matter how many times you visit London.
Congestion Charge fee plus a Daily Fee
of £2 for each day that you enter the
Congestion Charge Zone.
example, on the day of travel we will
charge your card £12.00 - the standard
£10 London Congestion Charge and our fee
of £2. If you fail to pay on the day of
entry, but pay before the end of the following
charging day, we will charge your card
£14 - the standard late payment £12 charge
and our fee of £2.
of Congestion Charge Zone
on map below and go to the Transport for