Who pays for Congestion Charge?

The Congestion Charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving a vehicle within London's charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday, and should be paid by the renter if the car being hired isn't exempt from paying the congestion charge.

Should you want to drive into the Congestion Zone and the Congestion Charge is not already paid for, then you can pay it online directly through the Congestion Charge website.

Should you want to drive through the Dartford Crossing, bear in mind that you need to pay an online charge by midnight on the day after your cross to not incur a fine. The fee amount  depends upon the type of vehicle. You can check details on types of vehicles and how to pay through the Dartford Crossing website.

Please check the car description carefully or check with the car owner, if you intend to drive in congestion charge zones.

However, many of the cars listed on RideLink have residents' parking permits that will allow you to park for free in the appropriate bays and some have already paid the Congestion Charge in advance.

This information will be contained in the car description and is worth bearing in mind as an additional value if you are thinking of hiring a car through RideLink.

Any parking fines, Congestion Charges or other fines that you incur during a rental, remain your liability.


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