Pay the Dartford Crossing charge (Dart Charge)

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Charges and fines

You must pay the charge if you use the Dartford Crossing between 6am and 10pm. Charges apply every day - including weekends and bank holidays.

How much you pay to cross depends on the type of vehicle you’re driving and if you already have an account.

Cars and motorcycles

Vehicle class One-off payment If you have an account
Motorcycles, mopeds and quad bikes A Free Free
Cars (including trailers), motorhomes and any minibuses that have 9 or less seats (including the driver’s seat) B £2.50 £2.00

Buses, coaches, vans and other goods vehicles

Vehicle class One-off payment If you have an account
Vehicles with 2 axles C £3.00 £2.63
Vehicles with more than 2 axles D £6.00 £5.19

Count droppable axles whether they’re up or down. Only count trailer axles for articulated vehicles.

If you’re disabled

You do not need to pay the charge if you get free UK vehicle tax because of a disability.

Your vehicle will be checked automatically when you cross - you do not need to do anything.

Find out how to get free vehicle tax if you’re a driver with a disability.

Local resident discount

You can apply for a discount if you pay Council Tax to Dartford borough council or Thurrock council. You can find out which is your local council.

You can either:

  • pay £20 a year to use the Dartford Crossing as many times as you want
  • pay £10 for 50 crossings, plus 20p for each additional crossing

Apply for a local resident discount online or by post.


You can get a £70 fine if you do not pay the charge. You must pay it within 28 days.

The fine will be:

  • reduced to £35 if you pay within 14 days
  • increased to £105 if you do not pay it - you’ll also have to pay the crossing charge

You can pay or challenge the fine online or call the Dart Charge contact centre.

Dart Charge contact centre
Telephone: 0300 300 0120
Textphone: 18001 0300 300 0120
Every day, 8am to 8pm
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