Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you'll have to pay.

Over 71% of vehicles travelling into Bristol already meet the zone's emission standards. Only older and more polluting vehicles will be charged.

In the coming years, this percentage should increase even more as more people take advantage of the available financial support to switch to a cleaner vehicle or a different mode of transport.  

Check your vehicle

Bristol's zone will start on Monday 28 November 2022.

You can use the government's checking tool to check if you will be charged to drive your vehicle in Bristol's Clean Air Zone.

Check your vehicle (GOV.UK)

If you think your vehicle meets the eligibility criteria but is showing as subject to the daily charge, contact Clean Air Zone Support at the DVLA to request your vehicle record be checked and updated if required. Use their online form or call 0300 029 8888 between 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm, Saturday.

As a guide, charges will not apply to:

  • Euro 4, 5 and 6 petrol vehicles, roughly 2006 upwards
  • Euro 6 diesel vehicles, roughly end of 2015 onwards
  • fully electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  • modified or retrofitted vehicles registered with the Energy Saving Trust's Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)  
  • motorbikes

Bristol's Clean Air Zone charges

Vehicle categoryDaily charge
Private petrol cars £9
Private diesel cars £9
Taxis £9
Light Goods Vehicle (under 3.5t.) £9
Heavy Goods Vehicle (over 3.5t.) £100
Buses £100
Coaches £100

Charges would apply:

  • 24 hours a day
  • seven days a week

Non-compliant vehicles would only be charged once in each 24-hour period. If you live within the zone and drive a non-compliant vehicle, you'll only be charged if you make a journey.

Contact information

Clean Air Zone