Is it cheaper to have a Dart Charge account?

Is it cheaper to have a Dart Charge account?

A pre-pay account is the cheapest and easiest way to pay, even if you only use the Dartford Crossing occasionally. It saves you the hassle of making a payment each time and you can set up auto top-ups. You can add multiple vehicles. Local residents need a pre-pay account to access the local residents’ discount scheme.

How do I top up my Dart Charge account?

You can top up your account balance online at and select sign in online or by calling our Contact Centre on 0300 300 0120.

How many vehicles can you have on a Dart Charge account?

1.2 You cannot register the same vehicle to more than one Account. You can register multiple vehicles to one Account.

How much is Dart Charge with an account?

Dart Charge prices: motorbikes, cars, trailers, minibuses and motorhomes

Type of vehicle One-off payment If you have an account
Cars (incl. trailers) £2.50 £2.00
Motorhomes £2.50 £2.00
Minibuses (9 seats or less incl. the driver) £2.50 £2.00
Buses, coaches vans and other goods vehicles with two axles £3.00 £2.63

Do you pay both ways on Dartford Crossing?

Northbound traffic uses the two, two-lane road tunnels known as the Dartford Tunnel. The tunnel was the only means of crossing before the bridge opened in 1991. A charge (toll) is payable in both directions.

Do you have to pay Dartford Crossing after 10pm?

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 does the Dartford Crossing make a day?

Over 100,000 people use the Highways England operated Dartford Crossing every day, making it a lucrative source of money for the government. With the UK’s average salary at £29,900 and the bridge bringing in £92 million, that means that the Dartford Crossing makes 3077 times this in a year.

Do you pay for Dartford Crossing both ways?

Can I claim VAT on Dart Charge?

No – as statutory fees, such as the London congestion charge, are outside the scope of UK VAT, you cannot reclaim VAT on them.

Can I add a car to my Dart Charge account after crossing?

Dart Charge accounts cannot be used to pay for crossings you have already made. If you’ve already made crossings in the vehicle you want to add to this account, they will have to be paid for separately.

How much does Dartford Crossing make a day?

The only fixed road crossing of the Thames east of Greater London, it is the busiest estuarial crossing in the United Kingdom, with an average daily use of over 130,000 vehicles….

Dartford Crossing
Opened November 1963 (western tunnel) May 1980 (eastern tunnel) October 1991 (bridge)

Is the Dartford Tunnel free?

It’s free to make the Thames crossing using the Dartford Tunnel or Queen Elizabeth II Bridge between 10pm and 6am. The same fees apply every day, including at weekends and on bank holidays.