Changes to payments for Dartford Crossing

November 19, 2014   //   No Comments

The Highways Agency has announced that from Sunday 30th November there will no longer be toll booths for paying to make the Dartford Crossing.

The new payment arrangements, known as Dart Charge, will help reduce congestion and ease traffic flow at the Crossing as drivers will no longer stop to pay at the barriers. The last cash payment will be taken at the Crossing around 10pm on Saturday 29 November.  From 6am on Sunday 30 November drivers will have more flexibility about when and how they pay the charge, paying either in advance or by midnight the day after crossing. Payment can be made online, by phone, by post or at one of thousands of payzone retail outlets.

Drivers can set up their pre-pay account, which is the cheapest and easiest way to pay the Crossing charge via the Dart Charge website. The charge to use the Crossing will also increase from Sunday 30 November, as announced by the Department for Transport in May 2012.  To find out more about Dart Charge, or to register for updates please visit

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