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Dart Charge to increase 20%

The Dart Charge for Class B vehicles on registered accounts is to increase 20% from 1 October 2018.

Dartford Crossing

The Dart Charge account holder rate for Class B vehicles will increase from 1 October 2018

The charge, which applies to cars (including trailers), motorhomes and minibuses using the Dartford Crossing, is normally set at a standard rate of £2.50 but account holders benefit from a rate of £1.67. This will rise to £2.00 from October, bringing the discount on the standard rate down to 20% from 33%. However, account holder charges for all other vehicle classes will stay the same.

A spokesperson for the Dart Charge said the change was taking place due to “an ongoing need to manage increasing demand at the Crossing” and would make “for a more equitable rate between different vehicle classes”.

The Class B changes will automatically apply from 1 October and will show on monthly statements.


Vehicle Class Standard Rate Account Holder Discounted Rate

(up to 22:00 on 30/9/18)

Account Holder Discounted Rate

(from 06:00 on 1/10/18)

A – Motorcycles, mopeds and quad bikes £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
B – Cars (including trailers), motorhomes and minibuses (with 9 or less seats including the driver’s seat) £2.50 £1.67 £2.00
C – Vehicles with 2 axles £3.00 £2.63 £2.63
D – Vehicles with more than 2 axles £6.00 £5.19 £5.19


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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.