Moving from Czech to UK self drive

3) Tunnel or ferry?

The tunnel is cheaper if:
– You will spend fewer than two nights in the UK
– You can plan your trip in advance
– You do not mind travelling outside the busy times (evening, night and early morning)
– You do not want to waste your time on the ferry

The ferry is better if:
– You have to buy your ticket on the day of your trip
– You will need to stay in the UK for longer
– You want to enjoy your time on the ferry and you do not mind that it takes longer

The cheapest round trip from France to the UK is 2,600 CZK (100€).

The overall cost is 17,600 CZK or about 650 €.
And how valuable is your time? That is for you to decide.

– If you arrive in the UK during the holidays, the prices may be 2 or 3 times higher
– It is quicker to get on the train and the customs officers are nicer
– Whichever way you choose, there may be random checks that can take up to 30 minutes
– If you would like to make the trip even cheaper, ask around (for example in the relevant Facebook groups) whether anyone needs to have something transported on your way there or back
When passing Germeny you Must fill kontrolbuch in English

Roads and tunnel charges and emiton zones in UK

There is one toll motorway (highway) in the UK and about 12 toll bridges and tunnels.
The charge is usually up to 5 pounds and it is not worthwhile to try and avoid them.
You are most likely to have to pay for using the:
Dartford Crossing
Dartford Crossing step by step guide 


Registration for the LEZ and ULEZ zones London

There are two emission zones in London. LEZ, or the Low Emission Zone, covers almost the entire area within the circle surrounded by M25.
It is important to register in advance. The form says it may take up to 10 workdays to process but it usually only takes 2 or 3.
All vans registered outside the UK have to register in advance. If you do not register in advance, you will pay 200 pounds per day for entry.
However, all newer vans meet the emission limits. All you need to do is to register using the technical license to your car and you will avoid both charges.
If your car meets the limits but you did not register in time, you will have to pay the charge. (In most cases, you will be allowed to register later and once you pay the fine, they will return the full sum, but we do not recommend this method.) The minimum fine is 500 pounds.
ULEZ, or the Ultra Low Emission Zone, is a zone in the very centre of London and it is unlikely that you will need to use it.
If I register later, will I get the fine I paid back?
Yes, you will.
Detailed registration instructions for the LEZ/ULEZ London