How to move to the UK (London) on your own: a step by step guide

1. Van rental

You can rent a van to go to the UK in most of the more upscale van rentals; however, always let them know in advance that you are going to the UK. They will charge between 1,500 and 2,200 CZK (60–90 euros) per day.
You should be able to move to London in 3 days, which means that the van should not cost you more than 6,600 CZK or 250 euros.

2. Fuel

To save on fuel, follow this simple principle: diesel fuel is always cheaper when you are not on a highway. Diesel fuel is also cheaper in the Czech Republic than in Germany but it is cheaper in Germany than in other countries. We recommend using this petrol station in the Czech Republic; in Germany, we recommend this petrol station on the way there and this one on the way back.
You overall fuel costs are mostly determined by the size of the van.
Van fuel consumption:
10 m
3 – around 8,5l/100km
15 m
3 – around 10l/100km
22 m
3 – around 14l/100km
In other words, you will need about 240 litres of fuel for a round trip to London with a 15m
3 van (Prague to London and back: 2,500 km), which will cost you about 12,000 CZK (about 450 euros).
Pls have in mind that big vans like 17m3
its extra easy to overweight

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
– You don’t need to travel on holiday season 

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€).
(Price for both crossing with extra trailer is in cheaper and easier with ferry)
The ferry to Uk from France is run by 2 companies: PO Ferry  and DFDS 
    Irish ferries is the best option for vans

The overall cost is 19,600 CZK or about 780 €.
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
– Most ferries got same prices up to the day before you trip. Price at spot or bought same day is definitely higher than 1 day in advance online.
– 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 emission 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£, 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£.
ULEZ, or the Ultra Low Emission Zone, is a zone in the very center of London, proximity 20 km around the city center.

Detailed registration instructions for the LEZ/ULEZ London

From 1.1.2022 you are redirected to EPCplc to register there. (non-uk registed cars)
From 1.7.2022 there are no discount for vans registered outside UK to enter ULEZ you need to pay 12,5 Pounds a day
Offline registration via this pdf form. LEZ registration form for Uk and non-uk registration cars/vans download  you can checked your status online.
Online form for registration via post = Online form lez registration