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Charges and peak periods

VBS green charge

Download and read our letter dated 8 May 2019 on Improving Air Quality in Southampton including information about the VBS green charge.

You can also read our FAQs on air quality and the VBS green charge here.

Opening hours and charges

  HOURS OPEN/CLOSED CHARGES

Monday - Friday
Open 24 hours a day

00:00 - 04:00 OPEN FREE
04:00 - 07:00 OPEN £1.26
07:00 - 12:00 OPEN FREE
12:00 - 18:00 OPEN £1.26
18:00 - 00:00 OPEN FREE
Saturday 00:00 - 12:00 OPEN FREE
12:00 - 15:00 OPEN £11.21
15:00 - 00:00 CLOSED
Sunday 00:00 - 19:00 CLOSED
19:00 - 00:00  OPEN FREE 

VBS Premium Charges

The new VBS charges are introduced from 1 July each year. 

  2018/2019 tariff NEW 2019/2020 tariff
Peak hour booking * £1.26 £1.30 per transaction
Off peak booking FREE FREE
Saturday bookings after 12:00  £11.21 £11.55 per transaction
VBS Premium container listing £0.17 £0.17 per container**
Penalty for a booking made for which no vehicle arrives at the terminal £31.36 £32.30 per 'no show'
Passenger in cab charge £112.12 per occurence £115.48 per occurence
Green charge N/A £5 for trucks with a licence plate of '08' or older (Euro IV type trucks) as from 1 January 2020

* Peak hours currently apply Monday - Friday 04:00-07:00 and 12:00-18:00

** The original per container fee for 2013/14 was £0.15. Adding the RPI over the intermediate years gives a rounded £0.17 per container for 2018/19.