Motorway tolls Sweden 2023 → Price, where to buy, toll sections
- Swedish motorways can be used free of charge
- Using the Eurovignette toll system, motorways are only tolled for vehicles weighing over 12 tonnes
- Drivers of private vehicles pay only for entering Stockholm, Gothenburg and for crossing selected bridges
Toll in Sweden 2023
Swedish motorways are free for drivers of motorcycles, cars and other vehicles up to 12 tonnes. Only the passage of certain sections and the entrance to Stockholm and Gothenburg are charged.
Vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes pay tolls through the Eurovignette electronic system. The Eurovignette is valid for a limited period of time, similar to a vignette, i.e. one day, one week, one month or one year.
Tolls in Stockholm and Gothenburg
The congestion charge is levied on weekdays between 6:00 and 18:30. The amount of the toll varies depending on the time of day. The amount of the charge in Stockholm can be found at Transportstyrelsen.se. The fee levels for Gothenburg can be found here. The current fee is shown on the information board.
Fees are charged for each entry or exit from the inner city zone. The price ranges from £0,739 kr to £3,6345 kr. The maximum amount that can be invoiced per vehicle per day is £10,88135 kr in Stockholm and £4,8360 kr in Gothenburg.
Motorcycle and moped drivers do not pay tolls. Tolls are not collected in July, on weekends, on days preceding public holidays and on public holidays. Failure to pay the toll is punishable by a fine £40500 kr.
Paying the entrance fee to Stockholm and Gothenburg 2023
The fee is not payable when entering or leaving the city itself, but is payable retrospectively on the basis of the invoice sent. Vehicles are automatically registered at the electronic checkpoints and do not stop at the respective stations. Swedes are charged by the Swedish Transport Authority, and invoices are sent abroad via Epass24.
If the invoice is not paid on time, a late payment fee of £24,17300 kr will be charged. If the invoice is still not paid, a penalty of £40500 kr will be added.
The owner of the vehicle is responsible for payment.
Highways in Sweden 2023
Highway network in Sweden
- E4 Helsingborg – Kånna, Toftahom – Jönköping – Linköping – Stockholm – Uppsala – Gävle, Njurunda – Sunsdsvall – Bergeforsen, Piteå – Norrfjärden
- E6 Maglarp – Malmö – Halmstad – Göteborg – Norway E6
- E18 Segmon – Ed, Karlstad – Skatkärr, Lekhyttan – Örebro – Köping, Västjädra – Stockholm, Bergshamra – Rosenkälla, Söderhall – Norrtälje
- E20 Denmark – Malmö – Göteborg – Tollered, Ingared – Allingsås, Lundsbrunn – Holmestad, Vretstorp – Arboga, Eskilstuna – Stockholm
- E22 Trelleborg – Malmö – Fogdarp, Hörby – Linderöd, Vä – Fjälkinge, Gualöv – Sölvesborg, Nättraby – Karlskrona, Kalmar bypass
- E45 Göteborg – Trollhättan, Segmon – Ed – Finland
- E65 Malmö – Ystad
Map of motorways in Sweden
An overview map of Swedish motorways is available at Ezilon.com. An interactive map of Sweden, which provides full information on roads, construction and closures, can be found at Trafikinfo.se.
Special toll sections
In Sweden, some bridges are tolled. Only the Öresund Bridge, which connects Malmö and Copenhagen, is tolled on the spot; tolls for other sections are charged additionally.
Crossing charges for some sections 2023
Motorcycles Vehicles up to 3.5 t Vehicles over 3,5 t Motala £0,000 kr £0,405 kr £0,8911 kr Sundsvall £0,000 kr £0,739 kr £1,6120 kr Svinesunds £0,000 kr £1,6120 kr £8,06100 kr
Bridge Öresund: Copenhagen – Malmö
Öresundbron connects Denmark and Sweden. The toll for crossing the bridge is paid at the Lernaken toll station on the Swedish side.
Payment is possible in euros, Danish and Swedish kronor or by credit card. Drivers planning to cross the bridge at least once round trip should get BroPaS. For £4046 €, the crossing fee is more than halved. The bridge crossing fee can also be paid in advance online here.
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Tolls on Öresund Bridge 2023
Motorcycles Wagons up to 6 m Vans 6-9 m Remotely £2630 € £4957 € £98114 € BroPas £10,3412 € £21,5525 € £4350 €
Highways in Sweden: Speed limits, fines…
Speed limits in Sweden
- In a municipality: 50 km/h
- Outside the municipality: 70 km/h
- On the road for motor vehicles: 90 km/h
- On the motorway: 110 km/h
On motorways, the maximum speed limit is 110 km/h, which can be increased to 120 km/h by signs. In Sweden it is recommended to keep to the speed limit, fines for exceeding it are high and speed cameras are very often placed on Swedish roads.
Trails to Sweden
In Sweden, ferries are a common means of transport. Shipping can be used to travel to the neighbouring countries of Denmark, Finland and Norway, but it is also possible to travel by ferry from Germany or Poland.
Rostock – Trelleborg ferry, Sassnitz – Trelleborg
It is possible to sail from Germany to Sweden directly from the ports of Rostock and Sassnitz to Trelleborg. Transportation is provided for example by TT-Line or Scandlines. On the official website you will find the fare, timetable and other conditions.
Puttgarden – Rødby – over Öresund Bridge – Malmö
Among the best deals for travel to Sweden is a combined ticket from Puttgarden, Germany to Rødby, Denmark, combined with a crossing over the Öresund Bridge. A bargain ferry ticket with Öresund Bridge toll is available from £8699.50 €. The offer is available at Scandlines.com.
The Gdansk – Nynäshamn route
The service between Poland and Sweden is operated by Polferries. The price for a car with driver on the route Gdansk – Nynäshamn ranges from £1742160 kr upwards.
Speeding fines in Sweden 2023
Sweden takes its cue from neighbouring Norway when it comes to traffic laws. There the rates are really high, while in Sweden they are slightly lower, but they are collected with the famous Nordic care. The good news is that there is no points system here.
It is forbidden to use any kind of anti-radar, and you can be subjected to the so-called daily fines that we know mainly from Switzerland. The fines are based on the amount of income.
Speeding in a residential area
- 1-10 km/h: £1612000 kr
- 11-15 km/h: £1932400 kr
- 16-20 km/h: £2262800 kr
- above 21 km/h: from £2583200 kr to £3224000 kr, licence revocation for 2-8 months
Speeding in a municipality
- 1-10 km/h: £1612000 kr
- 11-15 km/h: £1932400 kr
- 16-20 km/h: £2262800 kr
- 21-25 km/h: £2583200 kr
- 26-30 km/h: £2903600 kr
- above 31 km/h: £3224000 kr, licence revocation for 2-8 months
Speeding outside the municipality and on the motorway
- 1-10 km/h: £1211500 kr
- 11-15 km/h: £1612000 kr
- 16-20 km/h: £1932400 kr
- 21-25 km/h: £2262800 kr
- 26-30 km/h: £2583200 kr
- 31-35 km/h: £2903600 kr, licence revocation for 2 months
- above 36 km/h: £3224000 kr, licence revocation for 2-8 months
Driving fines in Sweden 2023
In Sweden, there are no requirements for reflective vests in vehicles or hands-free for mobile calls, which is required in most European countries.
- Running a red light/not stopping at a stop sign – from £2012500 kr
- Failure to yield right of way – from £1612000 kr
- Driving without wearing seat belts – from £1211500 kr
- Driving without lights on during the day – from £40500 kr
- Driving without winter tyres during the period (1 December – 31 March) – from £971200 kr
- Using a mobile phone while driving – from £1211500 kr
Driving a car in Sweden 2023
Mandatory car equipment in Sweden
- Alert triangle
A fire extinguisher is mandatory for buses. Other equipment, such as a first aid kit or a reflective vest, is only recommended. Drivers and passengers of motorcycles, mopeds and ATVs are required to wear a protective helmet.
In winter, you should have antifreeze in your windscreen washer.
From 1 December to 31 March, winter tyres with a minimum tread depth of 3 mm are compulsory. Winter tyres are also compulsory for trailers.
Studded tyres are permitted from 1 October to 15 April, or longer depending on the weather. They must be on all wheels.
Snow chains are allowed on roads covered with snow or ice.
For a summary table for the rules on the use of winter pnematics for all types of vehicles, see Transportstyrelsen.se.
The use of seat belts is compulsory for all passengers in the vehicle.
Children in the car
Children under 135 cm may only travel in a child restraint suitable for their weight and height. Children taller than 135 cm may use a conventional seat belt.
Up to the age of four, rear-facing car seats are recommended in Sweden. If the rear-facing car seat is placed in the passenger seat, the airbag must be deactivated.
It is also recommended that children use a car seat or booster seat until the age of 10-12.
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that all children are wearing their seat belts properly.
Alcohol at the wheel
The maximum blood alcohol limit in Sweden is 0.2 per mille.
The penalty for drink-driving is a fine or imprisonment for a maximum of six months. In addition, the driving licence is usually revoked for 12 months. If there are aggravating circumstances, it can be longer.
Aggravating circumstances arise if the driver is measured to have more than 1.0 per millilitre of alcohol in the blood, is significantly impaired by alcohol or other means and his or her driving poses a significant risk to road safety. In this case, the penalty can be a maximum of two years imprisonment and the driver’s licence can be revoked for 24 months.
Daytime running lights are compulsory all year round.
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