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Sweden[1] is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, vast boreal forests, and glaciated mountains. The major cities - eastern capital Stockholm, southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö - all lie on the coast.

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There are two different road toll schemes in Sweden - Infrastructure charge and Congestion tax - applicable for both foreign-registered vehicles and Swedish vehicles.

  • Congestion tax: The vehicles pay a surcharge during the peak demand. The congestion taxes apply in two cities: Stockholm and Gothenburg. The congestion tax in Stockholm and Gothenburg
    • Is levied during daytime on weekdays
    • But not on saturdays, sundays, public holidays, the day before a public holiday and in the month of July.
  • Infrastructure charges are bridge tolls levied on bridges such as
    • Oresund
    • Motala and
    • Sundsvall Bridge

Trucks weighing over 12 tons are required to use Eurovignettes[2] when traveling through Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Sweden’s congestion taxes

Congestion tax is charged during fixed hours for vehicles driving into and out of Gothenburg[3]. The tax is not charged on public holidays, days before a public holiday, and in the month of July.

Congestion tax Gothenburg, 2021
Time Amount ( SEK)
06:00–06:29 kr 9.0
06:30–06:59 kr 16.00
07:00–07:59 kr 22.00
08:00–08:29 kr 16.00
08:30–14:59 kr 9.00
15:00–15:29 kr 16.00
15:30–16:59 kr 22.00
17:00–17:59 kr 16.00
18:00–18:29 kr 9.00
18:30–05:59 kr 0.00
For information regarding the Congestion tax and time for Stockholm city center and Essingeleden[4].


You can calculate tolls and fuel cost for your vehicle in Sweden using TollGuru toll calculator.

Bridge tolls in Sweden

Bridge tolls in Sweden, 2021
Bridges Passenger car, light truck and bus (in SEK) Heavy trucks (in SEK)
Sundsvall Bridge kr 9 kr 20
Motala Bridge kr 5 kr 11
The toll rates of Öresund bridge[5].

How do I pay for tolls in Sweden

You need to pay tolls for your vehicle at the following toll facilities

  • Oresundsbron bridge: You can pay tolls using
    • Cash/debit/credit card
    • EasyGo[6] and BroPas[7] - annual subscription that costs 44 EURO per year.
    • You can also purchase an online ticket. The toll station recognizes your license plate and you drive without stopping in the toll station.
  • Motala and Sundsvall Bridge: Payment notice is sent to the vehicle owner with the total amount charged for the previous calendar month. The fee must be transferred to the Swedish Transport Agency's account before the notice day. You can also pay via e-avi (e-invoice), direct debit and digital mailbox.

How do I pay congestion charge in Sweden

If your vehicle is registered in Sweden, you can pay congestion taxes using

  • Direct debit ("autogiro"): You can sign up for direct debit using your online bank account. The congestion tax will be directly debited from your account.
  • Electronic invoice ("e-faktura"): If you are using an online bank account via your Swedish bank you can sign up for an electronic invoice ("e-faktura").
  • Payment slip: The Swedish Transport Agency will send out a payment slip to owners of vehicles registered in Sweden at the end of each month.

If your vehicle is registered abroad, you can pay congestion tax by registering for an Epass24 account [8].

Do you need a vignette for Sweden

Yes, commercial vehicles whose maximum permissible weight is over 12 tons need the electronic Eurovignette[2].

Truck tolls - Eurovignette

Along with [Denmark, Luxembourg, and Netherlands, Sweden also collects tolls for heavy goods vehicles (HGV) with maximum permissible weight above 12 tons through Eurovignette. The Eurovignette tariffs depend upon

  • Number of axles
  • Emission classes[9]
  • validity period

You can book your Eurovignette [10] for your trucks, accepted modes of payments are Credit cards and Fuel cards such as DKV, UTA, Multi-Service Tolls, and others.

Eurovignette Annual Tariffs, 2021
Emission group 1–3 axles in Euros 4 or more axles in Euros
Euro 0 $1.41 $2.3
Euro 5 $796.00 $1.33
Euro 6 or less $750.00 $1.25
For more info on Eurovignette tariffs [11].

Congestion charge exemptions

The vehicles exempted from congestion charges are diplomatic vehicles, emergency vehicles, military vehicles, buses, disabled persons vehicles, hybrid cars, electric cars and motorcycles.

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