Sweden is still relatively spared from toll roads. Other European countries have for a long time a fee model to fund new road construction. Here are the distances in Sweden that are toll roads.
In most cases, cars from abroad are not a subject for fees in Sweden. But anyway…
In Sweden, there are two cities that have a congestion charge on weekdays. These cities are Stockholm and Gothenburg, which at working hours will charge the owner of the car a fee. The fee will be sent by mail. During the most intense traffic times it costs more to drive into the inner city but at maximum 45 crowns, around 4,5 €.
That ordinary roads have tolls in Sweden do not exist yet, but there are four bridges that are chargeable.
- Motala Bridge has become a part of road number 50 and costs SEK 5 (0,5€) to pass.
- Sundsvall Bridge is a part of highway E4 costs 9 crowns (1 €) in bridge toll.
- Svinesund bridge that connects Sweden with Norway costs 22 crowns (~2 €) to the overpass.
- Oresund Bridge is the most expensive and an overpass with car costs 425 SEK (~43 €).
Payment of tolls
Oresund Bridge bridge has a traditional payment method. You pay directly at the crossing and it is possible to pay by card or cash.
After crossing the Svinesund bridge, you will get an invoice in your mailbox. It’s the same system as for the bridges below.
For congestion charges and tolls for Motala and Sundsvall Bridge, Sweden applies a system called “free-flow”. Car license plates are read and afterward, a bill is sent to the owner.
The idea of tolls is that they should be paid until the costs of construction are repaid. The first discussion on road tolls in Sweden began when the Öland Bridge was built. However, this bridge is still free of charge.
Information in English from the Swedish Transport Ministry can be found here.