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Stockholm also has various schmes in place:

06:30 - 18:29 Monday to Friday

All vehicles


The charge varies in Stockholm city centre according to the time of day between SEK 11 and SEK 35, with a maximum daily charge per vehicle of SEK 105 for inner city and Essingeleden together.

Stockholm Essingeleden has also a congestion tax that varies from SEK 11 to SEK 30 depending on the time of day. The tax does not apply overnight, at weekends and on public holidays or during the month of July.
Table of the current congestion charging cost in Stockholm inner city and Essingeleden:

Stockholm congestion charging table

10 SEK (Swedish Kronor) are approximately 1.10€

charging scheme

Stockholm congestion zone
black line = zone boundary
red dots = charging points
Text = No congestion tax for journeys on Essingeleden. However, from 1.1.2016 the charge also needs to be paid for journeys on the Western ring road, Essingeleden.
From 1st January 2016, there will be a lower charge also on this highway of 11 SEK for off-peak, 30 SEK for peak times (1.20 - 3.30€).
There is no charge on the Northern Link Road.
If you drive on and off the Northern Link and Roslagsvägen north of Frescati in the central parts of Stockholm (congestion charge zone), you pay a congestion charge.
If you park or pick / leave passengers in Ropsten you have to pay the congestion charge.

    Road Sign
Stockholm control station

You don't need to stop and pay at the control point!

When you drive your vehicle past a control point, you pass a camera that takes a picture of your vehicle's registration plate.

The picture is sent to the Swedish Transport Agency where the vehicle is identified. Then the Swedish Transport Agency sends a payment slip to the owner of the vehicle if the vehicle is registered in Sweden. 

If the vehicle is registered abroad, the Swedish Transport Agency has entrusted a notification partner to identify the owner of the vehicle, send out invoices to and obtain payments from the owner of the vehicle via EPASS24.

Pay your invoice in time! Otherwise you will be charged an additional 

SEK 500. For more information see here.

A single charge rule applies in Gothenburg. Under this rule, a vehicle that passes several payment stations within 60 minutes is only taxed once. The amount that must be paid is the highest one.

From 1.1.2015 foreign vehicles are affected the same as Swedish vehicles.
Charges for foreign vehicles are collected by a company on behalf of the Swedish tax authority by Swedish congestion charge collection for foreign vehicles.

06:30 - 18:29, Monday to Friday

Camera through an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.
Cordon scheme, charged when crossing into the area, enforced with cameras at the entrance of the scheme.

If the tax is not paid on time, a surcharge of SEK 500 will be imposed.

Yes, a similar scheme operates in both Stockholm and in Gothenburg, with different charges for each city.

  • emergency vehicles
  • buses with a total weight of at least 14 tonnes
  • diplomatically registered vehicles
  • motorcycles
  • military vehicles
  • cars with parking permit for disabled persons, after application to the Swedish National Tax Board. This exemption is not valid if the car is used for professional purposes.



Are there reductions for certain vehicles (eg cleaner / smaller vehicles)?
Certain cleaner fuelled vehicles registered between January 1, 2009 and August 1, 2012 have exemptions, see exemptions.

Reductions for multi trips or residents etc?
No reduction for residents, but the maximum charge per day and vehicle is SEK 60.
In addition:
• In Stockholm the Lidingö rule applies. This means that no congestion tax is paid for vehicles which pass two separate payment stations within 30 minutes where one of them is one of the payment stations on Gasverksvägen, Lidingövägen or Norra Hamnvägen.
• In Gothenburg a single charge rule applies. Under this rule, a vehicle that passes several payment stations within 60 minutes is only taxed once. The amount that must be paid is the highest one.


Trängselskatt i Stockholm

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