Frequently asked questions about infrastructure charge
Cars, lorries and buses have to pay bridge tolls.
The following vehicles do not pay bridge tolls:
- motorbikes and mopeds
- emergency vehicles
- EC mobile cranes
- buses with a total weight of at least 14 tonnes.
When you drive through the control point, you will see the tolls payable for different vehicles on the information signs at the bridge. You can also find information on current tolls under the heading Different tolls for different vehicles.
At the end of each month, the Swedish Transport Agency sends out a payment slip to owners of vehicles 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 vehicle owner via EPASS24.
The invoice contains information on the number of times the vehicle drove past a control point in the previous calendar month and the total amount to pay. The amount must be in announced account no later than the date shown on the invoice.
If your vehicle is registered in Sweden
Via our online service for congestion tax and infrastructure charges (in Swedish only) you can keep track of how many tolling stations your vehicle has past and the invoices you need to pay.
In order to log on to the service you will need the vehicle registration number and authorisation code or your digital ID (e-legitimation). You will find the authorisation code (Behörighetskod) on your registration certificate.
You are not able 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 you use an online bank (Internet bank) via your Swedish bank, you can sign up for electronic invoice ("e-faktura" in Swedish) for infrastructure charges. We will then send you the invoice directly to your online bank instead of sending it by post.
You can also sign up for direct debit ("autogiro" in Swedish) in your online bank. This will allow the infrastructure charges to be debited from your bank account automatically. You can combine direct debit with the electronic invoice.
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 vehicle owner via EPASS24.
Cars, light goods vehicles (max total weight 3.5 tonnes), buses (total weight of at least 14 tonnes) and heavy goods vehicles (over 3.5 tonnes) have to pay the bridge tolls. The toll is per crossing and is charged 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The amount varies depending on the type of vehicle and bridge.
Car: SEK 5
Light goods vehicle: SEK 5
Bus (max 14 tonnes): SEK 5
Heavy goods vehicle (over 3.5 tonnes): SEK 11
|Car: SEK 9
Light goods vehicle: SEK 9
Bus (max 14 tonnes): SEK 9
Heavy goods vehicle (over 3.5 tonnes): SEK 20
As the owner of the vehicle, you are responsible for making sure that the charge is paid on time even if you have not received a payment notice.
If the vehicle owner does not pay the charge on time, a late payment fee of SEK 300 will be added. If you still do not pay the charge, an additional fee of SEK 500 will also be charged.
If the owner of the vehicle has more than SEK 5,000 in payments owing in Sweden and at least six months have passed since the amount should have been paid, the vehicle may be banned from use.
You drive past a control point and the number of times the vehicle passed a control point in month 1 are recorded.
The decision on the amount payable for month 1 is decided and a payment slip is sent out at the end of month 2.
The payment for month 1 must be in the account stated on the invoice.
If you are required to pay but think that the decision on the infrastructure charge is wrong, you can appeal against the charge to the Swedish Transport Agency.
Submit your appeal by using this e-service: http://appeal.epass24.com/start
Send your appeal by post to:
701 95 Örebro
Your request for an appeal should include the following:
• the registration number of the vehicle.
• the date of the decision on the charge.
• the reason you are appealing against the decision.
• your name and your address.
Appeals must be received by the Swedish Transport Agency no later than 60 days after the decision on the charge was made.
In Sweden infrastructure charges can only be charged for a newly built bridge, tunnel or mountain pass, for example, in order to cover the construction costs. If the bridge, tunnel or mountain pass has already been built using public money, under Swedish law no charges may be introduced at a later date.
Infrastructure charges are justified by the fact that the people who use the infrastructure are paying for it.
If the aim is to reduce congestion in Sweden's city areas, a congestion tax is used instead. Congestion taxes are justified by the fact that the people who are contributing towards congestion and environmental problems are paying for the costs to society this causes.