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Car travel in Sweden

Are you traveling by car in Sweden? Read about congestion taxes in Stockholm and Gothenburg plus rules regarding alcohol in Swedish traffic.

Congestion taxes in Stockholm and Gothenburg

The congestion taxes are intended to improve traffic flow and improve the environment in the inner city of Stockholm and the routes around Gothenburg. The congestion tax in Stockholm and Gothenburg is charged on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6.29 p.m. It is not charged on Saturdays or Sundays, on public holidays, the day before a public holiday or in the month of July.

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For current charges and more information about the congestion tax in English, see

Are you traveling by car?
– alcohol rules in Swedish traffic

Information from the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) and Police in Sweden (Polisen):

In Sweden the limit for drunk driving is 0.10 milligrams of alcohol per litre of exhaled air, which corresponds to 0.2 parts per thousand in the blood.

All drivers who are stopped by the police in traffic will have to do a sobriety test. Drunk driving can lead to an investigation that results in the loss of your right to drive in Sweden for some time.