Congestion tax

A congestion tax system is currently in place in two Swedish cities: Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Congestion tax in Stockholm

Congestion tax is charged for Swedish registered vehicles. The tax was introduced in August 2007 and its purpose is to reduce traffic congestion on busy roads and thus also to improve the environment. The system was first introduced as a trial (January 3 - July 31, 2006).  

Congestion tax in i Gothenburg

Congestion tax was introduced in Gothenburg on January 1st 2013 and is charged for Swedish registered vehicles Monday to Friday, between 06:00 AM and 06:29 PM. The purpose is to increase accessibility in the city of Gothenburg, improve the environment and contribute to financing the regional infrastructure. No tax is charged on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, on a day preceding a public holiday or during the month of July.