Driving licence categories

Age requirements and the vehicles you may drive with the different licence categories.

CategoryAge requirementsEntitles the licence holder to drive

AM

Behörighet AM

15 years

Class I Moped (EU moped) category AM also entitles the licence holder to drive a

  • Class II Moped
  • Tractor type a (the Tractor type a is designed with a maximum speed of 40 km/h)
  • Class II construction equipment (construction equipment designed with a maximum speed of 30 km/h)

A1

Behörighet A1

16 years
  1. Two-wheeled light motorcycle (max. 125 cm3 and 11 kW, and a power/weight ratio that does not exceed 0.1 kW/kg)
  2. Three-wheeled motorcycle (max. 15 kW) Category A1 also entitles the licence holder to drive a
  • Class I and II moped
  • Tractor type a
  • Class II construction equipment
  • Light ATV and snowmobile (if the licence was issued before 1 January 2000)

A2

Behörighet A2

18 years
  1. Two-wheeled medium sized motorcycle (max. 35 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg and, if the vehicle's original construction has been modified, must not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power)
  2. Three-wheeled motorcycle (max. 15 kW)

Category A2 also entitles the licence holder to drive

  • Class I and II moped
  • Tractor type a
  • Class II construction equipment

A

Behörighet A

24 years

(20 years after holding A2 for two years)

(21 years for three-wheeled motorcycle over 15 KW)

Two and three-wheeled heavy motorcycles,
Category A also entitles holder to drive

  • Class I and II moped
  • Tractor type a
  • Class II construction equipment
  • Light ATV and snowmobile (if the licence was issued before 1 January 2000)

B

Behörighet B

18 years

1. Passenger car or light lorry with a maximum authorised mass of 3.5 tonnes

  • a light trailer with a maximum authorised mass of 750 kg
  • a trailer weighing in excess of 750 kg (maximum authorised mass), provided that the combined maximum authorised mass of the car and trailer does not exceed 3.5 tonnes. You can check this by using the Swedish Transport Agency's trailer calculator.

2. Off-road vehicles, other than ATV and snowmobile

3. Class I construction equipment (construction equipment with a maximum design speed above 30 km/h)

4. Three-wheeled motorcycle (21 years for
three-wheeled motorcycle over 15 kW)

5. Four-wheeled motorcycle

Category B also entitles the licence holder
to drive

  • Class I and II moped
  • Tractor types a and b (Tractor type b is designed for speeds above 40 km/h)
  • Class II construction equipment
  • Light ATV and snowmobile (if licence was issued before 1 January 2000)
B extended 18 years Vehicle combinations where the combined
car and trailer maximum authorised mass
exceeds 3.5 tonnes, but not 4.25 tonnes,
provided the car may tow the combination.

BE

Behörighet BE

18 years Private car or light lorry with a maximum
authorised mass of 3.5 tonnes and one or more trailers connected to such a car, if the combined
maximum authorised mass does not exceed
3.5 tonnes, provided the car may tow the
combination.

C1

Behörighet C1

18 years Heavy lorry with a maximum authorised
mass of 7.5 tonnes and passenger car with a
maximum authorised mass above 3.5 tonnes,
but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes. A trailer with a
maximum weight of 750 kg may be attached
to such vehicles.

C1E

Behörighet C1E

18 years Cars included in categories C1 or B and one
or more trailers that are attached to such
a car, if the combined maximum authorised
mass does not exceed 12 tonnes.

C

Behörighet C

21years* Heavy lorry with a maximum authorised
mass above 3.5 tonnes. A trailer with a
maximum weight of 750 kg may be attached
to such a vehicle.

CE

Behörighet CE

21 years* Cars included in category C and one or more trailers, regardless of weight, attached to such a car

D1

Behörighet D1

21 years* Buses that are designed and constructed for a maximum of 16 passengers in addition to the driver, with a length that does not exceed 8 metres. A trailer with a maximum authorised mass of 750 kg may be attached to such a vehicle.

D1E

Behörighet D1E

21 years* Buses included in category D1 and one or
more trailers, regardless of weight, attached
to such a bus.

D

Behörighet D

24 years* Bus of any length and passenger capacity.
A trailer with a maximum authorised mass of
750 kg may be attached to such a vehicle.

DE

Behörighet DE

24 years* Buses included in category D and one or more trailers, regardless of weight, attached to such a bus.

* Age requirements are lower for people who have obtained basic skills from basic
training as defined in the Swedish Act on Professional Driving Competence.

Remember

If you change your car or trailer, you might need a Category B extended (B96) or BE
licence because of the weight distribution Your vehicle registration certificate contains
information about the maximum weight your car may tow. You can also use the Trailer Calculator or the Swedish Transport Agency's app – "Mina fordon".

Use the trailer calculator

The trailer calculator is a service that can help you to quickly determine if you are allowed to tow a certain trailer. In addition, you can find out which licence categories are required and how much weight the trailer may carry. You can also find out the maximum permitted speed for the vehicle and trailer's combination.

Släpvagnskalkylatorn (in Swedish)


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