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Getting around in Sweden

Whether you go with your own car, rent a car, or go by plane, here you will find all practical information about transport in Sweden.

Car hire

Rental locations

Cars can be rented at almost every airport and train station in Sweden. A car can also often be rented at petrol stations.

Rental car booking

The rates can vary greatly per season and per provider. Booking in advance can be cheaper at


  • The driver must often be at least 19 years old.
  • Sometimes the age limit is lower or higher depending on the rental company and type of car.
  • Drivers of 18 years old sometimes have to pay a young driver surcharge.
  • Insurance may be more expensive for young drivers.


  • A car can only be rented with a credit card (with pin code) in the name of the main driver. Cash is rarely accepted as a deposit.
  • Debit cards (debit cards, debit cards), prepaid cards, rechargeable or virtual credit cards or other payment cards with no numbers and letters stamped (tactile embossing) are usually not accepted.


Congestion tax

  • In order to limit traffic and relieve the environment, a congestion tax (kind of toll) has been introduced in the inner city of Stockholm and Gothenburg. For cars rented in Sweden, this congestion tax is usually included in the rental price, but usually not for rental cars registered in another country. Inform the landlord in good time.


Major airports

National airline


  • In case of cancellation, overbooking, delay or luggage problems, you can rely on European Regulation 261/2004.


Ferry services

Ferry services from Denmark, Germany and Poland

Frederikshavn (Denmark) – Gothenburg
± 3.15 hours
Stena Line

Gdansk (Poland) – Nynashamn
± 18 hours

Gdynia (Poland) – Karlskrona
± 9.30 hours
Stena Line

Grenå (Denmark) – Varberg
± 4.15 hours
Stena Line

Grenå (Denmark) – Halmstad
± 4.30 hours
Stena Line

Helsingør (Denmark) – Helsingborg
± 0.20 hours

Kiel (Germany) – Gothenburg
± 15 hours
Stena Line

Rostock (Germany) – Trelleborg
± 6 hours
Stena Line

Rostock (Germany) – Trelleborg
± 6 hours

Sassnitz (Germany) – Trelleborg
± 4 hours
Stena Line

Swinoujscie (Poland) – Trelleborg
± 6 hours

Swinoujscie (Poland) – Ystad
± 6.30 hours

Swinoujscie (Poland) – Ystad
± 7.30 hours
Unity Line

Travemünde (Germany) – Malmö
± 9 hours

Travemünde (Germany) – Trelleborg
± 8 hours


The prices depend, among other things, on the season and the departure time.

Information and tickets


  • Note: If you want to phone or use the internet on a ferry, keep a close eye on your calling costs. Usually you will receive a text message when you cannot be connected to a local EU network and information about the (high!) Rates for a maritime satellite connection. On land (or close to the coast) the rates from your EU bundle apply.