Gothenburg (Göteborg) is a famous port city on the southwestern coast of Sweden. It is located on the Kattegat Strait, about the Tatar Canal, and across the sea from the northern tip of Denmark. The Gothenburg congestion tax (Swedish: Trängselskatt i Göteborg), also referred to as the Gothenburg congestion charge, was introduced on January 1, 2013, with the Stockholm congestion tax as a model.
The primary purpose of the congestion tax is to reduce traffic congestion and improve the environmental situation in central Gothenburg, and to get financing for large road and rail construction projects in and around Gothenburg. The largest such project is Västlänken.
There is no charge on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays or the day before public holidays, nor during nights (18:30 – 05:59), nor during the month of July.
Emergency services vehicles
Buses with a total weight of at least 14 tonnes
Diplomatic corps registered vehicles
Cars with parking permit for disabled persons, after application to the Swedish National Tax Board.
This exemption is not valid if the car is used for professional purposes.
Costs: The amount of tax payable depends on what time of the day a motorist enters or exits the congestion tax area.