SWEDEN : DRIVING AND PARKING REGULATIONSIn Sweden, parking regulations are determined by local municipalities and can vary depending on the area. However, here are some general rules and information about parking in Sweden:
Speed limits for Cars in Sweden
The following max. speed limits apply for cars and motorbikes:
Urban areas : max 20-50 km/hHowever, there may be some areas with lower speed limits, such as school zones, residential areas, or other areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
Regional roads : 70 km/hOn rural roads without a median barrier, the speed limit is typically 70 km/h (43 mph). On roads with a median barrier, the speed limit can be up to 90 km/h (56 mph).
Highways : 110 km/h
However, there may be areas with lower speed limits due to construction, traffic, or other factors. Always check the road signs.
Parking is not allowed within 10 meters from crossings, corners, zebra crossings, crossing bicycle lanes, pedestrian crossings, etc.
Please be informed that occasionnaly parking isn't possible in case of cleaning at night.
In Sweden, parking signs indicate the rules and restrictions for parking in a particular area. The signs are usually color-coded, with blue indicating paid parking, white indicating free parking, and yellow indicating no parking or stopping. MORE PARKING INFO SWEDEN
PaymentIn areas where parking is paid, there are typically parking meters or pay-and-display machines where you can pay for parking. Some areas also allow payment via mobile app.
Parking disabled car driverIn Sweden, there are designated parking spaces for disabled drivers, which are marked with a wheelchair symbol. These spaces are typically located close to entrances and other facilities for easy access. With a EU parking card for people with disabilities you are allowed to park :
max 3 hours : on places where parking is limited to 3 hours
max 24 hours : on places where parking is limited from 3 to 24 hours
Illegal Parking Fee (böterIf you park illegally or fail to pay for parking in a paid parking area, you may receive a parking ticket (böter). The amount of the ticket depends on the severity of the offense and can range from a few hundred to several thousand Swedish kronor.
Winter parking in SwedenIn some municipalities, there are winter parking regulations in effect during the winter months. This may include restrictions on parking on certain streets or in certain areas to allow for snow removal.
Cities in Sweden
Car parking in Stockholm
Stockholm - with a population of approximately 975,000 people, Stockholm is not only the largest city in Sweden, but it's also the capital city.Read more about car parking in Stockholm
Car parking in Gothenburg
Gothenburg - with a population of approximately 590,000 people, Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is located on the country's west coast.Read more about car parking in Gothenburg
Car parking in Malmö
Malmö - with a population of approximately 347,949 people, Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and is located in the southernmost province of Scania.Read more about car parking in Malmö
Car parking in Uppsala
Uppsala - with a population of approximately 233,839 people, Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden and is known for its historic university.Read more about car parking in Uppsala
Car parking in Västerås
Västerås - with a population of approximately 155,000 people, Västerås is the fifth largest city in Sweden and is located in the central part of the country.Read more about car parking in Västerås
Car parking in Kiruna
Kiruna is a town located in the far north of Sweden, inside the Arctic Circle. It is the northernmost town in Sweden with a population of around 20,000 people. Kiruna is known for its stunning natural beauty and unique cultural heritage.Read more about car parking in Kiruna
Car parking in Visby
Visby is a town located on the island of Gotland, off the east coast of Sweden. It is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and scenic coastal views.Read more about car parking in Visby
Car parking in Växjö
Växjö is a city located in southern Sweden, in the province of Småland. It is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, vibrant cultural scene, and innovative environmental policies.Read more about car parking in Växjö