Information on Transportation and Infrastructure in Sweden
Public transport in Sweden is good and is the recommended form of travel. Passenger trains, intercity buses- and aircraft provide regular service over longer distances.
Public transportation in urban centres includes buses, subways, trams, suburban trains, and taxis. Most local residents use public transport in the bigger cities as parking can be hard to find and is expensive. The bus, train, and subway systems are considered safe. Cyclists are common on many roads, especially in urban areas. Driving is on the right in Sweden. Road signs use standard international symbols and Swedish text. Many urban streets have traffic lanes reserved for public transportation only. Swedish roads are very good, though secondary roads may be less heavily travelled. The secondary routes often narrow to two lanes with a wider shoulder. Slower vehicles are expected to move onto the shoulder to allow faster moving vehicles to pass. All vehicles on the road must have their headlights turned on, no matter what time of day it is. You must use snow tyres between December 1 and March 31, and you should be experienced at driving on ice and snow if you are going to drive in the winter. Filling stations in rural areas can be far apart. Some filling stations are unattended and require a credit card with a chip to purchase fuel. You must use seat belts, and children under the age of seven must be seated in approved child or booster seats. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs, is considered a very serious offense. Swedish police often conduct alcohol tests on roads and highways. The rules are strictly enforced and fines can be severe.
General information about transport and the infrastructure
Swedish traffic signs
Information about how to exchange a foreign driver’s license
How to bring your car with you to Sweden