Öresund Bridge raises toll for single journeys between Sweden and Denmark

The Öresund Bridge on Thursday increased its toll for single journeys but said that new discount rates will be introduced.

Öresund Bridge raises toll for single journeys between Sweden and Denmark

The bridge’s operator Öresundsbron set out the changes to toll prices in a press statement on Tuesday.

“We are making it cheaper for those who travel with us the most and the price will go up for those who travel less,” Öresundsbron director of sales and marketing Berit Vestergaard said at a briefing on the price changes.

The toll price for a one-way crossing on the Öresund Bridge was raised to 645 Swedish kronor (440 Danish kroner) from the previous 610 kronor (415 kroner) on Tuesday, a 6 percent increase.

Discount offers for both private and business customers will provide bigger savings for frequent bridge users under the new price structure.

While the annual fee to register for one of the Öresund Bridge’s range of discount offers goes up from 495 Swedish kronor (335 Danish kroner) to 499 kronor(349 kroner), the price per journey falls by 6-7 percent or 8-12 kroner per journey.

A breakdown of the Öresund Bridge price changes in full. Photo: Öresundsbron

Increased prices on single trips allow the cost of a crossing for a discount customer to be reduced, Vestergaard said.

“We want to offer our customers a cheaper price and we are doing it at a time when many other things are becoming more expensive,” she said in the statement.

“It will simply be cheaper and easier to cross the Öresund with a discount offer. The price per journey will fall by around 7 percent,” she said.

Tuesday’s changes mean that motorists registered for discount offers will no longer need to carry an electronic tag to register at the toll. Instead, tolls will use number plate recognition. Cars must be registered on the Öresundsbron website.

Discount schemes for the bridge have been renamed under three categories: ÖresundGO, ÖresundPENDLER and ÖresundBUSINESS.

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.


Sweden’s railway company SJ opens ticket bookings for autumn season

Planning a rail holiday through Sweden? It is now possible to book train journeys for the autumn season, after state-owned SJ released its tickets on Thursday.

Sweden's railway company SJ opens ticket bookings for autumn season

There are a few exceptions where SJ is still waiting to find out from the Transport Administration where planned railway maintenance work may affect their routes.

Tickets that are yet to be released will be indicated in the booking system as banarbete planeras (“rail maintenance being planned”) but won’t be possible to book just yet.

Otherwise, most domestic trains between September 4th and December 9th, including both daytime and sleeper trains, are now open for booking via SJ’s website or app.

At the time of writing, it is only possible to book tickets with the SJ Euronight train to Hamburg and Berlin until September 30th. Stockholm-Hamburg tickets from October 1st onwards will however be released “shortly”, according to SJ.

Travellers complained earlier this year after SJ’s ticket release for Christmas and Easter travel was significantly delayed due to a lack of information on maintenance work.