Free road ferries in Sweden – The yellow car ferries

Free road ferries in Sweden

In Sweden there is a network of 40 free road ferries. These car ferries are run by Trafikverket’s ferry company. Almost all of the ferries are yellow. The ferries are free because they enable people who live far from town to come to their workplaces. (Meanwhile, two ferries have introduced tickets, see details below.)

Interesting for tourists as well

Many of the road ferries operate in beautiful landscape and are therefore highly recommended for tourists. Two striking examples are the short connections between Hamburgsund and Hamburgö in Bohuslän (this ferry is called “Hamburgsundsleden”) and between Sunnaryd and Ljungby in Småland (“Bolmsöleden”).

We also recommend the free ferry rides in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg. The scenery is particularly beautiful there.

More info

All 40 ferries can be found on a single website (see link below). There is an overview by region (“län”), and you will also find maps and timetables. Current transport disruptions are also listed here. Unfortunately, everything is in Swedish.

Most of the information is available in a map, too:

Free road ferries in Sweden

In the northern archipelago of Gothenburg

All 40 Swedish road ferries, from the south to the north

Skåne län
  • Ivöleden
Blekinge län
  • Aspöleden
Gotlands län
  • Fårösundsleden
Västra Götalands län
  • Sund Jarenleden
  • Hamburgsundsleden
  • Bohus Malmönleden
  • Gullmarsleden
  • Ängöleden
  • Malöleden
  • Lyrleden
  • Svanesundsleden
  • Kornhallsleden
  • Nordöleden
  • Björköleden
  • Hönöleden
Jönköpings län
  • Bolmsöleden
  • Visingsöleden (Note: Though this ferry is run by Trafikverket it is not for free – you can get your ticket from the harbour office or onboard, read more here)
Örebro län
  • Vinöleden
Östergötlands län
  • Skenäsleden
  • Stegeborgsleden
Södermanlands län
  • Arnöleden
Stockholms län
  • Furusundsleden
  • Bildöleden
  • Ljusteröleden
  • Vaxholmsleden
  • Oxdjupsleden
  • Adelsöleden
  • Ekeröleden (Note: This ferry is not for free – you need a ticket that you can get from a ticket machine in the harbour, read more here)
  • Skanssundsleden
  • Tynningöleden
Uppsala län
  • Gräsöleden
Värmlands län
  • Högsäterleden
Västernorrlands län
  • Hemsöleden
Jämtlands län
  • Håkanstaleden
  • Isöleden
  • Ammeröleden
Västerbottens län
  • Holmöleden
Norrbottens län
  • Röduppleden
  • Bohedenleden
  • Avanleden