The driving test is the test used by the Swedish Transport Agency to assess your practical knowledge of traffic. The test is officially known as a practical test.
The driving test is given by the Swedish Transport Agency and costs 800 kr.
You always do the theory test first. Even if you do not pass, you should still take the driving test. The results of the theory and driving tests are valid for two months, which means that you have to pass both within that time.
If you book the test through your driving school, you get to use a driving school car for the test. You will normally meet up with your driving instructor at the driving school and then drive together to the driving test office. The driving school will usually charge a regular lesson fee to accompany you to the driving test.
If you book the test as a private learner, you get to rent a car from the Swedish Transport Agency at a cost of 400 kr (list of Swedish Transport Agency cars). You are also allowed to take the test in your own car, provided it meets the requirements of dual control and additional mirrors. The test car is not fitted with the learner driver sign.
The person who is giving you the test, the driving examiner, will first check your ID. You will then get a brief explanation of what will happen during the test and how you will be assessed. The actual test begins with an inside or outside safety check.
You will drive for at least 25 minutes, while the driving examiner looks at around 10 of the following elements:
The test is over when you have parked at the driving test office and turned off the engine. The driving examiner will tell you right away whether you passed the test or not.
If you pass, it will take around 5 days to make and send you your plastic driving licence. You are allowed to drive before then, however, provided that you have a valid ID with you. Your driving licence has an automatic 2-year trial period, which means that you must retake the driving tests if your licence is revoked during the trial period.
If you do not pass the test, you will be told which elements you failed.
If you have been driving a lot at a driving school, they will usually schedule the driving test for you. Your driving instructor will tell you when they think you are ready for the test. If you book the test through your driving school, you get to use their car during the test – i.e. a car that you are used to driving.
Last updated 2018-02-28.