Planning to cross the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark? Here’s a complete guide to the storebælt bridge with fees, facts, and other information.
The Great Belt Bridge (Danish: storebæltbron) takes you across the Big Belt, which is located between Funen and Zealand. It has been open for traffic since 1998 and it’s the only land crossing to Europe from Copenhagen and Sweden.
Every year, thousands of Swedes and Danes pass the Great Belt Bridge by car or RV/Camper. In addition to the bridge, one could also travel across the sea by ferry to Germany or Poland.
Personally, I prefer to travel by car through Denmark and down to Germany and the continent. In this article, you can read everything you need to know about the Great Belt Bridge, including fees, history, and facts.
Great Belt Bridge toll
The fees for crossing the Great Belt Bridge vary depending on what type of vehicle you have. For those who have a BroBizz or PayByPlate, there is an additional saving of 50 DKK per trip by car.
Below are the updated tolls of the Great Belt Bridge for 2020 crossings.
|Type of vehicle||Price in Danish crowns (DKK)|
|Car (3-6 meter)||245|
|Car with trailer||370|
|RV/Camper (max 3500 kilos)||370|
The Great Belt Bridge BroBizz
If you have a Brobizz, you’ll save 15% on the Great Belt Bridge crossing and get numerous other benefits. Additionally, you can use the special lanes fro BroBizz holders where the payment is registered automatically.
Facts about the Great Belt Bridge
- Name in Danish: Storebæltsbroen
- Length: 6,79 km
- Height: 254 meter
- Year of construction: 1991
- Opening date: 14 Juni 1998
- Type of construction: Railway- and highway bridge.
More information about the Great Belt
The Great Belt (Danish: Storebælt) is a strait that divides Zealand and Lolland in East and Funen and Langeland in West. The strait is located in the Belt sea and has a maximum depth of 60 meters.
Prior to the fixed bridge link, ferries were the main mean of transportation across the strait. The Great Belt Bridge is a connection that allows passenger traffic by vehicles and trains to travel between Funen and Zealand.
The Danish name of the bridge is Storebæltsbroen and it’s also known as the Storebælt bridge. The construction of the bridge was started in 1991 and it opened up to traffic in 1998. It’s one of the largest construction projects in Danish history, and the Great Belt Bridge is a very important link that connects the various islands in Denmark.
It’s also important for Swedes traveling by car or RV to Europe since it’s the only land connection to the continent except for the ferries to Germany and Poland. The ferry link between Rödby-Puttgarden is the most popular route in addition to the Storebælt bridge.
The West bridge goes between Funen and Sprogø and has a total length of 6,61 kilometers. The West Bridge is divided into two parts, one for vehicles and one for trains.
East Bridge only has vehicle traffic and consists of a suspension bridge between Zealand and Sprogø with a total length of 6,79 kilometers. It’s the second-longest suspension bridge in the world by span (1624 meters).
The highest point of the East link is 70 meters high above the sea, which enables vessels to pass the Great Belt.
The Great Belt tunnel (East tunnel)
There are no railway tracks on the East Bridge, and instead, a tunnel was built specifically for trains. It’s a twin railway track that has two tunnel tubes. The East tunnel goes 75 meters below the sea and has a total length of 8 kilometers.
Combination ticket and discounted prices
If you’re driving to or from Helsingborg in Sweden and take the ferry over to Elsinore, it’s possible to buy a combination ticket. The price varies between low-season and high-season.
Below are the prices for a single trip and roundtrip with a regular car that is less than 6 meters long. The ticket can be bought online or when checking-in at the port.
For those who have BroBizz, PayByPlate or a member of Club Storebælt there are various discounts for crossing the Great Belt Bridge. Aftenbillet can be bought for 234,18 DKK on weekdays and is valid for a roundtrip from 4 pm to 3 am.
Another offer is the Weekendbillet, which is valid for a roundtrip from Friday 12:00 to Sunday 24:00. That ticket costs 339,15 DKK and thereby save you 150,85 DKK.
Various lanes at the toll station
There are various types of lanes at the toll station, marked in different colors. The colors indicate if you can pay by card, Brobizz or cash. Lanes marked in yellow have personal service and accepts payments in cash, card, or BroBizz.
Blue driving lanes are only for those who want to pay by card or PayByPlate.
If you have a BroBizz, you should use the green driving lane where the toll fee is automatically registered and paid. Don’t drive faster than 30 km/h in this lane.
It’s possible to pay by cash in the following currencies: SEK, EUR, NOK och DKK. This is only possible to do in lanes marked in yellow color. Please note that exchange will be given in Danish crowns (DKK).
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