The cost of travelling through the Fehmarnbelt tunnel
The Fehmarnbelt link will be user-financed. Revenues from the link will go to repay the loans that financed its construction. This is the same model that financed the Storebælt and Øresund links.
THE FIXED LINK WILL PAY FOR ITSELF IN 36 YEARS AND FINANCE ITS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BY USING REVENUE THROUGHOUT THE TUNNEL’S LIFETIME.
Did you know that...
... politicians in the Danish parliament decide the charges for the fixed links across Storebælt and Øresund?
... you can find the analyses and forecasts that have been carried out for the Fehmarnbelt project in our document archive here
To assess the economics of the project, Femern A/S used an average price of DKK 494 (2015 prices) for a passenger car. This corresponded to the cost of buying a 10-trip ticket on the Rødby-Puttgarden ferry service. The equivalent average price for lorries was DKK 2,092 (2015 prices) including VAT.
Femern A/S is responsible for ensuring that revenues from users are able to repay the loans. The revenues also have to cover the operation and maintenance of the tunnel, however the company is not intended to make profits for the owner. The revenues will enable the link to have paid for itself in 36 years, as well as financing its operation and maintenance throughout the tunnel's projected 120 year life.