Speed limits for cars in european countries

Speed limits for cars in european countries

  

Country

 

Motorways

Ordinary roads

Built-up areas

Special requirements

ALBANIA

Cars

110 km/h

80 km/h

40 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

70 km/h

35 km/h

ANDORRA

All vehicles

N/A

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

AUSTRIA

Cars

130 km/h*

100 km/h

50 km/h

* speed reduced to 110 km/h at night (from 2200 to 0500 hours) on A10, A12, A13 an A14

Cars with trailer

100 km/h

100 km/h

50 km/h

BELARUS

Cars

110 km/h

90 km/h

60km/h

Drivers who have held a driving licence for less than 2 years are restricted to 70 km/h

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

70 km/h

60km/h

BELGIUM

All vehicles

120 km/h*

90 km/h

50 km/h

*120 km/h on motorways and 4-lane highways with at least two lanes in each direction and separated by a central barrier

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Cars

130 km/h

80 km/h

50/60 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50/60 km/h

BULGARIA

Cars

130/140 km/h*

90 km/h

50 km/h

*140 km/h on certain motorways

Cars with trailer

100 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

CROATIA

Cars

130km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

CYPRUS

All vehicles

100 km/h

65-80 km/h

50 km/h

Minimum speed on motorways: 65 km/h

CZECH REPUBLIC

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

Minimum speed on motorways: 80 km/h

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

DENMARK

Cars

110/130 km/h*

80 km/h

50 km/h

* Signs indicate which speed limit applies on motorways

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

ESTONIA

Cars

110 km/h*

90 km/h

50 km/h

**90 km/h for novice drivers

Cars with trailer

70 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

FINLAND

Cars

120 km/h

80-100 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

FRANCE

All vehicles

130 km/h*

80/90 km/h*

50 km/h

*Speed limit lowered to 110, in case of rain or bad weather.
The same speed limits apply to beginners in general. 

GERMANY

Cars

130 km/h*

100 km/h

50 km/h

*Recommended speed
The motorways may only be used by vehicles capable of exceeding 60 km/h  
** 100km/h under certain technical requirements and with a special permit

Cars with trailer

80 km/h**

80 km/h

50 km/h

GREECE

Cars

130 km/h*

90/110 km/h

50 km/h

*unless otherwise indicated

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

HUNGARY

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h*

* In city centres, areas with a 30 km/h speed limit are increasingly common.

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h*

ICELAND

Cars

N/A

110 km/h

50 km/h

80 km/h on gravel roads

Cars with trailer

N/A

80 km/h

50 km/h

IRELAND

Cars

120 km/h

60-100 km/h

50 km/h

* on national roads

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

ITALY

Cars

130 km/h

90/110 km/h

50 km/h*

* 70 km/h on urban motorways where indicated by signs

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

LATVIA

Cars

100 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

LITHUANIA

Cars

110/130 km/h*

90 km/h

50 km/h

* 130 km/h in Summer only (from 1 April to 1 October) 110 km/h in Winter (from 1 October to 1 April)

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

LUXEMBOURG

Cars

130 km/h*

90 km/h

50 km/h

*110 km/h if raining or in case of bad weather

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

75 km/h

50 km/h

MACEDONIA
(FYROM )

Cars

130 km/h

80 km/h

40-60 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

40-60 km/h

MALTA

All vehicles

N/A

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

MOLDOVA

Cars

N/A

80-110 km/h

50 km/h

20 km/h in residential zones
*90 km/h allowed on “roads for motor vehicles” as indicated by this sign 

Cars with trailer

N/A

70-90 km/h

50 km/h

MONTENEGRO

Cars

100 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50/60 km/h

NETHERLANDS

Cars

130 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

NORWAY

Cars

90/100 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

POLAND

Cars

140 km/h

90 km/h

50/60 km/h*

* 50 km/h from 05:00 to 23:00 and 60 from 23:00 to 05:00

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

70 km/h

50/60 km/h*

PORTUGAL

Cars

120 km/h

90-100 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

100 km/h

70-80 km/h

50 km/h

ROMANIA

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

UA driver who has held a driving licence for less than 1 year is restricted to a speed limit of 20 km/h below that indicated

Cars with trailer

120 km/h

80 km/h

40 km/h

RUSSIA

Cars

110 km/h

90 km/h

60 km/h

Drivers who have held a driving licence for less than 2 years are subject to a speed limit of 70 km/h

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

70 km/h

60 km/h

SERBIA

Cars

120 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

SLOVAKIA

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

90 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

SLOVENIA

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h*

* There is an increasing number of “zone 30” in residential areas where the speed limit is 30 km/h.

Cars with trailer

100 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h*

SPAIN

Cars

120 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailers

90 km/h

70 km/h

50 km/h

SWEDEN

Cars

110 km/h*

60-100 km/h**

30-70 km/h**

*120 km/h on a few motorway sections. During the winter months, a special limit of 90 km/h is in force on some motorways.

** Speed limits are decided at the municipal level and vary across the country

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

SWITZERLAND

Cars

120 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

50 km/h

TURKEY

Cars

120 km/h

90 km/h

50 km/h

 

Cars with trailer

110 km/h

80 km/h

40 km/h

UNITED KINGDOM

Cars

112 km/h*

96 km/h*

48 km/h*

* Converted into km/h

Cars with trailer

96 km/h*

80 km/h*

48 km/h*

UKRAINE

Cars

130 km/h

90 km/h

60 km/h

For drivers with less than 2 years’ experience, the speed limit is 70 km/h

Cars with trailer

80 km/h

80 km/h

60 km/h

 

Last updated in February 2019. 

This information has been compiled from a variety of sources and, whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ACL accepts no responsibility for any loss caused by the use of this information. 

Source: FIA