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Speed limits

List of speed limits throughout Europe

Below are standard legal limits which, unless otherwise signposted, apply to motorcycles*, and private cars (including those towing caravan/trailer). A list of speed limits is usually displayed only at border crossings with no reminders within the country, so check to make sure that no changes have occurred. Remember, the penalty in most countries for exceeding speed limits can be expensive on-the-spot fines.

Country In built up areas KPH (MPH) Outside built up areas (including dual carriageways)Motorways
Andorra 60 (37) 90 (55) - -
Austria (1) 50 (31) 100 (62) 130 (80)
Belgium 50 (31) 90 (55) or 120 (74) 120 (74)
Bulgaria (2) 50 (31) 90 (55) 120 (74)
Croatia (3) 50 (31) 80 (49)or 100 (62) 130 (80)
Cyprus (Rep of) 50 (31) 80 (49) 100 (62)
Czech Rep (3) 50 (31) 90 (55) 130 (80)
Denmark (4) 50 (31) 80 (49) 110 (68)
Finland (3) 50 (31) 80 (49)or 100 (62) 120 (74)
France* & Monaco (5) 50 (31)(i) 90 (55)or 100 (68)(ii) 130 (80)
Germany (3) & (6) 50 (31) 100 (62) 130 (80)(iii)
Gibraltar (7) 30 (18) 50 (31) - -
Greece (8) 50 (31) 90 (55)or 110 (68) 120 (74)
Hungary (9) 50 (31) 80 (49)or 100 (62) 120 (74)
Ireland (Rep of) (10) 50 (31) 100 (62) 120 (74)
Italy and San Marino (9) 50 (31) 90 (55) or 110 (68) 130 (80)
Luxembourg (11) 50 (31) 90 (55) 120 (74)
Macedonia (4) 50 (31) 80 (49) or 100 (62) 120 (74)
Malta (12) 40 (23) 64 (40) -
Netherlands (13) 50 (31) 80 (49) or 100 (62) 120 (74)
Norway (14) 50 (31) 80 (49) 90 (55)
Poland (15) 60 (37) 90 (55)(i) 130 (80)
Portugal (16) 50 (31) 90 (55) or 100 (62) 120 (74)
Romania (17) 50 (31) 90 (55) 120 (74)
Slovakia (18) 60 (37) 90 (55) 130 (80)
Slovenia (3) 50 (31) 90 (55) or 100 (62) 130 (80)
Spain (19) 50 (31) 90 (55) or 100 (62) 110 (68)
Sweden (20) 50 (31) 70 (43) 110 (68)
Switzerland & Liechtenstein (21) 50 (31) 80 (49) (i) 120 (74)
UK (22) - (30) - (60 or 70) - (70)

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