Motorways - standard speed limits in Europe

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Found: 31
CountryMotorcycles - motorwaysPassenger cars below 3.5t - motorwaysHeavy goods vehicles over 3.5t - motorwaysBuses - motorways
Austria130 km/h130 km/h80 km/h100 km/h
Belgium120 km/h120 km/h90 km/h90 km/h
Bulgaria100 km/h140 km/h100 km/h
90 km/h for heavy goods vehicles with semitrailers or trailers (Type O3, O4)
.90 km/h for heavy goods vehicles carrying dangerous goods.
100 km/h
Croatia130 km/h130 km/h90 km/h100 km/h
Cyprus100 km/h100 km/h80 km/h100 km/h
Czech Republic130 km/h
80 km/h in built-up areas
130 km/h
80 km/h in built-up areas
80 km/h130 km/h
Denmark130 km/h130 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Estonia90 km/h
Summer time - 110 km/h on dual carriageways
90 km/h
Summer time - 110 km/h on dual carriageways
90 km/h90 km/h
FinlandAlways displayed by traffic signs (80 km/h, 100 km/h, 120 km/h)Always displayed by traffic signs (80 km/h, 100 km/h, 120 km/h)
Vans 80 km/h or 100 km/h
80 km/h
On any other highways, the speed is restricted to 60 km/h for vehicles over 7.5 t
100 km/h
France130 km/h
In rainy/wet conditions 100 km/h
If the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h
130 km/h
100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
90 km/h100 km/h
100 km/h for buses below 10 t
70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers
Germany130 km/h recommended130 km/h recommended80 km/h Vehicle with trailer & Towing vehicle with two trailers80 km/h
60 km/h Buses with standing room for passengers
100 km/h Buses with special technical equipment
Greece130 km/h130 km/h85 km/h
80-70 km/h for heavy goods vehicles with semitrailers or trailers (Type O3, O4)
100 km/h
Hungary130 km/h130 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Ireland120 km/h120 km/h90 km/h100 km/h
Italy130 km/h130 km/h80/100 km/h
100 km/h for vehicles up to 12 t. 80 km/h for vehicles over 12t
100 km/h
Latvia----
Liechtenstein----
Lithuania130 km/h
Motor cycles and tricycles – 130 km/h from 1 April to 31 October; 110 km/h from 1 November to 31 March
For drivers with under 2 years of driving experience – up to 90 km/h
130 km/h
Passenger cars – 130 km/h from 1 April to 31 October; 110 km/h from 1 November to 31 March
Vans – 110 km/h
For drivers with under 2 years of driving experience – up to 90 km/h
90 km/h100 km/h
School buses – 90 km/h
Luxembourg130 km/h
110 km/h in rain
130 km/h
110 in rain
90 km/h90 km/h
Malta80 km/h80 km/h60 km/h60 km/h
Netherlands130/120/100 km/h130/120/100 km/h80 km/h100 km/h
Norway100 km/h100 km/h80 km/h80 km/h
Poland140 km/h140 km/h80 km/h80
100 km/h for buses with special technical equipment
Portugal120 km/h100 km/h90 km/h100 km/h
Romania130 km/h130 km/h110 km/h110 km/h
Slovakia130 km/h
90 km/h in built-up areas
130 km/h
90 km/h in built-up areas
90 km/h100 km/h
90 km/h in built-up areas
Slovenia130 km/h130 km/h90 km/h80 km/h for articulated buses or coaches
100 km/h – for buses (without trailer) for which this is the maximum permitted speed
Spain120 km/h for motorcycles. 110km/h if carrying dangerous goods
Mopeds, tricycles and light quads are not allowed on motorways/ expressways
120 km/h for passenger cars
90 km/h vans and light trucks
90 km /h for passenger cars or vans towing a light trailer of less than 750 kg (Type O1.)
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
80 km/h
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
100 km/h
80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas
90 km/h for school buses
Sweden110 km/h110 km/h90 km/h90 km/h
Switzerland120 km/h120 km/h80 km/h100 km/h
United Kingdom112 km/h112 km/h112 km/h
96 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways if articulated or towing a trailer
112 km/h
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