Europe by car

What are the speed limits when driving in Europe?


Speed limits on the motorways in Europe vary from country to country , but generally ranges from 110 - 130 km/h and the limit in built-up areas is 50 or 60 km/h.  You should keep an eye on the road signs to make sure of the exact limits and if there are any special conditions that mayapply.


Here is a table showing the general maximum speed limits for cars in some popular European countries.  In some countries limits are reduced in bad weather conditions or for newly qualified drivers.


Ireland  UK France Spain  Holland   Germany
120km/h            112km/h            130km/h            120km/h