Transport

Going abroad - France


Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

  • If the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h
Speed 90

Some non-urban roads, with specific 90 km/h signs

Speed 130 Speed 110

Motorways/expressways

  • In rainy/wet conditions: 100 km/h
  • If the visibility is less than 50 m: 50 km/h

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

  • 50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
Speed 90

Some non-urban roads, with specific 90 km/h signs

Speed 130 Speed 110

Motorways/expressways

  • 100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
  • 50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m

Heavy goods vehicles
over 3.5 t

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

  • 60 km/h for combination of vehicles over 12t
Speed 90 Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

Buses

Standard speed limits (unless otherwise stated by traffic signs) [km/h]

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

  • 70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers
Speed 90

Some non-urban roads, with specific 90 km/h signs

Speed 100 Speed 90

Motorways/expressways

  • 100 km/h for buses below 10 t
  • 70 km/h for buses and coaches with standing passengers

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