Transport

Going abroad - Germany


Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 100

Non-urban roads

Speed 130 blue

Motorways/expressways

  • recommended

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 100

Non-urban roads

Speed 130 blue

Motorways/expressways

  • recommended

Passenger cars & vans with trailers
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

Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

  • For vehicle combinations up to 3.5 t with special technical equipment: 100 km/h

Heavy goods vehicles
over 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 60

Non-urban roads

  • Vehicle over 7.5 t
Speed 60

Non-urban roads

  • Vehicle up to 7.5 t with trailer
Speed 80

Non-urban roads

  • Vehicle up to 7.5 t
Speed 60

Non-urban roads Vehicle over 7.5 t with trailer

Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

  • Vehicle with trailer
Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

  • Towing vehicle with two trailers

Buses

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads

Speed 60

Non-urban roads

  • Buses with standing room for passengers
Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

Speed 60

Motorways/expressways

  • Buses with standing room for passengers
Speed 100

Motorways/expressways

  • Buses with special technical equipment

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