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Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

50

Urban roads

4590

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m) 90 km/h for motorcycles; 80 km/h if carrying dangerous goods45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads

45100

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway 100 km/h for motorcycles. 90 km/h if carrying dangerous goods45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads

120

Motorways/expressways 120 km/h for motorcycles. 110km/h if carrying dangerous goodsMopeds, tricycles and light quads are not allowed on motorways/expressways

Passenger cars, vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

50

Urban roads 40 km/h if carrying dangerous goods

7090

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m) 90 km/h for passenger cars80 km/h for light vans (passenger car derivative vans)70 km/h for vans and light trucks70 km/h for passenger cars & vans towing a trailer

80100

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder at least 1.5 m wide or with two lanes or more in each direction 100 km/h for passenger cars.90 km/h light vans (passenger cars derivative vans)80 km/h for vans and light trucks 80 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a trailer10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

90120

Motorways/expressways 120 km/h for passenger cars100 km/h for light vans (passenger car derivative vans)90 km/h vans and light trucks90 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

Passenger cars & vans with trailers
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

50

Urban roads 40 km/h if carrying dangerous goods

70

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m) 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

8090

Motorways/expressways 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

Heavy goods vehicles
over 3.5 t

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

50

Urban roads

70

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m) 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

80

Motorways/expressways 10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods

Buses

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

50

Urban roads

80

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m) 80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas80 km/h for school buses

90

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway 80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas80 km/h for school buses

100

Motorways/expressways 80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas90 km/h for school buses

The information on road-safety rules on this website according to Article 8(1) of Directive 2011/82/EU facilitating the cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences is provided by Spain. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.