Transport

Going abroad - Spain


Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 45 Speed 90

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)

  • 90 km/h for motorcycles; 80 km/h if carrying dangerous goods
  • 45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads
Speed 45 Speed 100

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway

  • 100 km/h for motorcycles. 90 km/h if carrying dangerous goods
  • 45 km/h for mopeds, tricycles & light quads
Speed 120

Motorways/expressways

  • 120 km/h for motorcycles. 110km/h if carrying dangerous goods
  • Mopeds, 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]

Speed 50

Urban roads

  • 40 km/h when transporting dangerous goods
Speed 70 Speed 100

Rural roads without a hard shoulder or with a narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)

  • 90 km/h for passenger cars
  • 80 km/h for light vans (car-derived vans) and multi-purpose vehicles 70 km/h for vans and light lorries
  • 70 km/h for passenger cars and light vans with trailers
  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 80 Speed 100

Rural roads with a hard shoulder at least 1.5 m wide or with two or more lanes in each direction

  • 100 km/h for passenger cars
  • 90 km/h for light vans (car-derived vans) and multi-purpose vehicles
  • 80 km/h for vans and light lorries
  • 80 km/h for passenger cars and light vans with trailers
  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 90 Speed 120

Motorways/expressways

  • 120 km/h for passenger cars
  • 100 km/h for light vans (car-derived vans) and multi-purpose vehicles
  • 90 km/h for vans and light lorries
  • 90 km/h for passenger cars and light vans with trailers up to 750 kg (category O1)
  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.

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

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 70

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 80

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 80 Speed 90

Motorways/expressways

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.

Heavy goods vehicles
over 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 70

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 80

Non-urban roads with hard shoulder (>1.5 m) or dual carriageway

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.
Speed 80

Motorways/expressways

  • If dangerous goods are being transported, the maximum speed for each category of vehicle must be reduced by 10 km/h.

Buses

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

Speed 80

Non-urban roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)

  • 80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas
  • 80 km/h for school buses
Speed 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 areas
  • 80 km/h for school buses
Speed 100

Motorways/expressways

  • 80 km/h for buses allowed to carry standing passengers outside urban areas
  • 90 km/h for school buses

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