Transport

Going abroad - Belgium


Speed limits

Motorcycles
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

residential areas

20 km/h in residential areas.

cycle paths Zone 30

30 km/h near schools and in bicycle priority lanes (“rue cyclable”/ “fietsstraat”).

Urban area

Urban areas: 50 km/h in Flanders and Wallonia, and 30 km/h in Brussels.

Speed 70

Outside urban areas in the Flemish Region

On public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings, and on the other public roads.

Speed 90

Outside urban areas in Wallonia and Brussels

On public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings, and on the other public roads.

Speed 120

Motorways and roads with two or more lanes in each direction, not separated by road markings.

Passenger cars & vans
Vehicles below 3.5 t

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

Speed 50

Urban roads

residential areas

20 km/h in residential areas.

cycle paths

30 km/h near schools and in streets with cycle paths

Speed 70

Outside built-up areas in the Flemish Region

Public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings; and other public roads.

Speed 90

Outside built-up areas

Public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings; and other public roads.

Speed 120

Motorways and roads with two or more lanes in each direction, not separated by road markings.

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

residential areas

20 km/h in residential areas.

cycle paths

30 km/h near schools and in streets with cycle paths

Speed 70

Outside built-up areas in the Flemish Region

Public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings; and other public roads.

Speed 90

Outside built-up areas

Public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings; and other public roads.

Speed 120

Motorways and roads with two or more lanes in each direction, not separated by road markings.

Heavy-duty motor vehicles

over 3.5 t

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

residential areas

20 km/h in residential areas.

cycle paths Zone 30

30 km/h near schools and in bicycle priority lanes (“rue cyclable”/ “fietsstraat”).

Urban area

Urban areas: 50 km/h in Flanders and Wallonia, and 30 km/h in Brussels.

Speed 70

Outside urban areas in the Flemish Region

On public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings, and on the other public roads.

! For heavy-duty motor vehicles over 7,5 t, the speed limit is 60 km/h on the other public roads. 

Speed 90

Outside urban areas in Wallonia and Brussels

On public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings, and on the other public roads.

! For heavy-duty motor vehicles over 7,5 t, the speed limit is 60 km/h on the other public roads.

Speed 90

Motorways and roads with two or more lanes in each direction, not separated by road markings.

Buses

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

residential areas

20 km/h in residential areas.

cycle paths Zone 30

30 km/h near schools and in bicycle priority lanes (“rue cyclable”/ “fietsstraat”).

Urban area

Urban areas: 50 km/h in Flanders and Wallonia, and 30 km/h in Brussels.

Speed 70

Outside urban areas in the Flemish Region

On public roads with two or more lanes in each direction, separated by road markings, and on the other public roads.

Speed 75

Outside urban areas in Wallonia and Brussels: on the other public roads.


Speed 90

On motorways, on roads with two or more lanes in both directions in Wallonia and in the Brussels-Capital Region, and on roads with two or more lanes in both directions separated other than by road markings in the Flemish Region.

Speed 100

For buses and coaches equipped with seat belts and a speed limiter set to a maximum speed of 100 km/h on motorways.

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