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Caravan & Motorhome Speed Limits for the UK & Europe

Whether you’re driving in a motorhome or with a caravan, there are specific speed limits you need to be aware of.

For safety reasons, the speed limits for these vehicles are generally lower than for regular cars.

Visit this page for more helpful tips on how to stay safe whilst driving a motorhome.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about caravan and motorhome speed limits in the UK – and throughout Europe.

Caravan speed limits in the UK

If you’re towing a caravan, then these are the UK limits you should know about:

Built-up Areas 30 mph
Single Carriageways 50 mph
Dual Carriageways 60 mph
Motorways 60 mph

Built-up areas are normally limited to 30 mph in the UK anyway – for every type of vehicle.

Occasionally this may be lowered to 20 mph (such as in areas with schools). Here, you can also drive at a maximum of 20 mph.

Motorhome speed limits in the UK

The motorhome speed limit will depend on the size/weight of the vehicle.

A motorhome that weighs under 3.05 tonnes will have to abide by the following speed limits:

Built-up Areas 30 mph
Single Carriageways 60 mph
Dual Carriageways 70 mph
Motorways 70 mph

Whilst a motorhome that weighs more than 3.05 tonnes will have to abide by these speed limits:

Built-up Areas 30 mph
Single Carriageways 50 mph
Dual Carriageways 60 mph
Motorways 70 mph

Again, be on the lookout for 20 mph zones in built-up areas.

 

Caravan speed limits for Europe

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Europe, then you’ll also need to be aware of the caravan speed limits in various European countries.

Obviously it changes from country-to-country. So we’ve compiled a list of the different speed limits you need to be aware of if you’re towing a caravan.

Country Caravan Weight Motorway Non-motorway roads
AustriaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Austria Combined weight of under 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
BelgiumCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Belgium Combined weight of under 3.5t 74mph, 120km/h 56mph, 90km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 56mph, 90km/h
CroatiaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Croatia Combined weight of under 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Czech RepublicCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech Republic Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
DenmarkCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Denmark Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 44mph, 70km/h 44mph, 70km/h
GermanyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Germany Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
FranceCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits France Combined weight of under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 50-56mph, 80-96km/h
HungaryCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits France Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
IrelandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Ireland Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 37-50mph, 60-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 37-50mph, 60-80km/h
Italy
Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Italy
Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
LuxembourgCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Luxembourg Combined weight of under 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 47mph, 75km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56mph, 90km/h
NorwayCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Norway Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 68mph, 110km/h 68mph, 110km/h
PortugalCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Portugal Combined weight of under 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 44-50mph, 70-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 44-56mph, 70-90km/h
SloveniaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Slovenia Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
SpainCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Spain Car and caravan of any weight or size 50 mph, 80 km/h 44-50 mph, 70-80 km/h
SwedenCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Sweden Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44-50mph, 70-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 56-74mph, 90-120km/h 44-62mph, 70-100km/h
SwitzerlandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Switzerland Combined weight of under 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The NetherlandsCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Netherlands Combined weight of under 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h

Motorhome Speed Limits for Europe

Again, motorhome speed limits can be different to caravan speed limits. Although they may occasionally be the same.

Below is a list of speed limits for motorhomes in various European countries. It’s important to have these at hand to ensure your safety throughout your trip.

Country Motorhome Weight Motorway Non-motorway roads
AustriaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Austria Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
BelgiumCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Belgium Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 74mph, 120km/h 56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 56mph, 90km/h
CroatiaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Croatia Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 56mph, 90km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Czech RepublicCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech Republic Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
DenmarkCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Denmark Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 68-81mph, 110-130km/h 50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 44mph, 70km/h 44mph, 70km/h
GermanyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Germany Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
FranceCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits France Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 68mph, 110km/h 50-62mph, 80-100km/h
HungaryCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits France Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 44mph, 70km/h
IrelandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Ireland Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 74mph, 120km/h 37-62mph, 60-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 37-50mph, 60-80km/h
ItalyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Italy Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
LuxembourgCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Luxembourg Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56mph, 90km/h
NorwayCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Norway Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 56-68mph, 90-100km/h 50mph, 80km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 68mph, 110km/h 68mph, 110km/h
PortugalCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Portugal Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 74mph, 120km/h 56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 44-56mph, 70-90km/h
SloveniaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Slovenia Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h
SpainCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Spain Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 62 mph, 100 km/h 50-56 mph, 80-90 km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 56 mph, 90 km/h 50 mph, 80 km/h
SwedenCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Sweden Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 56-74mph, 90-120km/h 44-62mph, 70-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 56-74mph, 90-120km/h 44-62mph, 70-100km/h
SwitzerlandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Switzerland Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 74mph, 120km/h 50-62mph, 80-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 62mph, 100km/h 50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The NetherlandsCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Netherlands Motorhome weighing under 3.5t 81mph, 130km/h 50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t 50mph, 80km/h 50mph, 80km/h

To keep up-to-date with the speed limits for a motorhome, visit the government website.

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*April 2014

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