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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.

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

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Caravan speed limits in the UK

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

Built-up Areas30 mph
Single Carriageways50 mph
Dual Carriageways60 mph
Motorways60 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 Areas30 mph
Single Carriageways60 mph
Dual Carriageways70 mph
Motorways70 mph

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

Built-up Areas30 mph
Single Carriageways50 mph
Dual Carriageways60 mph
Motorways70 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.

CountryCaravan WeightMotorwayNon-motorway roads
AustriaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits AustriaCombined weight of under 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
BelgiumCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits BelgiumCombined weight of under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56mph, 90km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h56mph, 90km/h
CroatiaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits CroatiaCombined weight of under 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Czech RepublicCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech RepublicCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
DenmarkCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits DenmarkCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t44mph, 70km/h44mph, 70km/h
GermanyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits GermanyCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
FranceCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits FranceCombined weight of under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50-56mph, 80-96km/h
HungaryCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits FranceCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
IrelandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits IrelandCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h37-50mph, 60-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h37-50mph, 60-80km/h
Italy
Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Italy
Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
LuxembourgCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits LuxembourgCombined weight of under 3.5t56mph, 90km/h47mph, 75km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
NorwayCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits NorwayCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h68mph, 110km/h
PortugalCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits PortugalCombined weight of under 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-50mph, 70-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-56mph, 70-90km/h
SloveniaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SloveniaCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
SpainCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SpainCar and caravan of any weight or size50 mph, 80 km/h44-50 mph, 70-80 km/h
SwedenCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SwedenCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44-50mph, 70-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56-74mph, 90-120km/h44-62mph, 70-100km/h
SwitzerlandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SwitzerlandCombined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The NetherlandsCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits NetherlandsCombined weight of under 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 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.

CountryMotorhome WeightMotorwayNon-motorway roads
AustriaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits AustriaMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
BelgiumCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits BelgiumMotorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h56mph, 90km/h
CroatiaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits CroatiaMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Czech RepublicCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech RepublicMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
DenmarkCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits DenmarkMotorhome weighing under 3.5t68-81mph, 110-130km/h50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t44mph, 70km/h44mph, 70km/h
GermanyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits GermanyMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
FranceCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits FranceMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
HungaryCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits FranceMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
IrelandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits IrelandMotorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h37-62mph, 60-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h37-50mph, 60-80km/h
ItalyCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits ItalyMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
LuxembourgCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits LuxembourgMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
NorwayCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits NorwayMotorhome weighing under 3.5t56-68mph, 90-100km/h50mph, 80km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h68mph, 110km/h
PortugalCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits PortugalMotorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-56mph, 70-90km/h
SloveniaCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SloveniaMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
SpainCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SpainMotorhome weighing under 3.5t62 mph, 100 km/h50-56 mph, 80-90 km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56 mph, 90 km/h50 mph, 80 km/h
SwedenCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SwedenMotorhome weighing under 3.5t56-74mph, 90-120km/h44-62mph, 70-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56-74mph, 90-120km/h44-62mph, 70-100km/h
SwitzerlandCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits SwitzerlandMotorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The NetherlandsCaravan Motorhome Speed Limits NetherlandsMotorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h

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