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.

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
Belgium

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Belgium

Combined weight of under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56mph, 90km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h56mph, 90km/h
Croatia

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Croatia

Combined weight of under 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Czech Republic

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech Republic

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Denmark

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Denmark

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t44mph, 70km/h44mph, 70km/h
Germany

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Germany

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
France

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits France

Combined weight of under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50-56mph, 80-96km/h
Hungary

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits France

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Ireland

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Ireland

Combined 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
Luxembourg

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Luxembourg

Combined weight of under 3.5t56mph, 90km/h47mph, 75km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Norway

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Norway

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h68mph, 110km/h
Portugal

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Portugal

Combined weight of under 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-50mph, 70-80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-56mph, 70-90km/h
Slovenia

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Slovenia

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Spain

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Spain

Car and caravan of any weight or size50 mph, 80 km/h44-50 mph, 70-80 km/h
Sweden

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Sweden

Combined 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
Switzerland

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Switzerland

Combined weight of under 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Combined weight of more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The Netherlands

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Netherlands

Combined 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
Austria

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Austria

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Belgium

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Belgium

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h56mph, 90km/h
Croatia

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Croatia

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t56mph, 90km/h50mph, 80km/h
Czech Republic

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Czech Republic

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Denmark

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Denmark

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t68-81mph, 110-130km/h50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t44mph, 70km/h44mph, 70km/h
Germany

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Germany

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h62mph, 100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
France

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits France

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
Hungary

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits France

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h44mph, 70km/h
Ireland

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Ireland

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h37-62mph, 60-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h37-50mph, 60-80km/h
Italy

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Italy

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-68mph, 90-110km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50mph, 80km/h
Luxembourg

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Luxembourg

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56mph, 90km/h
Norway

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Norway

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t56-68mph, 90-100km/h50mph, 80km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t68mph, 110km/h68mph, 110km/h
Portugal

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Portugal

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h44-56mph, 70-90km/h
Slovenia

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Slovenia

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h56-62mph, 90-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h
Spain

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Spain

Motorhome 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
Sweden

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Sweden

Motorhome 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

Switzerland

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Switzerland

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t74mph, 120km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t62mph, 100km/h50-62mph, 80-100km/h
The Netherlands

Caravan Motorhome Speed Limits Netherlands

Motorhome weighing under 3.5t81mph, 130km/h50-56mph, 80-90km/h
Motorhome weighing more than 3.5t50mph, 80km/h50mph, 80km/h