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Spain is a country located in the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with 4,964 km of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city of Spain is Madrid.
Spain is in general a very safe country to drive around on more than 680,000 km of surfaced roads.
Driving licence requirements in Spain
To be able to drive in Spain you need to be in possession of a full valid driving licence in your country of residence. If the driving licence is not written in the Roman alphabet you will need to present an international driving licence, together with your domestic driving licence. A driving licence with a photo is mandatory, otherwise you will need to present an international driving licence. In some cases an international driving licence, together with your domestic licence, may be a mandatory requirement for some suppliers and offers.
Tolls in Spain
You will have to pay tolls on most motorways in Spain.
Driving in Spain
In Spain you drive on the right hand side of the road. The use of seat belts is mandatory for all passengers. Children under 12 years old and smaller than 1.35 m in height must be placed in a child safety seat when sitting in the front passenger seat. When travelling in the front seat children must be placed in a restraint system.
Alcohol limit requirements in Spain
Driving a rental car under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. In the event of insurance claims you will be fully responsible for any damage to the rental car if driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Winter equipment in Spain
It is highly recommended to carry winter chains in Spanish mountain resorts during the winter season.
Speed limits in Spain
Built-up areas – 50 km/h
Other, regional roads – 90 km/h
Dual carriageways – 110 km/h
Motorways – 120 km/h