Driving guides

Essential information and helpful tips and advice for driving on the continent

Read our tips and advice on driving in France, Spain and Portugal which explain all the essential facts you need to know, including advice on roads and public transport systems.

Find out about road signs, speed limits, different road types, drink driving limits and more in France, Spain and Portugal. There is also a handy continental driving checklist so that you can make sure you have everything you need to be safe and legal on the roads during your holiday. You'll also find some links to useful sites for more information about continental road safety laws, on the spot fines and toll prices.

Reading up on a little bit of road knowledge now will make sure your holiday goes as smoothly as possible!

Guides to driving in France, Spain & Portugal

What you need to know about driving in France: insurance, road signs, speed limits, motorway driving, fines and a travel checklist.

What you need to know about driving in Spain: insurance, road signs, speed limits, motorway driving, fines and a travel checklist.

What you need to know about driving in Portugal: insurance, road signs, speed limits, motorway driving, fines and a travel checklist.

Motoring abroad video
Many people are nervous the first time they drive on the continent but it really is quite easy once you get there. In this handy guide we'll tell you what you need to know about driving in France and Spain including what documents you need to take with you, what motoring equipment you'll need to comply with French and Spanish driving laws, and tips on speed limits, toll routes and how to navigate around.