Self-Drive Motoring holidays in Europe.
Autobahn and Tunnel Tolls
Tips on driving abroad in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The
Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. Motoring rules and regulations in Europe.
Make sure you Drive Alive! Drive on the right!
International Driving Permit
Carbon emissions for driving
This page contains basic information
on driving in Europe. Every country has different rules, laws and regulations, so
click the country links below to find out all you need to know.
You should always tell your insurer when taking your
car abroad. If you want to take a chance and not inform them make sure you read
the small print. Some policies will offer a limited amount of time in Europe (normally
up to 30 days), but many do not. Be aware that even those policies offering European
cover normally only do so for countries in the EU. For countries outside the EU
you will normally require a Green Card which many insurers no longer provide, so
you might need to make a separate application to a specailist company. Finally,
car insurance is not
breakdown cover so make sure you are covered for this, although
again you'll find that most providers will not cover you for non-EU countries.
All information on this page
is provided as a service to our clients. It is intended as a guide to the more important
rules for the different countries to which we offer driving holidays. It is not
meant to be a comprehensive document. We try and keep the information on this page
up-to-date, but we cannot be held responsible in any way for any consequences arising
from any inaccuracies. If you find a mistake or would like to send us some additional
information, please email us. Your co-operation