Car Travels

Car Travels

Belgium has a dense network of highways, bringing you almost anywhere in the country in less then a 4 hours. On highway’s you’re allowed to drive up to 120km/h, unless otherwise specified. Road signs are written in Dutch in the Flemish part and in French in the Walloon part of Belgium. 

Speed Limits

The general speed limits are as follows:

  • 50 km/h (31 mph) within built-up areas;
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) outside built-up areas;
  • 120 km/h (75 mph) on roads with at least two two-lane roadways separated by a median, and on freeways.

The limits shown above apply only if there are no other signs present, as the signs may prescribe a lower or a higher speed limit. The speed limit outside built-up areas is in many places, especially in the Flemish Region, restricted to 70 km/h (43 mph). Around almost all schools, 30 km/h (19 mph) zones are found.

Drivers Licence and Insurance

For driving a motorized vehicle in Belgium you'll need one of the following drivers licences: Belgian Drivers Licence, European Drivers Licence, International Drivers Licence. If you don't have a european drivers licence, it's advised to check with your embassy if your drivers licence is valid. 

Car insurance is Compulsory. Most western-european car insurances include Belgium, but it's always best to inform with your insurance company before you depart. 

Apart from a valid drivers licence and an insurance certificate, you'll need to carry the vehicle registration documents as well with you. And of course a valid passport. 

Toll Roads

There is no toll cost for passenger vehicles on Belgian Highways.

The only Toll Tunnel in Belgium, called "Liefkenshoektunnel" is located near Antwerp on the R2. t's mainly used for freight and local traffic. 

Low Emission Zone

Antwerp is currently the only Belgian city with a Low Emission Zone. Read all about it on this link: https://www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/en/LEZ

Car Rental

You can rent a car with various car rental services such as: