1. What side of the road do I drive on in Valencia?
In Valencia, as in the rest of Spain, you must drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. What are the speed limits in Valencia?
General speed limits in Valencia are 120 km/h on motorways, 90 km/h on main roads, and 50 km/h in urban areas including the city of Valencia. However, always check for road signs indicating different speed limits.
3. Do I need a special license to drive a campervan in Valencia?
No, you can drive a campervan with a standard EU driving license. For non-EU visitors, an International Driving Permit along with your original driving license is required.
4. Are there many speed cameras in Valencia?
Yes, there are a number of speed cameras on Valencia's roads. It's best to stick to the speed limit to avoid any penalties.
5. Are there toll roads in Valencia?
Yes, certain highways in and around Valencia have tolls. Some can be paid with cash or card, others require an electronic payment method.
6. What are the general driving rules in Valencia?
General rules include: drive on the right, give way to the right, no using a mobile while driving, use indicators for changes in direction, and always wear a seatbelt.
7. Where can I find safe parking for my campervan in Valencia?
There are several dedicated campervan parks in Valencia, as well as regular parking lots. Always lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables in sight.
8. What is the traffic like in Valencia?
Traffic can be heavy in the city centre during peak hours. Outside these times, and in the more rural areas, the roads are generally uncongested.
9. Do I need to know any special driving laws in Valencia?
Valencia follows Spanish driving laws, some of which may be different from your home country. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with these before you start your journey.
10. Does Valencia have many one-way streets?
Like many European cities, Valencia has a number of one-way streets. Always check the signs before entering a street.
11. How is street parking regulated in Valencia?
Street parking in Valencia is regulated and often paid. Blue zones are paid during working hours, while green zones are for residents. Always check the parking signs.
12. Are there any specific road signs I should be aware of?
Spanish road signs follow international conventions but with certain variations. It might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with them before driving in Valencia.
13. What happens if I break the speed limit?
Exceeding the speed limit can result in heavy fines, plus potential points on your licence if you're a resident.
14. How friendly are the roads for large vehicles like a campervan?
Major roads and highways are well suited for larger vehicles like campervans. However, smaller roads, particularly in historic city centres, can be narrow and challenging.
15. Are there specific parking zones for campervans in Valencia?
In Valencia, some specific areas are designated for campervans. Check local information or ask at the local tourist office.