Motorways / Dual carriageways 120km / hr 7. Don’t drive in flip flops!Not that many people would opt for such a precarious driving shoe, but Spanish police have been known to fine people for driving in Spain whilst wearing sandals or flip flops in some holiday resorts.Feeling up to speed? Check out these cheap car hire deals… 6. If in doubt, don’t have a drinkThe alcohol limit whilst driving in Spain is 0.5mg per millilitre of blood and 0.3mg for new drivers who’ve held their license for less than two years – much less than the UK’s limit of 0.8mg. The number of drinks this equates to really depends on the strength, your size and whether you drink with a meal. The safest way is just to avoid alcohol completely if you’ve brought the car. Plus, let’s not forget – bar staff free pour in Spain. Type of road ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Ready to hit the road? Get more driving holiday inspiration right here:Top tips for 10 fly-drive destinationsThinking of driving abroad in Spain? Going on an epic road trip in America? Not sure if you need an international driving permit to drive in the UAE? Before you head out on the highway, you’ll need to do some homework first.5 hair-raising road trips in the USFrom the iconic Route 66 to the dramatic Pacific Coast Highway; hiring a car in the United States gives you an enormous sense of freedom, though some roads are less romantic or relaxing than you might think. Test your driving skills with these challenging routes to beat in America.Drive abroad for less: Money-saving tips on hiring a car on holidayHere’s our handy guide to car hire charge costs, with some money-saving advice on getting a cheaper car hire deal that’s right for you.*Published July 2017. Whilst information was correct at the time of publication, we’d recommend that you check the details.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 4. Radar detectors are bannedIf you have one of these high-tech devices to detect speed cameras, don’t bring it with you on your drive to Spain. It can result in a huge fine. Probably best to just, you know, not speed. Country Roads 90km / hr* 2. No mobile phones in the driver’s seat – even when parkedDon’t drive in Spain with a mobile phone anywhere near you. It is against the law to use a phone behind the wheel, even if parked on the road. Sit in the passenger seat or leave the vehicle to make a call. Or text. Or send that funny tweet you’ve been thinking up all morning. 3. Keep your spare glasses handyYou’ll be familiar with this rule if you’ve already had experience of driving in Europe: drivers who wear glasses need to carry a spare pair in the car. The spare pair rule is an easy one to remember (and not just because it rhymes). In town 50km / hr Firstly, it’s probably wise to know what the speed limits are before you get behind the wheel…Speed Limits in Spain Speed limit RelatedPay less when you fly – by using the UK’s best-value airportsDon’t you just love the feeling of bagging yourself a bargain flight? And don’t you just hate the charges you have to pay at the airport in order to catch it?Monday blues: the best travel deals to get you through the weekFed up with the week already? Need something to look forward to? Boss driving you absolutely insane? We’ve found a handful of the best deals so you can start planning your escape. You’re welcome.LAST MINUTE: London or Manchester to Cape Verde from £169 returnHaven’t planned your holidays yet? Pack your shorts and fly to Cape Verde next week! *Can legally overtake at 110km / h 5. Flashing headlights doesn’t mean you can goIn Spain, driving etiquette is somewhat different to the UK. If someone flashes their headlights, they’re warning you that they’re about to overtake, not letting you go into the gap in front of them, as is usually the case in the UK. Tips and rules for driving in Spain1. Watch out for blue and white curbsThese road markings are the equivalent of double yellow lines in the UK and mean that you’re not allowed to park, though you can wait briefly if it is safe to do so.
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