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Advice for driving in Liechtenstein

Driving in Liechtenstein

Updated: 25 July 2024



Tips, Checklist & Legal Requirements

If you are looking to drive in Liechtenstein then you you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents.



Driver's checklist:

  •  · Valid driving licence
  •  · GB sticker
  •  · Insurance documents (third part or above)
  •  · Proof of ownership (registration certificate)

If you do not own the vehicle you are driving, you are advised to obtain written permission from the registered owner.


Legal Requirements

Seat belts are required for all passengers, whether in the front or back seat of the vehicle. Children under 7 years old are not allowed to seat in the front.


Equipment required by drivers:

It is compulsory in Liechtenstein to carry the following safety equipment within any vehicle with more than 2 wheels:

  • · A Warning triangle
  • · Headlamp converters
  • · Spare bulb kit and first-aid kit are recommended


Speed Limits

Standard speed limits (km/h) unless otherwise stated by traffic signs:

50Kmh Urban roads (31 mph).

80Kmh Non-urban roads (50 mph).

120Kmh Motorways / expressways (74 mph).

In car radar detectors are illegal.


Alcohol Consumption

The legal limit is 0.50 milligrams of alcohol per millimitre of blood, being 0.8 in the UK.



On motorcycle, both driver and passenger must wear a helmet.


General Driving Advice

So to recap here is our checklist for driving in Liechtenstein:

  1. Ensure you have proper documentation: valid driving licence, ID, driving insurance covering driving in Liechtenstein, proof of ownership (registration certification).
  2. Take plenty of breaks when driving long distances.
  3. Ensure rear passengers are wearing seat belts and remember children 6 and under are not allowed to travel in the front seat.
  4. Ensure your car is equipped with the following safety equipment: A Warning triangle and headlamp converters.
  5. Do not drink and drive.
  6. Observe local speed limits – as a general rule built up areas have limits of 50km/h (31 mph), outside built up areas are 80km/h (56mph). In car radar detectors are illegal.
  7. Dipped headlights are recommended in even in daytime conditions.


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