Driving in Andorra

The total length of the roads is 269 km. Paved roads – 198 km and unpaved roads – 71 km.

There are no motorways in Andorra. There are two main roads from Andorra la Vella: the CG-1 to the Spanish border and the CG-2 to the French border via the Envalira tunnel.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Andorra. However, you will come across the toll road Envalira Tunnel in Andorra.

Envalira tunnel tolls

The Envalira Tunnel runs between Pas de la Casa next to the French border and the famous Grau Roig ski area. The length of the tunnel is 2,879 meters. The deepest point of the tunnel is 2,043 meters and the highest is 2,054 meters. It is one of the highest tunnels in Europe.

The Envalira tunnel has two lanes (one in each direction) and the maximum speed is between 40 and 70 km / h.

Tunnel location:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  .

Tolls 2021:

Tolls Envalira Tunnel in Andorra
VEHICLE CATEGORYHEIGHT / WEIGHTNUMBER OF AXLES (including trailer)PRICE (EUR)
 2- or 3-wheel vehicles (motorcycles, sidecars)– –– –€ 4.10
 Light vehicles (vehicle + trailer)Up to 2 m in height,
up to 3,500 kg
Up to 3€ 6.80
 Medium-sized vehicles (vans, light vehicles + trailers)Between 2 and 3 m in height,
up to 3,500 kg
2 or more€ 12.00
 Heavy vehicles and busesMore than 3 m in height,
more than 3,500 kg
2€ 13.70
 Heavy vehicles and busesMore than 3 m in height,
more than 3,500 kg
3 or more€ 17.10

For residents and workers in Pas de la Casa there is a 50% discount on the standard rate.

Parking in Andorra

It is recommended to park in designated parking spaces or in your hotel parking lot.

You can park on the street. However, be mindful of local signs / restrictions as parking fees are easily imposed. If your car is parked dangerously, it will be towed.

All parking spaces in Andorra la Vella are chargeable. Parking on the street is only free on Sundays and public holidays.

The parking lots in Andorra are divided into two zones (Zone 1 and 2). Zone 1 is marked blue and Zone 2 is green.

Parking fees in Andorra:

Parking fees in Andorra
 Blue zoneGreen zone
Toll timeMonday – Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
and
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday – Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
and
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For freeSunaday and National HolidaysSunaday and National Holidays
Minimum time15 minutes
(€ 0.25)
30 minutes
(€ 0.25)
Maximum time2 h 30 min
(€ 2.50)
5 hours
(2.50 €)
price per hour1.00 €€ 0.50

Violation of parking rules in blue or green areas – a fine of € 12.

Parking at the bus stop, at the pedestrian crossing, on the sidewalk or in the disabled parking lot without proper authorization – a fine of 30 €.

Map of Andorra roads

Road traffic regulations in Andorra

Speed ​​limits

Standard speed limits in Andorra (unless otherwise stated on signs).

Cars (up to 3.5 tons) and motorcycles:

  • built-up areas – 50 km / h
  • outside the built-up areas – 90 km / h

Cars (up to 3.5 tons) with trailers:

  • built-up areas – 50 km / h
  • outside the built-up areas – 90 km / h

The current speed limits for cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

The maximum permissible alcohol content in the bloodstream is  0.5 ‰  .

If the alcohol content in the bloodstream exceeds the permissible level, a fine will be imposed:

  • from 0.5 ‰ to 0.8 ‰ – 150 €
  • from 0.81 ‰ to 1.2 ‰ – 300 €
  • over 1.2 ‰ – 600 € and suspend driver’s license for 3 months

If the driver refuses to take a test for alcohol in the blood, a fine of € 300 will be imposed and the driver’s license will be suspended for 3 months.

Driving under the influence of drugs is punishable by a fine of 600 € and the driver’s license is suspended for 3 months.

The maximum alcohol limit for drivers in European countries.

Dimmed headlights

Dipped headlights are not mandatory for daytime driving and mandatory for nighttime driving. Dipped headlights should be turned on when visibility is poor due to poor weather conditions.

In case of non-compliance – 30 €.

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Children in cars

Children under the age of 10 and under 1.5m cannot travel in the front or rear seat as passengers unless they are using appropriate child safety locks.

A child under 3 years of age cannot be carried in a vehicle without a child seat / restraint and the airbag must be switched off.

Child seats must comply with UNECE regulation No. 44 – “Uniform provisions on the approval of restraint devices for child occupants of powered vehicles (” child restraint systems “)” “.

In case of non-compliance – 90 €.

Seat belts

Seat belts are mandatory for both front and rear passengers   .

Failure to comply – € 20 for each unpaved passenger.

Cellphone

The use of a cell phone while driving is limited to the use of a hands-free device.

Failure to comply – € 20.

While driving, it is forbidden to wear devices in the ear that can emit noises (speaking, music, radio). Fine – 60 €.

Penalties for using mobile phones while driving in European countries.

Window tinting

It is forbidden to restrict the visibility of the windshield and side windows of the vehicle in order to reduce their transparency.

The degree of light transmission of the glass must comply with UNECE regulation No. 43 “Uniform provisions for the approval of: Safety glazing materials and their installation in vehicles” – 75% for windscreens or 70% for side windows.

Fine 60 € – for windshield and 30 € – or side windows.

Punish

Police officers in Andorra have the right to impose fines on the spot and issue a receipt for payment.

Traffic fines in Andorra:

Traffic fines in Andorra
violationFine (EUR)
Not making room for a bus20 €
Go below the speed limit for no good reason30 €
Sudden decrease in speed or stop when the traffic situation does not require it60 €
Stop at a pedestrian crossing or intersection60 €
Unauthorized use of sound and light warning signals60 €
Failure to comply with appropriate speed limits depending on road and visibility conditions60 €
Tailgating90 €
Error signaling before turning or changing lanes90 €
Overtaking injury150 €
Dangerous driving300 €

Express penalties

Express fines in Andorra
violationFine (EUR)
up to 10 km / h€ 12
11-20 km / h€ 24
21-30 km / h€ 42
31-40 km / h60 €
41-50 km / h90 €
51-60 km / h€ 120
61-70 km / h180 €
over 70 km / h€ 240

useful information

Fuel prices

1.15 1,220.99 on May 3rd, 2021

Andorra has leaded petrol (98), unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel. There are no petrol stations (liquefied propane).

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Fire – 118
  • Police – 110
  • Ambulance – 116

Mandatory to take with you in the car

  • Replacement bulbs
  • Warning triangle
  • Reflective jacket
  • Spare wheel with the tools necessary to replace it

Driving without accessories – fine 30 €.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Andorra is compulsory when the weather conditions are suitable (the road is completely or partially covered with snow or ice).

Police officers have the right to prohibit the movement of vehicles whose tires do not match winter road conditions and they can be dangerous to other road users.

If the vehicle is not equipped with winter tires in such conditions, the perpetrator will be fined € 180.

Studded tires

The use of studded tires is permitted from November 1st to May 15th of each year   . The use of studded tires at other times will result in a fine of € 60.

Snow chains

Snow chains should be used when road conditions require it or when a suitable sign is in place. It is forbidden to use snow chains when there is no snow or ice on the road.

Driving with snow chains when the road is clear of snow or ice – € 60.

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Optional equipment and other rules

It is recommended that you have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in your car.

Particular attention should be paid to the signs “Caution: zebra crossing” without traffic lights in cities and outside of cities.

It is recommended that you avoid driving at night as domestic and wild animals often drive on unpaved roads.