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European route E05

E05 shield

Major junctions
From: Greenock (United Kingdom)
To: Algeciras (Spain)
Countries: United Kingdom, France, Spain
Highway system
International E-road network

The European route E 05 is part of the United Nations international E-road network. It is the westernmost north-south "reference road", running from Greenock, Scotland south through England and France to Algeciras, Spain.[1]

The E 05 follows the route Greenock - Paisley - Renfrew - Govan - Glasgow - Gretna - Carlisle - Penrith - Preston - Warrington - Winsford - Stoke-On-Trent - Birmingham - Newbury - Southampton - Le Havre - Paris - Orléans - Tours - Poitiers - Bordeaux - San Sebastián - Burgos - Madrid - Córdoba - Sevilla - Cádiz - Algeciras


  • United Kingdom (724 km) 1
  • France (998 km) 2
  • Spain (1202 km) 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

United Kingdom (724 km)

The start of E05 at Greenock Town Hall

Although the United Kingdom Government participates fully in activities concerning the E-routes,[2] E-routes are not signposted within the United Kingdom.

The E05 follows the following roads:

The E 05 has a gap at the English Channel between Southampton and Le Havre, France. There is no direct ferry link, but a ferry from nearby Portsmouth, along the M27, connects to Le Havre.

France (998 km)

E 05 near Villebon-sur-Yvette in France

In France, the E 05 is signed. It uses the following roads: A131 Le Havre-A13

A13 A131-Rouen-Versailles-Paris (Autoroute de Normandie)

A10 Paris-Orléans-Blois-Tours-Poitiers-Niort-Saintes-Bordeaux (L'Aquitaine)

A63 Bordeaux-N10

N10 A63-Bayonne

A63 Bayonne-Biarritz-Espagne

Spain (1202 km)

In Spain, the E 05 is signed. It uses the following roads:

Road From To
 AP-8  Irún Eibar
 AP-1  Eibar Vitoria
 N-622  Vitoria
 A-1  Vitoria Armiñón
 AP-1  Armiñón Burgos
 A-1  Burgos Madrid
 M-40  Madrid
 A-4  Madrid Sevilla
 SE-30  Sevilla
 A-4  Sevilla Dos Hermanas
 AP-4  Dos Hermanas Puerto Real
 A-48  Puerto Real Vejer de la Frontera
 N-340  Vejer de la Frontera Algeciras
 A-7  Algeciras liaison  N-357 


  1. ^ European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries, 5 April 2002
  2. ^ For example Economic and Social Council Document ECE/TRANS/WP.6/AC.2/18 - 17 December 2008; Agenda item 6 Participation in the 2005 E-route census

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