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This article is about a route of the Asian Highway Network. For the single engine helicopter gunship, see AH-1 Cobra. For the dual engine helicopter gunship, see AH-1 SuperCobra. For other uses, see AH-1.
Asian Highway 1
Major junctions
East end: Tokyo, Japan
West end: Istanbul, Turkey
Countries: Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey
Highway system

Asian Highway Network

AH87 AH2

Asian Highway 1 (AH1) is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20,557 kilometres (12,774 mi) from Tokyo, Japan via Korea, China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80.


The starting point of Asian highway Route 1

The 1200-kilometer[1] section in Japan was added to the system in November 2003.[2] It runs along the following tolled expressways:[3]

From Fukuoka, AH1 takes the Camellia Line ferry to Busan, South Korea. The Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel has been proposed to provide a fixed crossing.

South Korea[edit]

The section in South Korea mainly follows the Gyeongbu Expressway.

Gyeongbu Expressway Built in Asian Highways 1 Sign

North Korea[edit]


Hong Kong S.A.R.[edit]




Thai Myanmar Friendshipbridge


India (eastern)[edit]

National Highway 39: Moreh — Imphal — Kohima - Dimapur National Highway 36: Dimapur — Nagaon National Highway 37: Nagaon — Jorabat — Guwahati National Highway 40: Jorabat — Shillong — Dawki


India (western)[edit]

National Highway 35: Petrapole - Kolkata

National Highway 2: Kolkata - Durgapur -Asansol - Barhi - Allahabad - Kanpur - Agra - New Delhi

National Highway 1: New Delhi — Attari

Asean India car rally crossing AH1 at Numaligarh
Durgapur Expressway as part of AH1


M2 Motorway, Pakistan.





Connection to E80[edit]

E80 across southern Europe and Turkey
Main article: European route E80

The route AH1 is also marked as in Turkey. The E80 continues in the E-road network from the border station at Kapitan Andreevo/Kapıkule to Sofia in Bulgaria, followed by E80 highways to Niš, Pristina, Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Genoa, Nice, Toulouse, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and finally Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.


  1. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 54
  2. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 3
  3. ^ アジアハイウェイ標識の設置場所 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 54 shows an aerial photo of the Yokohama Aoba Interchange, placing AH1 clearly on the Tomei Expressway rather than the other Tokyo-Nagoya expressway, the Chūō Expressway.
  5. ^ http://www.rhd.gov.bd/RHDMaps/Maps/Country_Bangladesh.pdf