European route E05

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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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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

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


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