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European route E22

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E22 shield
Route information
Length5,320 km (3,310 mi)
Major junctions
West endHolyhead, United Kingdom
Major intersections
East endIshim, Russia
Countries United Kingdom
Major citiesManchester
Nizhny Novgorod
Highway system
E21 E23

European route E22 is one of the longest European routes. It has a length of about 5,320 km (3,310 mi). Many of the E-roads have been extended into Asia since the year 2000; the E22 was extended on 24 June 2002.


E22 route summary
United Kingdom A55A494M56M6M62M60M62M18M180A180A160
Netherlands A10A8A7N7A7N7A7
Germany A 280A 31A 28A 1A 20B 96
Sweden E6/E22E6/E20/E22E22
Latvia A10A8/A10A7/A8/A10A6A4P5P80A6A12
Russia M9МКАDM7P242EKADP351P402

United Kingdom


Port of Holyhead (53°18′34″N 4°37′44″W / 53.3094°N 4.6289°W / 53.3094; -4.6289)

Port of Immingham (53°37′38″N 0°11′27″W / 53.62718°N 0.19097°W / 53.62718; -0.19097)



Amsterdam (52°22′N 4°54′E / 52.367°N 4.900°E / 52.367; 4.900)

Bad Nieuweschans (53°10′50″N 7°12′26″E / 53.18056°N 7.20722°E / 53.18056; 7.20722)



Bunde (53°11′N 7°16′E / 53.183°N 7.267°E / 53.183; 7.267)

Sassnitz (54°30′59″N 13°38′28″E / 54.51639°N 13.64111°E / 54.51639; 13.64111)

Elbe Crossing


There are currently plans to reroute the E22 between Lübeck and Westerstede, to go north of Hamburg and Bremen over the A20, when this new motorway is built after 2020. The E22 would then use the planned tunnel under the Elbe at Drochtersen/Glückstadt.[citation needed]



Trelleborg (55°22′N 13°10′E / 55.367°N 13.167°E / 55.367; 13.167)
(Start of concurrency with E6)

Norrköping (58°36′N 16°12′E / 58.600°N 16.200°E / 58.600; 16.200)

In Sweden, E-Roads do not have national numbers. There is currently no ferry across the Baltic Sea between Norrköping and Ventspils. The best ferry alternative is from Nynäshamn to Ventspils. The line is run by Scandlines.



Ventspils (57°23′26″N 21°34′24″E / 57.39056°N 21.57333°E / 57.39056; 21.57333)

Zilupe (56°23′N 28°07′E / 56.383°N 28.117°E / 56.383; 28.117)



Burachki (56°21′22″N 28°11′38″E / 56.356°N 28.19383°E / 56.356; 28.19383)

Ishim (56°07′N 69°30′E / 56.117°N 69.500°E / 56.117; 69.500)
Between Kazan and Igra, the road takes a detour over Yelabuga, because the shortest route between Kazan and Igra uses a ferry over the Vyatka River (56°35′31″N 50°42′32″E / 56.592°N 50.709°E / 56.592; 50.709), and the road is a bad gravel road around that area. Google Maps shows the E22 to use the ferry, but that is inaccurate; the UN convention lists Yelabuga along a paved road without any ferry. Both routes are visible in Google Streetview. A much used shortcut is Izhevsk - Votkinsk - Perm.

Between Perm and Ishim, the E22 follows the Trans-Siberian Railway.