European route E30

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E30 shield

Major junctions
From: Cork (Ireland)
To: Omsk (Russia)
Countries: Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia
Highway system
International E-road network

European route E 30 is an A-Class West-East European route, extending from the southern Irish port of Cork in the west to the Russian city of Omsk in the east. For much of its Russian stretch, it coincides with Trans-Siberian Highway and, east of the Ural Mountains, with AH6 of the Asian Highway Network, which continues to Busan, South Korea.


The E 30 is one of the longest European routes with a total length of about 5,800 km (3,600 mi)—3,300 km (2,100 mi) from Cork to Moscow, and 2,500 km (1,600 mi) from Moscow to Omsk. The naming is by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Formerly the route only went from Cork to Samara, with an often reported length of 4,912 km (3,052 mi).

Formerly, before 1985, this was the E 8 (London–Berlin–Brest).


The E 30 routes over seven European countries, and includes two sea-crossings, one from Rosslare in Ireland to Fishguard in Wales, and one from Felixstowe in England to Hook of Holland in the Netherlands.


The Rosslare–Fishguard ferry departs twice daily, taking about three and a half hours.

United Kingdom[edit]

Although the United Kingdom Government participates fully in activities concerning the E-routes,[1] E-routes are not signposted within the United Kingdom.

The nearest passenger ferries to Hoek van Holland actually depart from Harwich, across the Orwell south of Felixstowe. That ferry has 2 daily departures, one is a day crossing, the other a night crossing, both taking about 7–8 hours. It carries foot (train) passengers as well as cars, buses, caravans and freight lorries.[2] Ferries departing from Felixstowe carry freight only.


E30 near The Hague


Main article: German autobahns
Bundesautobahn 30 number.svg Netherlands NL-A1.svg Bad BentheimOsnabrückBündeBad Oeynhausen Bundesstraße 61 number.svg
Bundesstraße 61 number.svg Bundesautobahn 30 number.svg Bad Oeynhausen Bundesautobahn 2 number.svg
Bundesautobahn 2 number.svg Bundesstraße 61 number.svg Bad OeynhausenHanoverBraunschweigMagdeburg Bundesautobahn 10 number.svg
Bundesautobahn 10 number.svg Bundesautobahn 2 number.svg Potsdam Bundesautobahn 12 number.svg (Berlin bypass)
Bundesautobahn 12 number.svg Bundesautobahn 10 number.svg FürstenwaldeFrankfurt an der Oder Poland A2-PL.svg


A2/E30 near Poznań Komorniki interchange

Within Poland E 30 follows A2 motorway and the National Road 2.


Magistral route M1.


The Russian stretch of this road coincides partly with the Asian Highway Network's AH6 (though this latter highway passes through Petropavl, Kazakhstan in its stretch between Chelyabinsk and Omsk, unlike the E 30). The E 30 follows the Russian main road M1 Belarus-Moscow, M5 Moscow-Chelyabinsk and M51 Chelyabinsk-Kurgan. It goes along minor roads past Ishim to avoid the Kazak border towards Omsk.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ For more information see: StenaLine or The Man in Seat 61 Seat61

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