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 route is 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long.

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

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 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.

E 05 near Villebon-sur-Yvette in France



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