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From:Greenock (NS280763)
To:Southampton (SU373137)
Via:Glasgow, Lancaster, Wigan, Stoke, Oxford, Winchester
Length:454 miles (730.6 km)
Meets: E16, E18, E20, E22, E24, E30
Former number(s):E1, E33
Primary Destinations
Birmingham International Airport • Glasgow Airport
Traditional Counties

Berkshire • Cheshire • Cumberland • Dumfriesshire • Hampshire • Lanarkshire • Lancashire • Northamptonshire • Oxfordshire • Renfrewshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire • Westmorland

Route outline (key)
A8 Greenock
M8 Greenock - Ballieston
M73 Ballieston - Birkenshaw
M74 Birkenshaw - Abington
A74(M) Abington - Gretna
M6 Gretna - Cannock
M6 Toll Cannock - Coleshill
M42 Coleshill - Umberslade
M40 Umberslade - Bicester
A34 Bicester - Winchester
M3 Winchester - Chilworth
M27 Chilworth - Nursling
M271 Nursling - Redbridge
This article is about the current E05, from Greenock to Southampton and on to Algericas, Spain.
For the original E5, from London to Dover and on to Yayladagi, Syria, see E5 (Old System)
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The E05 forms the western-most major route in Europe. In Britain it links West Scotland with the North West, West Midlands and the South Coast.

Contents

Route

The official route of the E05 within the United Kingdom is Greenock - Glasgow - Gretna - Carlisle - Penrith - Preston - Warrington - Birmingham - Newbury - Southampton. It uses the A8, M8, M73, M74, A74(M), M6, M42, M40, A34, M3, M27 and M271 on this course.

Scotland

Greenock-Grenta

The E05 between Abington and Moffat

see main articles A8, M8, M74 and A74(M) The E05 heads east from Greenock along the A8, which soon becomes M8. Upon reaching the edge of Glasgow city centre, it takes the M74 south, which changes number to A74(M) at Abington Interchange and continues all the way to just south of the border.

England

The E05 northbound at Preston

Gretna-Umberslade

see main articles M6, M6 Toll and M42 Between Gretna and the West Midlands, the E05 takes the M6. On reaching the West Midlands, it takes the M6 Toll around the agglomeration, before heading past the airport on the M42 to Umberslade.

The E05 at Harwell

Umberslade-Winchester

see main articles M40 and A34

At Umberslade Interchange, we head south on the M40, passing Warwick, Leamington Spa and Banbury. At Wendlebury Interchange, we TOTSO, taking the A34 south past Oxford (on it's ring road, meeting the E30/M4 at Chieveley Interchange. We pass Newbury on it's controversial bypass and skirt Winchester on it's bypass, meeting the M3 at Winnall Interchange

The E05 through Twyford Down

Winchester-Southampton

see main articles M3, M27 and M271

At Winnall Interchange near Winchester, we join the M3 heading southwards, passing through the controversial Twyford Down cutting as we pass the city.

At the end of the M3, Chilworth Interchange, we TOTSO and take the M27 West to skirt around Southampton. At the next junction, Rownhams Interchange, we TOTSO again, taking the M271 to the Redbridge Roundabout, outside Southampton Docks, where we the A33 and A35.

There used to be a ferry from Southampton to Le Havre - this now goes from Portsmouth, but the E05 doesn't change route.

Outside the British Isles

The official route of the E05 outside the United Kingdom is Le Havre - Paris - Orléans - Tours - Poitiers - Bordeaux - San Sebastián - Burgos - Madrid - Cordóba - Sevilla - Cádiz - Algeciras.

France

From Le Havre, the E05 takes the A131 and A13 to Paris, the Periferique around Paris, the A6B and A10, passing Orleans, Tours and Poitiers en-route to Bordeaux, the A630 around Bordeaux and the A63 and N10 to the border with Spain.

Spain

Features

Destinations

Primary Destinations in bold

The E05 at Howgills
The E05 approaching Birmingham from the south east on the M40
A gantry sign on the E05 (A34) heading northbound at Chieveley

Junctions




E05
JunctionsAbington Interchange • Allbrook Interchange • Ardley Interchange • Arkleston Interchange • Bamber Bridge Interchange • Bar End Interchange • Barford Interchange • Barthomley Interchange • Beattock Interchange • Bickenhill Interchange • Blacow Bridge • Botley Interchange • Braehead • Broughton Interchange (Preston) • Brownhills Interchange • Bryn Interchange • Bullington Cross • Bullring Roundabout • Cambuslang Road Junction • Canderside Toll • Cardonald Interchange • Carmyle Avenue Interchange • Catterlen Interchange • Chieveley Interchange • Chilworth Interchange • Churchbridge • Coleshill Interchange • Copt Hill Interchange • Craigton Interchange • Crawford and Elvanfoot Interchanges • Creswell Interchange • Croft Interchange • Crooklands Interchange • Daldowie Interchange • Dumbreck Road Interchange • Dunston Interchange (Stafford) • Dunton Interchange • Eaglesfield Interchange • Ecclefechan Interchange • Fullarton Road Interchange • Gailey Interchange • Glasgow Airport Interchange • Golden Fleece Interchange • Gretna Interchange • Guards Mill Interchange • Haighton Interchange • Hamilton Interchange • Hampson Green Roundabout • Hanchurch Interchange • Haydock Island • Helen Street Interchange • Hillington Interchange • Hinksey Hill Interchange • Hockley Cross • Johnstonebridge Interchange • Kingston Junction • Kingstown Interchange • Kirkpatrick Fleming Interchange • Langbank Roundabout • Langley Mill Interchange • Larkhall Interchange • Leigh Road Interchange • Leyland Interchange • Lockerbie North Interchange • Lockerbie South Interchange • Lodge Hill Interchange • Longbridge Island • Lune Valley Interchange • Lymm Interchange • M40 J11 • M40 J12 • M40 J13 • M40 J16 • M6 J17 • M6 J18 • M6 J19 • M6 J24 • M6 J27 • M6 J35 • M6 J37 • M6 Toll JT2 • M74 J9 • Marcham Road Interchange • Maryville Interchange • Millbank Interchange • Milton Interchange (Oxfordshire) • Newark Roundabout • Nursling Interchange • Orrell Interchange • Peartree Interchange • Plantation Road Interchange • Polmadie Road Junction • Poniel Interchange • Raith Interchange • Redbridge Roundabout (Southampton) • Rosehill Interchange • Rownhams Interchange • Samlesbury Interchange • Saredon Interchange • Seaward Street Interchange • Shap Interchange • Skirsgill Interchange • St James Interchange • Tebay Interchange • Three Maids Hill • Tot Hill • Umberslade Interchange • Wall Island • Water Orton Interchange • Wedges Mills Interchange • Weeford Interchange • Wellburn Interchange • Wendlebury Interchange • West Ferry Interchange • Winnall Interchange • Winwick Interchange • Woodhall Roundabout • Woolston Interchange
ServicesAbington services • Annandale Water services • Bothwell services • Burton-in-Kendal services • Charnock Richard services • Cherwell Valley services • Chester services • Chieveley services • Gretna Green services • Hamilton services • Happendon services • Keele services • Killington Lake services • Knutsford services • Lancaster services • Lymm services • Norton Canes services • Peartree services • Rownhams services • Sandbach services • Southwaite services • Stafford (North) services • Stafford (South) services • Sutton Scotney services • Tebay services • Todhills rest area • Warwick services
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Wolvercote Viaduct
ProjectsLongbridge Island
RoadsA34 • A74(M) • A8 • M40 • M42 • M6 • M6 Toll • M74 • M8
MiscellaneousA8/route • E05/Named Junctions
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