International E-road Network

Introduction Index

The European road network is the responsibility of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). This is stated in the European Agreement on MainInternational Traffic Arteries (AGR), done at Geneva on 15 November 1975. At the UNECE website ( one can find more information.

Elbruz wanted to give a clear and complete overview of the existing network. Until now such a overview was not available. The overview can be accessed via the Index. This page provides some further explanation.

The index lists all E-road numbers divided into different types. The types are descibed below. Every number in the index is a link to a table consisting of the data for that particular road.

The UNECE has provided the list of E-roads with reference places. These reference places are important cities, border towns or places where more roads connect. A reference place is not necessarily situated directly at the E-road. This data has been enriched by country codes, distance and cumulative distance between reference places and connections to other E-roads.

At the moment the E-road network is expanded into Central Asia and the Caucusus. This and other proposed changes are not yet incorporated.

Road types (Source: UNECE)

  1. Reference roads and intermediate roads, called class-A roads, have two-digit numbers; branch, link and connecting roads, called class-B roads, have three-digit numbers.
  2. North-south orientated reference roads have two-digit odd numbers terminating in the figure 5 and increasing from west to east. East-west orientated reference roads have two-digit even numbers terminating in the figure 0 and increasing from north to south. Intermediate roads have respectively two-digit odd and two-digit even numbers comprised within the numbers of the reference roads between which they are located. Class-B roads have three-digit numbers, the first digit being that of the nearest reference road to the north of the B-road concerned, and the second digit being that of the nearest reference road to the west of the B-road concerned; the third digit is a serial number.
  3. North-south oriented class-A roads located eastward from road E 99 have three-digit odd numbers from 101 to 129. Other rules mentioned in paragraph 2 above apply to these roads.

Explanatory notes

Every table has its E-road number as a header.

Km (section)
Km (cuml.)
CZ Plzeň 0 0 E50, E49

The countries are indicated by their license plate code and not with the ISO2, ISO3, FIPS10-4 or ELBRUZ10 coding. The list of license plate codes can be found below.

The names of the original places have been changed if necessary. These changes concern errors (Ålborg instead of Aalborg), extensions (Altenmarkt im Pongau instead of Altenmarkt, Sanli Urfa instead of S. Urfa) and spelling changes. The use of accents has been carried out as much as possible. This applies also for the transcription of the cyrillic placenames. Therefore Đakovo instead of Djakovo and Šumen instead of Choumen. For the Greek placenames the suffix “n” and “s” are not used. So Trípoli instead of Trípolis and Iráklio instead of Iráklion. There is no guarentee that these rules have been followed consequently and without errors.

One reference place has been changed. The UNECE lists Izmir as E80 reference. This has to be Izmit.

F Strasbourg 0 0 E25
D Appenweier 22 22  
D Karlsruhe 69 91 E35

The section Strasbourg – Appenweier is 22 km. The section Appenweier – Karlsruhe is 69 km. The cumulative distance (Strasbourg – Karlsruhe) is 91 km. The distance figure is the place-to-place distance. The cumulative distance is the sum of all section distances. The place-to-place distance is normally higher than the real section distance as it includes the distance from the E-road to the city centre. This implies that the listed cumulative distance will be substantially higher than the actual cumulative distance.

D München 143 405 E45,

The connection field indicates connections to other E-roads. These are not necessarily direct connections. It only implies that the place is a reference for all mentioned roads.

GB Dover 11 1025  
F » Calais 42 1068 E40,

The »-sign denotes that Dover – Calais is a watercrossing. A watercrossing is not necessarily a ferry or a sea crossing. Furthermore the section can run partially over land, e.g. Rødby-Lübeck. The distance of a watercrossing is calculated as a normal section.

I Trieste 96 196 E70
HR via SLO Rijeka 73 270 E65,

The “via” means that this section crosses an extra border which is not indicated by the reference places.

TR Yayladaği 43 161  
  *Syria* 5 165  

The *-signs indicate that a non-member state is involved. Normally this is an end point. Only the E851 is a road traversing Albania .

License plate codes

License Plate Country
A Austria
AZ Azerbaijan
B Belgium
BG Bulgaria
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina
BY Belarus
CH Switzerland
CZ Czech Republic
D Germany
DK Denmark
E Spain
EST Estonia
F France
FIN Finland
GB United Kingdom
GE Georgia
GR Greece
H Hungary
HR Croatia
I Italy
IRL Ireland
L Luxembourg
LT Lithuania
LV Latvia
MD Moldova
MK Macedonia
N Norway
NL Netherlands
P Portugal
PL Poland
RO Romania
RUS Russia
S Sweden
SK Slovakia
SLO Slovenia
TR Turkey
UA Ukraine
YU Yugoslavia