European route E40
E40 interchange near Bruges, Belgium
|Length||8,641 km (5,369 mi)|
|West end||E15 in Calais, France|
|East end||Ridder, Kazakhstan|
|Countries||France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan|
|International E-road network|
European route E 40 is the longest European route, more than 8,000 kilometres (4,971 miles) long, connecting Calais in France via Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan, with Ridder in Kazakhstan near the border with Russia and China.
- A44: Aachen (E 314)
- A4: Aachen (E 314) - Köln (E 31 / E 35, Towards E 29 / E 37) - Olpe (E 41)
- A45: Olpe (start of concurrency with E 41) - Siegen - Gießen (E 44, end of concurrency with E 41)
- B49: Gießen (E 41 / E 44)
- B429: Gießen
- A480: Gießen (E 451)
- A5: Gießen (E 451) - Bad Hersfeld (E 45)
- A7: Bad Hersfeld (E 45)
- A4: Bad Hersfeld (E 45) - Eisenach - Erfurt - Zwickau (E 49 / E 51 / E 40) - Chemnitz (E 441) - Dresden (E 55) - Görlitz
The road makes a big detour in Central Asia. The shortest road between Calais and Ridder is about 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles) shorter, mostly using the E30 via Berlin-Moscow-Omsk.
Crossing a railway at Chemnitz in eastern Germany
E 40 road on Ukrainian highway Kyiv-Zytomyr
On Kazakh-Kyrgyz border at Korday
- Cities in italics are in a war zone and/or controlled by separatists
- The A2 A-2 highway hasn't been fully built.