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Asian Highway 1
Major junctions
East end: Tokyo, Japan
West end: Istanbul, Turkey
Countries: Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey
Highway system

Asian Highway Network

AH87 AH2

Asian Highway 1 (AH1) is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20,557 kilometres (12,774 mi) from Tokyo, Japan via Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80.


  • Japan 1
  • South Korea 2
  • North Korea 3
  • China 4
  • Hong Kong 5
  • Vietnam 6
  • Cambodia 7
  • Thailand 8
  • Myanmar 9
  • India (eastern) 10
  • Bangladesh 11
  • India (western) 12
  • Pakistan 13
  • Afghanistan 14
  • Iran 15
  • Turkey 16
  • Connection to E80 17
  • References 18


The starting point of Asian highway Route 1

The 1200-kilometer[1] section in Japan was added to the system in November 2003.[2] It runs along the following tolled expressways:[3]

From Fukuoka, AH1 takes the Camellia Line ferry to Busan, South Korea. The Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel has been proposed to provide a fixed crossing.

South Korea

The section in South Korea mainly follows the Gyeongbu Expressway.

Korean Urban Road 71

Busan Metropolitan Road 71: Busan-Centre - Busan-Dong-gu

Korean Urban Road 41

Seoul Metropolitan Road 41: Seoul-Seocho-gu - Seoul-Gangnam-gu - Seoul-Yongsan-gu

Korean Urban Road 21

Seoul Metropolitan Road 21: Seoul-Jung-gu - Seoul-Eunpyeong-gu

Gyeongbu Expressway Built in Asian Highways 1 Sign

North Korea


Hong Kong




Thai Myanmar Friendshipbridge


India (eastern)

Indian National Highway  39

National Highway 39: Moreh — Imphal — Kohima - Dimapur

Indian National Highway  36

National Highway 36: Dimapur — Nagaon

Indian National Highway  37

National Highway 37: Nagaon — Jorabat — Guwahati

Indian National Highway  40

National Highway 40: Jorabat — Shillong — Dawki


India (western)

Indian National Highway  35

National Highway 35: Petrapole - Kolkata

Indian National Highway  2

National Highway 2: Kolkata - Durgapur -Asansol - Barhi - Allahabad - Kanpur - Agra - New Delhi

Indian National Highway  1

National Highway 1: New Delhi — Attari

Asean India car rally crossing AH1 at Numaligarh
Durgapur Expressway as part of AH1


M2 Motorway, Pakistan.





Connection to E80

E80 across southern Europe and Turkey

The route AH1 is also marked as E80 in Turkey. The E80 continues in the E-road network from the border station at Kapitan Andreevo/Kapıkule to Sofia in Bulgaria, followed by E80 highways to Niš, Pristina, Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Genoa, Nice, Toulouse, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and finally Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.


  1. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 54
  2. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 3
  3. ^ アジアハイウェイ標識の設置場所 (in Japanese).  
  4. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook, 2003, page 54 shows an aerial photo of the Yokohama Aoba Interchange, placing AH1 clearly on the Tomei Expressway rather than the other Tokyo-Nagoya expressway, the Chūō Expressway.
  5. ^
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