Bundesautobahn 40

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Bundesautobahn 40
Route information
Length: 94 km (58 mi)
States: North Rhine-Westphalia
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

Bundesautobahn 40 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 40, short form Autobahn 40, abbreviated as BAB 40 or A 40), (named A 430 until the early 1990s) is one of the most used Autobahns in Germany. It crosses the Dutch-German border as a continuation of the Dutch A67 and crosses the Rhine, leads through the Ruhr valley toward Bochum, becoming B 1 (Bundesstraße 1) at the Kreuz Dortmund West and eventually mergeing into the A 44 near Holzwickede.

BAB 40 as Ruhrschnellweg in Essen

It has officially been named Ruhrschnellweg (Ruhr Fast Way), but locals usually call it Ruhrschleichweg (Ruhr Crawling Way) or "the Ruhr area's longest parking lot". According to Der Spiegel, it is the most congested motorway in Germany.

Stadtbahn stop Savignystraße, close to the Essen-Holsterhausen exit.

In the city of Essen, a Stadtbahn service operates on the median of the A 40 between Tunnel Ruhrschnellweg and Mülheim-Heißen. Between the Essen-Huttrop and the Essen-Kray junctions, there is a guided bus system called Spurbus.

Exit list


(1) Straelen border crossing
Raststätte Niederdorf
(2) Straelen
(3) Wankum
(4) Wachtendonk
(5) Kempen
(6) Kerken
Services Neufelder Heide
(7) Neukirchen-Vluyn
(8) Moers 4-way interchange
(8) Moers
(9) Moers-Zentrum 
(10) Duisburg-Rheinhausen
(11) Duisburg-Homberg
Neuenkamper Rheinbrücke
(12/1) Duisburg-Häfen
(12/2) Duisburg-Häfen
(13) Duisburg 4-way interchange
(14) Kaiserberg 4-way interchange
(15) Mülheim an der Ruhr
(16) Mülheim-Styrum
(17) Mülheim-Dümpten
(18) Mülheim-Winkhausen
Hardenbergbrücke 170 m
(19) Mülheim-Heißen
(20) Mülheim-Heimaterde
(21) Essen-Frohnhausen
(22) Essen-Holsterhausen
(23) Essen-Zentrum
Tunnel Ruhrschnellweg 1.005 m
(24) Essen-Huttrop
(25) Essen-Ost 4-way interchange
(26) Essen-Frillendorf
(27) Essen-Kray
(28) Gelsenkirchen-Süd
(29) Bochum-Wattenscheid-West
(30) Bochum-Wattenscheid
(31) Dückerweg
Tankstelle Dückerweg
(32) Bochum-Stahlhausen
Tankstelle Wattenscheider Straße 
(33) Bochum-Hamme
(34) Freudenbergstraße 
(35) Bochum-Zentrum
(36) Bochum-Ruhrstadion
Tunnel Grumme 328/302 m
(37) Bochum-Harpen
(38) Bochum 4-way interchange
(39) Bochum-Werne
(40) Dortmund-Lütgendortmund
Tankstelle Rheinlanddamm
(41) Dortmund-Kley
(42) Dortmund-West 4-way interchange
(43) Dortmund-Dorstfeld
(44) Dortmund-Barop
Schnettkerbrücke 328 m

Dortmund Hombruch (planned)
Intersection Dortmund Zentrum (planned)
Filling station (planned)
Dortmund (planned) (Märkische Straße)
Tunnel Westtunnel 500 m (planned)
Dortmund (planned) (Semerteichstraße)
Tunnel Osttunnel 1500 m (planned)

(48) Dortmund-Ost interchange
(49) Dortmund-Stadtkrone Ost

Psychiatrische Einrichtungen (Marsbruchstraße)

Dortmund-Aplerbeck (planned) (Leni-Rommel-Straße)
Straßenbrücke Neuasseln 60 m (planned)
Dortmund-Sölde (planned) (Köln-Berliner-Straße)

(51) Holzwickede Flughafen Dortmund Airport
Holzwickede-Ost (planned)
Talbrücke Massener Bach 190 m

Dortmund / Unna


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