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The Autovía A-1 (also called Autovia del Norte) is a Spanish autovía route which starts in Madrid and ends in Irun. It replaced the former national road from Madrid to France, the N-I. It carries the designation of European route E05, and, as one of the major north-south arteries of Spain, is one of the country's busiest highways.

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Autovía A-1
Autovía del Norte
Route information
Part of E-5 E-80
Length371 km (231 mi)
Major junctions
Highway system

Between Burgos and Armiñón there is a toll alternative for this autovía, the autopista AP-1.

In 2011, work was ongoing to bring the section between Burgos and Madrid up to modern standards.



Autovía A-1 currently has two sections: one between Madrid and Burgos and another between Miranda de Ebro and Alsasua. Traffic through the 49.6 km discontinuity between Burgos and Miranda de Ebro is redirected to the N-I. Beyond Alsasua, traffic continues on the N-I to the French border.

# From To Length Designation
1 Madrid Venturada 50.11 km A-1
2 Venturada Santo Tomé del Puerto A-1
3 Santo Tomé del Puerto Aranda de Duero 106.24 km A-1
4 Aranda de Duero Lerma, Burgos 42.91 km A-1
5 Lerma, Burgos Burgos 37.41 km A-1
6 Burgos Armiñón 87.35 km N-I
7 Armiñón Vitoria-Gasteiz 27.16 km N-I
8 Vitoria-Gasteiz Altsasu/Alsasua 46.69 km N-I, A-1[1]
9 Altsasu/Alsasua Idiazábal 16.05 km A-1 [2]
10 Idiazábal Donostia-San Sebastián 45.94 km N-I
11 Donostia-San Sebastián Irun 21.58 km N-I

Major cities crossedEdit


  1. ^ "Google Maps Street View". Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  2. ^ "Google Maps Street View". Retrieved 2009-12-21.

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