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The United Kingdom is a sovereign country in Western Europe featured in Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Summary

As an island nation, it is not connected by land to the rest of Europe, and can only be accessed by ferries or trains through the Channel Tunnel. It shares border with Ireland (via Northern Ireland), but it is not shown. The United Kingdom is different from most countries in Europe, as it is being one of the very few countries to drive on the left. The United Kingdom is home to one of the most northern territories in the game known as Scotland. In addition, the speed limit of 97 km/h (60 mph) on British motorways is the second-highest in the game behind Bulgaria and Romania tied, which have speed limits of 100 km/h (62 mph), and as other countries have speed limits of 80 km/h (50 mph) or 90 km/h (56 mph). It also seems to use imperial units instead of metric, making this the only European country to use MPH instead of KMH.

Much like Belgium among others, and some select places (especially in the Going East expansion), the United Kingdom's quality and freshness is alarmingly poor, especially when one takes a trip around newer map expansions such as Italia or Beyond the Baltic Sea. A must-mention fact is that the ETS2 map of the United Kingdom is imported from the UKTS one, and that may explain why it has a slightly worse look than Visegrád 4 countries.

One of the world's most powerful countries has an area of 243,610 square km. The capital city is London an important financial and cultural centre. Unlike most countries in the world, British traffic drives on the left. Also, miles are used instead of kilometres.
~ Official Euro Truck Simulator 2 Website

Cities

The United Kingdom was originally featured briefly in Euro Truck Simulator (Gold Edition), after which UK Truck Simulator greatly expanded upon the playable area of the UK. The UK Truck Simulator map became the basis of the UK map in Euro Truck Simulator 2, where SCS made only minor modifications. Port facilities were added and a few locations were rationalized, resulting in 20 accessible British cities and towns (comparable to Germany in the original game), 4 of which with ferry (or rail) links to other countries.

The following table shows all accessible British cities and towns in Euro Truck Simulator 2:

City Name Image Remarks
Aberdeen (Scotland) Aberdeen
Birmingham Birmingham view.png
Cambridge Cambridge
Cardiff (Wales) Cardiff city centre.png Capital of Wales
Carlisle Carlisle street view.png
Dover Dover view.png Ferry and rail to Calais
Edinburgh (Scotland) Edinburgh View.png Capital of Scotland
Felixstowe Felixstowe harbour.png
Glasgow (Scotland) Glasgow
Grimsby Grimsby streetview.png
Harwich Harwich ferry.png Ferry to Europoort
Hull Hull View.png Ferry to Europoort and Esbjerg
Liverpool Liverpool skyline.png
London London ETS2 skyline.png Capital (also the de facto capital of England)
Manchester Manchester ETS2 view.jpg
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle View.png Ferry to Amsterdam
Plymouth Plymouth skyline.png Ferry to Roscoff, Bilbao, and Santander
Sheffield Sheffield view.png
Southampton Southampton view.png
Swansea (Wales) Swansea view 2.png

Roads

Despite not having the most number of cities featured in ETS2, the United Kingdom has the largest number of roads featured in that game upon initial release. In total, 19 Motorways and 21 A roads are featured in Euro Truck Simulator 2.

M1 M2 M3 M4
UK M1 ETS2 sign.png
London – Sheffield
UK M2 ETS2 sign.png
London – A2
UK M3 ETS2 sign.png
London – Southampton
UK M4 ETS2 sign.png
London – Swansea
M5 M6 M8 M9
UK M5 ETS2 sign.png
Birmingham – A38
UK M6 ETS2 sign.png
Carlisle – M1 / A14
UK M8 ETS2 sign.png
Edinburgh – Glasgow
UK M9 ETS2 sign.png
M80 – A9
M11 M18 M25 M27
UK M11 ETS2 sign.png
London – Cambridge
UK M18 ETS2 sign.png
Sheffield – M180
UK M25 ETS2 sign.png
London ring road
UK M27 ETS2 sign.png
Southampton bypass
M53 M56 M62 M74
UK M53 ETS2 sign.png
M56 – A483
UK M56 ETS2 sign.png
Liverpool south
UK M62 ETS2 sign.png
Liverpool – M1
UK M74 ETS2 sign.png
Carlisle – Glasgow
M80 M90 M180
UK M80 ETS2 sign.png
A80 – M9
UK M90 ETS2 sign.png
Edinburgh – A9
UK M180 ETS2 sign.png
M18 – A180

A1 A2 A9
UK A1 ETS2 sign.png   UK A1M ETS2 sign.png
Newcastle – M1; M18 – A14
UK A2 ETS2 sign.png
Dover – M2
UK A9 ETS2 sign.png
M9 – M90
A12 A14 A15 A20
UK A12 ETS2 sign.png
London – Felixstowe
UK A14 ETS2 sign.png
M1 / M6 – Felixstowe
UK A15 ETS2 sign.png
M180 / A180 – A63
UK A20 ETS2 sign.png
Folkestone – Dover
A27 A30 A31 A35
UK A27 ETS2 sign.png
M27 – A259
UK A30 ETS2 sign.png
M5 – A35
UK A31 ETS2 sign.png
Southampton west
UK A35 ETS2 sign.png
A30 – A31
A38 A63 A68 A80
UK A38 ETS2 sign.png
Plymouth – M5
UK A63 ETS2 sign.png
A15 – Hull
UK A68 ETS2 sign.png
Edinburgh – A696
UK A80 ETS2 sign.png
M8 – M80
A120 A180 A259 A483
UK A120 ETS2 sign.png
Harwich – A12
UK A180 ETS2 sign.png
Grimsby – M180
UK A259 ETS2 sign.png
Folkestone – A27
UK A483 ETS2 sign.png
Swansea – M53
A696 A720
UK A696 ETS2 sign.png
A68 – Newcastle
UK A720 ETS2 sign.png
Edinburgh bypass

The United Kingdom, unlike most other European nations, does not sign European Routes at all within its territory. Nevertheless, there are 7 European Routes which are referenced in other areas of the map in Euro Truck Simulator 2, and which pass through the United Kingdom:

E5 E15 E16 E18
E5 icon.png
Glasgow – Birmingham
E15 icon.png
Edinburgh; Newcastle – M1; M18 – A14
E16 icon.png
Glasgow – Edinburgh
E18 icon.png
Carlisle – Newcastle
E20 E22 E30
E20 icon.png
Liverpool – Hull
E22 icon.png
Liverpool – M1; A1M – Grimsby
E30 icon.png
Swansea – Felixstowe

There are eight ferry routes which operate services to / from the United Kingdom:

Departure Arrival Travel time Price
Flag of United Kingdom.png Dover Flag of France.png Calais 1 h 31 min €384
Flag of United Kingdom.png Harwich (Felixstowe) Flag of Netherlands.png Europoort (Rotterdam) 8 h 0 min €960
Flag of United Kingdom.png Hull (Grimsby) Flag of Denmark.png Esbjerg 19 h 0 min €1,314
Flag of United Kingdom.png Hull (Grimsby) Flag of Netherlands.png Europoort (Rotterdam) 11 h 0 min €995
Flag of United Kingdom.png Newcastle-upon-Tyne Flag of Netherlands.png IJmuiden (Amsterdam) 16 h 30 min €1,212
Flag of United Kingdom.png Plymouth Flag of Spain.png Bilbao 17 h 56 min €1,172
Flag of United Kingdom.png Plymouth Flag of France.png Roscoff 7 h 0 min €910
Flag of United Kingdom.png Plymouth Flag of Spain.png Santander 18 h 0 min €1,176

In addition, there is the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France, serving as the quickest way to transport cargo between them.

Departure Arrival Travel time Price
Flag of United Kingdom.png Folkestone (Dover) Flag of France.png Calais 35 min €300

Media

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See also