M40 (GB)

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M40 is an 89-mile (143.2km) motorway in England, connecting London and Birmingham

M40 on the Britain's Motorway Network

Hitching the M40

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Junctions

M40 Motorway (England)
Eastbound exits Junction Westbound exits
Road continues as A40 to London Ramp-Left.png J1
Slough A412
Uxbridge A4020
Non motorway traffic
Slough A412
Uxbridge A4020
Start of Motorway
Good.png (good) Hitch-hike on the slip road just before the motorway sign
Watford, Rickmansworth, Slough, Heathrow Airport M25 Autobahn junction.png J1A Watford, Rickmansworth, Slough, Heathrow Airport M25
Beaconsfield, Amersham, Slough A355
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngBeaconsfield Services
Ramp-Left.png J2
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Beaconsfield, Amersham, Slough A355
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngBeaconsfield Services
Hard to find a good position
No exit Ramp-Restricted-Left.pngJ3 Loudwater and High Wycombe (East) A40 Exit only
High Wycombe, Marlow, Maidenhead A404 Ramp-Left.png J4 High Wycombe, Marlow A404
High Wycombe (West), Stokenchurch A40 Ramp-Left.png J5 Stokenchurch A40
Watlington, Princes Risborough B4009 Ramp-Left.png J6 Thame, Watlington, Princes Risborough B4009
No Access Ramp-Restricted-Left.png J7 Thame, Wallingford, A329
No exit Ramp-Restricted-Left.png J8 Oxford, Cheltenham A40
Thame, Aylesbury A418
Oxford (A40)
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngOxford Services
Ramp-Left.png J8A
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Thame, Aylesbury A418
Oxford (A40)
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngOxford Services
Bicester, Aylesbury A41
Oxford, Newbury A34
Ramp-Left.png J9 Bicester A41
Oxford, Newbury A34
Northampton A43
B430
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngCherwell Valley services
Ramp-Left.png J10 Northampton A43
B430
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngCherwell Valley services
Banbury A422
Daventry A361
Ramp-Left.png J11 Banbury A422
Chipping Norton A361
Gaydon B4451 Ramp-Left.png J12 Gaydon B4451
Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.pngWarwick Services
No exit Ramp-Restricted-Left.png J13 Leamington, Warwick A452
B4100
Leamington A452 Ramp-Restricted-Left.png J14 No Access
Warwick A429
Stratford, Coventry A46 (M69)
Ramp-Left.png J15 Warwick A429
Stratford, Coventry A46 (M69)
Henley A3400 Ramp-Left.png J16 No exit
No exit Autobahn junction.png M42 J3A
THE NORTH Birmingham (North & East)
Solihull, NEC, Birmingham International Airport M42
Start of Motorway Road continues as M42 to The SOUTH WEST,
Birmingham (South & West), Redditch & M5

Service Stations

  • Beaconsfield Services - located just off junction 2 of the motorway. This service station was only recently opened (April 2009), so there is not as much traffic as one would expect.
    • Average.png (average) It's hard to find a good place for hitch-hiking at the junction. The slip road starts at an inconvenient angle to the roundabout, so Lnx found it most appropriate to hitch-hike at the traffic lights before the roundabout (section where all traffic from the service station and Slough joins the roundabout)
  • Oxford Services - located off the motorway at junction 8A, also accessible from junction 8 and A418. See Oxford for more info.
    • Verygood.png (very good) Excellent hitching place with a single exit, used by traffic in all directions.
  • Cherwell Valley Services - located off junction 10, where A43 meets the motorway
  • Warwick Services - located between junctions 12 and 13 and made up of two disconnected sites (as a pedestrian, you may be able to move from one side to the other by exiting the service station using local roads - see the Map Northbound good. Good place to hitch either way around Birmingham's motorways.

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Motorways in the United Kingdom

Great Britain: M1M2M3M4M5M6M6 TollM8M9M11M18M20M23M25M26M27M32M40M42M45M48M49M50M53M54M55M56M57M58M60M61M62M65M66M67M69M73M74M77M80M90M180M181M271M275M602M606M621M876M898

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Northern Ireland: M1M2M3M5M12M22