Olsztyn

Olsztyn
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Information
Country:
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Poland
Voivodeship: Warmian-Masurian (Voivodeship)
Population: 176 463
Licence plate: NO
Major roads: 16 51 53
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Olsztyn is a city in Northeast Poland.

Hitching out

South towards Warsaw 51

There are two possibilities:

  1. Go to the intersection of Ul. Tuwima and Ul. Warszawska. It is right next to Kortowo (the university campus). From there, you will see a bus stop 10 m further south from the intersection on Ul. Warszawska.
  2. Take bus 3, 9, 15 or 28 to the last stop and walk further about 200 m, or from the aforementioned spot, walk about 1 km further. You'll reach an Orlen petrol station. However, here there is nowhere for a car to stop on the side of the road, so you'll have to ask drivers who pull into the petrol station.

It is not recommended to walk further from the petrol station until the city limits (where there's large sign "Olsztyn"). While there is a place for cars to stop, they are already going to fast to safely do so.

Best stops betwen Olsztyn - Warsaw : Ameryka, Nidzica (on trafic lights cross), Mława, Glinojeck (on roundbound)

Southwest towards Ostróda 16

Get in the bus number 7, 13 or 32, and watch the stops carefully. When you see yourself at the two-laned quite fast street, get off at the closest bus stop. Once you are there you are at the perfect spot, which doesn't require much time to get a lift from.

West towards Gdańsk or Toruń

Go to Armii Krajowej, there's bus stop right in the beginning of it. If you come from Ul. Warszawska it's 2nd bus stop. It's just before bridge. I stand there during the day. For night move to traffic light at the crossing of Armii Krajowej and Warszawska.

To the above spots it's no problem to walk out of the city center. I would say a maximum 30 min leisurely walk, including asking for directions :).