Ostrava

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Ostrava
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Czech Republic
Population: 308.374
Licence plate: ?T? ????
Major roads: D1
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Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. It was build mostly during the 20th century through mining and steel industry. Thanks to that, you can find a lot of relics of this industry within the city. One street is actually going through the steel works!

Hitchhiking out

South towards Frýdek-Místek, Olomouc and Brno

From the city center, take a tram #1, #3, #10, #12, #17, #18 or #19. Get out at the last stop Dubina Interspar and continue in the original tram direction along the Plzeňská street. In about 2 km, you'll reach the intersection with Mitrovická street. Cross this street. The place between the intersection and the bus station is a good place to catch a car towards Olomouc or Brno.

Second option From the city center take a tram #2 and get off at the stop "Obchodní centrum" - it is a huge shopping center called Avion. Cross the subway, go through the shopping center and you´ll get to the parking. You should see McDonald´s on the left. Next to it there is a roundabout - turn right. The street is going down, to the big street called "Rudná". Continue on that street for about 5 minutes, you´ll cross the bridge and right there is a stopping lane. There is a lot of local traffic heading to other parts of city and other directions. Highly recommended to have cardboard with your destination.

North towards Bohumín and Katowice 1

Antošovice gas station

Take bus no. 52 from the Křížikova bus stop in the direction of Antošovice. You will need the stop Vrbina (49.899313 18.313843). When you get out, walk in the opposite direction of the bus ride towards the middle of the village. Walk about 50 meters, there'll be a street on your right that leads to the highway, you will need to take a small path to the emergency exit. The emergency exit is seen well almost from the bus station, if you don't see it right away, look for a gas station Shell, in the distance. Walk along the highway or cross the corn field and once you reach a stream get onto the highway through one of the emergency exits and walk towards the gas station right in front of you (don't worry, it's only about 100m).

View from the Vrbina https://imgur.com/jPL2Qri

Door in the distance https://imgur.com/2x90mUz


It's the last Czech gas station before the border with Poland and there's parking lot for trucks and a KFC. Most people will be going to Katowice and the surrounding areas, so if your destination is Warsaw or further in that direction, ask anyone going to Poland to take you to the nearest Polish gas station (BP Rowień, about 35km), since most Poles and trucks stop there and you'll be able to find a lot of long-distance rides (lots of Latvians, Lithuanians and Belorussians).

uncle_sam01 came at about 10am and waited for about 2 hours trying to find a direct ride to Warsaw - almost everyone was going to Katowice or Wroclaw, then a truck driver suggested to go the nearest gas station in Poland, where he found a direct ride in about 10 minutes.

"gexgrino came at about 1pm and got a ride in two minutes (third car), by asking the drivers where they went. The ride was until Gliwice. Can confirm that everyone is going to Katowice or Gliwice."


West towards Opava

From the city center, take tram #7, #8, #9 or #17. Get out at 17. listopadu and continue in original tram direction throught street Opavská ca. 1 km till you reach a bus station. Almost all cars are going towards Opava.

Czech cities with more than 20.000 inhabitants
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