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|Region (oblast):||Kaliningrad Oblast|
|Licence plate:||39, 91|
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Northwest to Zelenogradsk and the Curonian Spit
Find a way to get to the northern end of Ulitsa Aleksandra Nevskogo (Russian: Ул. Александра Невского), which is roughly a few 100 metres after the road crosses a railway line and perhaps a kilometre before the road becomes part of a major motorway junction. One option is bus 31, which crosses the bridge over the railway line and then turns right before the road splits into two separate lanes to continue westwards after doing a u-turn; there is a bus stop on the side of the road right after it turns. From there, you can already see two petrol stations, one on each side of the road. The one on the northbound road has a long, wide exit lane, which makes for an excellent hitching spot.
Northeast to Lithuania
Take bus 37 to the end of Moskovskij prospekt. Hitch from the bus stop after the police station.
South to Poland
Take bus #18 or #27 from the bus stop in the street Zheleznodorozhnaya ulitsa north-west of the yuzhnij vokzal (Southern Railway Station) from (or bus #19 from somewhere else?) to Golubyx ozer (Голубых озёр). You will see some lakes on the right before you have to get off.
Take bus 9 until the last stop (Сельхозтехника). The road leads through several villages and then arrives at the Bagrationovsk-Bezledy border crossing.
West into Kaliningrad region
Svetlogorsk, Pionerskii, Jantarnyj (seaside): bus 36 to corner of Lermontovskovo. Baltiisk, Svetlyj: bus 5, trolleybus 6, stop near turn towards A. Kosmodemyanskovo village (check with conductor).
Google Maps is available in Kaliningrad to show public transport routes. Alternatively, use a Russian navigation app (for example, the app "EasyWay" is also available in English).