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Flag of Germany
State: Baden-Württemberg
Population: ~120.000
Licence plate: RT
Major roads: B27, B28, B464
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Reutlingen is a middle sized city in Germany south of Stuttgart. It is the capital of the eponymous district of Reutlingen. As of June 2018, it has an estimated population of 116,456.

Hitchhiking out

North towards Stuttgart, Heilbronn B464

There is a petrol station north the city at just 5-10min by bus from Reutlingen Main Station (here, GPS 48.5199522,8.9696623) : take bus 1 towards Rübgarten Mitte, or bus 21 towards Berliner Ring, or bus 3 towards Rommelsbach, or bus X3 towards Pfullingen Laiblinsplatz and stop at Reutlingen Tannenbergerstrasse, or walk 30min from Reutlingen Main Station. You can either ask people at the petrol station or hitchhike at the bus stop, it's a few meters past a traffic light so cars go slow.

North, East towards Stuttgart, Ulm

To get towards Stuttgart and Ulm it is best not to stand next to the direct "Schnellstraße" B27 between Orschel-Hagen and Römerschanze, but go to the other side of the city. If you're far away from the city center take line #1 (towards Orschel-Hagen) or line #7 (towards Efeu) to the stop Karlsstrasse/Fernmeldeamt. This busstop is the place to stand as it is at the intersection which leads to the B28.

West towards A 81, Tübingen

Esso petrol station close to train station "Reutlingen West". Easy to get to Tübingen, A81 possible.

South towards nowhere

If you want to go south or to the Swabian Jura you should stand at the busstop in the Lederstrasse. This is where you can also find the ADAC or the Lois. It it in the city center on the way towards Pfullingen and Eningen. If you can't find it, ask locals, they usually know it.

If you ever need to go somewhere by bus you can find the overview of Reutlingen's bus lines here

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Personal experiences

In June 2023, on our way from Reutlingen to Sweden, we only had to wait 10min before catching a ride to Heilbronn (note that it was a Saturday).