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=== From [[Žilina]] ===
If you are coming on the motorway from the north-east but your driver is continuing to Hungary or Austria, ask him to leave you at the Slovnaft petrol gas station in ''Zlaté Piesky'' before the airport and the city centre. Jump over the fence in the southwest part of the petrol gas station area (there is a hole), walk across the field to the other road, follow the sign "Center" and after one or two kilometers you will reach the last stop of tram 2 and 4.
Alternatively, you can ask your driver to drop you near ''Aupark shopping centre'', but they need to exit highway right after crossing ''Prístavný most''. Getting back on highway is very easy for them. This place is much more closer to centre than previous one, you can get to ''Hodžovo námestie'' in 5 minutes with public transport.
== Hitching around ==
If you are just passing by the city (e.g. going from Prague to Budapest) avoid at all costs being dropped at a petrol gas station in the city by a driver going into Bratislava. The road splits inside the city, the motorway is in the middle and the local traffic goes on a side road. Because of a wall there is no direct access from the city streets and the petrol gas stations are not on the motorway. If you end up being dropped inside the city somewhere, you must follow the Hitchwiki advice to reach another spot or spend the night in Bratislava.
== Hitching out ==
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=== North towards [[Brno]], [[Prague]] (D2) {{European Route Number|65}} ===
[[File:hhtobrno.jpg|right|thumb|334px|Hitchhiking in direction to Brno.'']]
==== Lamač petrol gas station ====
In the north of the city there is a small service station at the motorway going north to Brno. It's not a great spot, but it gets the job done. If it's been a while and you still haven't found a ride, try asking people for "Sekule" - this is the last gas station before the Czech border, so everyone stops here to get vignettes (highway stickers).
==== Mokrohájska‎ ====
Go to a bus stop called ''Mokrohájska‎'', the bus stop is on city road in Brno direction but it's not yet a highway. You can try hitch hiking directly 'behind' the bus stop, there's enough for car to stop or continue walking in the same direction the bus was going, about 300 meters further there's a large OMV petrol gas station, McDonald's and non-stop Tesco shopping mall. You also can try to hitchhike on traffic lights nearby.
=== East towards [[Žilina]] {{European Route Number|75}}, [[Banská Bystrica]], {{European Route Number|58}} {{European Route Number|571}} (D1) ===
====Zlaté Piesky petrol gas station====
There is a petrol gas station directly on the D1 highway in Bratislava, near the AVION shopping centre. Take bus 61 in the direction of the airport and get off at the stop ''Fatruny''. You can try either hitchhiking on the on-ramp or asking drivers at the petrol gas station 750 m from the bus stop. It's bit harder to get in to petrol gas station, you have to walk past highway for a while. There are a lot of trucks going by this on-ramp, because this is one of the industrial parts of Bratislava.
====Zlaté Piesky bus stop====
=== South towards [[Budapest]] {{European Route Number|75}}, [[Vienna]] {{European Route Number|58}} ===
====Zlaté Piesky petrol Vyšehradská gas station====
Probably the best wayThe most traffic but it's hard to get there: From the city centre take This is a tram number 4 in direction of Zlate Piesky, which is big gas station on the name D2 highway south of the last stopcity. From there, you will have Go by bus 93 or 95 to walk along the road around 15 minutes in bus stop '''''Vyšehradská'''''(It is the following directions: getting off last stop of the trambus 93), you'll see a footbridge, which you need to cross over and continue up Cross the big road in called Panonská Cesta and walk to the direction the tram was headinggas station. YouIt'll be walking along s a grass verge so be careful along the roadquite walk to get there. [http://goo. Have some faith, keep moving and you'll pass gl/maps/QWXe Here is a lake on your right hand sidemap]. Continue on and youStefan (June 'll see a bridge up ahead with a petrol station on the 16) is not sure if that walking path is correct in that map. He walked an other side of the carriageway(longer) way: [https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1vgETn-PcvwwOun3yBK4CHTaTTa4]. There  Most cars (see: virtually all) cars are some offices either heading into Vienna or back to your right hereBratislava from this location. Push on under the bridge and If you'll see re looking at heading into Budapest from here ask people, if they going in the distance the petrol station you're afterdirection of HU, Györ is good as well. When you see the beginning of the motorway with There is a sign Győr, Wien, the petrol gas station is located further along on the right hand side. Go M1, a few metres through bushes, following little after the tracks in the fieldfirst exit for Gyor, and from which you'll find be able to catch a hole lift to Budapest in the fence through to the station forecourt and truck stopno time. Jump over it  UPDATE (its just one metre or somethingDec 2016) : Between the mentioned bus stop and you are at the petrol gas station directly on the motorway. From there its very easy 's a field and you would likely to get a lift to Wien, a bit harder to Hungarymuddy when crossing it. Some people also go to Italy using Also I can confirm that this way to avoid paying location is very good for vignets for AustriaVienna but almost no one goes towards Budapest ([[User:Browncoat|Browncoat]]) April 2017, which are expensive. If you want [[User:Antonopa|Antonopa]]: ''although most traffic is heading to Vienna it is possible to go get to Budapest, you can also ask someone who it is going not too far from Bratislava and easily reached by walking. I waited 3hrs for a lift to Budapest directly, although I was offered many lifts in the direction of Vienna in the meantime. There are a lot of people going further too, as a lot of trucks stop here.'' January 2018, [[User:PlumeFabre|PlumeFabre]]: ''to take join this OMV gas station you have to cross Panonska Cesta street, then cross a big field with a train line in the next petrol station on middle and finally cross the same highway. It's to be in the last one before the border, right direction (there are is a bridge a lot more cars that stop there and it little bit further on your left). Then, nearly everybody is really easy going to Wien/Vienna but with patience, you can find a driver for Gyor (to lead you until gyor’s gas station where you find someone who goes a second driver to HungaryBudapest in less than 5 minutes!).'' You can get here also by buses 53, 56, 65 , 514. [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html?z1x=Hod%C5%BEovo+n%C3%A1m.&z1k=575&z2x=Kon-Rad&z2k=3670&odpr=0&datumWalking towards Vienna=13.12.2012+ZAJTRA%2C+%C5%A1tvrtok&cas=12%3A48&mnp=2&np=5&ptyp=0&rch=1#spojenie1 This is how you can get here] [http://goo.gl/maps/hHTw3 Here is  Following highway B9 parallel to the map]Danube walk towards Vienna with your thumb out. Here The traffic is the map [[http://hitchwikislow and light enough that people can stop and pick you up easily.org/maps/?place=10688]]--[[User:Looking for Stu|Looking for Stu]] ([[User talk:Looking for Stu|talk]]) 17:38, 4 December 2012 (CET) ]
====Aupark petrol station====January 2012, [[User:-lex)y|-lex)y]]: ''I took this route and only ended up walking about 6km between two people who gave me rides. Probably better than waiting in town for a ride.''
Probably the easily reachable way to go Vienna: Take the ====Einsteinova bus number 50 and get off the last station which is named Aupark. There is OMV petrol station, McD and big shopping mall as well. Since this location is not that far from the center of Bratislava there are some local people who go to further into Slovakia or city center. But there is a good possibility to find a ride for Vienna. In my case ıt took 5 min from OMW to find a lift and ıt was at around 18h, December 2013. For local people you can ask like that " Idete do Viedne?" You can also try to get a lift to the first petrol station on the motorway named Jarovce.(I tried this option with a girlfriend. Enough cars, a lot of drivers speak English, but nobody is going to the motorway and everybody has a car filled with groceries, kids or a wife (MF))July 2016: I tried this option with a grirlfriend and anouther couple as well. The other couple got a ride to [[Linz]] in 15 minutes. It took us another 25 minutes to get a ride to a petrol station right before [[Vienna]].====
====Tesco Lamac petrol station====Walk south over the UFO bridge and follow the pedestrian/cycle path to the right. You will arrive at a bus stop on Einsteinova, standing at the front of the marked off lane will give drivers a place to pull over. The road splits shortly after, but both ways lead towards Vienna, so to catch all possible rides it's best to wait before the fork. It's not ideal as three lanes of traffic are moving quickly by. If you are unsuccessful, two bus companies operating between Bratislava and Vienna pick up right at that bus stop about every 15 minutes during the day. Also, there's an on-ramp from the bridge onto Einsteinova, where cars have space to pull over, [[User:Zenit|Zenit]] got a ride there within 15-20 minutes.
A very good way : Motorway-petrol station in the north-east of the city. Take Bus 63 (crosses the whole town) and get out at Tesco Lamac (next to a shopping centre). Walk 1 km northwards and you get to a bridge that crosses the motorway. Go down the steps at the bridge and another 100m north and you're there. Or you can get there also by bus 83, 34, 22 and 20 or even 30. When taking the buses 83, 34, 22 and 20 you have to get off at the bus stop '''''Húščavova''''', walk back few meter to the bridge, go under it, and walk 50m to the petrol station. When taking the bus 30. Get off at '''''Pridánky''''', cross the bridge over the highway, go under it, and walk 50m to the petrol station. Both bus stops require you to give the driver a signal it's a button in the bus (When there's only one button that is it. When there are two buttons it's not the one that opens the door, it's the one that says STOP.) Most of the cars will be locals but there are also some trucks passing by here. If nobody is going far ask people also if they aren't going along the D2 to Jarovce and passing by the big petrol station located there. [http://goo.gl/maps/ij3D Here is the map]====Hungarian Border====
Personal experience- A very bad place for a ride to ViennaInvolves slightly less walking than the Vysehradska gas station. Take bus no. We waited there for 291 from the '''''SNP Bridge(Most SNP)''''' stop ([http://imhd.5 hours before we got a ridesk/ba/schedule-timetable/route-line/90 schedule]) or bus no. Truck drivers do NOT 90 from the '''''Nové SND''''' stop and standing at the exit with a sign was futile. Use a sign(near Eurovea, stand near but this one is right in front of the pumps and ask the driversNational Theater - [http://imhd.Other than thatsk/ba/schedule-timetable/route- a very good place line/91 schedule]) to stand: free Wifi, free toilets and '''''Čunovské jazerá''''' - this is a huge and cheap supermarket ("Kauflandrequest stop") within 5 minutes walking.If , so you get stuck and have 'll need to spend the night there go push a button to let the mentioned supermarket, keep on walking driver know you're getting out. From '''''Čunovské jazerá''''' walk further down that along the road and turn left , where to your right after , across the supermarket endsfield, you can already see the highway. Keep on walking that road until After about one kilometer, you get will reach a farm track leading to the right, across the railway tracks towards a big stadium. To your right there will be an old football field bridge over the highway, where you can pitch a tent (camping already spot the former border infrastructure. Depending on public ground is legal in Slovakia). There are clean toilets at the supermarket (open 7 days season, you might have to fight your way through a week) and at the stadium if itcorn field, though, but that's open.our deal, right?
====Vyšehradská petrol station====Signs will be useful here and, unlike in Vysehradska, all traffic will be headed to Hungary (duh!) - getting a ride to Budapest will be a piece of cake. You can also approach people on either side of the border as they're getting the Hungarian vignette (highway toll) - the shops are located in the old customs buildings.
April 2019, [[user:suburbandrifter]]: ''The most traffic but it's hard motorway border crossing certainly is the best spot to get there: This is a big petrol station catch rides towards pretty much anywhere in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, etc. Worked for me countless times. During summer even many Turkish people living in Germany pass through on the D2 highway south of the citytheir route through Southeastern Europe. Go by bus 93 or 95 to You can approach drivers directly at the bus stop '''''Vyšehradská'''''spot where most buy motorway toll stickers for Hungary (It the shop is located right at the last stop of the bus 93former border infrastructure), Cross the big road called Panonská Cesta and walk to the petrol station. ItWhat's more, you can even find a quite walk to get there. [http://goo.gl/maps/QWXe Here is vast truck stop area just a map]. Stefan (June '16) is not sure if that walking path is correct in that map. He walked an other (longer) way: [https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1vgETn-PcvwwOun3yBK4CHTaTTa4]bit further, where many have their night or weekend breaks.
Most cars (seeJune 2019: [[user: virtually all) cars are either heading into Vienna or back to uncle_sam01|uncle_sam01]] ''thinks this by far the best spot in Bratislava from this location. If you're looking at heading into Budapest from here ask peoplefor Hungary, if they going in the direction of HU, Györ is good as wellBalkans and even Turkey. There is He got a petrol station further along on the M1, a little after the first exit for Gyor, from which you'll be able direct ride to catch Bulgaria here (with a lift to Budapest BG sign) in no timearound 25 minutes at 5am. Lots of cars from everywhere.''
UPDATE (Dec 2016) : Between the mentioned bus stop and the petrol ====Zlaté Piesky gas station there's a field and you would likely to get muddy when crossing it. Also I can confirm that this location is very good for Vienna but almost no one goes towards Budapest (Browncoat)====
* [[User:Antonopa|Antonopa]] (April 2017) Although most traffic From the city centre take a tram number 4 in direction of Zlate Piesky, which is heading the name of the last stop. From there, you will have to Vienna it is possible walk along the road around 15 minutes in the following directions: getting off the tram, you'll see a footbridge, which you need to get cross over and continue up the road in the direction the tram was heading. You'll be walking along a grass verge so be careful along the road. Have some faith, keep moving and you'll pass a lake on your right hand side. Continue on and you'll see a bridge up ahead with a gas station on the other side of the carriageway. There are some offices to Budapestyour right here. Push on under the bridge and you'll see in the distance the gas station you're after. When you see the beginning of the motorway with a sign Győr, Wien, it the gas station is not too far from Bratislava and easily reached by walkinglocated on the right hand side. I waited 3hrs for Go a lift to Budapest directlyfew metres through bushes, although I was offered many lifts following the tracks in the direction of Vienna field, and you'll find a hole in the meantimefence through to the station forecourt and truck stop. There Jump over it (its just one metre or something) and you are at the gas station directly on the motorway. From there its very easy to get a lot of lift to Wien, a bit harder to Hungary. Some people also go to Italy using this way to avoid paying for vignets for Austria, which are expensive. If you want to go to Budapest, you can also ask someone who is going further tooto Vienna to take you to the next gas station on the same highway ([[Bratislava#Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská]]).You can get here also by buses 53, 56, 65 , as a lot of trucks stop 514. [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html?z1x=Hod%C5%BEovo+n%C3%A1m.&z1k=575&z2x=Kon-Rad&z2k=3670&odpr=0&datum=13.12.2012+ZAJTRA%2C+%C5%A1tvrtok&cas=12%3A48&mnp=2&np=5&ptyp=0&rch=1#spojenie1 This is how you can get here] [http://goo.gl/maps/hHTw3 Here is the map]. Here is the map [[http://hitchwiki.org/maps/?place=10688]]--[[User:Looking for Stu|Looking for Stu]] ([[User talk:Looking for Stu|talk]]) 17:38, 4 December 2012 (CET) ]
May 2018, [[User:Fabio|Fabio]]:
''I tried to pick a ride to Budapest in that gas station following the advise above, maybe that days I was unlucky, but nobody picked me. I was alone, only with my backpack. I made a sign and spent an entire day (since 09am to 5pm) standing in the exit if the gas station. The cars and truck are going really fast by the highway therefore is hard to them stop. The cars going out of the gas station have place for stop but still no one did it. The good thing is that gas station have toilets, a little shop for water coffee and some food, outside there are tables and benches for rest (or sleep)''
January 2018 - PlumeFabre June 2020: to join [[User:uncle_sam01|''uncle_sam01'']] ''thinks this OMV petrol station you have to cross Panonska Cesta street, then cross is a big field with a train line in the middle bad option for Austria and finally cross probably the highway worst for Hungary. You may find some people here from other Slovak cities on their way to Austria, but not many. Virtually no one will be in headed towards Hungary from here. Use either the [[Bratislava#Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská option]] or [[Bratislava#Hungarian_Border|the right direction (there is a bridge a little bit further on your left)Hungarian border option]]. Then, nearly everybody is going to Wien/Vienna but with patienceThere's no point in losing 8 hours here, when you can find a driver for Gyor (to lead you until gyor’s petrol station where you find could easily get a second driver to Budapest ride in less than 5 20 minutes!)at either one of those places.
====Walking towards ViennaAupark gas station==== Probably the easily reachable way to go Vienna: Take the bus number 50 and get off the last station which is named Aupark. There is OMV gas station, McD and big shopping mall as well. Since this location is not that far from the center of Bratislava there are some local people who go to further into Slovakia or city center. But there is a good possibility to find a ride for Vienna. In my case ıt took 5 min from OMW to find a lift and ıt was at around 18h, December 2013. For local people you can ask like that " Idete do Viedne?" You can also try to get a lift to the first gas station on the motorway named Jarovce.
Following highway B9 parallel to the Danube walk towards Vienna [[User:MF|MF]]: ''I tried this option with your thumb outa girlfriend. The traffic Enough cars, a lot of drivers speak English, but nobody is slow going to the motorway and light enough that people can stop and pick you up easily. (2012.01.24 I took this route and only ended up walking about 6km between two people who gave me rides. Probably better than waiting in town for everybody has a car filled with groceries, kids or a ridewife. -lex)y''
====Einsteinova bus July 2016: ''I tried this option with a girlfriend and another couple as well. The other couple got a ride to [[Linz]] in 15 minutes. It took us another 25 minutes to get a ride to a gas station====right before [[Vienna]].''
Walk south over the UFO bridge and follow the pedestrian/cycle path to the right. You will arrive at a bus stop on Einsteinova, standing at the front of the marked off lane will give drivers a place to pull over. The road splits shortly after, but both ways lead towards Vienna, so to catch all possible rides it's best to wait before the fork. It's not ideal as three lanes of traffic are moving quickly by. If you are unsuccessful, two bus companies operating between Bratislava and Vienna pick up right at that bus stop about every 15 minutes during the day. Also, there's an on-ramp from the bridge onto Einsteinova, where cars have space to pull over, [[User:Zenit|Zenit]] got a ride there within 15-20 minutes.====Tesco Lamac gas station====
====Hungarian Border====Motorway-gas station in the north-east of the city. Take Bus 63 (crosses the whole town) and get out at Tesco Lamac (next to a shopping centre). Walk 1 km northwards and you get to a bridge that crosses the motorway. Go down the steps at the bridge and another 100m north and you're there. Or you can get there also by bus 83, 34, 22 and 20 or even 30. When taking the buses 83, 34, 22 and 20 you have to get off at the bus stop '''''Húščavova''''', walk back few meter to the bridge, go under it, and walk 50m to the gas station. When taking the bus 30. Get off at '''''Pridánky''''', cross the bridge over the highway, go under it, and walk 50m to the gas station. Both bus stops require you to give the driver a signal it's a button in the bus (When there's only one button that is it. When there are two buttons it's not the one that opens the door, it's the one that says STOP.) Most of the cars will be locals but there are also some trucks passing by here. If nobody is going far ask people also if they aren't going along the D2 to Jarovce and passing by the big gas station located there ([[Bratislava#Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská]]). [http://goo.gl/maps/ij3D Here is the map]
Involves slightly less walking than the Vysehradska gas station. Take bus no. 91 from the SNP Bridge(Most SNP) stop to "MiU Čunovo"[httpsPersonal experience://www.google.co.uk/maps/''A very bad place/MiÚ+Čunovo/@48for a ride to Vienna.0303402,17We waited there for 2.1979731,16.34z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x476c7daa1f77ab95:0x643fb51304d6cf4f!8m2!3d48.0299978!4d175 hours before we got a ride.1988499?hl=en] - it is a "request" Truck drivers do NOT stop, so you'll need to push and standing at the exit with a button to let the driver know you're getting outsign was futile. AlternativelyUse a sign, take bus no. 90 from stand near the Nové SND stop (near Eurovea, but this one is right in front of pumps and ask the National Theater) to "Schengenská"[https://wwwdrivers.google.co.uk/maps/Other than that- a very good place/48%C2%B001'21.4%22N+17%C2%B011'36.6%22E/@48.022606,17.1927698,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0to stand:0x0!8m2!3d48.022606!4d17.193503] (also in Čunovofree Wifi, but free toilets and a little closer to the border huge and also a request stop) - this is a less frequent bus route cheap supermarket (once an hour, more frequent during rush hour) - '''however''', the bus will go Schengenska only if there is a "dKaufland" next to the departure time(ie. 10:30d - most will). Once in Čunovo, walk down the street in the opposite direction of the bus ride until you reach a pub with a green "Zlaty Bazant" sign on your left - keep within 5 minutes walking in the same direction (ie. straight ahead) along Schengenska street for approx. 600 meters(if If you feel like you're getting lost just ask locals get stuck and have to direct you spend the night there go to Schengenska). You'll reach the end of the village mentioned supermarket, keep on walking down that road and a crossroads - this is turn left right after the Schengenska bus stop, so if you took bus nosupermarket ends. 90 this is where Keep on walking that road until you'd get off. There will be to a large wooden sign saying "ACTION PARK - Paintball - Off road" - follow this sign (ie. go straight ahead)big stadium. As soon you pass the "action park" on To your left, you'll right there will be in Hungary - take a right on the Hungarian side onto a dirt road through the an old football field - this will lead to where you to can pitch a small crossing and right behind it tent (behind the railcamping on public ground is legal in Slovakia) will be . There are clean toilets at the large highway crossing with supermarket (open 7 days a service area. Signs will be useful here week) and unlike in Vysehradska, all traffic will be headed to Hungary (duh!) - getting a ride to Budapest will be a piece of cakeat the stadium if it's open.''
== Public Transport ==
Bratislava has pretty cheap and fast (except rush hours) network of trams, buses and trolleybuses. In Slovakia , city public transport is referred to as abbreviation ''MHD''. The Tickets in Bratislava are sold by travel time, '''not by''' the number of rides or directions or zones (within Bratislava proper). Thus, all tickets are transfer tickets. They cost of EUR 0.70 for 15 minute one trip ticket is minutes, EUR 0.70€ 90 for 30 minutes and EUR 1.20 for 60 minute ticket (90 minutes on weekend) is 0.90€. When using night lines you Students can buy tickets at half-price, '''but only''' if they're an EU citizen and have to buy night ticket which costs 1an ISIC card from an EU school.70€Drivers don't sell tickets. It's not possible to buy ticket from driver, Beware that you have to must mark your ticket instantly after entering vehicle. To plan your journey you can use [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/maps.html maps of lines], [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html online route planner] or [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.circlegate.tt.transit.android offline Android route planner] (1 month trial). You may use an app ([https://apps.apple.com/sk/app/ids-bk-cestovn%C3%A9-l%C3%ADstky/id1360894243?l=sk AppStore] and [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.casperise.urbi.online.bid Google Play]) to purchase tickets using a smartphone - beware that the tickets become valid 30 seconds after purchase. Blackriding is not advised, ticket inspectors don't wear any uniforms and the penalty is very high compared to ticket price (EUR 50 until if paid within 5 business days, EUR 70 afterwards). They always come in three, two of them are ticket inspectors and one is from securityguard. However, if you're from outside the EU(within the EU, there are ways to get you to pay), say you don't want to pay and give them your passport , if they ask for it because the most that they can do is to write you a fine. They will try to intimidate you and make up all kinds of bullshit, but again, all they can do is take down your personal details.
== Sleeping ==
There is no problem in finding free or unsecured Wi-Fi. City offers free hotspots at Main Square, along Danube and in many other places. There's also possibility to connect in many of McDonald's, railway station, or [http://www.kcdunaj.sk/ KC Dunaj] also has very good connection.
 
 
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