Zielona Góra

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Zielona Góra
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Information
Country:
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Poland
Voivodeship:
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Lubusz (Voivodeship)
Population: 120 000
Licence plate: FZ
Major roads: -S 3
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Zielona Góra is a town in western Poland in the Lubusz voivodeship.

Hitching in

From the west

There are 2 ways to get into the town from that direction.

  • mostly, drivers with small cars going to Zielona Góra from direction Gubin, Słubice (check it on the map), so then go with them as far as possible to the center :) you can always ask for Castorama, Carrefour or McDonald's.
  • lorry drivers (or drivers who don't stop in Zielona Góra) very often the the ring road/bypass. So then, you have to stop when you will see Auchan supermarket on the left (on the map it's checked by Łężyca direction). Then, you can go to Auchan and take free bus to town (line 55)

From the north

First of all, you have to find out where the driver goes exactly.

  • if is taking bypass of Zielona Góra and goes to Wrocław or Germany
    • if driver goes to Wrocław ask him to drop you near the viaduct with red fence on the bypass (streetview) and climb on it. There is a bus stop from which you can catch a bus to the center (line 7, 8 or 14)
    • if driver goes to Germany then it's easier ;), there are 2 options:
    1. go with driver to 1st roundabout (before it, you will see MAKRO hipermarket on the right). Then walk for about 1.5km to town or take the bus.
    2. go with driver to 2nd roundabout (after it, you will see Auchan supermarket on the right). Go to Auchan and take free bus to town or walk if you want.
  • or goes straight to the town,that's the easiest ;)

From the south

There are 2 ways to get into the town from that direction.
First of all, you have to find out where the driver goes exactly.

  • if he's taking bypass of Zielona Góra and goes to Poznań, Szczecin or Gorzów Wielkopolski ask him to drop you near the viaduct with red fence on the bypass (streetview) and climb on it. There is a bus stop from which you can catch a bus to the center (line 7, 8 or 14)
  • or goes straight to the town,that's the easiest ;)

Hitching out

North towards Poznań, Szczecin S 3 E 65

Take bus 17 or 44 from the center or 1 or 22 from the train station and get off on Strumykowa stop. Then walk north towards a big roundabout. When you reach it turn right. After 500m there's a good place for hitchhiking (streetview)

South towards Wrocław, Legnica S 3 E 65

Take bus 0 or 80 Wrocławska from the center or the railway station direction and get off on the last stop. Go to the end of the city, then keep on walking (following the signs "Wrocław") for 15-20 minutes.You'll find the road going straight to Wrocław or to the motorway to south-eastern Poland. There is a great place to hitch with a huge hard shoulder.

West towards Berlin, (D) 32

Take bus 17 or 37 towards Osiedle Leśne and get off on Świerkowa stop. Then walk west until you reach a big roundabout. You can hitchhike from there.

Public transport

A normal ticket costs 3 PLN, there is a ticket machine in every bus.

There is a good website showing you how to get from one point to another by public transport in major Polish cities (in Polish and English).

Eating

In Poland you can find many places called milk bars or dairy bars (bar mleczny) where traditional Polish and Eastern European cuisine are sold. They are subsidized by the state and city authorities, so the prices are very low. A recommended one is Turysta bar just across the road from the train station.

Internet

You can find free WiFi in the train station, market square, shopping centers etc.

Sleeping

Zielona Góra is surrounded by forests where you can easily sleep in a tent. Railway station is also an option.