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In Klagenfurt themotorway takes you either east or west. If you are heading south there is another good option to hitchhike in the city, but there is no motorway.
If you are heading west the Park & Ride near lake Wörthersee might be your best option. Take bus number 10 from Heiligengeistplatz (next to the city center) to Minimundus P+R. It should take you about 10 minutes to get there by bus. Just hitchhike from the bus stop directly, there is a motorway onramp some 200m down the road. You might also find rides going east, it is however less likely than in the east of the city.
To get to this hitchhiking spot you can also take the S1 train from Klagenfurt main station in direction of Villach. Get off at Klagenfurt West, walk down to the four lane road (it is parallel to the tracks) and there is the bus stop.
If you want to go to Slovenia you should consider trying the option indicated below. There are not a lot of cars going to Slovenia via Villach.
Personal experience: But even as many cars were passing by, though no one stopped for us in about 2-3 hours (we went by train, then).
If you are heading east the roundabout next to IKEA and METRO might be a good option for you. Take bus number 50 from Heiligengeistplatz (next to the city center) to IKEA. The bus journey takes about 20 minutes. Next to the IKEA parking there is a big roundabout just before the A2 motorway onramp. Cars can stop there because there is one street just coming from a parking lot next by.
Heading south towards Ljubljana
Heading south for Slovenia and Ljubljana your best option in Klagenfurt is probably not the motorway. There is a lot of traffic from Slovenia going to Klagenfurt (and vice versa) via the Loibl/Ljubelj Pass. Take bus number 80 or 85 from Heiligengeistplatz (next to the city center) to Südring. Hitchhike from the bus stop, it is next to a traffic light. There is usually a lot of traffic to Slovenia.
Other useful information
You can sleep at Kreuzbergl, a little mountain not far away from the city center. On this mountain there is a big park and you should find a place to sleep easily. There is even a small kind of cottage where you could sleep in if it starts raining.
Getting to Kreuzbergl is easy. Ask for the Stadttheater and from its main entrance there is one street which makes a curve. Just walk up to the end of the small curve and you will see a straight street (Radetzkystrasse). In the background of the street you will see a church up on a hill: this is the little mountain you are looking for. It should take you 10-15 min walking from the city center.
You can also ask people for the directions to Kreuzbergl, people know where it is.
You have access to free Wi-Fi at the main railway station in Klagenfurt. The shopping mall City Arkaden in the city center also offers free Wi-Fi, as well as IKEA does.