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'''Update July 2011:''' Lybidska already isn't the last station but this tip is really cool!  
 
'''Update July 2011:''' Lybidska already isn't the last station but this tip is really cool!  
 
You have to get the metro do Lybidska, later take a trolley bus or ''marshrutka'' to ''Kibcentr'' (''marshrutka'' costs 2,5UAH). Parking near the police post is great spot - we catch a ride directly to Odessa from there in ~10min!
 
You have to get the metro do Lybidska, later take a trolley bus or ''marshrutka'' to ''Kibcentr'' (''marshrutka'' costs 2,5UAH). Parking near the police post is great spot - we catch a ride directly to Odessa from there in ~10min!
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'''Update April 2012:''' We couln't find trolley number 2 but we found trolley number 43 which is going to described spot.
  
 
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[[Category:Ukraine]]

Revision as of 16:50, 6 May 2012

Kyiv
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Information
Country:
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Ukraine
State: Kiev City Municipality
Population: 2,819,566
Licence plate: AA (before 2004: КА,КВ,КЕ,КН,КІ,KT)
Major roads: M01, M03, M04, M05, M06
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Kyiv (Київ), also known as Kiev (Russian: Киев (Kiev)), is the capital of Ukraine.

Kyiv is a very big city, however it has a very efficient metro (underground) system for hitching out of the city in all directions.

Hitchhiking out

North-East towards Chernihiv, Belarus, Moscow (Russia)

Take the metro to Chernigovskaya (Черниговская). Out of the station, walk down 200m to the Brovarski Prospekt (броварски проспект). You'll most likely see locals hitchhiking there already, just walk a bit further up the road to find a convenient spot. The first car should bring you to the next ГАИ (GAI) police post. Do not accept any rides to the city of Бровари (Brovari), as there will be no useful spots to hitchhike along the road. Best is to catch rides only towards Семполки (Sempolki) or Калита (Kalita), there you'll find a GAI post as well. If hitchhiking towards Russia, get off at the eastward junction after 100km. There, it's easy to hitch further rides towards Russia.

East towards Kharkiv

Take the metro to Boryspilska (БОРИСПIЛЬСЬКА) station (the second last on the green line). There you find a huge roundabout - walk around the roundabout until you see the turn off to Kharkiv (XAPKIB). Walk down the road, and you'll probably see a lot of people also hitching there (there were around 40 last time some anonymous hitchhiker did it in the middle of winter); walk to the end of the queue and try to look like you're going a long distance - most people will only be going 30 or 40 km (having a conspicuous backpack helps). Cost to get there: 2 UAH (1 metro token, which is about EUR 0.16)

South-East towards Dnepropetrovsk (M04)

Take the metro to Vydubychi (ВИДУБИЧІ) station (green line) and walk to the car market. Try hitchhiking there. Cost to get there: 2 UAH

File:Kyiv Bus Lybidska.JPG
Bus stop for trolley bus #2 towards hitchhiking spot to Odesa

West towards Lviv, southwest towards Chernivtsi (M06)

Take the metro to the station Zhytomyrska (Житомирська, the second to last stop on the red line). From there walk west along the street Peremogi prospekt (Перемоги проспект) until you cross the bridge over the ring road. You can hitch from the bus stop right after the bridge. Attention: Girls be careful, in the evening there are prostitutes working, so tell to the driver that you are hitchhiking immediately!

Hitchiking from here can take some time, as there is also a lot of local traffic, so in case you´re standing here for too long, take a marshrutka direction Zhytomyr, and hop off at the next village called Dmytrivka. Then you're already along the motorway where most traffic goes long-distance. In addition to that, the bus stop is quite spacious, so trucks can more easily stop here than at the Zhytomyrska spot.

If you are going southwest, then you turn at the town of Zhytomyr 100 km west from Kyiv.

South towards Odesa (M05)

Get the metro Lybidska (ЛИБІДСЬКА) station (last one on blue line). When getting out of the metro, walk up the stairs and walk to the right. Follow the tunnel for 250m and go up the stairs there to the left. You might see the road to the left and little shops to the right. Walk this way up for 250-300m until you see the bus stop for trolley bus #2 (see picture).Take this one (#2) until the last stop Kibcentr (КІБЦЕНТР). There you'll find a police post, you can just hitchhike behind this post as there is a big bay for cars to stop. But take care, drivers tend to use the parking bay to overtake slow traffic along the road!

Update July 2011: Lybidska already isn't the last station but this tip is really cool! You have to get the metro do Lybidska, later take a trolley bus or marshrutka to Kibcentr (marshrutka costs 2,5UAH). Parking near the police post is great spot - we catch a ride directly to Odessa from there in ~10min!

Update April 2012: We couln't find trolley number 2 but we found trolley number 43 which is going to described spot.