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Novosibirsk (Russian: Новосибирск) is Russia's third-largest city, after Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the largest city of Siberia.

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Novosibirsk Oblast
Population: 1,523,801
Licence plate: 54, 154
Major roads: M51, M52, M53
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The city's name is often abbreviated by locals as Novosib.


Hitchhiking in

If you were lucky enough to get a transit car passing by Novosibirsk via Severnyi ob'ezd but you still need to visit a city ask your driver to stop near police checkpoint and walk it the west a bit to busstop Poselok Sadovyi on the norhern side of the road. Take bus 1153 or any other (they all goes at the same place) to metro Zaeltcovskaya. This is the only way to get into the city via public transportation from Severnyi ob'ezd.

Hitchhiking out

West towards Omsk

From the central train station, take minibus #1122 towards the airport and get out at the second last bus stop Puteprovod, located at a huge roundabout already out of town. The bus rides is about 30min, best is to ask the driver to let you out at the end of the huge roundabout, there walk to the left and start hitching just at the beginning of the road towards Omsk (M51).

East towards Yurga, Kemerovo, Tomsk

From metro Zaeltcovskaya take bus 1153 or 1053 and ride until Poselok Sadovyi busstop then walk a bit to police check point and hitch right after.

South towards Barnaul

Hitching out towards Barnaul is a bit complicated. You can try many places along rail road using local trains. Most convinient is to take the local train to Isktim, located 60 km South of Novosibirsk. The price for the ticket will be around 1 Euro. After arrving there, you can either walk to the long distance bus station, or just take a local Marschrutka there. The bus station is outside the town on the road to Barnaul, so you can just hitch-hike on the opposite side.

Kay Supertramp was about to do the above, but at Береговая station was temped by the sunny beach. Went for a swim and than back cross the rail road and found herself on the main road to Barnaul, took less than 5 minutes to get a ride.

Hitchhiking through

Hitchhiking through from and towards Altaiskij Krai/South (both from East and West), is not necessarily a lot of fun -- the road goes right through the city and becomes a street frequented by pedestrians, buses and pigeons; no hitchhiking here. Make sure you find a ride beforehand or you'll be walking or riding the buses for a while. Hitchhiking past from East to West (and the other way around) is a lot easier as the road actually goes around the city itself. A good spot for finding a ride through the city in either direction coming from the West is the big truck stop right before the highway splits towards Baikal (East) and towards the city/Altai (South).

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