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State: Odessa Oblast
Population: 1,000,000
Licence plate: -
Major roads: M05,M14,M15,M16
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Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian: Одеса; Russian: Одесса; Romanian: Odesa; Greek: Οδησσός; Yiddish: אדעס ) is located in southern Ukraine. The city is a major seaport located on the shore of the Black Sea and the fourth largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1,000,000.

On 789, 7 August of 2009, the 789 Festival took place in Odessa. A hundred hitchhikers from all over the world gathered in Odessa to promote hitchhiking.

Hitchhiking out

North to Uman', Kiev (M05/E95)

Take trolleybus 8 from in front of the Central Railway Station. Ask the ticket seller for the stop Kievskaya trasa. From near the stop you can see a road signposted for Kiev.

Participants of the 789 Festival found this a challenging direction to hitchhike, with waiting times typically around 3-5 hours. The road soon becomes a modern motorway where cars are moving far too quickly to stop, so you cannot be easily dropped off and continue onwards. Try to get a lift all the way to your destination.

North-West to Chisinau, South-West to Romania (M15/E87)

Take bus #201 from the main tram stop next between the central station and the big market. Get of at the bus stop ПОСТ ДАЇ (post daji).

It is easy to recognize, because it is directly before a huge roundabout with a monument in the middle, called "dva stolba". Everybody knows it, so you can ask the busdriver to drop you off there. Or if you get a lift directly from the centre of Odessa, you may ask people if they drive to "dva stolba".

For Chisinau or Romania you should take the M15, it is the 2nd from the left (there is a sign). You have bus stop for Marszrutkas where locals hitch rides as well or you can go up the road a few meters if you don't like to many people standing around you.

n0id got a direct lift to Chsinau after five minutes.

You can also take M16 to Chisnau, but be aware that you will pass through Transnistria.