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From Rio Toll Station:
Take Bus No 6 from downtown Patra (EUR 1.30). Ask for Korinthou Street. There are stops there. Get off at the end of the line at the hospital. There's a road on your left leading to the toll station after 15 min walk.
A hitchhiker's experience
I have hitchhiked right after the toll station 3-4 times. Only once a toll station employee told me to leave. I went to the cantine 20m away and got a ride there from a guy who had stopped for a snack. Another time a policeman just asked me to step behind the bars. I had no problem to catch a ride.
- Recent, June 2012)
I followed these directions but didnt have any luck getting off at the right stop, its a bit confusing. The best idea is to get on the correct bus #6, to hospital, my driver spoke no english or spanish, but he understood hospital, after you SEE the hospital WAIT, he will go do a loop, and stop at 1 little newstand then continue, the next time he will stop at the CANTINA(it looks like nothing, might be a few cars there) get off! You should see the highway right in front of you(above) crawl/hike up the 10 ft ravine and bam your on the highway(emergency lane) all the cars were slow so no worries, now walk to the left, you should be like 40ft. from the toll booth. Theres probably a woman walking by in a yellow shiny shirt and she will help you across without getting hit by the other cars. When your on the other side, walk 30 ft towards Athens and theres a Cantina thats out of business. Stand there, no problems, I got an offer within 30 minutes, helps to have a sign! Luck