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=== From [[Žilina]] ===
If you are coming on the motorway from the northeast north-east but your driver is continuing to Hungary or Austria, ask him to leave you at the Slovnaft petrol gas station in Zlate ''Zlaté Piesky '' before the airport and the city centre. Jump over the fence in the southwest part of the petrol gas station area (there is a hole), walk across the field to the other road, follow the sign "Center" and after one or two kilometers you will reach the last stop of tram 2 and 4. Alternatively, you can ask your driver to drop you near ''Aupark shopping centre'', but they need to exit highway right after crossing ''Prístavný most''. Getting back on highway is very easy for them. This place is much more closer to centre than previous one, you can get to ''Hodžovo námestie'' in 5 minutes with public transport.
== Hitching around ==
If you are just passing by the city (e.g. going from Prague to Budapest) avoid at all costs being dropped at a petrol gas station in the city by a driver going into Bratislava. The road splits inside the city, the motorway is in the middle and the local traffic goes on a side road. Because of a wall there is no direct access from the city streets and the petrol gas stations are not on the motorway. If you end up being dropped inside the city somewhere, you must follow the Hitchwiki advice to reach another spot or spend the night in Bratislava.
== Hitching out ==
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=== North towards [[Brno]], [[Prague]] (D2) {{European Route Number|65}} ===
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* ==== Lamač gas station ====In the north of the city there is a small service station at the motorway going north to Brno. Take It's not a bus (check times at www.imhd.zoznamgreat spot, but it gets the job done.sk) from If it's been a while and you still haven''Hodžovo námestie''' next to the Presidential Palacet found a ride, to the bus stop '''Húščavova''' (7 stops). The bus stop try asking people for "Sekule" - this is directly after the bus turns left and crosses the highway over a bridge. You need to indicate that you want to get off the bus at this last gas station. In before the worst case thoughCzech border, you can so everyone stops here to get off at the next stop ''Lipského'' and walk a bit more. When you leave the bus just walk back over the bridge and turn left and walk to the next traffic light to the stationvignettes (highway stickers).
Another option of arriving There are two options how to get there:* Get off at this service station is bus #30 which goes from stop called ''Húščavova''. The bus stop is directly after the bus turns left and crosses the highway over a bridge. You need to indicate that you want to get off the bus at this station. In the worst case though, you can get off at the next stop 'Most SNP'Lipského'' and walk a bit more. When you leave the bus just walk back over the bridge and turn left and walk to the next traffic light to the station.* Get off at bus stop 'called ''Pridánky''' (8 stops). You need to indicate that you want to get off the bus. Once you leave the bus, the service station is very close but not visible. Follow the direction in which the bus continues for 100 meters and you will see the exit of the highway and the service station on your left. <br>Cyclebear tried this spot in june 2014 and recommends to show the hitchhiking-sign towards cars on the highway as well, in case there is not many guests at the service station.
* Second Option ==== Mokrohájska‎ ====Go to a bus stop called ''Mokrohájska‎ - buses 21,22'',30,34,38,83 - the bus stop is on the city road to in Brno direction but it's not yet a highway. You can try hitch hiking directly 'behind' the bus stop, there's enough place for a hitch hiker to stand and for a car to stop. '''OR''' or continue walking to in the same direction the bus was going, about 300 meters forward further there's a large popular OMV gas station. HHsardo tried this option, after walking back from Pridànky, in April 2015 and found a direct lift to Prague using a "PRAHA" sign. There is also a McDonald's and a non-stop Tesco shopping mall nearby so there is lots of traffic. There are You also can try to hitchhike on traffic lights so cars will stop anywaynearby.
=== East towards [[Žilina]] {{European Route Number|75}}, [[Banská Bystrica]], {{European Route Number|58}} {{European Route Number|571}} (D1) ===
====Zlaté Piesky gas station====
There is a gas station directly on the D1 highway in Bratislava, near the AVION shopping centre. Take bus 61 in the direction of the airport and get off at the stop ''Fatruny''. You can try either hitchhiking on the on-ramp or asking drivers at the petrol gas station 750 m from the bus stop. It's bit harder to get in to petrol gas station, you have to walk past highway for a while. There are a lot of trucks going by this on-ramp, because this is one of the industrial parts of Bratislava.
====Zlaté Piesky bus stop====
=== South towards [[Budapest]] {{European Route Number|75}}, [[Vienna]] {{European Route Number|58}} ===
#====Vyšehradská gas station==== The most traffic but it's hard to get there: This is a big gas station on the D2 highway south of the city. Go by bus 93 or 95 to the bus stop '''''Vyšehradská''Probably the easily reachable way to go Vienna:''' Take (It is the last stop of the bus number 50 93), Cross the big road called Panonská Cesta and get off walk to the last gas station which is named Aupark. There It's a quite walk to get there. [http://goo.gl/maps/QWXe Here is OMV petrol station, McDonalds and big shopping mall as wella map]. Since this location Stefan (June '16) is not sure if that walking path is correct in that far from the center of Bratislava there map. He walked an other (longer) way: [https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1vgETn-PcvwwOun3yBK4CHTaTTa4].  Most cars (see: virtually all) cars are some local people who go to further either heading into Slovakia Vienna or city center. But there is a good possibility back to find a ride for Vienna. In my case ıt took 5 min Bratislava from OMW to find a lift and ıt was at around 18h, December 2013this location. For local people If you can 're looking at heading into Budapest from here ask like that " Idete do Viedna?"# '''Probably the best way :''' From people, if they going in the city centre take a tram number 4 in direction of Zlate PieskyHU, get off at the last stopGyör is good as well. Then walk There is a gas station further along on the road around 15 minutes. When you see the beginning of the motorway with a sign Győr, WienM1, on your righthand side you will notice a petrol station. Go a few metres through busheslittle after the first exit for Gyor, and once from which you get 'll be able to the fence, there is catch a hole lift to Budapest in fenceno time. Jump over it  UPDATE (its just one metre or somethingDec 2016) : Between the mentioned bus stop and you are at the petrol gas station directly on the motorway. From there its '''s a field and you would likely to get muddy when crossing it. Also I can confirm that this location is verygood for Vienna but almost no one goes towards Budapest ([[User:Browncoat|Browncoat]]) April 2017, [[User:Antonopa|Antonopa]]: ''' easy although most traffic is heading to Vienna it is possible to get to Budapest, it is not too far from Bratislava and easily reached by walking. I waited 3hrs for a lift to WienBudapest directly, although I was offered many lifts in the direction of Vienna in the meantime. There are a lot of people going further too, as a bit harder to Hungarylot of trucks stop here. Some people also go '' January 2018, [[User:PlumeFabre|PlumeFabre]]: ''to Italy using join this way OMV gas station you have to avoid paying for vignets for Austriacross Panonska Cesta street, which are expensivethen cross a big field with a train line in the middle and finally cross the highway to be in the right direction (there is a bridge a little bit further on your left). You can get here also by buses 53Then, 56nearly everybody is going to Wien/Vienna but with patience, 65 , 514you can find a driver for Gyor (to lead you until gyor’s gas station where you find a second driver to Budapest in less than 5 minutes!). [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html?z1x'' =Hod%C5%BEovo+n%C3%A1m.&z1k=575&z2x=Kon-Rad&z2k=3670&odpr=0&datum=13.12.2012+ZAJTRA%2C+%C5%A1tvrtok&casWalking towards Vienna=12%3A48&mnp=2&np=5&ptyp=0&rch=1#spojenie1 This is how you can get here] [http://goo.gl/maps/hHTw3 Here is the map]
Attempted the above directions this morning and they need a little further explanation. Only tram 4 goes Following highway B9 parallel to Zlate Piesky, which is the name of the last stop. From here you'll see a footbridge, which you need to cross over and continue up the road in the direction the tram was heading. You'll be walking along a grass verge so be careful along the road. Have some faith, keep moving and you'll pass a lake on your right hand side. Continue on and you'll see a bridge up ahead Danube walk towards Vienna with a petrol station on the other side of the carriageway. There are some offices to your right herethumb out. Push on under the bridge The traffic is slow and you'll see in the distance the petrol station you're after. Follow the tracks in the field light enough that people can stop and pick you'll find the hole in the fence through to the station forecourt and truck stop. No problem from there. Here is the map [[http://hitchwikiup easily.org/maps/?place=10688]]--[[User:Looking for Stu|Looking for Stu]] ([[User talk:Looking for Stu|talk]]) 17:38, 4 December 2012 (CET)
# '''A very good way January 2012, [[User:''' Motorway-petrol station in the northeast of the city. Take Bus 63 (crosses the whole townlex) and get out at Tesco Lamac (next to a shopping centrey|-lex). Walk 1 km northwards and you get to a bridge that crosses the motorway. Go down the steps at the bridge and another 100m north and you're there. Or you can get there also by bus 83, 34, 22 and 20 or even 30. When taking the buses 83, 34, 22 and 20 you have to get off at the bus stop '''''Húščavovay]]: ''''', walk back few meter to the bridge, go under it, I took this route and walk 50m to the gas station. When taking the bus 30. Get off at '''''Pridánky''''', cross the bridge over the highway, go under it, and walk 50m to the gas station. Both bus stops require you to give the driver a signal it's a button in the bus (When there's only one button that is it. When there are ended up walking about 6km between two buttons it's not the one that opens the door, it's the one that says STOP.) Most of the cars will be locals but there are also some trucks passing by here. If nobody is going far ask people also if they aren't going along the D2 to Jarovce and passing by the big gas station located therewho gave me rides. [http://goo.gl/maps/ij3D Here is the map]# '''The most traffic but it's hard to get there :''' There is a big gas station on the D2 highway south of the city. It's Probably better than waiting in town for a quite walk to get thereride. Go by bus 93 or 95 to the bus stop '''''Vyšehradská'''''(It is the last stop of the bus 93), Cross the big road called Panonská Cesta and walk to the gas staion. It a bit far.[http://goo.gl/maps/QWXe Here is a map]
Having arrived in Budapest from the above location last night, it's worth knowing that most (see: virtually all) cars are either heading into Vienna or back to Bratislava from this location. If you're looking at heading into Budapest from here, then you might do better with a sign simply reading 'HU' rather than your end destination. There is a petrol ====Einsteinova bus station further along on the M1, a little after the first exit for Gyor, from which you'll be able to catch a lift to Budapest in no time.====
#walk towards Vienna. Following highway B9 parallel to the Danube walk towards Vienna with your thumb out. The traffic is slow and light enough that people can stop and pick you up easily. (2012.01.24 I took this route and only ended up walking about 6km between two people who gave me rides. Probably better than waiting in town for a ride. -lex)# Walk south over the UFO bridge and follow the pedestrian/cyclepath cycle path to the right. You will arrive at a bus stop on Einsteinova, standing at the front of the marked off lane will give drivers a place to pull over. The road splits shortly after, but both ways lead towards Vienna, so to catch all possible rides it's best to wait before the fork. It's not ideal as three lanes of traffic are moving quickly by. If you are unsuccessful, two bus companies operating between Bratislava and Vienna pick up right at that bus stop about every 15 minutes during the day. Also, there's an on-ramp from the bridge onto Einsteinova, where cars have space to pull over, [[User:Zenit|Zenit]] got a ride there within 15-20 minutes. ====Hungarian Border==== Involves slightly less walking than the Vysehradska gas station. Take bus no. 91 from the '''''SNP Bridge(Most SNP)''''' stop ([http://imhd.sk/ba/schedule-timetable/route-line/90 schedule]) or bus no. 90 from the '''''Nové SND''''' stop (near Eurovea, but this one is right in front of the National Theater - [http://imhd.sk/ba/schedule-timetable/route-line/91 schedule]) to '''''Čunovské jazerá''''' - this is a "request stop", so you'll need to push a button to let the driver know you're getting out. From '''''Čunovské jazerá''''' walk further down along the road, where to your right, across the field, you can already see the highway. After about one kilometer, you will reach a farm track leading to the right, across the railway tracks towards a bridge over the highway, where you can already spot the former border infrastructure. Depending on the season, you might have to fight your way through a corn field, though, but that's our deal, right? Signs will be useful here and, unlike in Vysehradska, all traffic will be headed to Hungary (duh!) - getting a ride to Budapest will be a piece of cake. You can also approach people on either side of the border as they're getting the Hungarian vignette (highway toll) - the shops are located in the old customs buildings. April 2019, [[user:suburbandrifter]]: ''The motorway border crossing certainly is the best spot to catch rides towards pretty much anywhere in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, etc. Worked for me countless times. During summer even many Turkish people living in Germany pass through on their route through Southeastern Europe. You can approach drivers directly at the spot where most buy motorway toll stickers for Hungary (the shop is located right at the former border infrastructure). What's more, you can even find a vast truck stop area just a bit further, where many have their night or weekend breaks. June 2019: [[user:uncle_sam01|uncle_sam01]] ''thinks this by far the best spot in Bratislava for Hungary, the Balkans and even Turkey. He got a direct ride to Bulgaria here (with a BG sign) in around 25 minutes at 5am. Lots of cars from everywhere.'' ====Zlaté Piesky gas station==== From the city centre take a tram number 4 in direction of Zlate Piesky, which is the name of the last stop. From there, you will have to walk along the road around 15 minutes in the following directions: getting off the tram, you'll see a footbridge, which you need to cross over and continue up the road in the direction the tram was heading. You'll be walking along a grass verge so be careful along the road. Have some faith, keep moving and you'll pass a lake on your right hand side. Continue on and you'll see a bridge up ahead with a gas station on the other side of the carriageway. There are some offices to your right here. Push on under the bridge and you'll see in the distance the gas station you're after. When you see the beginning of the motorway with a sign Győr, Wien, the gas station is located on the right hand side. Go a few metres through bushes, following the tracks in the field, and you'll find a hole in the fence through to the station forecourt and truck stop. Jump over it (its just one metre or something) and you are at the gas station directly on the motorway. From there its very easy to get a lift to Wien, a bit harder to Hungary. Some people also go to Italy using this way to avoid paying for vignets for Austria, which are expensive. If you want to go to Budapest, you can also ask someone who is going to Vienna to take you to the next gas station on the same highway ([[Bratislava#Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská]]).You can get here also by buses 53, 56, 65 , 514. [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html?z1x=Hod%C5%BEovo+n%C3%A1m.&z1k=575&z2x=Kon-Rad&z2k=3670&odpr=0&datum=13.12.2012+ZAJTRA%2C+%C5%A1tvrtok&cas=12%3A48&mnp=2&np=5&ptyp=0&rch=1#spojenie1 This is how you can get here] [http://goo.gl/maps/hHTw3 Here is the map]. Here is the map [[http://hitchwiki.org/maps/?place=10688]]--[[User:Looking for Stu|Looking for Stu]] ([[User talk:Looking for Stu|talk]]) 17:38, 4 December 2012 (CET) ] May 2018, [[User:Fabio|Fabio]]:''I tried to pick a ride to Budapest in that gas station following the advise above, maybe that days I was unlucky, but nobody picked me. I was alone, only with my backpack. I made a sign and spent an entire day (since 09am to 5pm) standing in the exit if the gas station. The cars and truck are going really fast by the highway therefore is hard to them stop. The cars going out of the gas station have place for stop but still no one did it. The good thing is that gas station have toilets, a little shop for water coffee and some food, outside there are tables and benches for rest (or sleep)'' June 2020: [[User:uncle_sam01|''uncle_sam01'']] ''thinks this is a bad option for Austria and probably the worst for Hungary. You may find some people here from other Slovak cities on their way to Austria, but not many. Virtually no one will be headed towards Hungary from here. Use either the [[Bratislava# Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská option]] or [[Bratislava#Hungarian_Border|the Hungarian border option]]. There's no point in losing 8 hours here, when you could easily get a ride in 20 minutes at either one of those places. ====Aupark gas station==== Probably the easily reachable way to go Vienna: Take the bus number 50 and get off the last station which is named Aupark. There is OMV petrol gas station near , McD and big shopping centre AUPARKmall as well. Since this location is not that far from the center of Bratislava there are some local people who go to further into Slovakia or city center. But there is a good possibility to find a ride for Vienna. In my case ıt took 5 min from OMW to find a lift and ıt was at around 18h, December 2013. Try For local people you can ask like that " Idete do Viedne?" You can also try to get a lift to the first petrol gas station on the motorway named Jarovce.([[User:MF|MF]]: ''I tried this option with a girlfriend. Enough cars, a lot of drivers speak English, but nobody is going to the motorway and everybody has a car filled with groceries, kids or a wife .'' July 2016: ''I tried this option with a girlfriend and another couple as well. The other couple got a ride to [[Linz]] in 15 minutes. It took us another 25 minutes to get a ride to a gas station right before [[Vienna]].'' ====Tesco Lamac gas station==== Motorway-gas station in the north-east of the city. Take Bus 63 (crosses the whole town) and get out at Tesco Lamac (next to a shopping centre). Walk 1 km northwards and you get to a bridge that crosses the motorway. Go down the steps at the bridge and another 100m north and you're there. Or you can get there also by bus 83, 34, 22 and 20 or even 30. When taking the buses 83, 34, 22 and 20 you have to get off at the bus stop '''''Húščavova''''', walk back few meter to the bridge, go under it, and walk 50m to the gas station. When taking the bus 30. Get off at '''''Pridánky''''', cross the bridge over the highway, go under it, and walk 50m to the gas station. Both bus stops require you to give the driver a signal it's a button in the bus (MFWhen there's only one button that is it. When there are two buttons it's not the one that opens the door, it's the one that says STOP.) Most of the cars will be locals but there are also some trucks passing by here. If nobody is going far ask people also if they aren't going along the D2 to Jarovce and passing by the big gas station located there ([[Bratislava#Vy.C5.A1ehradsk.C3.A1_gas_station|Vyšehradská]]). [http://goo.gl/maps/ij3D Here is the map] Personal experience: ''A very bad place for a ride to Vienna. We waited there for 2.5 hours before we got a ride. Truck drivers do NOT stop and standing at the exit with a sign was futile. Use a sign, stand near the pumps and ask the drivers. Other than that- a very good place to stand: free Wifi, free toilets and a huge and cheap supermarket ("Kaufland") within 5 minutes walking. If you get stuck and have to spend the night there go to the mentioned supermarket, keep on walking down that road and turn left right after the supermarket ends. Keep on walking that road until you get to a big stadium. To your right there will be an old football field where you can pitch a tent (camping on public ground is legal in Slovakia). There are clean toilets at the supermarket (open 7 days a week)and at the stadium if it's open.''
== Public Transport ==
Bratislava has pretty cheap and fast (except rush hours) network of trams, buses and trolleybuses. In Slovakia , city public transport is referred to as abbreviation ''MHD''. The Tickets in Bratislava are sold by travel time, '''not by''' the number of rides or directions or zones (within Bratislava proper). Thus, all tickets are transfer tickets. They cost of EUR 0.70 for 15 minute one trip ticket is minutes, EUR 0.70€ 90 for 30 minutes and EUR 1.20 for 60 minute ticket (90 minutes on weekend) is 0.90€. When using night lines you Students can buy tickets at half-price, '''but only''' if they're an EU citizen and have to buy night ticket which costs 1an ISIC card from an EU school.70€Drivers don't sell tickets. It's not possible to buy ticket from driver, Beware that you have to must mark your ticket instantly after entering vehicle. To plan your journey you can use [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/maps.html maps of lines], [http://imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/journey-planner.html online route planner] or [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.circlegate.tt.transit.android offline Android route planner] (1 month trial). You may use an app ([https://apps.apple.com/sk/app/ids-bk-cestovn%C3%A9-l%C3%ADstky/id1360894243?l=sk AppStore] and [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.casperise.urbi.online.bid Google Play]) to purchase tickets using a smartphone - beware that the tickets become valid 30 seconds after purchase. Blackriding is not advised, ticket inspectors don't wear any uniforms and the penalty is very high compared to ticket price (50€ until EUR 50 if paid within 5 business days, 70€ EUR 70 afterwards). They always come in three, two of them are ticket inspectors and one is security guard. However, if you're from securityoutside the EU(within the EU, there are ways to get you to pay), say you don't want to pay and give them your passport, if they ask for it because the most that they can do is to write you a fine. They will try to intimidate you and make up all kinds of bullshit, but again, all they can do is take down your personal details.
== Sleeping ==
It is 's not possible to sleep in many places around in Bratislava. You can try to sleep at the railway station but there is a chance that the guards , you will ask you either be asked to leave or to show them a , valid ticket by which won't help you are going . Better option is to travel so just tell them that you are going sleep in sleeping bag or set up a tent in one of many forest areas, it's absolutely normal to Vienna tommorow but wild camp in Slovakia, you havenwon't bought have any problems. One of the ticket yet best options are ''Koliba'', just use trolleybus 203, get out at final stop and you will buy it tomorrowwalk on the top of hill. That You should workfind nice place to sleep. You can also try sleeping in the Sad Janka Kráľa which is located ''Pečniansky les'' on the south right side of the Danube river. It's a quite big park so that you should be able also possible to sleep there without any problemsaround ''Draždiak'' lakes in Petržalka or in forests near ''Železná studienka''. Another option is sleeping If you are willing to spend more time in the Pečianky lespublic transport, you can take a large forest a bit ride to ''Čuňovo'' and sleep close to the west of the Sad Janka Kráľalocal lake.
== Other useful info ==
There is no problem in finding free or unsecured Wi-Fi. City offers free wifi hotspots at the Julius Meinl café at MyBratislava Main Square, along Danube and at McDonaldsin many other places. (You can sit outside and use the wifi from thereThere's also possibility to connect in many of McDonald's, railway station, no need to go inside)or [http://www.kcdunaj.sk/ KC Dunaj] also has very good connection.  == Nomadwiki & Trashwiki == {{nomadwiki}}[trash:Bratislava]]
In the summer, there's an artificial beach near the river that has computers you can use as well as wifi.
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