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'''Suwałki''' is a city in northeast [[Poland]] along the [[E67]] "Via Baltica". It is a transit point between the Baltic countries and Poland and the last major settlement before the [[Lithuania]]n border.
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'''Suwałki''' is a city in northeast [[Poland]] along the [[E67]] "Via Baltica" highway. It is a major transit point between the Baltic countries and Poland and the last major settlement before the [[Lithuania]]n border.
  
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
 
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=== North towards [[Lithuania]] {{European Route Number|67}} ===
 
=== North towards [[Lithuania]] {{European Route Number|67}} ===
  
When arriving from [[Augustów|Augustow]], if driver doesn't go any further than Suwałki, a great spot to get out is immediately at the beginning of town. At the first roundabout, ''all'' traffic for Lithuania is taking the first exit, which is followed by a huge bus stop immediately. A sign (''LT'') will be very helpful and you should usually catch rides to [[Kaunas]] or further here easily. This spot is also perfect for night hitchhiking. There's a petrol station as well for the communicative hitchhiker, but it is definitely worth hitchhiking at the bus stop as ''all'' traffic coming from the South passes here.
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When arriving from [[Augustów]], if driver doesn't go any further than Suwałki, ask him to leave you at the Shell petrol station inside the town. From there, you can walk less than a kilometre to the end of town and hitchhike further from a bus stop. Avoid being dropped off at the beginning of town, where the bypass road splits off, because there is nowhere there for a car to pull over.
  
It could be also an idea to hitch at the end of town at the two-lane road, though traffic is much faster there already and the author of this article currently has no idea if there are any good spots for hitchhiking.
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The road enters Lithuania at the [[Budzisko-Kalvarija]] border crossing, where long-distance rides further into the Baltic countries are possible.
  
=== South towards [[Augustów|Augustow]], [[Warsaw|Warszawa]] {{European Route Number|67}} ===
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=== South towards [[Augustów|Augustow]], [[Warsaw]] {{European Route Number|67}} ===
  
 
At the end of town, at the roundabout described above, there's some space to stop cars going south, but little light available, depending on the spot/visibility you want to choose when hitchhiking at night.
 
At the end of town, at the roundabout described above, there's some space to stop cars going south, but little light available, depending on the spot/visibility you want to choose when hitchhiking at night.

Revision as of 20:20, 16 July 2014

Suwałki is a city in northeast Poland along the E67 "Via Baltica" highway. It is a major transit point between the Baltic countries and Poland and the last major settlement before the Lithuanian border.

Hitchhiking out

North towards Lithuania E 67

When arriving from Augustów, if driver doesn't go any further than Suwałki, ask him to leave you at the Shell petrol station inside the town. From there, you can walk less than a kilometre to the end of town and hitchhike further from a bus stop. Avoid being dropped off at the beginning of town, where the bypass road splits off, because there is nowhere there for a car to pull over.

The road enters Lithuania at the Budzisko-Kalvarija border crossing, where long-distance rides further into the Baltic countries are possible.

South towards Augustow, Warsaw E 67

At the end of town, at the roundabout described above, there's some space to stop cars going south, but little light available, depending on the spot/visibility you want to choose when hitchhiking at night.