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'''Warsaw''' (Polish: ''Warszawa'') is the capital and largest city of [[Poland]]. While hitching out, in or just passing through during rush hour can take a bit longer, because there are traffic jams everywhere.  
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'''Warsaw''' (Polish: ''Warszawa'') is the capital and largest city of [[Poland]].  
  
== Hitchhiking out ==
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You can cross city very fast by using public transport. Check public transport lines at bus and tram stations.
  
=== West towards [[Poznań]], [[Berlin]], ([[Germany]]) {{National Road Number Poland|2}} {{E|30}} ===
 
  
Take the tram 8, 10, 26 direction ''Os. Górczewska'' and get off at ''Ciepłownia Wola''. There you can get in the bus 713 and get off at '''''Szeligowska'''''. There is a Lukoil petrol station on the right-hand side of the road . Do not hitch rides at the petrol station as mostly local people stop there, but there is a merge lane behind a junction with traffic lights, so a lot of space for cars and trucks to pull over. Holding a Poznań sign could help.
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== Hitching Out ==
  
However, since there are two lanes, cars going quite fast and a lot of city- or close-by-bound traffic you might still have to wait a bit longer. Besides traffic jams in this direction are quite common. To avoid local traffic and part of the traffic jams you can use an alternative place which takes a bit more time to reach:
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=== West towards [[Łódź]], [[Poznań]], [[Berlin]], ([[Germany]]) {{National Road Number Poland|A2}} {{National Road Number Poland|S2}}  {{National Road Number Poland|92}} ===
  
Take a ''KM3'' (short for ''Kolej Mazowieckie'') train in direction of '''Łowicz''' or '''Sochaczew''' (sometimes only going to ''Błonie'') and get of at the station '''Ożarów Mazowiecki'''. You can take these trains from platform #3 at ''Warszawa Śródmieście'' which is next to the Central Station, but '''not''' the same! It is more East of the Central Station and South to the Palace of Culture and Science. Have a look at the timetables and different station from where to take the trains on [http://www.mazowieckie.com.pl/site.php5/Show/132.html the website], since they run often just one or two times in an hour.
 
  
Tickets cost probably a few zlotys, make sure you buy one before entering the train (alternatively you can buy one in the train in the first car).
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[[File:Ożarów Mazowiecki.jpg|200px|thumb|left|The bus stop on Poznańska]]
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When you get out at the station in ''Ożarów Mazowiecki'' (make sure you keep an eye out for the correct station, Ożarów Mazowiecki only has one sign at the end of the station) just leave the station to the right (facing away from Warsaw) and follow Marii Konopnickiej Street until you reach a bigger street, Poznańska (about 500m). Another few hundred meters to the East you will find a bus stop with plenty of space to stop (it's across the street from the church). It's just one lane, cars are going quite slow and you avoid a great deal of local traffic out of Warsaw.
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'''Option #1: S8 onramp (busstop) Warszawa-Powązkowska'''
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Take bus 103, 122, 180, 186 or 409 and get off at '''Gen. Maczka''' (Note: bus stops only on request here!). Hitch right from the bus stop where bus 186 in final direction ''Szczęśliwice'' stops. Holding a sign A2 makes the difference to get the ride out. The S8 starts here and eventually changes into the A2 to [[Łódź]]. [http://goo.gl/maps/kizfT Streetview here].
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Next bigger rest stop on the A2 highway is in Biskupice - MOP Brwinów Południe.
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'''Option #2: A2 highway service station MOP Brwinów Południe / Mcdonalds'''
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(Opposite side of higway are some lakes. Search maps for Wake Family Brwinów)
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Ride a train to railway station ''Brwinów''. When you walk down the stairs of the platform turn right and walk direction north. The road is first called Rynek, later Biskupica, and the road number is 720. Keep following it until you pass the A2 with a tunnel, then take the first road left and follow it until the service station. The distance to walk is about 3.5 km.Google maps [https://www.google.lv/maps/place/Lotos/@52.1555185,20.6843505,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x0b81cddde3d7575f link here]
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Or bus 743 from Cmentarz Wolski  till Wolica Plochocina end stop and than walk to Biskupice 5 km (look a bus stop list some buses goes to other final stop)
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'''Option #3: S8 onramp Warszawa Zachód'''
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This option involves the least walking and is quite close to the city centre and the western districts. To get there you have two different possibilities:
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A. Take the tram 8, 10, 26 direction ''Os. Górczewska'' and get off at ''Ciepłownia Wola''. There you can get in the bus 713 and get off at '''''Mory''''' (The first stop on public transport zone 2 (''strefa II'')). Walk back around 200m in the direction your bus came from, until the on-ramp of the A2 snd hitchike there
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B.  Especially during rush hour, there is a faster way to get to the on-ramp at the A2: Take the ''KM3'' train in direction of [[Łowicz]] or [[Sochaczew]] (sometimes only going to [[Błonie]]) and get of at the station ''Gołąbki''. From the pedestrian crossing over the tracks you can already spot the highway's noise barrier to the north-west. Follow the road on the northern side of the train station to the north, turn right at the next crossing and the road should lead you through an under-bridge under the highway after a couple of minutes. After, you cross the road and arrive at the on-ramp described under ''#1''. The whole walk is around 1,5km.
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You can take the trains from platform #3 at ''Warszawa Śródmieście'' which is next to the Central Station
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'''Option #4: S2 bus stop on the entry to bypass from southern part of the city'''
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Take the bus from metro station Wilanowska to the stop '''Żołny''' (lines 319, 709, 715, 727, 739). Then go back a bit to the direction you arrived under the overpass and turn left. There is a place where a lot of the southern inhabitants of Warsaw go to A2. There is an unused bus stop on the highway entrance. There is enough space to stop a truck. The drivers will come around the bend, but if you stay at the end of the bus stop they will go slow enough and they will have much time to see you and stop. It is a great place to catch direct car to Łódź, to Poznań or even Gdańsk you can change on the service station (MOP) Nowosady (there are Burger King and Shell gas station), if the driver comes to Łódź and you want to go west or north it is important to left before A1 and A2 junction.
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'''Option #5:  National road 92 slower option'''
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If you wish to take the old main road DK92 (not advisable if you want to travel fast...) you can use a place which takes a bit more time to reach:
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Take the ''KM3'' train in direction of [[Łowicz]] or [[Sochaczew]] and get out at ''Ożarów Mazowiecki''.
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When you get out at the station in ''Ożarów Mazowiecki'' (make sure you keep an eye out for the correct station, Ożarów Mazowiecki only has one sign at the end of the station) just leave the station to the right (facing away from Warsaw) and follow Marii Konopnickiej Street until you reach a bigger street, Poznańska (about 500m). Another few hundred meters to the East you will find a bus stop with plenty of space to stop (it's across the street from the church). It's just one lane, cars are going quite slow and you avoid a great deal of local traffic out of Warsaw. Even though this is the old main road to the West and some drivers (especially trucks) take it to avoid the highway fees, it will probably take longer than using the highway.
  
 
=== South towards [[Radom]], [[Kielce]], [[Kraków]] {{National Road Number Poland|7}} {{E|77}} ===
 
=== South towards [[Radom]], [[Kielce]], [[Kraków]] {{National Road Number Poland|7}} {{E|77}} ===
  
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Get tram 7, 9, 35 from the city centre e.g ''Aleje Jerozolimskie'', ''Warszawa Centralna'' (Main Train Station), ''Centrum'' (Warsaw Metro station) going in the direction of '''''P+R Aleja Krakowska''''' and get off at the last stop. Then, take bus 707, 728, 807 ('''not''' 715)  to ''Janki'', or bus N88, 706 or 807 to ''Plac Szwedzki'' (a stop near ''Janki'' and in front of an IKEA store) and walk back to the stop ''Janki''.
Get tram 7, 9, 35 from the city centre e.g ''Aleje Jerozolimskie'', ''Warszawa Centralna'' (Main Train Station), ''Centrum'' (Warsaw Metro station) going in the direction of '''''Okęcie''''' and get off at the last stop. Once you get there, there is a bus stop some 50 meters away from the tram terminus further down the road. It is one of the usual hitchhiking spots in Warsaw and many drivers often drive slowly to check if there are hitchhikers waiting. It also has the merit of being located some 50 meters from lights, which give the drivers some time to see you. This location has the downside of being a popular hitching spot for workers returning home for the weekend, usually to Kielce or Radom. It should be noted that for the most part, these people are not "hitchhikers", but simply individuals wishing to get a ride home, often in exchange for a small fare. As a result, rules commonly accepted amongst hitchhikers (such as waiting in line) may not be respected at this spot. To distinguish yourself from them, place your backpack in front of you and make a sign to look like a professional hitchhiker.
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* '''Option 2'''  
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From the stop ''Janki'', note that the road splits. The road going east (left) is national road 7 (E77) where you can hitch towards Kielce, Radom and Kraków. Using a large sign can be very effective.
From the final stop of trams 7, 9, 35 '''''Okęcie''''' (the one mentioned above in Option 1) look for the 2PLN bus to '''''Centrum Janki''''' ([http://www.ikea.com/ms/pl_PL/img/store_images/autobusy/janki.htm timetable]), a large shopping centre some 20 kilometres from the city centre. If you can't find the free bus, take a normal city bus to Janki (Numbers 707,728,807 go up to Janki while Bus N88,Bus 706 and 807 start from Okęcie and go to the IKEA Bus Station which is also the shopping centre stop right after the Janki bus stop. In case of confusion at Okęcie while boarding the Bus, make sure you ask the Bus Driver whether the Bus is going to the IKEA Bus Stand or not. The Bus Station at the IKEA Shopping centre is called "Plac Szwedzki" (Swedish Sq.) which is right after Janki bus stop. CAVEAT: Though most people will at Okęcie tell you that all buses go to Janki, don't make the mistake of taking Bus 715 , since it turns left just before 3 stops of Janki into the Polish country side right after the Bus Stop called Sportowa. Be aware and if you take this bus, make sure you get down at Sportowa and take another bus for "Plac Szwedzki".  
 
  
Once you're there at Janki Bus Station,right after that bus stop notice that the road splits into two separate roads. The earlier, eastern one which turns towards the left after the Janki Bus Station  is national road no. 7 (E77) where you can hitch towards Kielce, Radom, Kraków. After getting down at "SZWEDZKI" bus stop / IKEA , get out back on this highway walk some 100m on this road till you arrive at the first bus stop which is a good spot to hitchhike.
 
Last verified: June 2011 (by Magda and Ron) Verified and Corrected Instructions put on 22nd August, 2011 by (Vidhi Chhariya from India)
 
* '''Option 3'''
 
From the final stop of trams 7, 9, 35 '''''Okęcie''''' take a bus 707, 721, 728 to the '''''Sękocin Las''''' stop (23 min). Hitchhike right from this bus-stop.
 
  
 
=== Southwest towards [[Wrocław]] {{National Road Number Poland|8}} {{E|67}}, [[Łódź]] {{National Road Number Poland|72}}, [[Katowice]] {{National Road Number Poland|1}} {{E|75}} ===
 
=== Southwest towards [[Wrocław]] {{National Road Number Poland|8}} {{E|67}}, [[Łódź]] {{National Road Number Poland|72}}, [[Katowice]] {{National Road Number Poland|1}} {{E|75}} ===
  
Get to shopping centre '''''Centrum Janki''''' (see direction Kraków, option 2 for details). Once you're there, notice that the road splits into two separate roads. The western one is the national road no. 8 (E67) which is located between IKEA and Real shops. Further down the road there is a wide shoulder where you can hitch. Last verified: July 2009.
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'''Option 1'''
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Get tram 7, or 9 from the city centre e.g ''Aleje Jerozolimskie'', ''Warszawa Centralna'' (Main Train Station), ''Centrum'' (Warsaw Metro station) going in the direction of 'P+R Aleja Krakowska and get off at the last stop. Then, take bus 703, 733 or 711. Look for a good hitching spot from the bus stop called "Paszków".  
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'''Option 2'''  - AMIC Energy gas station / MOP Urzut rest stop
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There is a AMIC Energy gas station / MOP Urzut rest stop about 5 km after Nadarzyn town. Get by bus 733 to the bus stop Urzut and walk 1 km forward
  
 
=== North and northwest towards [[Gdańsk]] {{National Road Number Poland|7}} {{E|77}}, [[Olsztyn]] {{National Road Number Poland|51}} and [[Toruń]], [[Bydgoszcz]] {{National Road Number Poland|10}} ===
 
=== North and northwest towards [[Gdańsk]] {{National Road Number Poland|7}} {{E|77}}, [[Olsztyn]] {{National Road Number Poland|51}} and [[Toruń]], [[Bydgoszcz]] {{National Road Number Poland|10}} ===
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[[File:Warsaw-Wroclaw.JPG|right|thumb|250px|Spot to [[Wrocław]] (in front of Festo building) ]]
 
[[File:Warsaw-Wroclaw.JPG|right|thumb|250px|Spot to [[Wrocław]] (in front of Festo building) ]]
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Go to the Metro Station ''Plac Wilsona'' and take bus [http://www.kmlomianki.info/lomianki02/001pl%20wilsona%202.htm L]) towards ''Łomianki'' . Get off at the stop called '''''Wóycickiego''''' (press the stop button as the bus doesn't always stop there; the list of bus stops is within the bus itself and all bus stops are visibly marked). This is a perfect place to hitch-hike northbound, there is a lot of space for cars to stop.
 
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Go to the Metro station ''Plac Wilsona'' and take bus 181 towards ''Cmentarz Północny''. Get off at the stop called '''''Dzierżoniowska''''' and from there you'll see the main road leading northwards. The road is fairly straight and has plenty of good spots to hitch-hike. An additional pro is a McD's located nearby with a toilet free of charge.
 
  
=== Northeast towards [[Białystok]], [[Kaunas]] ([[Lithuania]]) {{National Road Number Poland|8}} {{E|67}} ===
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A good place to hitch from near the bus stop ''Dzierżoniowska'' (you need to press STOP for that busstop). To get here, either take bus 114 from metro ''Młociny'' in the direction ''Młociny-UKSW'', or take bus 181 from the metro station ''Plac Wilson'' in the direction ''Cmentarz Północny''. Once you get off the bus at ''Dzierżoniowska'', you can see the main road going north and there are several places to stand. Best is trafic lights next to McDonald.
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=== Northeast towards [[Białystok]], [[Kaunas]] ([[Lithuania]]) {{National Road Number Poland|S8}} {{E|67}} ===
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Take metro from central railway station to metro station ''Ratusz''(note tram 25 has new route) and from there any tram from metro station ''Ratusz'' going east. Get off at '''''Dworzec Wileński''''', walk right down the underground passage, walk out the other side and turn right onto the bus top. This is situated beside the big clock on the commercial building. Catch bus 718 and get off at '''''Struga'''''. Note that this bus goes outside of the city limits and an additional ticket is required. The first stop outside the central fare zone is a place loved by controllers, so beware. You can hitch from the traffic lights, there is a street light, which helps [[at night]].
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'''Update: Highway S8 in and around Warsaw is now complete and open for traffic'''
  
Also, if all of the above is bad, walk for 30 minutes from the 718 bus stop (see above), in the direction of Białystok, and you will come to traffic lights that are better for hitch hiking and where more cars stop. Note that you will have to walk near the motorway for this one, so be carefull. 
 
  
If you are heading to Lithuania, you might want to stop at one of the petrol stations located near the border. Last verified: August 2010.
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'''Option #1''' - Go to the metro station Dworzec Wileński and from there take bus 738 bus till stop Cmentarz and walk back and a bit forward on road 8 / 629 towards Bialystok after some disctance this road joins a S8 highway.
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First bigger rest stop on S8 highway is MOP Małopole
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Also there are some small lakes and nice place to camp overnight
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'''Option #2''' (test option) - Roundbout S8 / national road 631 on ramp
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Bus 738 till Marki Szkolna and change to bus L43 till  Sowinskiego and walk to aleja Jozefa Pilsudskiego (its same road as national road 631)
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'''Option #3''' - A2 highway service station BEFORE Warsaw - MOP Brwinów Południe / Mcdonalds
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(Opposite side of higway are some lakes. Search maps for Wake Family Brwinów)
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Ride a train to railway station ''Brwinów''. When you walk down the stairs of the platform turn right and walk direction north. The road is first called Rynek, later Biskupica, and the road number is 720. Keep following it until you come the A2 highway and before it turn left. The distance to walk is about 3 km
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Or bus 743 from Cmentarz Wolski  till Wolica Plochocina end stop and than walk to Biskupice 5 km (look a bus stop list some buses goes to other final stop)
  
 
=== Southeast towards [[Lublin]], [[Lviv]] ([[Ukraine]]) {{National Road Number Poland|17}} {{E|372}} ===
 
=== Southeast towards [[Lublin]], [[Lviv]] ([[Ukraine]]) {{National Road Number Poland|17}} {{E|372}} ===
  
From Central Railway Station ('''''Dworzec Główny''''') get on tram 9, 24 direction ''Gocławek'' and get off at '''''Plac Szembeka''''' stop, from there, go trough the street, and bus stop in this same direction (east) is on the second side of the street. Get bus 704, 720, 722, 730 and get off at the '''''Szosa Lubelska'''''. Hitch right from the bus stop at ''Szosa Lubelska'' street.
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From Central Railway Station ''''Dworzec Centralny'''' get on tram 9, 24 direction ''Gocławek'' and get off at '''''Plac Szembeka''''' stop, from there, go trough the street, and bus stop in this same direction (east) is on the second side of the street. Get bus 704, 720, 722, 730 and get off at the '''''Szosa Lubelska'''''. Hitch right from the bus stop at ''Szosa Lubelska'' street.
 
 
Or from Central Railway Station ('''''Dworzec Główny''''') or from metrostation '''''Politechnika''''' take a bus #502 to the last station '''''Stara Miłosna''''', from here walk to the crossroads with ''Szosa Brzeska'', turn right and walk 500m to the aforementioned '''''Szosa Lubelska''''' stop
 
  
=== East towards [[Siedlce]] and [[Brest (Belarus)|Brest]], [[Minsk]] ([[Belarus]]) {{National Road Number Poland|2}} {{E|30}} ===
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Or from Central Railway Station Dworzec Centralny or from metro station ''Politechnika'', take bus 502 to the last station, ''Stara Miłosna''. From here walk to the intersection ''Szosa Brzeska'', then turn right and walk 500 m to the aforementioned stop ''Szosa Lubelska''.
  
Get to the '''''Szosa Lubelska''''' station (see above). Try to hitch right from the bus stop at Szosa Brzeska.
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''Wał Miedzyszynski - Bronowska Street'' intersection is also quite a good spot.
  
== Public Transport ==
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=== East towards [[Siedlce]], [[Brest (Belarus)|Brest]] ([[Belarus]]) {{National Road Number Poland|2}} {{E|30}} ===
see [http://jakdojade.pl/ jakdojade] in Polish and English
 
  
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Get to the station ''Szosa Lubelska'' (see above). Try to hitch right from the bus stop at Szosa Brzeska.
* [http://www.carpooling.pl/ carpooling.pl], the Polish [[Mitfahrgelegenheit]]
 
  
 
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Internet cafe for free: at the Univerisity of Warsaw main campus (adress: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) there is situated free of charge internet cafe for students, but none will check your ID. Internet cafe is located in old library building vis a vis main entrance on the 2nd floor. It is open from 08:15 to 20:45. Please be polite:)
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Vysla river ''Wild camping'' with tents not far from Central bus station/railway - go to Świętokrzyski Bridge cross it and turn left on the first road Wybrzeże Szczecińskie. Walk one minute and you will spot  downhill to side of river with the flat land and small hill with big tree camp on opposite side  of the tree. Thats nice place noone see you from the road above. Also its on the other side of bus station Most Świętokrzyski 03 (buses 102, 162, N14, N64 stops here)
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There are several large '''squats''' in Warsaw. You will find the Skłot Przychodnia on Skorupki 6. There's another one called Serena.
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Warsaw
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Poland
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Masovian (Voivodeship)
Population: 1 709 781
Licence plate: WA, WB, WD, WE, WF, WH, WI,

WJ, WK, WN, WT, WU, WW, WX, WY

Major roads: A 2S8, S2, S79
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Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital and largest city of Poland.

You can cross city very fast by using public transport. Check public transport lines at bus and tram stations.


Hitching Out

West towards Łódź, Poznań, Berlin, (Germany) A2 S2 92

Option #1: S8 onramp (busstop) Warszawa-Powązkowska


Take bus 103, 122, 180, 186 or 409 and get off at Gen. Maczka (Note: bus stops only on request here!). Hitch right from the bus stop where bus 186 in final direction Szczęśliwice stops. Holding a sign A2 makes the difference to get the ride out. The S8 starts here and eventually changes into the A2 to Łódź. Streetview here.

Next bigger rest stop on the A2 highway is in Biskupice - MOP Brwinów Południe.


Option #2: A2 highway service station MOP Brwinów Południe / Mcdonalds

(Opposite side of higway are some lakes. Search maps for Wake Family Brwinów)

Ride a train to railway station Brwinów. When you walk down the stairs of the platform turn right and walk direction north. The road is first called Rynek, later Biskupica, and the road number is 720. Keep following it until you pass the A2 with a tunnel, then take the first road left and follow it until the service station. The distance to walk is about 3.5 km.Google maps link here


Or bus 743 from Cmentarz Wolski till Wolica Plochocina end stop and than walk to Biskupice 5 km (look a bus stop list some buses goes to other final stop)



Option #3: S8 onramp Warszawa Zachód

This option involves the least walking and is quite close to the city centre and the western districts. To get there you have two different possibilities:

A. Take the tram 8, 10, 26 direction Os. Górczewska and get off at Ciepłownia Wola. There you can get in the bus 713 and get off at Mory (The first stop on public transport zone 2 (strefa II)). Walk back around 200m in the direction your bus came from, until the on-ramp of the A2 snd hitchike there

B. Especially during rush hour, there is a faster way to get to the on-ramp at the A2: Take the KM3 train in direction of Łowicz or Sochaczew (sometimes only going to Błonie) and get of at the station Gołąbki. From the pedestrian crossing over the tracks you can already spot the highway's noise barrier to the north-west. Follow the road on the northern side of the train station to the north, turn right at the next crossing and the road should lead you through an under-bridge under the highway after a couple of minutes. After, you cross the road and arrive at the on-ramp described under #1. The whole walk is around 1,5km.

You can take the trains from platform #3 at Warszawa Śródmieście which is next to the Central Station



Option #4: S2 bus stop on the entry to bypass from southern part of the city

Take the bus from metro station Wilanowska to the stop Żołny (lines 319, 709, 715, 727, 739). Then go back a bit to the direction you arrived under the overpass and turn left. There is a place where a lot of the southern inhabitants of Warsaw go to A2. There is an unused bus stop on the highway entrance. There is enough space to stop a truck. The drivers will come around the bend, but if you stay at the end of the bus stop they will go slow enough and they will have much time to see you and stop. It is a great place to catch direct car to Łódź, to Poznań or even Gdańsk you can change on the service station (MOP) Nowosady (there are Burger King and Shell gas station), if the driver comes to Łódź and you want to go west or north it is important to left before A1 and A2 junction.


Option #5: National road 92 slower option


If you wish to take the old main road DK92 (not advisable if you want to travel fast...) you can use a place which takes a bit more time to reach:

Take the KM3 train in direction of Łowicz or Sochaczew and get out at Ożarów Mazowiecki.

When you get out at the station in Ożarów Mazowiecki (make sure you keep an eye out for the correct station, Ożarów Mazowiecki only has one sign at the end of the station) just leave the station to the right (facing away from Warsaw) and follow Marii Konopnickiej Street until you reach a bigger street, Poznańska (about 500m). Another few hundred meters to the East you will find a bus stop with plenty of space to stop (it's across the street from the church). It's just one lane, cars are going quite slow and you avoid a great deal of local traffic out of Warsaw. Even though this is the old main road to the West and some drivers (especially trucks) take it to avoid the highway fees, it will probably take longer than using the highway.

South towards Radom, Kielce, Kraków 7 E 77

Get tram 7, 9, 35 from the city centre e.g Aleje Jerozolimskie, Warszawa Centralna (Main Train Station), Centrum (Warsaw Metro station) going in the direction of P+R Aleja Krakowska and get off at the last stop. Then, take bus 707, 728, 807 (not 715) to Janki, or bus N88, 706 or 807 to Plac Szwedzki (a stop near Janki and in front of an IKEA store) and walk back to the stop Janki.

From the stop Janki, note that the road splits. The road going east (left) is national road 7 (E77) where you can hitch towards Kielce, Radom and Kraków. Using a large sign can be very effective.


Southwest towards Wrocław 8 E 67, Łódź 72, Katowice 1 E 75

Option 1

Get tram 7, or 9 from the city centre e.g Aleje Jerozolimskie, Warszawa Centralna (Main Train Station), Centrum (Warsaw Metro station) going in the direction of 'P+R Aleja Krakowska and get off at the last stop. Then, take bus 703, 733 or 711. Look for a good hitching spot from the bus stop called "Paszków".



Option 2 - AMIC Energy gas station / MOP Urzut rest stop There is a AMIC Energy gas station / MOP Urzut rest stop about 5 km after Nadarzyn town. Get by bus 733 to the bus stop Urzut and walk 1 km forward

North and northwest towards Gdańsk 7 E 77, Olsztyn 51 and Toruń, Bydgoszcz 10

Spot to Wrocław (in front of Festo building)

A good place to hitch from near the bus stop Dzierżoniowska (you need to press STOP for that busstop). To get here, either take bus 114 from metro Młociny in the direction Młociny-UKSW, or take bus 181 from the metro station Plac Wilson in the direction Cmentarz Północny. Once you get off the bus at Dzierżoniowska, you can see the main road going north and there are several places to stand. Best is trafic lights next to McDonald.

Northeast towards Białystok, Kaunas (Lithuania) S8 E 67

Update: Highway S8 in and around Warsaw is now complete and open for traffic


Option #1 - Go to the metro station Dworzec Wileński and from there take bus 738 bus till stop Cmentarz and walk back and a bit forward on road 8 / 629 towards Bialystok after some disctance this road joins a S8 highway.

First bigger rest stop on S8 highway is MOP Małopole

Also there are some small lakes and nice place to camp overnight


Option #2 (test option) - Roundbout S8 / national road 631 on ramp

Bus 738 till Marki Szkolna and change to bus L43 till Sowinskiego and walk to aleja Jozefa Pilsudskiego (its same road as national road 631)


Option #3 - A2 highway service station BEFORE Warsaw - MOP Brwinów Południe / Mcdonalds

(Opposite side of higway are some lakes. Search maps for Wake Family Brwinów)

Ride a train to railway station Brwinów. When you walk down the stairs of the platform turn right and walk direction north. The road is first called Rynek, later Biskupica, and the road number is 720. Keep following it until you come the A2 highway and before it turn left. The distance to walk is about 3 km


Or bus 743 from Cmentarz Wolski till Wolica Plochocina end stop and than walk to Biskupice 5 km (look a bus stop list some buses goes to other final stop)

Southeast towards Lublin, Lviv (Ukraine) 17 E 372

From Central Railway Station 'Dworzec Centralny' get on tram 9, 24 direction Gocławek and get off at Plac Szembeka stop, from there, go trough the street, and bus stop in this same direction (east) is on the second side of the street. Get bus 704, 720, 722, 730 and get off at the Szosa Lubelska. Hitch right from the bus stop at Szosa Lubelska street.

Or from Central Railway Station Dworzec Centralny or from metro station Politechnika, take bus 502 to the last station, Stara Miłosna. From here walk to the intersection Szosa Brzeska, then turn right and walk 500 m to the aforementioned stop Szosa Lubelska.

Wał Miedzyszynski - Bronowska Street intersection is also quite a good spot.

East towards Siedlce, Brest (Belarus) 2 E 30

Get to the station Szosa Lubelska (see above). Try to hitch right from the bus stop at Szosa Brzeska.

Money-saving Tips

Internet cafe for free: at the Univerisity of Warsaw main campus (adress: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) there is situated free of charge internet cafe for students, but none will check your ID. Internet cafe is located in old library building vis a vis main entrance on the 2nd floor. It is open from 08:15 to 20:45. Please be polite:)

Sleeping

Vysla river Wild camping with tents not far from Central bus station/railway - go to Świętokrzyski Bridge cross it and turn left on the first road Wybrzeże Szczecińskie. Walk one minute and you will spot downhill to side of river with the flat land and small hill with big tree camp on opposite side of the tree. Thats nice place noone see you from the road above. Also its on the other side of bus station Most Świętokrzyski 03 (buses 102, 162, N14, N64 stops here)

Also a riverbank there looks promising for tent camping

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There are several large squats in Warsaw. You will find the Skłot Przychodnia on Skorupki 6. There's another one called Serena.


You can swim in Lake Czerniakowskie, Dziekanowskie Lake, Zegrzyńskie Lake

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