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== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
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=== Direction Karlovac, [[Rijeka]], [[Pula]], [[Zadar]], Šibenik and [[Split]], Dalmatia ===
 
=== Direction Karlovac, [[Rijeka]], [[Pula]], [[Zadar]], Šibenik and [[Split]], Dalmatia ===
[[File:Zagreb_t0ma5.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Street that leads to the Lučko toll station]] To get to the ''Lučko'' ramp (toll station) on the motorway you have to catch tram #4, #14,or #17. Get out at stop ''Savski most''. It's a bus terminal where you can catch buses #111 or #132. These buses drive to ''Lučko''. Get off after 15 minutes of ride approx. or ask the driver to tell you where, if nobody asks for a stop you won't be able to count it because the bus won't stop there. Once you get off you will see two streets, a small one very close to you and a big one a bit further that looks like it leads to the motorway but it doesn't, take the small street till the end and you will find the motorway. If you are going to ''Dalmatia'' (Zadar, Split, etc.) don't take rides to Rijeka because it is a bit out of your way. Car plates for each city: Pula and Istria (PU), Rijeka (RI) Zadar (ZD) Šibenik (ŠI) Split (ST). It should be very easy to get a ride from there.
 
  
Update: Bus 132 is cancelled. I don't know if permanently. Bus 111 is detoured, but still goes to the stop near the pay tolls, just that the ride takes approx. 30mins now. (December 2102, Nina_Unexia)
 
  
*'' I followed the ınstructıons about the bus to go to the Lucko toll statıon. The bus drıver was very frıendly and explaıned me where to get off. From the busstop towards the toll statıon ıs 10 mınutes walk. I fırst trıed at the toll statıon for one hour wıth no luck. Then ı changed strategy and I walked towards the fırst gas statıon behınd the toll statıon. Here you can fınd more shade facılıtıes and cleaner aır. Also you are able to talk to drıvers. Most of the cars where tourısts wıth no space left. It took me 3 hours to fınd a dırect rıde to Splıt. But ıt was worth ıt. Allthough there ıs less traffıc at the gas statıon I belıeve ıt ıs a better optıon than the toll statıon. Good Luck. May 2012. Len ''
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[[File:Zagreb_t0ma5.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Street that leads to the Lučko toll station]]
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To get to the ''Lučko'' ramp (toll station) on the motorway you have to catch tram #4 or #7 and get out at stop ''Savski most'', or  #5, #14,or #17 and get out at stop "St. dom Stjepan Radić". Savski most a bus terminal where you can catch buses #111 or #132. These buses pass by the pay tolls "Lučko". Get off after 15 minutes of ride at bus stop  Put Za Leskovac . You can recognise a big restaurant "Calypso". Once you get off you will see that one road goes over the bridge - take the other road that doesn't go over the bridge, take first left and go through the parking lot and voila! you're there.
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Also if you walk a bit highway forward you get on the Crodux petrol station. There is less traffic than on tolls.
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If you are going to ''Dalmatia'' (Zadar, Split, etc.) don't take rides to Rijeka because it is a bit out of your way. Car plates for each city: Pula and Istria (PU), Rijeka (RI) Zadar (ZD) Šibenik (ŠI) Split (ST).
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* July 2015: spot worked well. There's a lot of police around, but they seemed not to care at all. Be careful of getting dropped on one of the rest areas though, there are quite many so traffic isn't very heavy on each one, and in the summertime almost all traffic is fully loaded vacation cars heading for the coast. The best rest stop before the highway split at Bosiljevo is probably Draganic, as it has both a Burger King and a Marche Bistro. We were stuck at Vukova Gorica rest area for hours.
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* Even though the ticket inspectors are more common now and the bus drivers control if you have the ticket, these buses  are almost always crowded so you can still sneak in without buying a ticket. April 2014, Nina_Unexia
  
*" I'm always lucky with this spot, no matter where I am going. I wait about 5-10 minutes when going to Rijeka and about 20-30 when going to Zadar, Šibenik or Split. But then again, I'm a girl. HAVE A SIGN with car plates of the city you're going to. December 2012, Nina_Unexia "
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=== Direction [[Osijek, Slavonski Brod]], [[Belgrade]] and [[Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnia]] ===
  
*" You can skip the bus part - just exit the tram (14 or 7) on "Jadranska avenija" which is the name of the street in which you will get after crossing the bridge and following a small road going east (with some bigger shops on your right), you can hitch on the spot where the small street is flowing into the big one, the cars go fast but there is space - even a truck. If they're not going your way, just ask to be dropped at the pay toll. Great place for finding long rides. --[[User:Uyku.tulumu|Uyku.tulumu]] ([[User talk:Uyku.tulumu|talk]]) 18:38, 15 March 2013 (CET) "
 
  
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'''INA Lučko fuel station / rest stop on highway'''
  
=== Direction [[Slavonski Brod]], [[Belgrade]] and [[Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnia]] ===
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Bus 112 till Lučko (final stop) and walk 500 metres
You have three options for these destinations.
 
* First option is to get a bus on one of the main bus terminals in Zagreb. The name of that terminal is ''Kvatrić'' or ''Kvaternikov Trg''(square), it's close to the centre of Zagreb. There you have to get on bus #216 or #276 which ride you to ''Ivanja Reka'' or the main on-ramp on the motorway. Of course ask the bus driver to leave you in ''Ivanja Reka''. In this place you have 20 minutes of walk through some fields. But don't worry, it's a delightful walk. After you reach the ramp you can easily get rides directly to the border with [[Serbia]], Belgrade and the border with Bosnia.
 
* Second option is to get the tram #2, #3 or #13 to ''Savišće'' or ''Žitnjak''. Get out at the last stop and then walk for about 15 minutes towards the motorway. On the motorway you'll find a bus stop and there you can easily hitchhike towards the on-ramp in ''Ivanja Reka'' or you can even stop cars who are going to Belgrade or Bosnia. Ask the locals for extra tips and explanations.
 
  
''[[User:nuclearphyllis|Nuclearphyllis]]' local experts took him to the first toll station on the Zagreb-Belgrade motorway, even though it was illegal to hitchhike from there. They weren't troubled and got a ride within 10 minutes.''
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Bus 164 or 168 till Puškarićeva-škola and walk Lucko street 1.5 km
  
* Third option, even better than going to ''Ivanja Reka'',is going to ''Dumovec'' with bus #276. This spot gets you closer to the tolls, but you have to jump over a fence, which is really not a problem. So, get off in ''Dumovec'' (the last stop), walk back a bit from the right side of the road and you will see a path going towards the motorway. Follow it till you get to the fence, jump over and from there you have about 1,5km of walking to tolls.
 
  
**I hitched 3 times in direction of Belgrade, so just one tip - if the car that is giving you a ride goes to Slavonski Brod (half way before Belgrade) ask him to drop you off at EAST EXIT of the city. in Croatian - ISTOČNI IZLAZ. because, if he drops you off at west exit, 95% of cars go to direction of Zagreb, I waited there 2 hours once, and the second time 3 hours ;)
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'''From city'''
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Bus 279, 281, 282 till Lj.Posav.-Rimski Put and walk back to Slavonska Avenija
  
 
=== Direction [[Budapest]], [[Varazdin]] and [[Cakovec]] ===
 
=== Direction [[Budapest]], [[Varazdin]] and [[Cakovec]] ===
Take bus number 216 from Kvaternikov trg to the last stop in Ivanja Reka or bus 276 till 2 stations before the final station. Ask for the church in Ivanja Reka, people will know it, you should get out there. There will be a small road which leads to the on ramp, ask people for which one it is. You should walk till the traffic lights, the turn right and you already see the place. After the lights you should walk about 300 meters and you can start hitching there with a sign VZ for example. Works like a charm, someone waited there for less than 10 minutes.<br />
 
  
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'''Update''': This place doesn't exist anymore, as the new road was built and there's no stopping lane, so cars can't stop to pick you up. Don't hitchhike here.
 
  
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'''Crodux fuel station / rest stop on highway'''
'''Update - april 2012''': There is able to hitchhike there, last year I was there, but it is '''very hard to get out of there'''. You need reach ''petrol station'' and the exit from station has got long shoulder where U can safely try to cach someone.
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Bus 273 till last stop Lužan-Zeleni Vijenac (someone entered this bus from the middle door as well).Walk 3 km forward  Ul. Augusta Šenoe. There is a gravel road after you cross over the highway which you can easily reach by going a couple hundred meters past the highway (no need to try and cross the ditch to reach it.) As you approach the gas station fence and the road turns to lead around the back you will see a gap where you can easily hop the fence and follow a well formed path directly to the parking lot.  It should be just a handful of meters after the curve and very easy to notice.
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There are also plenty of good places where one can pitch a tent
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=== Direction [[Ljubljana]], [[Austria]], [[Novo Mesto]] ===
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'''INA Lučko fuel station / rest stop on highway'''
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Bus 112 till Lučko (final stop) and walk 500 metres
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Bus 164 or 168 till Puškarićeva-škola and walk Lucko street 1.5 km
  
Three problems:
 
  
1st. 90% of cars which stop are those which leave the station.
 
  
2nd. From those who stops almost everyone was local people.
 
  
3rd. It was my one of the longest stops (no less than 3 houers).
 
  
=== Direction [[Ljubljana]], [[Austria]], [[Novo Mesto]] ===
 
 
'''From town'''
 
'''From town'''
  
Take tram #5 or #17 from the centre of Zagreb towards the ''Precko''. Notice that the ride takes a lot of time, 45 minutes at least. In ''Precko'', exit the tram and walk left. You'll see a street that turns right. Take this street and walk 5 minutes till you get to the main street ''Ljubljanska Avenija'' (also called ''Zagrebacka Avenija''). Cross this street in front of the ''Konzum'' supermarket and turn left. You will see a small bus station, this is your spot. However most people commute from this point. Best is to hitchhike from there with a SLO sign. Don't take rides that don't take you at least to the border - There is no good places to hitchhike further down the road. From the border crossing itself it's relatively easy to get a good ride, even as far as to Austria.
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Get to the Ljubljanska avenija  and find a bus stop to hitchike. Best with a Slovenia sign. Don't take rides that don't take you at least to the border - There is no good places to hitchhike further down the road.
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On a [[Good times to hitchhike|Sunday]] Erga and [[User:Guaka|guaka]] waited way to long. Not a single car stopped in two hours time, and at the gas stations everyone with space pretended not to go anywhere near Slovenia (West or North). Two Belgian guys didn't manage to get a ride in the same period, also trying in different spots in the area ([[User:Guaka|guaka]] somehow convinced the West Gate bus driver to also pick them up). Use the West Gate option if you're simply heading to Austria, find another solution if you're heading towards Ljubljana...
 
  
After more than one hour of waiting, I went further down the road to the next bus stop (in front of FORD car dealer center) where most of the local traffic is gone and I found a ride after 15min.
 
  
 
'''Take a bus to the highway'''
 
'''Take a bus to the highway'''
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This option takes you a bit longer to get started with (nearly an hour), it takes you directly to the highway though.
 
This option takes you a bit longer to get started with (nearly an hour), it takes you directly to the highway though.
  
I (nixylive) was hitchhiking from town on July 2010. with a girl using SLO and Ljubljana signs. There is too much traffic. Cars mostly go to those shopping malls and it's very hard to get a ride. Maybe you can ask some drivers on a traffic light 10 meters before the bus station. As we couldn't get a ride, we were walking down the street trying to find a better spot but we couldn't. From gas station nobody was going further Slovenia. After 4 km of walking from the bus station, we sat down under overpass, it was too hot and couldn't walk anymore and a truck stopped and picked us up. If you go further Slovenia's border. There is another solution. Take a bus number 112 from "Savski most" bus station. Get of the bus at the last station. You should see highway from that place, if you don't, ask for the direction. Above highway you will see an overpass, go to the opposite side and hitchhike there at the entrance of the road.
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=== North, direction [[Maribor]], [[Graz]], [[Vienna]] ===
 
=== North, direction [[Maribor]], [[Graz]], [[Vienna]] ===
From the Črnomerec and Ljubljanica bus terminal there's a free bus (red or white color) to West Gate shopping center which is adjacent to toll station [http://westgate.com.hr/index.php?lan=cr&id=220], see also [http://maps.google.com/?q=zagreb&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=City+of+Zagreb,+Croatia&ll=45.874518,15.829003&spn=0.009815,0.02459&t=h&z=16 Google Maps], the toll station is very close to the shopping center, you can see it from the parking lot where the bus arrives. But you will have to cross a bit of water. Don't try this in the dark. Look for one of the areas with stones covered by metal or just walk about 300 metre in opposite direction of the shopping mall and you will find a little bridge, handy! then come back to the toll station.
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====  Zaprešić toll station  ====
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From the Črnomerec and Ljubljanica bus terminal there's a free bus (red or white colour) to West Gate shopping centre which is adjacent to Zaprešić toll station. The toll station is very close to the shopping center, you can see it from the parking lot where the bus arrives. But you will have to cross a bit of water. Don't try this in the dark. Look for one of the areas with stones covered by metal or just walk about 300 metre in opposite direction of the shopping mall and you will find a little bridge, handy! then come back to the toll station.
  
 
If you're heading to [[Slovenia]] or further you'll have to make it to the [[Macelj-Kozminci border crossing]], from where you can easily get rides far into [[Germany]].
 
If you're heading to [[Slovenia]] or further you'll have to make it to the [[Macelj-Kozminci border crossing]], from where you can easily get rides far into [[Germany]].
  
You better forget about trying the Precko option (towards Ljubljana), Erga and [[User:Guaka|guaka]] waited for about 2 hours, asking people, with signs (''Macelj'', ''Maribor'', SLO) and without sign. Fortunately the free bus to the West Gate center also goes from this above spot.
 
  
[[User:T0ma5|t0ma5]] was hitchhiking here in January 2011 and he got a ride all the way to Vienna in about 20min.
 
  
== Resources ==
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====   INA Jakovlje fuel station ====
=== Sleeping ===
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For decent camping, take tram #6 from the central train station to Crnomerec, continue walking down Ilica a hundred metres or so, turn Right on Kustosijanca, and walk up this street for two hundred meters past an old train trestle. There is easy access to trails in the woods and decent places to camp without being disturbed.  
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Train till Kupljenovo and get on  Kolodvorska ulica after big highway turn right road. Total walk is 2 km
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==== Ljubljanska avenue upramp ====
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Instead of the seemingly risky toll station, you can also get a bus to King Cross shopping center or simply walk along Ljubljanska avenija until you reach the on-ramp of the highway. The spot is an approach road of a nearby, not very frequented truck park and offers great visibility and space to pull over for bypassing drivers.  
  
=== Internet access ===
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[[User:Vapaakulkuri|vapaakulkuri]] however still had to wait about two hours to get a ride to the first gas station that is located about 20km down the road.
Club Mama, 'net.culture.club' is an open space with a cool library of technical, cultural, and revolutionary books, wifi, and frequent talks and skillshares. Ulica Petra Preradovićeva 18, at the back of a square between buildings. http://www.mi2.hr/
 
  
Optima Telekom centar, Savska 5 has free Internet access for advertising purposes so you can just come in say hello to people who work there and go on the Internet. They are mostly friendly and you can surf as long as you want. You can get to that location by taking tram 2, 4, or 9 from Main train station (glavni kolodvor) and make sure to get out on Vodnikova and walk few metres until you are on Savska ulica. Then go left and after 1-2 minutes you will see Optima Telekom center on your right side.
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== Nomadwiki & Trashwiki ==
  
The National Library of Croatia is approximately one km south of the train station. Open until 20:00 on weekdays, 15:00 on Saturday, it provides power outlets, wifi, and access to public computers.
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=== Public transport ===
 
Black-riding is possible and most of people in Zagreb who don't have monthly or yearly tickets do this in trams and in buses there is almost no control. Controllers are sometimes all over the town but mostly there is nobody for months. There are in groups of 2-3 wearing blue uniform just like the driver so if you see them just get out and wait another tram. Playing the "dumb tourist" will work because they don't have authority to ask you passport or your id and if you give them your passport they can't send you a bill to your home because you are not citizen of Croatia. Also they will not call police because there are city owned company and controllers have fixed paychecks so they don't give a damn too much.
 
  
=== Eating ===
 
Zagreb is full of students who have iksica (electronic card with which they can eat whole lunch witch soup, meat and juice for less than a euro). So if you want you can go to studentski centar (savska 25) by taking trams 2, 4 or 9 from main train station (Glavni kolodvor) to Vodnikova cross the street and go right for 5-6 minutes until you reach big open space with cafe bar and lots of people moving around. Just ask somebody on the entrance to lend you their iksica and most of people will do it. Also if you are cold and you want to you can stay in Studentski centar until 21:00 and on the first floor are some couches where you can take a nap. homeless people sometimes sleep there. You can get there from main square (Jelacic platz) taking trams 17, 14 to Studentski centar station or 12 to Technical museum station (Technical museum and Studentski centar stations are practically the same stations) and just across the street is Studentski centar.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:36, 13 October 2020

Zagreb
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State: City of Zagreb
Population: 804,200
Licence plate: ZG
Major roads: A1, A2, A3, A4, A11
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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia.

Hitchhiking out

Direction Karlovac, Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Šibenik and Split, Dalmatia

File:Zagreb t0ma5.jpg
Street that leads to the Lučko toll station

To get to the Lučko ramp (toll station) on the motorway you have to catch tram #4 or #7 and get out at stop Savski most, or #5, #14,or #17 and get out at stop "St. dom Stjepan Radić". Savski most a bus terminal where you can catch buses #111 or #132. These buses pass by the pay tolls "Lučko". Get off after 15 minutes of ride at bus stop Put Za Leskovac . You can recognise a big restaurant "Calypso". Once you get off you will see that one road goes over the bridge - take the other road that doesn't go over the bridge, take first left and go through the parking lot and voila! you're there.

Also if you walk a bit highway forward you get on the Crodux petrol station. There is less traffic than on tolls.

If you are going to Dalmatia (Zadar, Split, etc.) don't take rides to Rijeka because it is a bit out of your way. Car plates for each city: Pula and Istria (PU), Rijeka (RI) Zadar (ZD) Šibenik (ŠI) Split (ST).


  • July 2015: spot worked well. There's a lot of police around, but they seemed not to care at all. Be careful of getting dropped on one of the rest areas though, there are quite many so traffic isn't very heavy on each one, and in the summertime almost all traffic is fully loaded vacation cars heading for the coast. The best rest stop before the highway split at Bosiljevo is probably Draganic, as it has both a Burger King and a Marche Bistro. We were stuck at Vukova Gorica rest area for hours.
  • Even though the ticket inspectors are more common now and the bus drivers control if you have the ticket, these buses are almost always crowded so you can still sneak in without buying a ticket. April 2014, Nina_Unexia

Direction Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Belgrade and Bosnia

INA Lučko fuel station / rest stop on highway

Bus 112 till Lučko (final stop) and walk 500 metres

Bus 164 or 168 till Puškarićeva-škola and walk Lucko street 1.5 km


From city

Bus 279, 281, 282 till Lj.Posav.-Rimski Put and walk back to Slavonska Avenija

Direction Budapest, Varazdin and Cakovec

Crodux fuel station / rest stop on highway

Bus 273 till last stop Lužan-Zeleni Vijenac (someone entered this bus from the middle door as well).Walk 3 km forward Ul. Augusta Šenoe. There is a gravel road after you cross over the highway which you can easily reach by going a couple hundred meters past the highway (no need to try and cross the ditch to reach it.) As you approach the gas station fence and the road turns to lead around the back you will see a gap where you can easily hop the fence and follow a well formed path directly to the parking lot. It should be just a handful of meters after the curve and very easy to notice.

There are also plenty of good places where one can pitch a tent

Direction Ljubljana, Austria, Novo Mesto

INA Lučko fuel station / rest stop on highway

Bus 112 till Lučko (final stop) and walk 500 metres

Bus 164 or 168 till Puškarićeva-škola and walk Lucko street 1.5 km



From town

Get to the Ljubljanska avenija and find a bus stop to hitchike. Best with a Slovenia sign. Don't take rides that don't take you at least to the border - There is no good places to hitchhike further down the road.



Take a bus to the highway

This option takes you a bit longer to get started with (nearly an hour), it takes you directly to the highway though.


North, direction Maribor, Graz, Vienna

Zaprešić toll station

From the Črnomerec and Ljubljanica bus terminal there's a free bus (red or white colour) to West Gate shopping centre which is adjacent to Zaprešić toll station. The toll station is very close to the shopping center, you can see it from the parking lot where the bus arrives. But you will have to cross a bit of water. Don't try this in the dark. Look for one of the areas with stones covered by metal or just walk about 300 metre in opposite direction of the shopping mall and you will find a little bridge, handy! then come back to the toll station.

If you're heading to Slovenia or further you'll have to make it to the Macelj-Kozminci border crossing, from where you can easily get rides far into Germany.


INA Jakovlje fuel station

Train till Kupljenovo and get on Kolodvorska ulica after big highway turn right road. Total walk is 2 km

Ljubljanska avenue upramp

Instead of the seemingly risky toll station, you can also get a bus to King Cross shopping center or simply walk along Ljubljanska avenija until you reach the on-ramp of the highway. The spot is an approach road of a nearby, not very frequented truck park and offers great visibility and space to pull over for bypassing drivers.

vapaakulkuri however still had to wait about two hours to get a ride to the first gas station that is located about 20km down the road.

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