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Augustów is a city in northeast Poland along the E67 "Via Baltica". It is a transit point between the Baltic countries and Poland

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Hitchhiking out

You have actually three options: Your driver stops in Augustów and brings you to the spots described below. It really should be no detour for them. Option two would be your driver is passing it and goes further anyway, or worst case, the car will stop at the beginning of town. Then you have to walk for about 30-40min to cross it, following the signs for Suwałki or Bialystok, or just follow the dust and smell of the never ending TIR convoy.

North towards Suwałki, Lithuania E 67

At the end of town, after crossing the river bridge, there's a huge bus stop for stopping cars. Some traffic here might get off earlier, so best bet is to walk about 500m further. You'll recognize a traffic light and behind this, about 50m, you'll find a much better hitchhiking spot. Spot is also fine for night hitchhiking, at least you can catch cars here towards Suwałki.

Take care, at the crossing traffic might also go eastwards for Lithuania, or you might assume this, but trucks over 7.5 t are not allowed on that road. Anyway: Most traffic for e.g. Vilnius might as well go via Kaunas. It is definitely your best bet to hitch further north along the E67 and then go east.

South-west towards Grajewo, Warsaw (N61)

Walk 2km from the town centre in south-west direction along Wojska Polskiego street to 2nd roundabout along this road. Stand at the zebra crossing just after the roundabout exit on the N61 direction Warsaw. Cars and trucks are going slow enough after exiting the roundabout to stop. There is even some room for a car to pull off from the road.

South towards Bialystok E 67

Same directions for Grajewo & Warsaw (see above), but stand on the E67 direction Białystok. There are a lot of trucks passing here from the Baltics, and because of the roundabout, they will be going slow enough to stop safely.

West towards Elk (N16)

At the first roundabout along Wojska Polskiego street in the south of the town, walk westwards. There are some bus stops on the way, so walk as much as you prefer and try to hitch cars. Best bet is to go only with traffic directly to Elk, as in between there are barely good spots to find, especially at night it can be very difficult.