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<map lat='50.05405277962895' lng='19.955291748046875' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/> Kraków is a city in the south of Poland.

Hitching Out

East towards Rzeszow, Przemyśl, Ukraine

Hitching in this direction is easy. Take the minibus from the main post office (corner of Starowislna and Westerplatte streets) to Wielczka (2,5 PLN ~ 0,7 EUR) and ask the driver to let you out at the end of the city (the place where already Wieliczka starts). There is a bus stop and plenty of space to stop even for a truck. See picture.

South and Southwest towards Zakopane, Slovakia, Bielsko-Biała

Take the tram #79, direction Zakopianska, get out at the last stop, there is a small bus station. Walk direction south on Zakopianska for a few hundred meters, then you will see a traffic light, after there is a bus stop where you can hitchhike.

Hitching from Krakow to Ukraine

To go to Bielsko-Biała, after 18 km direction Zakopane you need change the road to west, in to direction Bielsko-Biała.

West towards Katowice, Germany

Take the bus number 238(also bus 172 from Nowa Huta,Kraków North and Opolska street) until the stop Motel Krak. You can hitchhike directly from the bus stop, it's just after a roundabout so cars and truck are going slowly. There are streetlight which allow to hitchhike at night.

North towards Warszawa, Gdansk

There are two common places: Start to hitchhike after the overpass on Opolska street - you can get there by buses number 139,132,172,105,102,207-bus station name is Opolska estakada, but it is quite a busy spot. A better option is to take the bus number 217,247,277 until the stop Kuźnicy Kołłątajowskiej- Watch out because the bus does not stop at the last stop but drives on so you want to know when to get off. This stop is fantastic for a couple of reasons: there is a lot of space on the road going to the gas station and cars are going extremely slow because there is a traffic light just ahead. You can find a direct car to Warsaw from here.