Hitchhiking is possible and easy in Syria.
It might be wise to learn at least some basic Arabic when you are in arabic region or Kurdish when you in Kurdish areas.to communicate with locals. Not many people speak more English.you may find young who speak Russia or French because They studied or worked there.
No stops for minibuses(van)
Be aware that there no stops for minibus (van) except the main station or the start point,you can stop it by rasing your hand,or giving a sign that you want to stop it and when you are on board you can also ask the driver wherever you want.
No ticket required You pay cash ONLY when you are on board.Bear in mind the front board of the bus is ONLY writen in arabic you need to askdriver or any body on board if it pass through your wanted location They are friendly and wil guide you to your wanted destination,make sure you have local currency to pay.
Unfortunetly Afrin has no airport but nearest airport is Aleppo international airport,
is about 55 KM from Afrin.
or you can also use Hatay international airport in Turkey is about 2 hours drive from Afrin city.
- Road Trip
you can use mini buses in (Kurdish called Salon) to get around Afrin and its very cheap to and from Afrin Aleppo is less than 1 Uk pound.
Also you can use the same transportation to travel around Afrin to other districts such as Jinderis ONLy 10 KM or to Rajo..
Taxis are also available and for a very cheap price,worth to mention is better to haggle down the price and have fixed price before taking an taxi.