Students of cooperating universities cycle for less!

Cooperating Institutions

  • University of Cologne
  • University of Applied Science Cologne


For students of the University of Cologne

Register with your UCCard via BikeComputer. Hold your card up to the BikeComputer and follow the instructions given (insert phone number twice, confirm T&C). You will then be sent a text message with your 6-digit PIN. After this link has been clicked and verified, your account will be automatically activated.


For students of the Technische Hochschule Cologne

Register with your TH-Email ( or your TH-Koeln-Email ( via app or website. You will be sent your 6-digit PIN for your customer account via text message and a confirmation link via E-Mail. After verification your account will be automatically activated.

You‘ve already registered with nextbike but didn't use your TH-Email or TH-Koeln-Email address or you added your TH-Email/TH-Koeln-Email address after signing up?  Log in via website, enter your new E-mail adress and choose your university as your partner. You can also contact our customer service at +49 (0)30-69205046.



The first 30 minutes of each rental are free of charge*. If you rent a bike longer than 30 minutes you will be charged the standard fee. The maximum daily rate for renting over a 24 hour timespan is 9,00€. 

You can use a single account to rent up to four bikes at once. The aforementioned benefits will however only apply to the first bike. This means you will be charged at the standard rate for each additional bike.

The conditions only apply to the KVB-rad. In other cities the students of the Technical University and the University of Cologne ride at the standard rates. 

 *The special conditions do not apply for the rental of e-Bikes.


Rent a bike

You can rent bikes via BikeComputer, app or hotline. For renting via BikeComputer simply hold your VRS-Chipcard up to the BikeComputer or insert your phone number and PIN. For renting via app or hotline name the bike number and insert the then given lock code into the BikeComputer. The lock will open automatically.

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