For VRS-Chipcard owners* the first 30 minutes of each rental are inclusive. Simply wake up the BikeComputer by tipping on it, hold your VRS-Chipcard up to it, enter your phone number twice and confirm each entry with OK. Accept the T&C with OK. You will receive the PIN for your customer account via text message. For further rentals simply hold your VRS-Chipcard up to the BikeComputer and enter your PIN.
After your first rental over 30 minutes your account will be locked. Log in to your customer account and enter a payment method to activate your account again. 

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

Concession in Bonn
VRS-Shipcard owners also get a concession in Bonn. Here the first 30 minutes per day are free of charge (devidable in several rides). Bikes in Bonn can only be rented via app or hotline. Also the annual fee of 3€ will be charged with the first rental.

*Pupils' tickets are excepted.

AVIS car rental

nextbike users get the first 30 minutes for free, if they rent or return a bike at an AVIS station in Cologne, Leipzig and Dortmund.

Additionally you get up to 15% off with AVIS when renting a vehicle via Simply show your nextbike app to the AVIS staff when receiving your car and they will grant you the discount.  

This cooperation is valid in September 2018 for testing and may be prolonged.

At which AVIS stations can you rent / return bikes?

  • Cologne
    Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 61, 50829 Köln
  • Leipzig
    Ludwig Erhard Strasse 53, 04103 Leipzig
  • Dortmund
    Evingerstrasse 35, 44145 Dortmund
    Martener Hellweg 37, 44379 Dortmund