For VRS chipcard owners the first 30 minutes of each rental are inclusive.
Link your VRS chip card in your customer account under Partners by entering your chip card number and your age. Now verify your chip card once by using it as a rental medium at least for the first rental. Learn more at How it works. You will then be able to cycle at a reduced rate for this and subsequent rentals.
30 minutes of each rental in Cologne are inclusive. Each additional 30 minutes cost 1€, the maximum daily rate is 9 € for 24h. Possible return surcharges will still apply. You can rent up to four bikes at the same time using one account. The concession will only apply to the first bike, though. Further bikes are charged in the local basic rate if no other tariff was booked.
Concessions also apply in further cities within the VRS area.
Note for existing links that were already set up before April 22, 2021: Previously you could link your account with your VRS chip card without providing a means of payment. Since new return options may incur additional costs, a customer account without a means of payment would initially be blocked in this case. To unlock it again, simply log in to the customer account and deposit a means of payment.