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Whether KVB-Rad, wupsiRad, RVK e-Bike or metropolradruhr... you can rent our bikes anywhere with the nextbike app.

Benefits

Rent & Return

It’s easy to use and gets you there fast.

How it works!

Affordable and sustainable

Get rolling – and enjoy a quiet ride with zero emissions. Get started for just €1!

Our tariffs

How it works

The rental is possible with the VRS chip card. For this purpose, it must be linked to your customer account once beforehand. Learn more.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge. In order to verify your account, a €1 deposit is required and will become rental credit to use later on.

RENTAL

Simply scan the QR Code on the bike with the nextbike app or tap your VRS chip card at the rear of the bike and the FrameLock will automatically open.

PARKING MODE

Do you want to park your bike during a rental? First activate the park mode in the app and then press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.

RETURN

Check in the app in what zone you are in. Return your bike within the blue marked zone and at an official station at no extra costs. For 1 € extra you can return your bike within the pink zone. Press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike. If you return your bike away from the zones or stations, a service fee of at least 20 € will be charged.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge. In order to verify your account, a €1 deposit is required and will become rental credit to use later on.

RENTAL

Simply scan the QR Code on the bike with the nextbike app and the FrameLock will open automatically.

PARKING MODE

Do you want to park your bike during a rental? First activate the park mode in the app and then press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.

RETURN

Return your bike at an official station and press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike. If you return your bike outside of an station, a service fee of at least €20 will be charged.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge. In order to verify your account, a €1 deposit is required and will become rental credit to use later on.

RENTAL

Simply scan the QR Code on the bike with the nextbike app and the FrameLock will open automatically.

PARKING MODE

Do you want to park your bike during a rental? First activate the park mode in the app and then press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.

RETURN

Return your bike at an official station and press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike. If you return your bike outside of an station, a service fee of at least €20 will be charged.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge. In order to verify your account, a €1 deposit is required and will become rental credit to use later on.

RENTAL

Simply scan the QR Code on the bike with the nextbike app and the FrameLock will open automatically.

PARKING MODE

Do you want to park your bike during a rental? First activate the park mode in the app and then press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike.

RETURN

Return your bike at an official station and press the FrameLock lever down to lock the bike. If you return your bike outside of an station, a service fee of at least €20 will be charged.

Our tariffs

You can rent up to four bikes with one customer account. However, subscriptions and special conditions typically apply to the first bike only. The monthly rate is valid throughout Germany (except for Oldenburg, Bremen, Usedom and Nuremberg). You can change the tariff in your account settings.

For casual users

Basic tariff

1 €/15 min

If you have not booked another tariff, you will be charged at the basic rate. The maximum daily charge is 15 €/24 h.

For frequent users

Monthly tariff

10 €/month

The first 30 minutes of each rental are included. Afterwards, each additional half hour will be charged at 1 € (max. 15 €/24 h).

For true enthusiasts

Annual tariff

60 €/year

The first 30 minutes of each rental are included. Afterwards, each additional half hour will be charged at 1 € (max. 15 €/24 h).

FOR VRS CHIPCARD HOLDERS and students

VRS basic tariff

0 €/30 min

The first 30 minutes per rental are included. For each additional half hour you pay 1 € (max. 9 €/24 h).

VRS chip card holders enjoy discounts in Cologne and other cities and communities in the VRS. Students of cooperating institutions also enjoy the conditions of the VRS basic tariff. More information about the discounts can be found under Partners and CAMPUSbike.

What others say

Really easy once set up. Smooth bikes and easy riding. Much better than the bikes in other cities.
Das
iOS user
Love nextbike. Issues occasionally but great customer support!
Lauren
iOS user
Love using these bikes. And the app is great. Never had any issues.
Tom
iOS user
The unrestricted mobility in the city is great. You always have a connection to the train or bus for the last few metres.
Tim
iOS User

Move flexibly through Cologne

VRS chipcard holders enjoy concessions

Get free minutes in Cologne and several other cities.

Partners

Students in Cologne cycle for less

Is your university included? Then get 30 free minutes per rental.

CAMPUSbike