How it works

1. Sign up for free


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Get the nextbike app and register via smartphone

Verify your account

  • Upon confirming your payment method, you will be charged 1€. This 1€ is your starting credit, you can use it for your first ride.

  • After debit via credit card or verified Paypal account your customer account will be activated immediately. Debitting via credit transfer may take up to four days. Debitting via credit transfer may take up to four days. You can change your means of payment anytime.

2. Rent & Return


Rent a bike

Rent a bike easily via app: scan the QR-code or enter the bike number. The frame lock opens automatically, so never rent a bike from afar. You can also rent bikes by calling our hotline: +49 (0) 30 69205046. You can use a single account to rent up to four bikes at once.


Park a bike

You can park your bike without stopping the rental. Activate the park mode in your app. Simply deactivate it again to continue your ride. The lock opens automatically. Therefore do not deactivate the park mode from afar.


Return a bike

Return your bike at any official station within the metropolradruhr service area. Close the lock by pressing down the lever. Refresh your app to make sure the rental has been stopped. 

Mobile apps for nextbike

Mobile apps for nextbike

Mobile apps for nextbike