Concession for Ruhrbahn subscribers

As Ruhrbahn subscriber you get the first 30 minutes per rental for free. Registering for that concession is only possible on the Ruhrbahn website or at one of the Ruhrbahn Customer Centers in Essen or Mülheim an der Ruhr:


    • Main station Essen (Mo-Fr 8-18Uhr; Sa 9-14Uhr)
    • Berliner Platz Essen (Mo-Fr 8-18Uhr; Sa 9-14Uhr)
    • Main station Mülheim (Mo-Fr 8-18Uhr; Sa 9-14Uhr)


Concession for subscribers

Subscibers of the following public transport companies will get the annual rate for 24 € instead of 48 € which includes free 30 minutes for each rental.  


VRR-E-Ticket as access medium

Registered customers with a VRR-E-Ticket (Ticket1000, Ticket2000, FirmenTicket, BärenTicket oder YoungTicket) can simply rent a bike by holding the e-ticket up on to the terminal.

Mülheimer Wohnungsbau (MWB)

Members of the MWB housing cooperative will get the first 60 minutes of each rental for free.  Registering takes place by entering your name, phone number and MWB membership number.

AVIS car rental

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

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?

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


Students of cooperating institutions will get the first 60 minutes of each rental for free. Find more information here