Getting about by bicycle and public transport

Bike-sharing, the public form of bike rental

Rent your bike whenever you want it – directly at your train station

Arrive by train and switch to a public rental bike directly at the train station – whenever it suits you. This is how you travel to your destination comfortably, flexibly and in an environmentally friendly way. You also help to relieve the traffic in the city centre.

How it works

More and more cities are successfully launching bike-sharing schemes, with the aim being sustainable and efficient in urban traffic. Residents and commuters get the chance to travel their daily routes quickly and conveniently even without using a car. The combination of public transport and the continually growing network of bike-sharing stations enables environmentally friendly, cost-effective mobility.

The bike stations can generally be found right next to train stations and public transport stops, and users can unlock the bikes simply and easily around the clock with a smartphone, customer card or the SwissPass.

Step-by-step instructions can be found on the website of the relevant provider.

Providers in the BLS area

There are several bicycle self-hire systems in operation in Switzerland, with five in the BLS area:

PubliBike and SwissPass Bike rental with the SwissPass

With the PubliBike app or the SwissPass, you can hire bicycles and e-bikes around the clock throughout Switzerland.

How to turn your SwissPass into a bicycle key

  1. Sign up with PubliBike.
  2. Select your desired annual travelpass.
  3. Indicate that you want to use PubliBike with your SwissPass.
  4. Enter the number located below the barcode on the reverse side of your SwissPass card.
  5. Enter the postcode linked to your SwissPass.
  6. Complete your order by paying the travelpass fee.
Getting about by bicycle and public transport
Bicycle hire service at railway stations

Travel in comfort by train to the most beautiful excursion destinations. On arrival, you can collect your bicycle directly at the railway station, hop in the saddle and begin your bicycle tour.

To & from the train station
Bicycle stands at your railway station


Pilot projects at the train station
E-Scooter Sharing

At Bern Bümpliz Nord and Bern Weisenbühl stations you will find e-scooter parking racks for a quick transfer from the train to the electric scooter.

Passenger information
Getting about by bicycle and public transport
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