Getting about by bicycle, e-scooter and public transport

On-demand mobility

The ideal complement to public transport for the first and final kilometre

The world of mobility is developing at lightning speed. The selection of new mobility offers, services and technologies is growing continuously. On-demand mobility offerings such as bike-sharing and rental e-scooters are the ideal complement to public transport and close the final gaps in the mobility chain. This allows you to enjoy convenient, flexible and hassle-free travel from the train station directly to your destination without having to hunt for a parking space and – if you opt to hire an e-bike or e-scooter – even without breaking a sweat. You thereby also help reduce road traffic in the inner city.

Bike-sharing providers Bikes & E-Bikes

There are several bike-sharing systems operating in Switzerland, five of these in the BLS region:

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.

E-cargo bike «Carvelo»

Are you about to move home, do a big weekend shop or go on an excursion with your children? With an electric cargo bike, you can transport up to 100 kg.

Electric cargo bikes or “car bikes” can be hired at a reasonable hourly or daily rate and collected at over 220 locations throughout Switzerland.

E-scooters VOI Sharing Scooter

Since early 2021, e-scooters have also been approved for hire in the city of Bern. This approval is currently limited to one year and was granted for 250 e-scooters from the providers VOI and Tier. To use the e-scooters, you will simply need the dedicated app for finding and unlocking them.

BLS is conducting a six-month pilot project together with the e-scooter provider VOI. To this end, VOI e-scooter racks have been set up at the BLS train stations of Bern Bümpliz Nord and Bern Weissenbühl. These racks make it possible to park up the VOI e-scooters in an orderly manner and thus help you find an available e-scooter for rides starting from these BLS stations.

  • VOI Sharing-Angebot für E-Scooter
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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.

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