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.

Many railway stations offer a variety of bicycle types and e-bikes for hire which, depending on your route, can also be dropped off at a different location.

It’s this easy

Bookings and collection

Book your hire bicycle online from our partner Rentabike or by directly contacting your desired hire station by telephone. Book in good time, especially if travelling as a group or school class. Bookings can be cancelled free of charge up to 24 hours before departure.

You can obtain your rental contract directly at the station's ticket counter or luggage counter. Use your personal ID card, Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard or driver’s licence as proof of ID. Pay in cash or by EC card.

Bicycle helmets can be additionally hired at each station for CHF 5.00 per day.

Returns

Bicycles and e-bikes can generally be returned either at the same hire station or a different station. Your desired drop-off point must be indicated when booking. Please note the opening times of your drop-off point.

Bicycle types and prices

 

Bicycle types

½ day 

1 day 

 Velo / Mountainbike-V-Brake 27.00 35.00
 E-Bike City / Spezialvelos 40.00 55.00
 Mountainbike Hardtail 31.00 43.00
 Mountainbike Fully / Fat Bike 38.00 53.00
 Mountainbike Fully 49.00 68.00
 Tandem / E-Bike Cargo 58.00 80.00
 E-Bike Mountain Hardtail 43.00 60.00
 E-Bike Mountain Fully 53.00 73.00
 Children’s trailer / Trailer bicycles 13.50 17.50
 Child’s seat 00.00 00.00
 Bicycle helmet with hygienic insert   5.00   5.00
  Returns at a different bike-hire station   10.00

The half-day rates apply up until and from 13.00 hours and are only valid when collecting and returning the bicycle at the same station.

Discounts

  • Groups of 10 or more paying cyclists receive a 10% discount on the basic rate.
  • School classes with 10 or more people accompanied by a teacher receive a 50% discount on the standard rate from Monday to Friday.
  • With the Junior travelcard or Children’s Co-travelcard, children up to the age of 16 receive a 50% discount on the standard rate for a bicycle (not valid for e-bikes) if at least one accompanying adult hires a bicycle.

Transporting rented bicycles yourself by train

If you grow tired, you can load your rented bicycle yourself without an additional bicycle ticket. This only applies to bicycles hired at railway stations.

Groups and schools

The number of bicycles per station is limited. Many railway stations have 10 or more bicycles available, with the largest stations such as Biel/Bienne and Murten even offering up to 200. Nevertheless, groups and schools should book as early as possible!

If the railway station you wish to start your bicycle tour from cannot provide enough bicycles for your group, then the mobile Rent a Bike hire station can be booked. No matter where, what and when, Rent a Bike will deliver your selected bicycles to your chosen location.

Groups and schools benefit from attractive conditions.

Groups of 10 or more paying cyclists receive a 10% discount on the basic rate.

School classes with 10 or more people accompanied by a teacher receive a 50% discount on the standard rate on weekdays, provided that the bicycles are hired directly from an official hire station.

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