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.
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
|Velo / Mountainbike-V-Brake||27.00||35.00|
|E-Bike City / Spezialvelos||40.00||55.00|
|Mountainbike Fully / Fat Bike||38.00||53.00|
|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|
|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.
- 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.
Bike-sharing services are taking Switzerland's cities by storm. Bike-sharing is the ideal complement to public transport and closes the final gaps in the mobility chain. It provides you with a relaxed and comfortable ride from the railway station directly to your destination. It’s flexible, saves you having to find a parking space, and – if you are hiring an e-bike – requires minimal effort. You will also be helping to reduce traffic in inner-city areas.