How it works

1. Sign up for free


Get the nextbike app and register via smartphone.


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Signed up once you can use all nextbike affiliated bike sharing schemes in more than 300 cities worldwide.

2. Rent & return



Rent a bike easily via app: scan the QR-code or enter the bike number. The frame lock opens automatically, so never rent bikes from afar. You can also rent bikes by calling our hotline: +49 (0) 441 36 17 6060. You can use a single account to rent up to four bikes at once.



You can park your bike without stopping the rental. Activate the park mode in your app and close the lock afterwards. Simply deactivate it again to continue your ride. The lock opens automatically. Therefore do not deactivate the park mode from afar.



Return your bike along the blue marked roads or at stations at no extra charge. Within the pink flex zone you can return the bike for 1 € extra charge. Close the lock by pressing down the lever. Refresh your app to make sure the rental has been stopped. Check the map for information about the flex zone areas and stations. 


Return options 

Return your bike at no extra cost along the blue marked roads and at official stations. 

The flexible return within the pink flex zone is possible for an extra charge of 1 €.

For the improper return outside the flexzone / stations as well as on private grounds and in parks 20 € are charged.


The registration is free of charge. Before renting your first bike, we need to verify your payment method. You will be required to deposit a credit of 1 € which can be used in all fare types. You can change your preferred payment method at any time.

Payment with credit card, direct debit, PayPal* or via mobile phone bill.

* Your PayPal account needs to be verified. Learn more.


You can rent up to four bikes at the same time using one account. Special rates and offers only apply to the first bike, additional bikes are charged at the standard rate. 

You can rent bikes in Oldenburg and pretty much any other nextbike-affiliated system worldwide.


Returning bikes outside the flex zone or official stations as well as on private ground or in parks is not allowed. A service fee of min. 20 € will apply. All prices and fees can be found in our price list

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