Beijing Bicycle

The public bicycles in Beijing serve as a good supplement to mass transit such as city buses and subways. About 86,000 public bicycles at the docking stations can be rented by Beijing Transportation Smart Card, while 2.35 million dockless sharing bikes are available through mobile apps, facilitating transfers to every corner of the city. Riding a bicycle in Beijing is flexible and efficient, especially during rush hours when the subways are getting overloaded and the road traffic is congested.
 
If your travel in Beijing is more than one week or you are a permanent resident of the city, it is recommended to buy a Beijing Transportation Smart Card and activate the function for public bike rental, for it is an ease to cycle around especially in the Hutongs like Shichahai. If your stay is less than 3 days, it is suggested not to spend time going through the procedures for public bike rental.
 
 

 Popular Cycling Routes for Tourists

Travel Beijing by bicycleSouth Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluogu Xiang) → Mao’er Hutong → Bell and Drum Tower → Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street (Yandai Xiejie) →  Guanghua Temple → Shichahai → Prince Regent’s Palace → Former Residence of Soong Ching-ling → Houhai → Prince Gong’s Mansion → Fire God Temple → Gate of Earthly Peace → Jingshan Park → Beihai Park → Forbidden City → Wangfujing Pedestrian Street

 Beijing Bike Tours
 

Beijing Public Bicycle Rental Fare

Free for the first hour; CNY1 for each extra hour;

The maximum daily rental fee is CNY10.

 Notes:
1. The price above is applied to rental sites in downtown Beijing and varies a little in the suburbs.

2. The maximum daily rental fare is CNY20 in districts of Shunyi, Changping, Daxing, Huairou and Pinggu.

 

Beijing Public Bicycle Service Hours: Is the bicycle rental available for 24 hours?

Downtown Area & Shunyi, Fangshan and Yanqing Districts: 06:00 – 24:00 for rental; 24 hours for return
Other suburbs and outskirts: 24-hour for rental and return

 

How to Rent a Public Bike in BeijingBeijing Public Bicycles

Anyone between 18 - 65 years old and over 1.3m (4ft) in height can rent a bike. Follow the steps:

1. Buy a Beijing Transportation Smart Card, top up, and make sure the balance is more than CNY30.

2. Activate the card for bicycle rental function: see instructions below on how and where to do the activation.

3. Find a bike rental site / docking station.

4. Swipe the card to unlock a bike and ride away.

5. Return the bike to any of the docking stations and swipe the card again.

 

How to Activate the Transportation Card

Go to a public bike service center → fill in an application form → present the original and the copy of your passport, and the transportation card → pay CNY400 refundable guarantee deposit → successful activation of the card

 Notes:
1. In Changping, Daxing, Huairou and Pinggu Districts, the guarantee deposit is CNY500.

2. For permanent residents, the residence permit needs to be presented and a deposit of only CNY200 is required.

3. The deposit can be refunded when you return the transportation card.

 

Where to Activate the Transportation Card – Public Bike Service Centers

 Dongcheng District:
1. Exit A2 of Tiantan Dongmen subway station on line 5: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
2. Exit A of Dongzhimen subway station on line 2: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
 



 Xicheng District:
1. Baizhifang Service Center, No. 26, South Guang’anmen Street, to the south of China Construction Bank: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Saturdays

2. North Lishi Road Service Center, in the west of the north intersection of North Lishi Road: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Sundays

3. Ande Road Service Center, in front of the new building no. 1, at Liupukang Sanqu Community, Ande Road: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Saturdays

4. Huayuan Street Service Center, in the southwest corner of the intersection of Huayuan Street and Damucang Hutong: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Saturdays

5. South Maliandao Street Service Center, near the building no. 1, Honglian Zhongli Community, South Maliandao Street: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Sundays

6. Hufang Road Service Center, opposite to the Workers’ Club Cinema on Hufang Road: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30 on Saturdays
 

 Chaoyang District:
1. Sinopec Building, exit A of Chaoyangmen subway station on line 1 & line 6: 09:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 18:00 on workdays & 09:00 – 11:30, 13:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays

2. South of exit A of Jinsong subway station on line 10): 09:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 18:00 on workdays

3. Within 800m (880yd) east of North Gongzhanguan Road, north of exit A of Agricultural Exhibition Center subway station on line 10: 09:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 18:00 on workdays
 

 Fengtai District:
1. Liujiayao Service Center, within 100m (110yd) from exit D of Liujiayao subway station on line 5: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Monday to Saturday

2. Dong’an Street Service Center, in the north of the east intersection of Dong’anjie Toutiao: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Monday to Saturday

3. Jiaomen East Service Center, Intime Mall, Jiaomen East subway station on line 10: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Monday to Saturday

4. South Fengtai Road Service Center, in the east of exit A of South Fengtai Road subway station on line 9: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Sunday to Friday
 

 Shijingshan District:
1. Gucheng Service Center, exit C of Gucheng subway station on line 1; 09:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 16:30 on workdays

2. Bajiao Service Center, opposite to the east gate of Shijingshan Hospital on West Cuiyuan Street; 09:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 16:00 from Monday to Saturday
 

 Haidian District:
1. Haidian Service Center, 1F, phase one of Baiwang Moliyuan Community on Yongfeng Road; 08:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 16:30

2. Shangdi Service Center, 10om (110yd) north of exit A of Shangdi subway station on line 13; 08:30 – 11:00 on workdays
 

 Daxing District:
1. Public Bike Administration Center of Daxing, opposite to the north gate of Kangnaixincheng Community, in the west of Liyuan Road: 08:00 – 17:00 on workdays

2. Room no. 2011, 2F, No. 3, Wanyuan Street, Economic & Technology Development Zone: 09:00 – 17:00
 

 Tongzhou District:
1. Jiukesong Service Center, Jiukesong subway station on Batong Line: 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 18:00

2. Ciqu Service Center, No. 109, Ciqu Nanli: 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 - 18:00 from Wednesday to Sunday

3. Wuyi Huayuan East Service Center, auxiliary road of 6th Ring Bridge, 800m (870yd) east of Zijingyuan: 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 18:00
 

 Shunyi District:
1. Gangxin Jiayuan Service Center, in the east of the south gate of Gangxin Jiayuan Community: 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday

2. Xixin Service Center, south gate of Xixin Beiqu Community on Shunsha Road; 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday

3. Tianzhu Service Center, east of the Tianzhu Cultural Square on Tianbei Road: 09:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Monday to Saturday

4. Houshayu Service Center: 1F, Houshayu Labor Union Service Station on Shuangyu Street: 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
 

 Fangshan District:
No. 1-6, 1F, Jiaruitong Community; 08:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:30
 

 Changping District:
1. Changping Administration Service Center, south gate of Tuoran Jiayuan Community on Zhitong Road: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30

2. Nanshao Service Center, the intersection of East Neihuan Road and South Nanhuan Road, exit C2 of Nanshao subway station on Changping Line: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30 from Monday to Saturday

3. Dazhaimen Service Center, opposite to Grand Mansion on Fuxue Road: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30 from Monday to Saturday

4. Sports Bureau Service Center, the intersection of Xihuan Road and West Nanhuan Road: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30 from Monday to Saturday

5. Tiantongyuan Service Center: Tiantongyuan subway station on line 5: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30

6. Longze Service Center, 150m (160yd) east of Longze subway station on line 13: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30
 

 Pinggu District
1. Century Square of Pinggu Service Center, in the north of the square: 09:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30

2. Public Bike Administration Center of Pinggu, No. 4, South Pinggu Street: 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:30
 

 Huairou District:
No. 37, Qingchun Road: 08:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:30

 Miyun District:
No. 67, Xinnan Road: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:00 – 17:00

 Yanqing District:
No. 13, yard no. 61, Mengjiazhuang Road, Gelan Community phase two: 09:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 17:00
 
 

Dockless Bikeshare in Beijing

The most popular brands of dockless sharing bikes in Beijing are Mobike in orange and ofo in yellow. Their bicycles can be spotted at almost every corner of Beijing, especially near subway stations, bus stations, main attractions like Forbidden City, Houhai and Beihai Park. Internet access and mobile apps are must to use these dockless bikes and they only accept online payment by Wechat Pay or Alipay.
 

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