Beijing Bicycle

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. Shared bicycles can be spotted at almost every corner of Beijing, especially near subway stations, bus stations, and main attractions like Forbidden CityHouhai and Beihai Park..

300,000 dockless sharing bikes are available through mobile apps, facilitating transfers to everywhere in the city. The most popular brands of dockless sharing bikes in Beijing are Meituan Bike in yellow, Didi Bike in green and Hello Bike in blue. Internet access and mobile apps are a must to use these dockless bikes and they accept online payment by Apple Pay, Wechat Pay or Alipay.

How to Use a Shared Bike in Beijing

 Step 1 Download the APPs & sign up without deposit
Download Meituan to use Meituan Bike, DiDi Bike, Hello or Alipay to use Hello Bike. Sign up for an account. 

 Step 2 Scan the QR code to unlock the bike
A map with locations of surrounding bikes is presented to users. Choose a good one nearby to unlock. Every shared bike has a QR code on its stern or under its saddle. Scan it to unlock the bike, better with your Bluetooth on for more precise localization and quicker unlock.

 Step 3 Start your riding
Now you are free to ride in all districts in Beijing.

 Step 4 Lock the bike
The lock is usually under the saddle. Users should park at the standardized areas shown on the map. If parking outside the parking zone, an extra dispatch fee, usually CNY3-10, will be charged. Remember to lock! If you leave it unlocked, someone else may ride it with all the fare falling on you.

 Step 5 Pay online
You will be charged for the time you ride. After locking, the fare is presented to users. One can pay online, with Apple Pay, Wechat Pay and Alipay available.

Bicycle Fare in Beijing

 Pricing rule for a single ride
Bicycle Type Fare Penalty
DiDi Bike CNY1.5 for first 15 min; CNY1.5 every extra 30 min CNY5 for docking outside parking zone
Hello Bike CNY1.5 every 15 min CNY10-20 for docking outside service areas
Meituan Bike CNY1.5 for first 15 min; CNY1.5 every extra 30 min CNY3-10 for docking outside parking zone
 Note: Rides less than 30 minutes or 15 minutes will be charged as 30 minutes’ or 15 minutes’.

 Cost-efficient riding card for unlimited riding 
Card Type 7-Day Card Month Card Season Card
DiDi Bike CNY10 CNY25 CNY75
Hello Bike CNY10 CNY35 CNY90
Meituan Bike CNY10 CNY35 CNY90

 Popular Cycling Routes for Tourists

Travel Beijing by bicycle Route 1: Hutong, Temple, Park & Palace in Beijing
South Gong and Drum Lane (Nanluogu Xiang) → Mao’er Hutong → Bell and Drum TowersYandai Xie Street →  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

 Route 2: Parks Worth Your Visit
Haidian Park → Chuanying Park → Zhongwu Park → Beiwu Park → Liangshan Park → Yinghulou Park

 Route 3: Classic Beijing Central Axis Line
Yongding Gate  →  Temple of Heaven  → Beijing Bridge → Qianmen Street  →  Chan’an Street  → Forbidden City  →  Jingshan Mountain  →  Bell and Drum Tower  → Olympic Park

 Route 4: Spots on 2nd Ring Rd.
Temple of EarthMing Dynasty City Wall Relics Park → Longtan Park  → Temple of Heaven → Yongding Gate → Xiannongtan → Taoranting Park  → Temple of the Moon

- Last updated on Jun. 26, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Bicycle
Asked by Raymond from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 24, 2019 19:49Reply
Can I go to any place to get the Beijing bike deposit back?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sam from SINGAPORE | Oct. 28, 2019 00:30

Which bike company did you rent the bike from?
Asked by Lucy from HONG KONG | Jul. 30, 2018 17:00Reply
My niece is in Beijing study at Foreigner languages university
Can you please let me know where she can go to apply for a card to rent a public bike!?
Apparently she saw bikes around the university but she was told that only Beijing people with ID Card can rent
Please advise
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from FINLAND | Jul. 30, 2018 23:20

Hi, she can apply for a card according to the residence permit for foreigners in various public bicycle service centers.
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