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Public Bicycle Rental in Hangzhou

Hangzhou has a well developed bicycle renting system. There are altogether over 1,000 public bicycle spots in Hangzhou. Visitors can rent a bicycle and tour around the city freely. The bicycle serving spots serve from 06:00 - 20:00.

Bicycle Rental Card

How to rent a bicycle
300 yuan in total (200 as deposit and 100 as prepaid rental fee, which can be returned together with the deposit if there is any remaining amount left.) One passport can apply up to a maximum of 5 bicycle rental cards.


There are many bicycle rental kiosks around the city but the bicycle rental card can only be applied at four locations. Bring along your passport for identification purposes when applying for the bicycle rental card.

Four Main Bicycle Stations

1.The main entrance of Orioles Singing in the Willows Park (Liulangwenying 柳浪闻莺) at No. 11 Nanshan Road (Nanshan Lu 南山路) near West Lake Museum.

2. The main entrance of Wushan Square (Wushan guangchang 吴山广场) at Hefang Street (Jefang Jie 河坊街) near Wushan Square public transport station (Wushan guangchang gong jiao zhan 吴山广场公交站).

3. The main entrance of Youth Palace (Qingshao niangong青少年宫) at Beishan Road (Beishan Lu 北山路), Baochu Road (Baochu Lu保俶路) near “Broken Bridge” (Duanqiao 断桥).

4. At Hangzhou Bus IC Card Service Center (Long xiang qiao). Address: 20 Longxiang Road.

  • Rates

    0-59 minutes (1st hour) Free
    60-119 minutes (2nd hour) 1 yuan
    120-179 minutes (3rd hour) 2 yuan
    180-239 (4th hour) 3 yuan
    240-299 (5th hour) 6 yuan

    ** From the 5th hour onwards, rates will increase by 3 yuan every hour. (E.g. 300-359 minutes, 6th hour is 9 yuan, 360-419 minutes, 7th hour is 12 yuan, etc.).

    ** If you take public transport during your rental time, tap your bicycle rental card upon boarding the bus to pause the timing, which will stop for 90 minutes. It will resume counting after 90 minutes, regardless of how long your bus ride took. In short, your free rental for the use of the bicycle will be extended by 90 minutes if you take public transport, thus allowing you a total of 150 minutes of free rental time.

    How to Rent
    After getting the card, you can rent a bicycle at any public bicycle spot in Hangzhou, and return it at any service spot.

    When renting bike, you just need to put your card on the electric locker. When the light turns to green and the buzzer beeps you need to take the bike out of the locker within 30 seconds. A CNY200 deposit is required to rent the bike. This deposit minus the rental fee is returned when the bike is secured a locker at any service spot.

    How to Return
    When returning the bike, you need to firstly make the bike locked by the electric locker, and put your card on the locker when the green light is on. The return of the bike is a success when the green light stops shining and the buzzer beeps.

    After this procedure, it is highly recommended to make sure the bike is rightly locked; pull it to see whether it is still movable or not, if yes, repeat the returning procedure. After you are convinced that the bike is secure, check on the self service machine to be sure that it is recorded as returned. Put your card in it and you'll see your renting and returning record.

    Sometimes the electric locker shows that you have finished the process, but the returning record would not show up. In this situation, make sure your bike is not rented by other people, for the bike would be regard as lost and you'll have to pay for it. In this situation, you can ask the staff for help or contact the IC Card Center.

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