Berlin bike-share membership
Easy access to rental bikes you can keep
for as long as you need, at home or on your travels.
Why it's worth it
You get access to thousands of light and comfortable city bikes you can unlock with a tap on your phone. They are always insured against theft and you never need to pay any deposits!
To keep for longer
Our system and pricing model facilitate renting a bike for longer than just a ride. You can lock the bike when you get to work/the supermarket/a party and have it waiting for you when you leave.
There are 150+ pick-up and drop-off locations available around Berlin – check out the city map! Whenever you’re in need, check the Donkey Republic app and find the nearest bike.
At home and away
With your Berlin membership, you can rent bikes at similarly cheap prices in any other city where we have bikes. Think about Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, and many more on two wheels!
Ready to sign up?
Become a member in the Donkey Republic app
Wait, which plan should I choose?
You’re a City Tripper
if you need a spare bike from time to time. When your bike gets stolen or has a flat, when you’re out at night, bikeless and don’t want to wait an hour for the bus, when you’re stuck in traffic and only a swift bike ride could save you, or when you just want to enjoy a city on two wheels, at home or abroad!
You’re a Commuter
if you need a bike for daily use. You have a long commute and are tired of carrying your own bike on the train, or you can’t bike from home and need a last mile solution to work, or maybe you simply don’t want to worry about maintaining your own bike and fear it could get stolen every day. Donkey bikes are regularly fixed, insured against theft, and always nearby when you need one!
OK, sign me up!
Open the Donkey Republic app to sign up with the special offer on bike-share memberships.
Do I need to live in Berlin?
Not really. Berlin memberships are available for German residents. You will need to have a valid German payment card to qualify for purchase.
We will launch memberships in more cities in the coming months so stay tuned.
Can I drop the bike anywhere?
Almost. Returning to your pick-up location is always free, while Flex Drop-off at alternative locations available in the app costs €5. We’ve made it relatively cheap to keep the bike longer so you can return to the same location e.g. after work.
Why? Relocation of bikes around the city is the most expensive part of running a bike-share service, and many systems around the world have failed because they underestimated that expense. Our aim is to keep our rental cost low and only make riders pay for relocation if they use it. We don’t aim to make a profit off that relocation fee, just to cover our expenses. We expect that over time we will be able to reduce that fee as the system becomes more efficient.
What if I want to cancel my membership?
You can always cancel your membership in the app – here’s how. Your member status will be revoked immediately, so no more cheap bike rentals 🙁
Keep in mind that we can’t give partial refunds for the remaining time in your current billing period. If you paid a yearly Commuter subscription, the same applies. Unless we have screwed up big time, we don’t issue partial refunds for the remaining time after you cancel.
Are the rental prices the same everywhere?
The listed rental prices are the standard Berlin Membership prices available in nearly all locations in Berlin. Select locations may have a higher or lower price. The prices are subject to change, but the plan is that it will get cheaper over time. We will give you plenty of warning if prices are going up.
You get a similar cheap rate in all Donkey Republic cities around the world. That rate is based on the particular city’s standard price, which is usually pretty similar or cheaper than Berlin.