Bikesharing in Prague and Czechia

While the city of Prague lacks its own public bikesharing system, there are convenient alternatives for renting bicycles in the capital of Czechia. Two primary rental services, Rekola and Nextbike, offer a combined total of 2,000 bicycles as of spring 2024. Additionally, Lime, company specializing in e-bikesharing, provide few dozen e-bicycles in Prague.

Although there are exceptions, these companies primarily focus on serving the central city area and its most densely populated regions. During winter, bikesharing options are somewhat limited in comparison to the availability during the warmer seasons of summer, spring, and autumn.

All the systems operate without traditional docking system. Bikesharing stations are only marked virtually – in the apps. Physically, these stations are often located near bicycle parking, marked on the ground or by bicycle stands.

Starting from autumn 2021, bikesharing has been integrated into the Prague public transport system. If you hold a long-term subscription (a month or longer) for a Lítačka public transport card, you are entitled to two 15-minute rides per day at no additional cost.

Rekola Bikesharing

If you’re looking to ride a bicycle in the city center occasionally without worrying about maintenance, consider giving Rekola a try. Rekola is a Czech bikesharing company that offers around 1000 pink bicycles distributed throughout the city. The shortest subscription option is for half an hour and costs 35 CZK (approximately 1,4 EUR). Alternatively, you can opt for a one-month subscription at the price of 195 CZK, which is slightly under 8 EUR. All you need is a smartphone running iOS or Android and a valid credit or debit card.

How it works:

  1. Download the „Rekola“ app, complete the registration process, and select your desired subscription plan.
  2. Use the app’s map feature to locate the nearest available bike.
  3. Scan the QR code on the bike using your smartphone.
  4. The bike will automatically unlock.
  5. After your ride, return the bike within the designated zone. Park it near a bicycle stand or any location that doesn’t obstruct pedestrians or fellow cyclists.
  6. Finally, lower the lock and take a photo of the bike through the app to complete the process.


Nextbike bikesharing commenced its operations in Prague in 2020. With a fleet of 1000 blue bicycles, these bikes are distributed across the city center as well as some outer areas. Each bike is equipped with a derailleur, a compact storage compartment, and a GPS functionality. Notably, Nextbike bicycles are heavier than those provided by Rekola. The initial 20 minutes of your ride cost 35 CZK (approximately 1,4 EUR).

How it works:

  1. Start by downloading the Nextbike app onto your smartphone.
  2. Locate a Nextbike in your vicinity and scan its QR code using the app. This action will automatically unlock the bike, allowing you to begin your ride.
  3. It is essential to return the bike to a virtual station; otherwise, you may incur additional charges.
  4. At the conclusion of your ride, ensure that you have properly parked the bike, taking care not to obstruct pedestrians or other cyclists. Lower the lock to finish the rental.


American bikesharing company Lime is operating fleet of around 50 electric bikes and more than 400 e-scooters in Prague. They are available in the broader center of Prague since autumn 2018. Company charges 25 CZK (1 €) for unlocking and then 4 CZK (15 cents) per minute. To rent a scooter or an e-bike, you need to download Lime app. Most of the scooters don’t have suspension system, so they are not a good choice for cobbled roads or crossing the tram tracks.

The bikes are comfortable, but it is not the cheapest option.

Regular rental services

Are you in need of a bicycle rental for an extended duration or looking for a specific type of bicycle that differs from the standard city bikes found in bikesharing programs? Several conventional rental services offer a range of options, including specialized bicycles and cycling equipment. Here are a few examples:

Other Czech cities and towns

Bikesharing is not limited to Prague alone; you can also avail yourself of this convenient service in various other cities and towns across Czechia. Particularly noteworthy is the prevalence of Nextbike bikesharing, which extends its reach to numerous smaller municipalities as well. As of summer 2024, covering 40 cities and towns throughout the country.

For those in cities Brno, České Budějovice, Krnov or Prostějov, the Rekola bikesharing option is also available, offering another avenue for easy and eco-friendly transportation.

How and where to ride?

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