Almost 500 new bicycles are now available for use in the capital after Dublin Corporation officially launched its new city bike scheme.
The 450 bikes are available for hire from 40 locations around the city, to encourage commuters & tourists to take a greener option.
The scheme is similar to the one that has been operating in Paris, Copenhagen and 16 other cities.
The bicycles will be free to use for the first 30 minutes each time.
How does it work?
The 40 dublinbikes stations are distributed throughout the city centre to enable easy access and optimal use. Located in close proximity to each other, every station has a minimum of 15 stands in situ making it easy to enjoy the dublinbikes service.
dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system open to everyone from 14 years of age, it enables you to travel through the city centre, commute between home and work and get out and about to enjoy Dublin city at your leisure.
All stations are equipped for Long Term Hire Card and 3 Day Ticket users. 14 of the 40 terminals allow you to purchase a 3 Day Ticket. Once purchased, you can use the 3 Day Ticket similar to the Long Term Hire Card to rent or return a db from any station in the network.
You can enjoy the many benefits of a Long Term Hire Card for just €10.
A 3 Day Ticket costs €2. The first 30 minutes of use is free on every db.
Long term card €10
3 day ticket €2
On subscription, you also authorise the provider to request a €150 guarantee from your account. This amount will not be debited unless the bike is not returned after a period of 24 hours.
Both subscriptions allow you to rent a db as many times as you wish during the period covered by your subscription. However, if you exceed the first half hour which is free, the service charge is debited at the end of the subscription period
Bike Hire Fees:
First 1/2 hour: Free
1 hour: €0.50
2 hours: €1.50
3 hours: €3.50
4 hours: €6.50
Every extra 1/2 hour: €2.00
The 40 dublinbikes stations are distributed in close proximity to each other in Dublin city centre, so you are never far away from renting or returning a db. View the dublinbikes station map to discover the network locations.
Click here to download the map (1.55MB)
List of stations:
Cathal Brugha Street
Custom House Quay
Fitzwilliam Square West
Fownes Street Upper
James Street East
Leinster Street South
Merrion Square East
Merrion Square West**
Mountjoy Square West**
Mountjoy Square West
Ormond Quay Upper**
Parnell Square North**
Princes Street / O'Connell Street**
St. Stephen's Green East**
St. Stephen's Green South**
**Stations with credit card terminals.
For More Information: www.dublinbikes.com