Getting Around with eMobility E-Bike Sharing

There are several sharing options in Hamburg if e-bikes are your preferred mode of transportation.

E-bikes in Hamburg, Germany

E-bikes in Hamburg: providers, costs and regulations

In the last few years, e-scooters have become somewhat ubiquitous on Hamburg’s streets, as have other modes of transport ‘sharing’, such as car sharing and bike sharing. Recently, e-bikes have also become quite popular, with several companies emerging to provide Hamburg’s residents and visitors with plentiful e-bike sharing options. 


Lime has been offering app-enabled e-scooters rentals in Hamburg since mid-2019, and more recently, they have expanded to e-bikes as well. Lime's e-bikes can reach a top speed of 25 kilometres per hour, meaning you’ll get where you need to go quite quickly. Riders are charged per minute, but a daily subscription is also possible. 

Price: €1 to unlock and then €.25 / minute
Day rate: €9.99
High speed: 25 kilometres per hour
Service area: Expanded inner city area
App: IOS, Android

Free Now & Bond 

Working together with the Swiss manufacturer Bond, Free Now provides Hamburg’s commuters with e-bikes that go a little faster. With a top speed of 45 kilometres per hour, riders must wear a helmet to take advantage of this service. In addition, proof of at least a class M driver’s licence must be provided and riders must stay in the street, rather than the bike lanes or sidewalks. The e-bikes can be booked using the Free Now mobility platform app or the Bond app. 

Price: €1 to unlock and then €.49 / kilometre
High speed: 45 kilometres per hour
Service area: Expanded inner city area
Free Now App: IOS, Android
Bond App: IOS, Android