Renting a bike

Don’t have a bike? No problem! You can rent one. In this way, you can get to work without any problems or enjoy a pleasant cycling trip through the city. 


The Velo city bikes have become a familiar sight around the city. Find a Velo at one of the Velo stations in Antwerp or the districts, cycle to your destination and park your city bike at another station. Easy and fast!

The first 30 minutes of every journey are free with a Velo pass. You can buy an annual pass through the website or from the Velo desk in Central Station. They also sell day and week passes. If you want to take a bike on the spur of the moment, then you can always request a code 24/7 through the mobile website or by phone during the opening hours. It only takes minutes!
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Blue-bike offers shared bikes at more than 50 train, tram and bus stations and at P+R facilities. In Antwerp, you can use a Blue-bike to continue your visit to the city from either Central Station, the Berchem station or station Antwerpen-Zuid. You can easily check the number of available bicycles on the app.

Blue-bike cards can be ordered online or, during office hours, at a bike point. At your final stop, follow the signs to the bike shed. When you log in with your membership card, you will receive a key with which to unlock the bicycle. Payment can be made after your trip by direct debit or with a bank card.


Levanto rents high-quality bicycles to tourists, students and companies. In Antwerp, check-out posts are located at Central Station, at the metro and bicycle passages under the Astridplein. The bicycles are the ideal mode of transport for a day of shopping or exploring the city by bike.

You can easily reserve a bicycle by telephone or email.


Cyclant rents high-quality city bikes made in Belgium. In all, 20 bikes are waiting for you, including tandems and cargo bikes. In addition to bicycle rentals, Cyclant also books fun, interesting bike tours.

If desired, you can easily reserve a bicycle from Cyclant in advance on the website and collect in the shop next to Central Station.


Cloudbike is an app-based bike sharing system. The app on your smartphone points you to the nearest available bike and unlocks it. After using the bike, you can manually lock the bike, thereby ending your journey. The app automatically processed your payment. You pay by the minute or buy a one-day pass. You can also pause your journey to pop into a shop and avoid someone else reserving your shared bike in the meantime.

The bikes are not parked at fixed stations but in drop zones. These virtually defined zones in the city are shown in the app. The bikes can only be rented or parked in these zones. You can use the bike outside the zones.


You can find Mobit bikes in many permanent parking zones within the districts and in ten Park and Bikes (P+Bs). The app will tell you where you can find the nearest bike. Scan the QR code on the bike using the app to open the lock and start your journey. Remember to park the bike in a Mobit parking after using it, at the end of your journey.

You pay per 20 minutes or can buy a day pass. A discounted tariff applies for journeys under 4 minutes. The special Park and Bike pass is worth considering if you borrow a bike and return it to the same P+B.


Swapfiets is a very simple concept: for just 17.50 euros a month (2.50 euro discount for students) customers receive a bike with 7 speeds, a double lock, bike lights and theft insurance. A bike repairman will visit your home in case of a defect, such as a flat tyre. He will either repair your Swap bike or swap it for another one. Swap bikes are easily recognised because of their iconic blue front tyre.