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Bike sharing USI Lugano

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Need to run a quick errand downtown?
Want to get around the entire city quickly?
Prefer to leave the car at the Park&Ride outside town and reach USI by bike?

A FREE bike sharing pass on the Lugano network is available to all USI members (students, Faculty and staff).


How it works:
PubliBike is bike sharing service that allows all registered users to pick up a bike 24/7, ride it and leave it at the station closest to their destination. The Lugano network has 10 stations around and inside the city, one of which is located by the USI main entrance (see the map).


Rates and conditions:
The pass is offered by the USI to all its members. After you register, your personal USI card will be activated for the PubliBike service. The first 30 minutes are for free - just enough time to reach any other bike station. After that you will be charged 2 CHF for every hour. Please read the Terms & Conditions here.

To REGISTER click here: ACTIVATE USI CARD and follow the instructions to enable your current personal USI identification card to the service.



Network map (1.12 MB)

Terms & Conditions


FLYER (3.56 MB)


Hotline / customer service PubliBike:
(phone number to call if you need any help)

0848 09 08 07

App PubliBike for Android: Android Market
App PubliBike for iPhone: App-Store


PubliBike and velopass are bike sharing schemes provided by the partners PostBus Switzerland Ltd, SBB AG and Rent a Bike AG, and velopass sàrl. The customer enters into the contractual relationship on which these GTC are based with the operator of the two schemes, velopass sàrl.
The Lugano-Paradiso network is managed by the Dicastero Giovani ed Eventi ( Città di Lugano).
The USI declines all responsibility.