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How Much does Capital Bikeshare Cost

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As a bicycle sharing system that serves Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery County, MD; and Fairfax County, VA. There are 5 membership plans of Capital Bikeshare you can choose from: Single Trip, 24-Hour Pass, Annual Membership, 3-Day Pass and 30-Day Membership.

1Single Trip – $2
Great for Quick, One-Way Trips

The Single Trip costs $2 for one trip under 30 minutes. If you keep your bike out for 30 minutes or longer, usage fees apply.

224-Hour Pass – $8/day
Perfect for Visitors and Tourists

The 24-Hour Pass costs $8 and includes unlimited trips under 30 minutes. Trips 30 minutes or longer incur usage fees.

3Annual Membership – $85/year
Best for Locals and Frequent Riders

The Annual Membership is $85 (or $8/month with annual commitment) and includes unlimited trips under 30 minutes. Trips 30 minutes or longer incur usage fees.

43-Day Pass – $17
Best for Short Stays in the Area

The 3-Day Pass costs $17 and includes unlimited trips under 30 minutes. Trips 30 minutes or longer incur usage fees.

530-Day Membership – $28 / month
Great for Month-to-Month Flexibility

In town for a while? The 30-Day Membership is $28 and includes unlimited trips under 30 minutes. Trips 30 minutes or longer incur usage fees.

Usage Fees

Trips under 30 minutes are included in the pass price. If you keep a bike out for 30 minutes or longer at a time, usage fees apply.

RIDE LENGTH USAGE FEE*
0-29 minutes Included
30-59 minutes $2
60-89 minutes + $4
90+ minutes + $8 per each additional 30 minutes

*Day Key holders receive a 25% discount on usage fees.

To avoid usage fees, keep each ride to under 30 minutes. Take as many rides as you want while your membership is active!

If you incur any usage fees, your card on file will be charged. The fee for a lost or stolen bike is $1,200.

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Special Programs

Corporate Memberships

Is your organization a Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member? You might be eligible for a discounted Annual Membership.

Many local companies, agencies and non-profits enroll in Capital Bikeshare’s Corporate Membership Program to offer Capital Bikeshare as a perk for their employees.

See if your organization is one of Capital Bikeshare’s Corporate Members. A company email address or password may be required – if you need yours, please contact your company’s HR department.

Bulk Pass Sales

Capital Bikeshare sells 24-Hour and 3-Day Passes in bulk at a discount. The more you buy, the more you save!

Capital Bikeshare passes are perfect for visitors, hotel guests, conference attendees, volunteers or other groups.

The standard price for a 24-Hour Pass is $8 and a 3-Day Pass is $17. Both pass types include unlimited rides under 30 minutes. If a user keeps a bike out for 30 minutes or more at a time, the user is responsible for usage fees. Please see the Day Passes page for more information.

NUMBER OF PASSES DAY PASS PRICE DISCOUNT TOTAL 3-DAY PASS PRICE DISCOUNT TOTAL
25 $7.20 10% $180.00 $15.30 10% $382.50
50 $6.40 20% $320.00 $13.60 20% $680.00
100 $6.00 25% $600.00 $12.75 25% $1,275.00
250 $5.20 35% $1,300.00 $11.05 35% $2,762.50
500 $4.00 50% $2,000.00 $8.50 50% $4,250.0

Financial Assistance Programs

There are a number of programs offered in conjunction with Capital Bikeshare to make the system accessible to residents, regardless of income.

Community Partners Program

The Community Partners Program was designed to allow local nonprofits, government agencies and social services organizations to offer their clients a steeply discounted Capital Bikeshare Annual Membership. The CPP is offered in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.

MCLiberty

Montgomery County Department of Transportation is offering free Capital Bikeshare memberships to low-income individuals that reside, work or attend school in Montgomery County, MD.

Bank on DC

Want to become a Capital Bikeshare member, but don’t have a bank account? Open a Bank on DC account and save.

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