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I’Velo Urban

I’Velo Urban is the first automated bike-sharing service in Bucharest. Forget about the infernal traffic or the crowded public transportation. Now, you have the City at your pedals.

Once you have a subscription, you can pick up the bicycle from Universitate and drop it off at Victoriei, Romană or at any other I’Velo automated station. It is so simple.


I’Velo Urban
works 24/7.


I’Velo Urban Card

If you are more than 16 years old, pay us a visit at 21 Ion Bogdan Street, Bucharest, or at an I’Velo Relax centre (in Tineretului Park, IOR Park and Herastrau Park) to purchase the I’Velo Card and a subscription.

The I’Velo Urban Office on Ion Bogdan Street is open daily, between 10:00 and 18:00.


Info / Service
021 327 57 78


With a subscription you can use a bicycle for multiple cycling sessions, but with a break in between sessions. The duration of the cycling session and the break between sessions differ depending on the type of subscription purchased. So, you can rent a bicycle many times a day, provided that after every session of riding, you return it to one of the I’Velo Urban stations.

I’Velo Card issuing cost: 7 lei (one time payment).

Exceeding the time allowed within a cycling session brings about additional costs. You will have to pay those costs before renting again, even if you have a valid subscription. You can pay these costs online, by accessing “My Account”.


Extra costs


How do I rent?

  1. You log in on the control panel of I’Velo Urban stations.
  2. You select an available bicycle and pick it up from the bicycle rack after 10 seconds.
  3. Depending on your subscription you have available time included in the subscription, to reach your next destination. Exceeding the allowed time based on your subscription, is charged extra.
  4. After a break, you can make another rental. The break time differs due to the type of subscription.
    The number of rentals is unlimited.

How do I return the bicycle?

  1. Identify a free post in the automatic bicycle rack; the available posts are marked by the green light.
  2. Place the bicycle in the post you have chosen.
  3. Once placed, the bicycle will be locked automatically, and the rental session is closed.
  4. Bring the card close to the control panel and log in.
  5. Notice the status of your account; if you have extra cost, you must pay it before the next rental.
  6. Optionally, print the receipt.


I’Velo Urban is the first automated bike-sharing service in Bucharest. The bicycles can be rented based on cards and are available 7 days out of 7.

The novelty of the concept is the bicycle rental to travel fast and to avoid the crowded traffic in the central area of the city.

Users can use the bicycle many times a day, based on any type of subscription (daily/monthly/3 months/6 months/annual). Returning the bicycle later than the allowed cycling time is charged extra, regardless of the type of subscription.

To become I’Velo Urban user, you must obtain the I’Velo card, that you can pick up, on a fee, from one of the I’Velo Relax rental centers of Herăstrău Park (Aviatorilor subway) or Tineretului Park (Șincai entry).

Once you have picked up the card, you can make a subscription either at the center where you picked up the card or subsequently on www.ivelo.ro / my account.

Once you took possession of your card, you can go to any I’Velo Urban station to rent a bicycle, the renting steps are:

  1. bring the card close to the reader under the main screen,
  2. enter your PIN code,
  3. choose a bicycle, selecting the number corresponding to an available bicycle on the screen,
  4. pick up the receipt (if requested)
  5. pick up the bicycle you have selected within 15 seconds, from the position flashing green

For any type of subscription (daily/monthly/3 months/6 months/annual), users can make various rentals, depending on the allowed time, followed by a break. The cycling time and pause between cycling sessions, depend on the chosen subscription.

A green light post shows that the bicycle can be rented or can be returned.

The red light means a defect or unavailable docking post.

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