The annual and monthly subscriptions are designed for frequent users and commuters. Pay as you ride is designed for occasional users.

Once you’ve registered, you can use the scheme in a way that suits you. 

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Pay as you ride
(Casual users)
No annual fee
First 30 minutes per ride£1
Every additional 30 min£1
5 hours - 24 hours£10
Annual subscription
(Frequent users)
£5 / month - 12 months commitment
First 30 minutes per rideFREE
Every additional 30 min£0.50
5 hours - 24 hours£5
Monthly subscription
(Frequent users)
£10 / month - No commitment
First 30 minutes per rideFREE
Every additional 30 min£0.50
5 hours - 24 hours£5
Subscription charges

Monthly subscription renewals can be cancelled at any time, up to a week after renewal. Annual subscription renewals can also be cancelled at any time, up to two weeks after renewal.

Annual subscriptions have a 12 month commitment of £5/month, which means you will continue to be charged £5/month until you pay the full £60 even once you have cancelled your subscription.

*Please be aware that you may not be charged for your ride immediately. You card may be charged 24-48 hours after using the bike.

To correctly return a bike, you must return it to an official docking station.

Customer Card

For extra convenience, you can also choose to receive a customer card for a fee of £2 when you register.

This makes using the scheme even quicker and easier, as you’ll just tap the card on the bike computer to hire.

Additional charges

If a single hire exceeds 24 hours, you will have to be charged for the whole of the following day.

Additional charges will apply in the following circumstances:

Any Santander Cycle returned outside an official station:

  • First incident: £10
  • Second incident: £20
  • Third incident: £30

If a customer returns a bike incorrectly more than three times, their account will be closed.

  • Damaged bike: Up to £200 depending on severity of damage

Please check the terms and conditions for more details.

The nextbike App

The perfect tool for help with station locations, availability, route planning as well as all your account information. Download now from the App Store.

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