Renting a Bike Independently

No matter where you live during your semester, biking can make your commute to class just a little more convenient and is a great way to discover your local neighborhood.

Once you have been assigned a housing placement, you will receive communications regarding the transportation options that are available to you. If you are eligible for Housing-to-DIS Transportation Coverage, you can choose to have a Semester Bike for your time abroad. If you are not eligible or do not choose the Semester Bike option, you can still rent a bike on your own (independently). However, your bike rental will not be subsidized or covered by DIS.

Take Part in the Local Culture: Rent a Bike

When renting a bike independently, you can arrange to rent a bike before you arrive in Copenhagen or you can wait until you arrive. DIS currently has informal partnerships with the below bike companies. While these deals are special for DIS students, you have the freedom to choose other bike companies if you prefer to do so.

Note: We have discontinued our partnerships with Rent Your Bike Here and Nørregade Cykler, and highly recommend that you refer to the above bicycle shops instead.

Short Term Rentals

If you do not want to rent a bike for your full time here, but want to occasionally borrow a bike or for your visitors, past students have used these bike rental companies:

  • ABC Student Bikes offers free bike rental (up to one week) for relatives visiting you during your semester
  • Baisikeli Bike Rental offers 20% discount on standard and lux bikes, as well as helmets, to DIS students. Lights and an extra wire for locking up the bikes will be provided at no added cost.
  • Rosenborg Cykler offers 50% discount on bike rentals to family and friends, a free bike tutorial and free intro on how to manage Copenhagen traffic

You can also sign up for a bike tour through Copenhagen Fairy Tales, a Copenhagen-based sightseeing company.

Resources: Biking in Copenhagen

Are you curious to know more about biking in Copenhagen? Find further info here, such as how to take your bike on the train and where to park near DIS.