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Bicycle Rental - Free, Seoul


Bicycle Rental - Free, Seoul

Korea has introduced a series of policies at the central and local level to make the whole country more bicycle-friendly. While the policy is still somewhat at the visionary level, a number of areas of Seoul provide a public bike-rental system.

Gangbyeon Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open:  9am to 7:30pm (1 May-31 September) / 9am to 6am (1 November-30 April)        
*Closed on national holidays
*Closed on every last week of Wednesday after 2:00pm
Free Rental: 1 day
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Gangbyeon Subway Station (Line 2 Stop 214), Exit #1. Walk about 213m along Gangbyeonyeok-ro, turn right, walk another 135m. Turn right again and follow Gwangnaroo-ro for 97m. Turn right and the bicycle rental facility is 90m away
Tel: 02-450-1658**

Hannae Park Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 8am to 7pm
Free rental: .
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) and your cell phone to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Line 7, Gongneung Subway Station (Line 7, Stop 716), Exit #4. Take the overpass and turn right. Walk about 22m to the facility.
Tel: 02-971-7364**

HongjeCheon Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 9am to 5pm
* Facility is closed on national holidays and Sundays.
Free Rental: 3 hours
* To extend hours, re-registration at the facility is required.
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Take the subway first to Hongik University Station (Line 2, Stop 239), Exit #2 then transfer to bus no. 7612 or 7738. Get off at the Free Bicycle Rental Facility. Should be about 5 bus stops (note that drivers sometimes go by stops).
Tel: 02-330-1655**

Jamsil Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 9am to 6pm
* Closed on national holidays.
Free Rental: No limit, bicycle must be returned by 5:30pm.
* Helmets available on request
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Jamsil Subway station (Line 2 & 8, Stops 216 & 814), Exit #2. Walk about 200m toward Seokchon Lake.
Tel: 02-3431-4380**

Oksu Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 8am to 8pm
* Closed on national holidays.
* Closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm.
Free Rental: 2 hours
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Oksu Subway Station (Line 3, Stop 335), Exit #4, At the exit, go left toward Poonglim-I-Want apt. Once you’ve walked about 100m, you should see the facility across the road.
Tel: 02-2298-8003**

SanggyeFree Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 8am to 7pm
* Closed on national holidays.
Free Rental: 3 hours
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Sanggye Subway Station (Line 4, Stop 410), Exit #1. Go left, which should take you under an overpass. You should see the facility from there.
Tel: 02-936-5240**

Ungbong Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 8am to 7pm (March to October), 9am to 5pm(November to February)
* Closed on national holidays.
Free Rental: 2 hours
* Extending one hour is possible through a phone call.
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is returned when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: Eungbong Subway Station (Jungang Line, Stop K115), Exit #1. The  facility is to the right of Exit 1.
Tel: 02-2298-8111**

Yeongcheongu Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 9am to 5pm
* Closed on national holidays.
* Closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm.
Free Rental: 3 hours
How to rent: Bring an ID card (Student ID, Alien Registration Card or Passport) to rent bicycle. Your ID is when you turn in the bicycle.
Directions: OMokGyo Station(Line 5, Stop 521), Exit #2. From the exit walk straight about 500m, going past Hyundai Department Store. The Bicycle rental facility is on the right, next to MokDong Youth Training Center.
Tel: 02-2653-2967**  

Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Station Free Bicycle Rental Facility
Open: 24/7
Free rental: 10 hours
NB: You can also return the bicycle at Dangsan Sation (Line 2 Stop 237/Line 9 Stop 913) before 7:00pm.
How to rent: Should first register at this site, (Korean only)
Directions: Line 2, Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Subway Station (Line 2 Stop 236 / Line 5 Stop 523), Exit #2. Walk towards the Office and turn left.
Tel:  02-2670-3888**

More options: There are also a number of 'self-serve' sites around the city. Contact the city helpline (business hours) 02-120 or KTO's 02-1330 helpline (24/7).

**Note: may be Korean-only speakers (for help getting more information in English, contact KTO's 02-1330 helpline).

More options: There are also a number of 'self-serve' sites around the city. Contact the city helpline (business hours) 02-120 or KTO's 02-1330 helpline (24/7).

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Last Updated on 2017-06-06


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