Bluebikes is metro-Boston’s public bike share system. With over 2,500 bikes available 24/7 at more than 260 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Everett, Cambridge, and Somerville, Bluebikes is one of the most popular bike shares in the country.
With the app, find your closest station and purchase a pass. Then unlock one of Bluebikes' specially designed, safe, sturdy, easy to ride bikes, and get riding right away. When you’re done riding, simply return the bike to an available dock at any station in the network. The app will show you all station locations, with real-time dock and dock availability, and you can save your favorites for later reference. Tap a station pin or location and the app will show you the best route to get there.
Ideal for one-way trips, commutes to work or school, running errands, meeting friends for dinner, going to a game, or just cruising around metro-Boston to see the sights.
And of course, get your exercise credit when you pedal with a Health app integration.
Thanks for using Bluebikes! We update our app regularly to make your rides even better. Every update of our Bluebikes app includes improvements in speed and reliability. As new features are released, we'll highlight those for you in the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome alternative to public transportation
Super helpful to know where I can get a bike before I head out and how many are available at any of the given locations. I did have a problem once trying to dock a bike. I think it may have been an older model as it didn’t have the large basket in front. I’ve seen others have issues taking bikes out. Great alternative to public transportation. I got a month free due to the Orange Line shutdown. I’ve always wanted to try it and it seemed like the perfect time.
It would be a fine app if I could actually do anything with it
I’ve been in Boston for a couple weeks now, and I also enjoy biking. Paying $20 a month for a bike seemed like a pretty solid deal. I couldn’t bring my own because it would’ve been very troublesome getting it here. But the problem is that the app simply won’t let me purchase a pass. I’ve already put in a payment method but every time I try buying a pass it just says that the transaction failed. I’ve tried multiple cards but none of them go through. It also won’t let me buy a bike at the station without my physical card, meaning I have to pay $2.95 every time I want to ride a bike. When I try enough times, it just tells me to call customer service, which was no help. The lady just told me that the bike station was down and to try at another one. That wasn’t even true. I literally got a bike out from that station later with a physical card. I’d like to not have to pay almost $3 every time I want to go riding. If this gets fixed then I’m sure the app itself is fine. But until then, this app literally is useless.
System Works Well
My first visit to Boston & this was my preferred mode of transportation. From my experience the app was very accurate as to the number of bikes at each location I used. The system is easy to use & I definitely got my $’s worth considering how many miles I rode. The navigation through the app is as accurate as can be expected, taking into account the amount of construction in the city. Once you figure the city out it’s not difficult to go one more block & find the next one way street to keep you going in the correct direction. Or just wander around like a dumb tourist like I did most of the time.
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