Practicalities for the USI community

Bike sharing - Lugano

As part of the SostA project, all members of the USI community may benefit from a free subscription to the Lugano network of the PubliBike bike sharing service.

To benefit from the subscription, you need to register and have your USI student card validated following the procedure indicated here:

Following registration and validation, you can take and return bicycles using your USI student card.

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  • The service

    PubliBike is a bicycle hire service managed via automatic stations that operate 24 / 7. The service enables you to borrow a bicycle and later return it to the same station or another in the network.

    The Lugano network consists of 12 stations, one of which is at the main entrance to the USI campus.

  • Rates and terms and conditions for USI students and employees

    The subscription to the city network - as previously stated - is free (a gift from USI). There is no charge for the first 30 minutes’ use of a bicycle. Thereafter, the PubliBike rate applies, payable by the user (0.18 CHF/min and 0.23 CHF/min for e-bikes). 

    For further information, you can visit the PubliBike web page.

  • Hotline/ PubliBike Customer Servicee


    058 453 50 50




Updated on: 08/01/2018