Day Passes

Short-term passes are perfect for tourists and visitors. Explore metro DC on two wheels!

Capital Bikeshare is a fun way to see the sights and get to local attractions. Take a bike out for a ride around the National Mall or explore the trails and scenery along the Potomac River.

Day Pass Options

Pass TypeCost
24-Hour Pass$8
3-Day Pass$17
Day Key Membership$10 initial fee + $7/day

Passes include trips under 30 minutes. See the usage fees below for longer rides.

How to Buy a Pass

24-Hour and 3-Day Passes can be purchased at any Capital Bikeshare kiosk. Check out the step-by-step instructions to buy a pass and unlock a bike.

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How to Buy a Day Key Membership

A Day Key Membership combines the convenience of a key with the low cost of a 24-Hour Pass. Day Key Memberships can be purchased for just $10. You'll receive a key that you can activate online. When you're ready to ride, just use your key to unlock a bike and begin your 24 hours of access.

To renew your Day Key Membership, simply insert your key into any dock with an available bike and another 24-Hour Pass will be charged to your account at the discounted rate of $7.

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Usage Fees

Trips under 30 minutes are included in the pass price. If you keep a bike out for 30 minutes or longer at a time, usage fees apply.

Ride LengthUsage Fee*
0-29 minutesIncluded
30-59 minutes$2
60-89 minutes+ $4
90+ minutes+ $8 per each additional 30 minutes

*Day Key holders receive a 25% discount on usage fees.

To avoid usage fees, keep each ride to under 30 minutes. Take as many rides as you want while your membership is active!

If you incur any usage fees, your card on file will be charged. The fee for a lost or stolen bike is $1,200.