Bike sharing in Kuala Lumpur is relatively easy thanks to oBike, a mobile app that’s available for free on Android and iOs. Offering a sustainable way of getting around Kuala Lumpur, you can find these yellow-coloured bicycles in locations such as prominent landmarks within KL City Centre, Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, and Cyberjaya.
It’s also a popular option for short-distance travelling within Bandar Sunway, especially amongst students as it’s relatively cheaper than driving or hailing a taxi to travel between their school and the Sunway BRT station.
How to Use Bike Sharing in Kuala Lumpur
After downloading the app, a deposit of RM109 (or RM49 for local students) is charged via credit or debit card. You can then locate an available bike using a digital map. You can also book your ride in advance on oBike, though you’re required to locate your bike within 10 minutes. Upon reservation, the bike will be displayed on the map, along with the directions to find it.All bicycles are locked using a Bluetooth-enabled terminal, so once you’ve connected your phone to a bike by scanning the provided QR code, it will unlock by itself. The fee costs RM1 for every 15 minutes of riding, and your deposit will be refunded after you’ve parked and locked your bike.
Unlike other bike-sharing platforms, oBike adopts a dockless system which means you can park the bicycle in any public space or parking lot upon reaching your destination. However, we highly advise dropping off your bike at designated oBike parking lots for the convenience of future users.