Trapido bicycle-sharing system


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Trapido is Ghent's bicycle-sharing system. You rent a Trapido at a competitive price at one of the park-and-rides at the edge of the city, and bring it back after your visit to Ghent to the location where you rented the bike.

How to rent a Trapido

Renting a Trapido is relatively simple.

  • Download the app ‘smartbikes’ in Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  • Or register in advance on After registering you'll receive a smartcard. For the smartcard you'll pay a warranty of 10 euro.
  • Through the app or with the smartcard you can rent a bike and open the bicycle lock.

More info and conditions on


You can find the Trapido smartbikes at the edge of the city:


After 72 hours the smartbike is considered lost or stolen.

How to pay?

You can pay through creditcard, domiciliation or bancontact.

No deposit will be retained, but when you create your account, you will be asked for permission to be able to collect outstanding amounts in case of abuse or an insufficient balance.