To ride Hubway bicycles, you must first purchase access to the system. There are four options: Annual Membership, Monthly Membership, 24-Hour Pass, or 72-Hour Pass.


Annual and Monthly Members sign up for the service online, and receive their own unique Hubway key used to unlock bikes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3 seasons a year (the system closes in the winter). Both Annual and Monthly Members have access to their account online, where rental history and billing statements are available for review.

Annual Membership is good for 365 days, beginning the day you activate your Hubway key. Subsidized Memberships Available to Qualifying Boston Residents
Monthly Memberships provide system access during the calendar month during which you activate your key, and regardless of what day the membership began, it will expire on the last day of the same month.
Please note: Your membership will not start until you receive and activate your key. Typically, you will receive your key within 7-10 days. During that time, you may use Hubway by purchasing a casual pass at any Hubway station kiosk.

Casual Passes

24-Hour and 72-Hour Passes are only available for purchase at Hubway station kiosks. Simply swipe your credit or debit card and complete the touch-screen purchase. Pass riders are provided with codes to unlock Hubway bikes. Pass riders may take as many rides as they would like during their pass period(access the fleet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3 seasons a year).


Annual MembershipMonthly Membership24-Hour Access Pass72-Hour Access Pass

Each access option provides unlimited rides under 30 minutes in duration at no additional cost. Trips that last longer than 30 minutes incur additional usage fees.

Usage Fees

Members and Pass riders are allowed unlimited trips lasting less than 30 minutes in duration. After 30 minutes, usage fees are incurred based on the following rates. Annual and Monthly Members receive 25% off usage fees. Fees incurred by Annual or Monthly Members are billed on the 10th of every month. 24-Hour and 72-Hour Pass riders are billed for usage fees within 3 days of the end of their pass period.

Avoid incurring usage fees by returning your bike to any Hubway station within 30 minutes.

If you want access to a bike for an extended period of time, we recommend that you rent a bike from a local bike rental shop.

Ride Time Total Hourly Fee
24-Hour & 72-Hour Pass rider
Total Hourly Fee
Annual and Monthly Membership
0 – 29:59 min $0.00 $0.00
30:00 – 59:59 min $2.00 $1.50
60:00 – 89:59 min $6.00 $4.50
90:00 – 119:59 min $14.00 $10.50
2:00:00 – 2:29:59 hours $22.00 $16.50
2:30:00 – 2:59:59 hours $30.00 $22.50
3:00:00 – 3:29:59 hours $38.00 $28.50
3:30:00 – 3:59:59 hours $46.00 $34.50
4:00:00 – 4:29:59 hours $54.00 $40.50
4:30:00 – 4:59:59 hours $62.00 $46.50
5:00:00 – 5:29:59 hours $70.00 $52.50
5:30:59 – 5:59:59 hours $78.00 $58.50
6:00:00 – 6:29:59 hours $86.00 $64.50
6:30:59 – 6:59:59 hours $94.00 $70.50
7:00:00 – 23:59:59 hours $100.00 $75.00