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Electric Scooter Rental Costs in Los Angeles: Scooting Around the City Made Easy

Discovering Los Angeles on two wheels has never been easier or more affordable with the availability of electric scooters for rent.iscovering Los Angeles on two wheels has never been easier or more affordable with the availability of electric scooters for rent. With a combination of app-based rental platforms and local scooter rental With a combination of app-based rental platforms and local scooter rental shops available, visitors and locals can expect to find a suitable option to explore the city's neighborhoods and attractions quickly and efficiently - without the stress of parking or sitting in traffic. To break it down, here's a look at the average cost of renting an electric scooter in Los Angeles.


There are two main types of electric scooter rentals to choose from: dockless app-based options and traditional brick-and-mortar scooter rental shops.


App-based Options: Lime and Bird are the two dominant app-based electric scooter rental App-based Options: Lime and Bird are the two dominant app-based electric scooter rental services in Los Angeles. Both of them have similar pricing structures when it comes to scooting around town.



  • Unlock fee: Both Lime and Bird charge an initial $1 unlock fee, which is non-refundable. This fee is charged each time you begin a new scooter rental session.

  • Usage fees: After the initial unlock fee, both services charge $0.39 per minute for riding. This means that a 15-minute ride will set you back $6.85, including the unlock fee.

  • Both apps often offer promotions, referral bonuses, and discounts to current users to save on future rides.


Traditional Scooter Rental Shops: There are numerous brick-and-mortar scooter rental shops in Los Angeles, offering a variety of scooters and rental packages to suit your specific needs.



  • Hourly rates: These shops typically charge hourly rates for scooter rentals. Expect to pay between $10 - $20 per hour.

  • Daily rates: Daily rates usually range from $40 - $80, which can be more cost-effective for longer rental periods or full-day excursions.


It's worth noting that many traditional scooter rental shops require a security deposit (often up to $100), which will be refunded upon returning the scooter in good condition. Similarly, some shops may also require rental insurance.


In conclusion, renting a scooter in Los Angeles is relatively affordable, starting from as low as $1 for an app-based unlock fee to $80 for an all-day rental at a brick-and-mortar shop. Whether you're a local seeking a new way to get around town, or a visitor looking to explore the city's neighborhoods and attractions, renting an electric scooter in Los Angeles is both a convenient and cost-effective option.


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