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Travel for free on Friday 20 December 2019

Auckland is now a Vision Zero region. This means Auckland Transport (AT) is committed to a goal of no deaths or serious injuries on Tamaki Makaurau roads by 2050.

We are working with NZ Police to reduce death and trauma caused by drink driving. Given the likelihood that many Aucklanders will enjoy a few drinks after work on Friday 20 December (being the last Friday at work for many, before Christmas), we are offering free travel on most AT Metro services to provide a safe alternative to driving home.

Home Free is a one-day initiative where travel will be free on buses, trains and *some ferries from 4pm to end-of-service on Friday 20 December 2019. This means all the night buses on Friday night will also be free.

If you plan to have “after work drinks” on the 20th December, then plan to leave the car at home and let us get you home safely.

*This offer excludes Rakino, Waiheke and Great Barrier Island vehicle ferry services, Waiheke and Fullers tourist services and Skybus.

AT HOP card users tag on and tag off as normal – your trip will be free if you tagged on after 4pm. If you don’t have an AT HOP card, on:

  • trains: if you are travelling from a gated station eg Britomart or Henderson, just go to the security gate – they’ll wave you through. If travelling from an ungated station eg Swanson, just board the train. The same is true for your destination station
  • buses: see the Bus driver to issue a free paper ticket
  • ferries: no paper ticket required on participating services.

Specific information for AT HOP cardholders.

The “Home Free” promotion is available to those traveling on Auckland buses, trains and some ferries on Friday 20 December 2019 only.

All customers with AT HOP cards tagging on after 4pm on Friday 20 December 2019 will receive no charge on their AT HOP account, tag on or tag off as usual.

This promotion applies to both registered and unregistered AT HOP card customers.

If you forget to tag off, a missing tag will result in the default fare remaining as a charge on the card. Normal process for Home Free is the default fare will be charged at tag on and refunded at tag off (for eligible travel after 4pm).

Non registered AT HOP card customers: If you are entitled a refund, you will need to go in person to your nearest Customer Service centre with your AT HOP card.

Eligible travel is on participating services when you tag on after 4pm on Friday 20 December only. Commencing travel prior to 4pm is not included in the promotion and you will be charged a normal fare.

This offer is not available to Monthly Pass holders.