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Travel for free on Friday 20 December 2019Auckland Transport and NZ Police are working together over the Christmas 2019 and New Year holiday period to reduce the number of instances of drink-driving on Auckland roads.

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.

Given the likelihood that many Aucklanders will enjoy a few drinks after work on Friday 20 December (being the last day at work for many people) AT is offering free travel on most AT Metro services to provide a safe alternative to driving home. This means all the night buses on Friday will also be free.

If you plan to have “after work drinks” on December 20, then 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 are all not included.

AT HOP card users tag on and off as normal. – your trip will be free if you commenced travel after 4pm.

If you don’t have a HOP card, you need a paper ticket;

  • 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: purchase a free paper ticket for Pine Harbour to get onto Pier 1

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

Free travel is only for commencement of travel after 4pm. Commencing travel prior to 4pm is not included in the promotion.

This offer is not available to Monthly Pass holders