Whether you're coming into the city centre during a week day, in the evenings or at the weekend, complete your Christmas to-do list with ease with these great parking and transport options. 

Parking

There are plenty of great parking deals here in the city centre, and we've compiled some of the best for weekdays, evenings and weekends to make it easy for you.

Free parking and public transport offers: 

  • Home free
    On Friday December 18 from 4pm and Saturday 19, Auckland Transport will be running its Home Free promotion and travel on buses, and most ferries will be free. It encourages anyone in the mood to have a few drinks after work or at the Christmas party to get home safe this year, and has extended the promotion to the Saturday so people have another ideal opportunity to come in to the city with ease and finish off their Christmas catch ups and shopping in the last weekend before the 25th.  
  • Britomart car park 
    First two hours are free when you spend $10 or more at a Britomart business and provide a receipt. 
  • Two hours Free Valet Parking
    Enjoy two hours complimentary valet parking when you spend $50 or more at Commercial Bay. Simply show your receipt to the attendant on your return. Located on the ground floor of the Downtown car park. 
  • Kids ride free 
    Children ride free on weekends on bus, trains and some ferry services - find out all you need to know here

Best evening and weekend deals: 

  • Chancery car park 
    There is a $5* Secure Parking deal (*with $1.10 with booking fee) fixed rate on weeknights (after 5pm) and weekends, available with an exclusive Heart of the City code. Click here for the details.This carpark is great if you're heading to the High Street district to shop. 
  • Secure Car Park, Federal Street
    There is a $5* Secure Parking deal (*with $1.10 with booking fee) fixed rate on weeknights (after 5pm) and weekends, available with an exclusive Heart of the City code. Click here for the details. A great choice if you're planning a dining celebration on Federal Street, Elliott Street or at SkyCity. 
  • Downtown car park
    $2 per hour to a maximum of $10 during evenings (from 6pm), weekends and public holidays. 
  • Victoria Street car park 
    $2 per hour to a maximum of $10 on evenings, weekends. Another great option if you're heading to the High Street shopping district for shopping or catch ups. 
  • Civic car park 
    $2 per hour on weekends to a maximum of $12 until close. Always a great option as close to Queen Street for shopping, Aotea Arts Quarter for events, and Federal Street's world class dining offering.
  • Fanshawe St car park 
    Flat rate of $6 per day on weekends. Great access to downtown and activities on the Viaduct.

Best weekday deals: 

  • Downtown car park 
    $4.50 per hour on weekdays, 8+ hours maximum fee of $40. Consider parking here if you're planning a catch up on the Viaduct or shopping at Commercial Bay. 
  • Jellicoe Street car park 
    First hour free, $6 per hour thereafter to a maximum of 4 hours. On Sunday and public holidays it is $2 per hour, to a maximum of 4 hours. A good option if you're heading to watch the Christmas yacht racing or planning a catch up with friends at Wynyard Quarter. 
  • Civic car park 
    $4 per hour on weekdays with a $24 maximum fee for 5+ hours. Always a great option as close to Queen Street for shopping, Aotea Arts Quarter for events, and Federal Street's world class dining offering.
  • Fanshawe St car park 
    $4 per hour on weekdays with a $24 maximum day fee. 

Buses, trains and ferries 

Leave the car at home and get to, from and around the city centre with ease. For our full list of ferry services, click here, for all you need to know about buses click here, or start planning your train journey by clicking here

Last updated: 25 December 2020

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