SkyBus and Uber Partner on First Mile/Last Mile solution for airport transfer on Auckland’s North Shore
SkyBus and Uber have collaborated to bring together an Australasian first; a partnership between Australasia’s largest Airport mass bus transit operator and the worldwide leader in Rideshare services. The result is a seamless airport transit experience, offering point-to- point transport for residents of Auckland’s North Shore to or from Auckland Airport.
We’re calling this a ‘front-door-to-airport’ journey, because that’s exactly what it is. The partnership between SkyBus and Uber allows passengers to plan their journey from the door of their home straight to the airport, all from their smart-phone. For an initial trial period of three months SkyBus will be offering 50% off trips with Uber going to or from North Harbour Express bus stops for a SkyBus journey, up to the value of $15.
This revolutionary partnership is set to change the way North Shore locals get to and from Auckland Airport. Gone are the days of calling in a favour from family and friends; begging them to make the strenuous and traffic-congested journey to Auckland Airport.
The seamless experience of this partnership begins before the physical journey even starts. To qualify for the promotion, head over to our North Harbour Express page to purchase a North Harbour ticket online. Eligible North Harbour Express tickets that are purchased through the SkyBus website will receive a unique Uber Promo code to activate this promotion.
For those who aren’t a fan of paper-wastage, save the SkyBus ticket to a smart-phone and then show it to the SkyBus Driver; there’s no need to print the ticket.
When the passenger is ready to take their trip with Uber, (whether they’re travelling from home to the bus stop or vice versa), all they need to do is enter the promo code under the “payment” section of Uber’s menu before ordering their trip. This will activate the 50% promotion for the next eligible trip taken, up to the value of $15. This means the maximum value you will receive off your fare is $15.
The whole process can be performed from a smart-phone device that’s connected to WiFi or data. SkyBus offers Free WiFi on-board, allowing passengers to request a ride with Uber literally minutes before they arrive at their desired bus stop.
SkyBus and Uber’s partnership will speak loudly to the passengers that grow ever-more comfortable with using technology and are in need of efficient and cost-effective airport transfer. For North Shore locals who are tired of spending over an hour sitting in traffic on the way to Auckland Airport, this solution is not only convenient, but a necessity.