List of FREE Rides Home on NYE in the Bay Area

Updated: Dec 28, 2018 09:02
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This FREE Safe Ride Home guide is brought to you by San Francisco’s very own Beahm Law.  Beahm Law Defense Attorneys have been serving the Bay Area for over 10 years, and Jason Beahm has won ‘Best DUI Lawyer’ from “Best of SF” three of the last four years.  If you or someone you love is facing a DUI or other legal emergency, you can always give them a call at 1 (844) GO-BEAHM.

The holidays are the busiest time of year for drunk driving and for DUI arrests.  With so many holiday parties and obligations, it’s easy to make a bad decision and get behind the wheel after you’ve had too many.  DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. And if you see someone else thinking of driving drunk direct them to this guide and a safe way home! In this article I am going to skip my typical legal advice, and provide some free, practical options to get you home safely during the holidays, this is the same list I’d give to my own friends and family.


Perhaps the best option is AAA’s Holiday Safe Ride Home, AKA “Tipsy Tow” which offers a free, safe tow ride home for drinking drivers in Northern California. That’s right; they will tow your car home for you. The best part: you don’t even have to be a AAA member—just call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO and tell the operator you need a tow. They will take you up to a certain distance home, typically 10 miles. They won’t take you to another bar or club though, so don’t try that.

AAA’s Holiday Safe Ride Home Info

Free Taxi up to $20

GJEL injury attorneys will reimburse your NYE Taxi, Lyft or Uber ride up to $20.  If you don’t have the flywheel, Lyft, or Uber app on your phone already, download one of them BEFORE you go out.  And if you drove, make sure to mark down where you parked (and note the parking restrictions) before you leave.

Taxi Reimbursement Info from GJEL

MUNI Buses and trains are FREE on NYE

MUNI is continuing a nearly20-year tradition of free rides on NEW YEARS EVE.  If you want to know when the next bus is arriving at your location, use the NEXTBUS site, they track bus arrival times by Bus Stop.


BART is open 24hour on NYE

Let us not forget that BART runs all night on New Years Eve!   It’s not free, but it remains a safe, cheap, option all night long on NYE.


FREE Caltrain on NYE & After Midnight Trains

Caltrain will run four post-midnight trains, departing San Francisco at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., or when full.  And Caltrain service will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 5 a.m.


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