Taking a Bus in Las Vegas

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People ask me all the time about the bus service in Las Vegas and whether they should consider getting a bus pass while on vacation on the Las Vegas strip. The simple answer is no, you don't need a bus pass but you can utilize the public transportation options in Las Vegas.

You must consider the time of day but taking a bus on the Las Vegas strip can save you some time and money on cab fares. However, you must realize that if you get on a bus on a Friday night you might as well take a nap because you will never get to where you are going in time.

While the Las Vegas strip is one of my favorite places to stroll and people watch you might be more inclined to get somewhere with less energy. For you, the bus works and if you are patient while on vacation you should have no problem getting around using the bus service on the Las Vegas strip. The Deuce is a double deck bus that goes up an down the Las Vegas strip 24 hours a day.

The Regional Transportation Commission, (RTC) of Las Vegas has a great site that will help you find your way and find a route. Getting Around Las Vegas Brochure from the RTC

Can I take a bus from the Airport?
You can but if you are going to the Las Vegas strip you have to get off at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. and then transfer to either The "Deuce" strip bus (operates 24 hours) or the strip and Downtown express. If you are going Downtown the Westcliff Airport Express is only $2. Use Uber, read down below to check out some information on rideshare services in Las Vegas.

You can always call the RTC for Las Vegas bus service information at (702) 228-RIDE (7433)

How much does it cost to Take the bus in Las Vegas?
2-Hour all-access pass - $6
24-Hour all-access pass - $8
3-Day all-access pass - $20

Need more information on Las Vegas bus service see the RTC website

Uber or a Bus In Las Vegas?

Let me be the person who clearly points out that using a rideshare service in Las Vegas is far better than the public bus or a taxi. Uber in Las Vegas is not only convenient but it is also far less expensive. Now,  a taxi driver will explain why their service is better but after trying various routes and numerous rides I cannot find an example of a taxi being better than Uber. Most hotels have an designated Uber pick-up and drop-off area and you control where you go and how much you are willing to pay.

  Also, these days parking is no longer free in Las Vegas so keep that in mind when considering renting a car to save on taxi rides.