Whether you're a Las Vegas local or one of the millions of visitors who come to Sin City each year, you will need to know how to get around town. For the easiest and most budget-friendly option, leave your car at home and ditch expensive cabs for alternate modes of transportation like The Deuce.
Overview of The Deuce
The Deuce is the Las Vegas Regional Transport System's double-decker bus route that runs up and down the Strip. The Strip's official name is Las Vegas Blvd. and the Deuce runs from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino all the way down to the Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement Downtown. With stops at just about everything of note on the Strip, the Deuce is a great way to get around the city, especially for first-time visitors.
Even if you are a local, The Deuce is an incredibly easy way to get around the more touristy areas of town. Even live a fair distance from the Strip, you can take a short cab ride to your first destination, then drink, dine, and dance at as many hot spots as you like on The Deuce, and then, take a cab home after your partying is through. Another option for residents is to designate a driver to park near the closest Deuce stop and then ride it to your final destination of the night.
A recommended Deuce stop itinerary (for both locals and residents) is as follows: grab a drink at The Griffin downtown and then hop on The Deuce heading south, stopping along the way at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, and see the incredible Cirque du Soleil show Mystere at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. It's not a true trip to Las Vegas with making at least one bet, so your next stop should be Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino to take a chance at the tables. Then, watch the Fountains of Bellagio Resort and Casino, made famous by the Ocean's Eleven movies, and finally, after all of that excitement, end the night by peering at the light atop Luxor (just make sure you don't stare, or you might hurt your eyes).
Of course, this itinerary is just a recommendation of the many adventures to be had along the Deuce route, and if you are still questioning if this mode of transportation is right for you, see the highlighted pros and cons listed below to make an informed decision.
- It's convenient.
- It runs 24 hours a day.
- It is air-conditioned.
- You won't have to drive, so you can enjoy a few cocktails.
- It is relatively cheap.
- It provides a great view from the second level.
- It's great for a large group of casino hoppers.
- The Deuce pass is usable on other Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) buses.
- It can get busy, and you may have to wait for a second bus.
- It can be very slow, especially during peak times when nearly every stop is dinged for service by a passenger.
- It can be an hour drive or more from end to end.
- You cannot determine your exact destination or route.