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    Not Just for London anymore.....The DEUCE

    by raevnzno Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We now have double decker bussed similar to those found in London. Except ours are totally enclosed, and gold not red. After all, you really wouldn't want to be stuck on the upper level of an open air double decker in the middle of July when the temp is hovering around 115 degrees....would you?
    The DEUCE runs the length of the resort corridor, otherwise known as The Strip. From the Downtown Transportation Center/DCT to the South Side Transportation Center/ SSTC. Fare are $2 one way, or you can purchase a $5 all access pass. the pass is valid for 24 hours and also good on any CAT bus or Maxx Bus.
    So, Get off your feet and jump on the DEUCE, try for that upper level front seat for the best view of the strip.

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    CAT 301 Bus

    by alanh24 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The CAT bus is one of the easiest ways to get up and down the Strip. If you catch route 301 it costs around $3 to ride the entire length of the Strip and as they run 24 hours a day it's great if you don't want to walk.

    Be aware that they dont give change so make sure you have a good supply of Dollar bils

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    Bus Routes 301 and 302

    by Emmjai Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Traffic moves slowly on the Las Vegas Strip, whenever you travel, and in whichever direction. You can use taxis (and pay for the time spent in the cab as well as the distance travelled) or you can use the CAT bus system, paying only for the distance travelled (at $2 a ride). OK, so you may have to stand, and it gets a bit hot and sticky, but it is a useful means of transport in the city.

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    CAT Public Bus

    by Paulie_D Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The citizens area transit or CAT is the Las Vegas Public transit system. The 2 routes that most Las Vegas visitors will be concerned with are the #301 and #302 which both run the Strip from the south to Fremont street. The 301 stops at every stop along the strip while the 302 is the express bus and stops at fewer locations. Fare to use the CAT is $2.00 with exact fare required (a common tourist error), drivers will not make change for you.

    The drivers do, however, announce the hotels located around each stop.

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    Taking the CAT (Citizens Area Transit)

    by Rice_Paper Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    All I have to say is "THANK GOD THE BUSES HAVE AIR CONDITIONER"! HEHEHEHEH. When my friends and I were there, it was HOT and humid and taking the buses sure beats walking in 35-40 degree (Celcius) temps.

    You can find out the routes and fares on their website.

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  • Chartering a Group Bus Tour to the Grand Canyon

    by Rosa_Diaz Updated Feb 25, 2011

    I’m still new to this blogging thing, you know weblogs, mommy blogs, how to create a blog…well it’s something that I have found to be useful in sharing my experiences and opinions on an experience or belief.

    So last year a friend of mine had her 30th birthday party in Las Vegas and as my memory has been fuzzy of all the fun we had out on the town, one memory will last within my brain for life. So there we were 40 friends and family looking for something exciting, new, and well relaxing as well to do. So Maria had a great idea and that was for all of us to go visit the Grand Canyon. So I did a quick internet search and found this website GlobalTransportation.us, where after calling them directly and discussed services and costs, which we found to be very affordable, we had a trip of a life time all set up and ready to go. And boy did they really come through and truly went beyond our expectations!

    The driver was friendly, clean, professional, and very knowledgeable of the area and history. We took a tour to the south rim, you can see by my picture how beautiful it really is out there, and honestly it’s hard to even put down words to describe the most eye-opening, jaw dropping natural sight I’ve ever seen, and truly a must see. So put it down on your bucket list. I can easily recommend Global Transportation to take care of any transportation needs you may have in and around Las Vegas, and especially the tour we did to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, as the entire (door to door) experience was great. So thank you Global and to our driver who catered to all of our needs.

    To book your own group tour in Las Vegas, contact Global Transportation at:
    www.GlobalTransportation.us

    Sincerely,

    Rosa_D

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  • Chartering a Group Bus Tour to the Grand Canyon

    by Rosa_Diaz Updated Feb 25, 2011

    I’m still new to this blogging thing, you know weblogs, mommy blogs, how to create a blog…well it’s something that I have found to be useful in sharing my experiences and opinions on an experience or belief.

    So last year a friend of mine had her 30th birthday party in Las Vegas and as my memory has been fuzzy of all the fun we had out on the town, one memory will last within my brain for life. So there we were 40 friends and family looking for something exciting, new, and well relaxing as well to do. So Maria had a great idea and that was for all of us to go visit the Grand Canyon. So I did a quick internet search and found this website GlobalTransportation.us, where after calling them directly and discussed services and costs, which we found to be very affordable, we had a trip of a life time all set up and ready to go. And boy did they really come through and truly went beyond our expectations!

    The driver was friendly, clean, professional, and very knowledgeable of the area and history. We took a tour to the south rim, you can see by my picture how beautiful it really is out there, and honestly it’s hard to even put down words to describe the most eye-opening, jaw dropping natural sight I’ve ever seen, and truly a must see. So put it down on your bucket list. I can easily recommend Global Transportation to take care of any transportation needs you may have in and around Las Vegas, and especially the tour we did to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, as the entire (door to door) experience was great. So thank you Global and to our driver who catered to all of our needs.

    To book your own group tour in Las Vegas, contact Global Transportation at:
    www.GlobalTransportation.us

    Sincerely,

    Rosa_D

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    Airport Shuttle

    by deecat Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    Airport Shuttle Prices
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    McCarran International Airport about four or five mile souths of "The Strip" in Las Vegas.The easiest way to go from the airport to your hotel or resort is via an Airport Shuttle bus, We used Greyline for $6.50 for a one-way trip or $12.00 for round trip.

    When we came out of the door of the airport, the ticket booth was right there to buy a shuttle ticket. We were told that the bus to our resort was Number 5. We did not see our number at first because a crowd of people surrounded and hid the number. Thus, we walked around looking for about two minutes. Once we found the big sign [see photo #2] for our #5 bus, we waited another ten minutes. The driver loaded our luggage, and then we were off. We had an excellent driver who gave us good information all along our route. He told us about the best casino deals, the things not to do [such as jay-walking which holds a huge fine], and great places to eat. After a week in Vegas, we knew that he was wise to be sure.
    We were the first passenger off the bus. We tipped him after he took out our luggage and were thrilled at how easy it was to leave the airport and arrive at our destination.

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    Down with the Deuce

    by marinarena Written Jan 31, 2011

    The Deuce is great way to go down the Strip-if you have the time and patience for it. Surely, it's a less expensive way to go around, as low $ 3.00 one way. However, it is worth getting a 24 hr access pass for $7, or if staying in Vegas for an extended time, consider the options as listed below:

    3-Day Full Fare All Access Pass: $15.00 (new)
    5-Day Full Fare All Access Pass: $20.00 (new)
    30-Day All Access Pass $65

    The double decker Deuce is highly popular and very crowded, esp at peak evening hours. One may have to stand, as finding a seat can be a luxury. Prepare to have patience because there are multiple stops along the Strip. Just ask my mama. She, as one who tries not to walk too much, wanted to do so because the long Deuce Strip duration (about a half hour or so from beginning to end). Feel free to chit chat or pass the time with a music player during the ride.

    Note:

    There is a payment machine at each stop to get tickets. Cards and cash accepted.

    A list of local vendors, including numerous Albertsons supermarkets, that sell Deuce passes are here:
    http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_vendors.cfm (some vendors include an extra service charge for the pass)

    A child under 5 years old with a paying adult travels for free.

    Other fare options:

    Up-Charge with Regular RTC 24-Hr Day Pass: $2.00

    Route 108 (part of RTC Transit system) Single Ride $2.00

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    Double-decker Deuce Bus

    by deecat Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    Double Decker Bus in Vegas

    If it is very hot outdoors or cold outdoors, and you are uncomfortable walking, a smart idea is to ride on the double-decker Deuce bus which runs from the south end of the Strip to downtown. Stops along the way are near most major casinos and at the Town Square Mall and the Las Vegas Discount Mall. THIS IS A CITY BUS

    Tickets:
    $2.00 each way
    or
    24-hour pass for $7.00.
    15-day pass is $15.00
    YOU HAVE TO PAY ON THE BUS WITH EXACT CHANGE
    Over 60 years of age, you need to tell the driver for 1/2 price fee [driver will not ask]

    These buses are heated and air-conditioned, but keep in mind, these buses are slow because they travel down congested Las Vegas Boulevard [the Strip].

    Also, realize that these buses are quite crowded.

    To catch the bus:
    a. Downtown on the corner of Fremont Street & Las Vegas Boulevard is a designated stop.
    b. On the Strip, at designated stops.
    c. At Downtown Transit Center where it starts

    If you are sightseeing, be sure to try to sit on the top to obtain unobstructed views for taking photographs.

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    FREE Shuttle From Our Resort

    by deecat Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    FREE shuttle delivers us to our doorstep

    One of the nicest features of our Time Share Condo was the access to FREE SHUTTLES each day and night. We would walk a short distance from our condo to the front of the resort and wait in a nice area with chairs, lights, and heat [when appropriate] until the shuttle would pull up, ALWAYS ON TIME. The shuttles were new, clean and with polite, efficient drivers.

    We used these shuttles each day to go to the "strip". In addition, we used the shuttle to go on Saturday morning to the grocery store where we had one hour to do our shopping. Since we had a full kitchen, we ate our breakfast at the condo each day. We also ate on Sunday for lunch as we watched the Bears vs. Seattle in a great football game where our beloved Bears won. We also used the free shuttle to go to Fremont Street where we were delivered to the 4Queens Hotel/Casino. We had 3 1/2 hours to explore and were then picked up and taken to our condo.

    When I saw, "Taken to our condo" I mean that literally. We were dropped off at the door of our individual condo. What a fine service this turned out to be, and we would always leave a $.00 tip for each ride. Mickey and I alternated tipping each time we rode the shuttle.

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    Grey Line and alternatives

    by bilgeez Written Dec 26, 2010

    We used Grey Line to take us to our hotel from McCarron Airport on my most recent trip to Vegas. We pre-paid the fare with our air tickets on Allegiant Air. I noticed from the posted fares at the office at McCarron that they charged $16 per person, round trip. We paid almost $15 per person, round trip, thru Allegiant as an add-on to our airfare. So we saved a dollar, per person, that way. We also found out that one can take the City buses from McCarron to the strip and downtown.
    Routes 108, 109 and WAX go to the airport fm Downtown and close to the Strip. The RTC buses only charge $2-3 fare, per person, each way, if we had done this we would only have spent $4-6 per person and saved almost $20. It would have taken longer, probably, but the extra 15-20 minutes to take the city bus would have been worth the saving to me.
    I have nothing against Grey Line, they were prompt and courteous and very acommodating. But I may try the RTC buses next time to save a few more bucks for gambling. RTC can be contacted at: (702) 228-7433 and at www.rtcsouthernnevada.com
    Grey Line does charge only $12 per person round trip to/from the Strip. Be careful if you stay on the strip and book Grey Line shuttle service with your airfare that they don't charge more than this. If they do, do not book with airfare and go to their website to book or you will pay $4 per person more than you need to!

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    Downtown - Strip Express

    by bilgeez Written Dec 26, 2010

    Las Vegas' Regional Transit Authority offers an express bus route called the SDX from Downtown (Fremont-Casino Center) to the Outlet Mall on the south end of the Strip.
    It costs $5 for two hours, or $7 a day or $20 for a three-day pass. This pass also includes all the other bus lines run by the Transit Authority, BUT NOT THE MONORAIL!
    The bus only makes 7-8 Stops along the route. You may have to double back or take a local bus if you don't want to walk to your chosen destination.
    There is also "THE DEUCE" it runs the same route as the SDX but stops more frequently, it will accept the above passes or pay $3 per trip. You can pay the driver of the Deuce but not the SDX, you have to buy a pass before you board and have it ready, a transit cop will get on en route and check, if you don't have a pass, you will receive a citation.
    This route DOES NOT go to McCarron Airport. Routes 108, 109 and WAX go to the airport fm Downtown and close to the Strip.

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  • WAX Bus to Premium Outlets

    by twinkles76 Written Dec 26, 2010

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    Gday All,

    I have just returned from Las Vegas and thought I would share a new bus route that is quicker to get to Premium Outlets.. Its the WAX route and you can jump on it on Tropicana Ave outside NYNY casino.. It goes straight out to highway 215 and takes the exit where the Premium Outlets are.. It takes only 10-12 mins.. Since I was staying at the Luxor this was a better option than going up the strip on the Gold Duece Express..

    Heading to Outlets the bus was at NYNY on tropican 10mins past the hour and on your return it left the outlets at 35mins past the hour..

    You catch it on side of the road heading from outlets not in the middle like the Express Duece.. Just ask driver when you get off..

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    Bell Trans into Town

    by Rixie Written Dec 5, 2010

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    Bell Trans is an inexpensive shuttle into town from McCarran International: it costs only $6.50 from the airport to the Strip hotels. These are shared rides with multiple stops.

    On the baggage claim level, go out Door 11 and head left. Buy your ticket at the Bell Trans window and then go to the Bell Trans stand on the curb, where you will be directed to the appropriate van.

    If you plan to take Bell Trans on your return trip to the airport, call them at least 24 hours in advance. Figure on being picked up 2.5 hours before your flight, to allow for other stops.

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