Bus / Shuttles, Las Vegas
Pink Jeep tours provided guided tours to Red Rock Canyon and Valley of the Fire State Park. The company will pickup from any Las Vegas hotel. Its a good way to get out and see these great places without having to rent a car of your own.
On my most recent trip to Las Vegas, I was staying at the MGM Grand and heard about their new Airport check-in procedure and thought I would give it a try.
Located in the South baggage claim area directly across from carousels #1 and #2, at the base of the escalators it was easy to find.
The staff were very friendly and courteous and quickly found my reservation and went through the various options available which include one way and return shuttles with or without porterage.
The whole process was very smooth and was reasonably priced.
With porterage service to hotel $12.00
Without porterage service $ 7.70
With porterage service $8.50
Without porterage service $4.40
The hours of operation for the hotel registration and ticketing desk are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, with porterage services available from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The whole process was very smooth and was reasonably priced.
RECOMMENDED if you are staying at one of the group's hotels which include the MGM, Mirage & New York, New York
A Trolley bus system runs from casino to casino (you have to find the stops, often at the back of a casino, which can sometime be tricky), but these buses are cheaper than the CAT ones ($1.75 a ride or $5 for unlimited one day travel). In my experience, the drivers are bit more tourist friendly than the CAT drivers (but that might just be sample error!). The trolley runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily, approximately every 15 minutes.
During our most recent trip, I wore a pedometer just to see how far I walked while in the city (the answer is a LOT!). One thing I did was to compare total steps on two days, with similar itineries; day one we used the New Monorail, and Day two we used more conventional, strip-based transport (CAT bus and Trolley).
Monorail was more expensive, but more comfortable (better air conditioning, more seats, less crowded), but because you access the monorail through the casinos, the time time and distance it takes to get from the monorail station to the strip meant that the slower, strip based transport was cheaper, faster, and I actuallywalked about double the distance using the Monorail.
If you get tired of walking the Las Vegas Strip Trolley runs up the strip. It starts at the Tropicana with stops at all the major casinos and up town to Fremont Street. It also takes you to the Las Vegas Hilton & Convention Center. It costs $1.50 (exact change please). That's not free, but much cheaper than a cab or renting a car.
It runs 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. everyday every 15 minutes.
We decided not to hire a car for our holiday as we researched the public transport available in las Vegas which is more efficient than driving. The main buses are CAT buses and no. 301 goes up and down the strip 24 hours a day approximately every 10 minutes. They also do buses out to the shopping malls on edge of city(likes Belz Factory Outlet). There is also a bus called the Strip Trolley but this is slower as it goes into each hotel and stops there before coming back out onto strip so is not the fastest service around. The price for the CAT 301 bus to get up and down the strip was $2 one way. Its great to just hop on, pay and then get off at another hotel further down strip. They were very efficient (and air condioned!)
and we really found them a great help to our holiday and did not miss havin a car at all. Have a look at this link which gives you prices , routes, times etc... http://www.vegas.com/transportation/buses.html
If you are not renting a car, it is a good idea to get the 24 hour pass for the bus on your second day in Vegas. Why? Well, we didn't have a car and on the first day we walked so much that my feet were hurting really bad. We didn't get the bus pass until the 3rd day, but wish we would have done it sooner. The cost is 5 dollars per person and it's good for 24 hours from purchase. Remember, things are a lot further on the strip than they appear to be. I've learned the hard way :) But if you like to walk, it is a lot of fun!
A free shuttle can be caught at the Barbary Coast which runs to Gold Coast. From the Gold Coast you can walk across either corner to either RIO or The Palms. Very well worth it if you are a gambler, The Palms is listed as the #1 payout slots and Gold Coast is in the top 10.
The shuttle runs 24/7!
Ok this is a weird place to ride the bus -- it picks you up and drops you off in the MIDDLE of the block -- then you have to walk far to get a connecting bus. It's very confusing but you can get anywhere in the city for $1.25
Taxi's got to be expensive when we wanted to go from Downtown to the strip. We hopped on a bus which was easy enough to learn...it was only about two dollars
One interesting story...there weren't very many of us on the bus and all of a sudden a couple of the guys sitting up talking to the driver started hooting and hollering. They were all excited because the guy in the car in front of us was watching a porn while he was driving!! Driver also had some funny stories about some of the local characters he's seen on his bus!
Las Vegas has two basic districts /for tourist/.
"The Strip"- there are located all attractions.
"Down Town"- some cheap hotels, casinos, bus depot.
There are 2 bus lines goes on/to The Strip from/to Down Town
* 301 normal bus every 10min 5.30am 12.30pm every 15min 12.30pm-5.30am
* 302 express bus 6 stops only 10.00am-12.30pm
301/302 ticket cost 2USD one way
all other lines ticket cost 1.25USD one way
There is 30day's bus pass avilable.
If you are traveling by air, the wait for a taxi can be quite a time-consuming task, even at midnight. Be prepared! When leaving, check with the concierge and reserve a seat on the shuttle that services all the major casinos - it is about the same price as a taxi, if not less, and they run every thirty minutes. Here is the reception/concierge of the Venetian - WOW!
To get around the strip you can take the trolley.
It goes from the Stratosphere to all the hotels.
The stations are at the picture.
It runs everyday from 9:30 Am - 1:30 AM, every 15 Minutes. The fare is $ 1.65
For more information: Phone: 702-382-1404 + check out the picture to the left.
You can also take a tube.
FROM THE UK.by air,use a flydrive to visit all other
attractions,such as the grand cayon and other places
just walk/its great.plus you can use local transport
as a £1.50,will take you anywhere in vegas.
I either drive on I-15 from Long Beach or Fly from LAX.
They have a really good bus system that is tremendously underutilyzed by tourists. taxis will eat you alive, you DO NOT want to drive after drinking and everything is too far to walk. The bus cost $1.00 and runs up and down the strip and downtown all day and night.