the "duce" bus runs from the south strip (mandalay bay hotel) to fremont street downtown. the duce stops at almost every casino hotel on the strip. as of january 2008 a single ticket fare is $2 and a 24 hour pass is $5. the duce is part of the CAT bus system and you can transfer to any other bus on the system. the main reason to take the duce is that it is the cheapest way to get from the strip to downtown. the only drawback is because of it's numerous stops it takes about 1/2 an hour to get from the mandalay bay to downtown and visa versa. your other option is a taxi but the fare from the south strip to downtown will be around $20 one way.
Once you get off the plane, find your way down to where the baggage claim is. Right next to baggage claim 7 or 8, exit the doors next to it, and find the shuttle booth. Its about $7 from airport to hotel. That's about $10 cheaper than a cab. Sometimes, the line is shorter too. There's no good reason why you wouldn't do this instead!
The Deuce Bus is one of the easiest (and cheapest) forms of transport for getting along The Strip and to downtown Las Vegas, including Fremont Street.
Tickets can be purchased from booths up and down the length of The Strip. Ticket prices (valid February 2010) are US$3 for a one-way ticket, US$7 for a 24 hour ticket and US$15 for a three-day pass. Passes are 'activated' at time of purchase.
Use this link http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/transit/route/deuce/Deuce(6-28-09).pdf for route and timing information, but be aware that timings are subject to traffic influences, e.g. rush hour.
A bus that goes up and down the strip from Mandalay Bay all the way to Fremont. It costs $2.00 per trip, or $5.00 for 24 hours of unlimited riding. It stops at every major resort hotel on the strip. The only drawback is the gridlock in front of the MGM. It is a double decker bus, so you get a good view of the street if you are on top.
Very cost-effective shuttle service running from the airport to Strip & Downtown hotels between 4a.m. and 12a.m. daily. They provide fast and good service.
They will pick you up at your hotel and bring you back to the airport at the end of your trip (get round trip ticket).
You can locate Shuttles: Terminal 1 exit the Baggage Claim at Door 10 and Terminal 3 Baggage Claim between Doors 2 and 3 and Doors 6 and 7.
The Deuce is a city bus that travels from the Downtown - Fremont Street area to the South end on the Strip and back again. It is heated and air conditioned.
You can use your Deuce pass on other city buses.
24-hour pass $7;
3-day pas $15
Note: It is slow because it travels down congested Las Vegas Boulevard aka the Strip. And it is very hard to board mid-strip.
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.
we bought 3day passes,2 weeks ago-great deal.we are seniors from canada.we bought them at the SST.WE HAD TO PRODUCE OUR PASSPORTS AND THEN HAD PHOTOS TAKEN,AND RECEIVED CERTIFIED SENIORS PASS GOOD UNTIL 2014.there was no charge for the pass,and we paid $7.50 each.we really got good use out of the pass.additionally we will be able to purchase 3 day passes in future from the vending machines,using our seniors card.
The Deuce is the double-decker bus service that runs up and down the Strip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a great way to get from the Strip to Fremont Street or to the outlet mall at the south end of the Strip.
The cost (June 2009) is $3.00 USD for a single fare or $7.00 for a 24 hour pass. The pass is a great value, and lets you get on and off as many times as you want within a 24 hour period. You can purchase the pass when you board the bus.
It is better to purchase a week's pass or a three day pass than buying individual bus tickets each time. You save time, money and energy that way. It all depends on how many days you are staying in Las Vegas and if you don't have a rental car or you didn't drive your own car.
Between Excalibur and Mandalay Bay, there is an express north-south tram to beat a little part of The Strip journey. Crowds fill up in wait for the tram, although for those who are in a hurry, waiting for this 5 min or so ride may not be worth it. I traveled northbound from Mandalay Bay, saving a few steps. Just before reaching Excalibur, the Luxor hotel can be reached. Beware though, going back south to Mandalay Bay, the tram will not stop at Luxor.
For $5 you can buy an all day pass, and hop on and off the bus from the south strip to Downtown and back. When I visited Vegas 5 years ago, the city buses were cheap, but dirty and we saw people literally living on the bus. Not now - these are new, clean and really a great value.
Go upstairs and try to get the first seat... it's a GREAT view from the top!
The buses in Las Vegas, also known as the CAT system, are good for traveling the Strip or downtown. It costs $2 per ride for the Strip or from the Strip to downtown. Apparently you can get a day pass for $5 but I think you have to go downtown to get it, so that wasn't very helpful. We took the express #302 all the way from the south end of the Strip to downtown Fremont Street and it was quite fast. We took the regular Strip route back - #301 - and it took about twice as long. Either bus runs about every 10-15 minutes.
To get around in Vegas if you do not plan to walk you might want to catch the DEUCE. It is the nicest bus I have ever ridden on. It is double deckers bus the runs from downtown Vegas all the way up the strip. It runs every 6 minutes during the day and every 12 minutes at night. The driver gives all necessary stops with information about each stop. The cost of the DEUCE is $2.00 per trip or a $5.00 pass that allows you to ride for 24 hours (it also works on the other local busses
I found that waiting for the bus on the Strip is just that - waiting. I needed to get from Bally's to Luxor and had 45 minutes to get there. We waited for 15 minutes and there was no bus. Then we went to buy our tickets for the bus and the machine was broken. We headed to the next bus stop, same problem, the ticket machine was broken. Not very convenient.