Las Vegas: Bus / Shuttles
There are several different bus routes and shuttles to choose from when you’re visiting Vegas. Just be patient when traveling this way, and enjoy the scenery.
McCarran Airport To Las Vegas Strip
The shuttle from the airport to the Strip is the most economic way to get to your hotel. It costs $7 one way or $13 round trip as of 2014. This mode of transport can be a little slow, and you may have to stop off at a few hotels before you get to your own. The shuttles run 24 hours a day. Airport shuttle service and walk-up limousine service available from Terminal 1 at Door 8 (outside the Southwest Airlines baggage claim area) and at Terminal 3 between Doors 1 and 2.
Outlying Resort Shuttles To Las Vegas Strip
Many resorts that are located off the Vegas Strip or Fremont Street provide a shuttle bus to and from the strip at no added charge to registered guests. Ask your hotel concierge.
Between Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip
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. The city bus also goes to the airport, but you cannot board with luggage so it’s only an option for airport transfer if you’re traveling really light. Senior passes are available at transit stations with proper ID.
Note: It is slow because it travels down congested Las Vegas Boulevard, and it’s pretty challenging to board mid-strip.
Las Vegas Strip to Premium Outlets Shopping
Board the WAX route bus at Tropicana Ave. outside New York New York casino. It goes straight out to highway 215 and takes the exit where the Premium Outlets are, and it only takes 10-12 mins to get there. The bus stops at NYNY on Tropicana Ave. at 10minutes past the hour, and it leaves the outlets at 35 minutes past the hour.
If your feet are aching from walking and you’ve got time to spare, take a seat on the Las Vegas Strip Trolley, a replica of an old-style trolley. Trolleys run from 9:30 am to midnight daily, and they come around about every 20 minutes. The route starts at the Stratosphere at the north end of the Strip, loops over to the off-Strip LV Hilton and stops at several of the major Strip hotels. It’s probably the best way to get over to the Strip if you’re staying at the Hilton. The trolley’s main drawback is that it’s slow.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about bus and shuttle transportation in Las Vegas.