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Las Vegas

Local transport

Las Vegas has a good local transport network that is comprised on buses and a monorail.

Although the monorail is popular with many well-heeled tourists staying at casino resorts on the eastern side of the Strip, the bus is a more useful option for many budget travellers as it is cheaper and it has routes running right along the strip.

BUS

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada operates a network of bus routes covering most areas of Las Vegas.

The Downtown Transportation Center (300 North Casino Center Boulevard, Las Vegas) and South Strip Transportation Center (6675 Gilespie Street, Las Vegas) serve as hubs of the city's bus network.

Some of the more useful routes include the ACE Downtown Connector and the Deuce. The ACE Downtown Connector runs on a dedicated centre lane connecting most major attractions including the Fremont Street Experience in the city centre, the casinos on the Strip, the World Market Center and Las Vegas Outlet Mall. The Deuce runs along a similar route along the Las Vegas Strip linking the Downtown Transportation Center and the South Strip Transportation Center. The Deuce bus route runs around once every 10 minutes during the day and at 17-minute intervals between 1am and 5am.

There are some branched routes that are designated with an A or B. These buses run along a common route but branch off into two separate routes towards the end of the line. For instance route 109 runs from the Downtown Transportation Center in the city centre south towards the airport, after the airport it branches into two routes with route 109A terminating at the South Strip Transportation Center and route 109B terminating east of the airport. On transport maps these routes are indicated without the suffix when they run along a common route, but the full route number will show on the front on the bus.

A standard single bus fare (valid on all routes except Deuce) is $1.75 and a 24-hour pass is $4. A single ticket for a ride on Deuce costs $3 but a 24-hour pass is better value at $7. A three-day pass, valid on all bus routes (including Deuce on the Strip) costs $15. You will need exact change to pay for fares on board the bus.

Las Vegas bus network map

MONORAIL

The Las Vegas Monorail runs along a 6.3km route parallel to the Strip connecting Sahara at the north to MGM Grand in the south.

Compared with buses, the monorail is expensive with a single ride costing $5. A one-day pass is $13 and a three-day pass costs $28.

 


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