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Best way to get from Fremont St to Planet Hollywood

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Staying a night on Fremont St and the rest on the strip. Curious what the best method would be on a Monday to get from A to B.
     
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    SDX drops off right in front of Cosmo. Then just cross street to PH. Pick up SDX by Binions.
     
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    I'd take a taxi.
     
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    The Deuce could also work but I take a cab. Think it's about $30 each way.
     
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    The SDX sounds like a good idea, I try to keep cab fares to a minimum. Where does one catch it at Binions?
     
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    On Casino Center Between Binions and Fremont casinos, but on the Binions side of the street.
     
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    Thank you, I will surely find it. I just don't want to do a cab, don't want to be long hauled or any of that.
     
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    I don't mind paying a little extra on a bus bit 30 for a cab is crazy
     
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    This site suggests traffic makes a huge difference in cab costs which they estimate, Binions to PH at $29 to $49.http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=LV&from=Binion's%2C+Fremont+Street%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+United+States&to=Planet+Hollywood+Resort+%26+Casino%2C+South+Las+Vegas+Boulevard%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+United+States&fromCoord=36.171546,-115.14426000000003&toCoord=36.11013,-115.17077599999999

    SDX and the Deuce are the same price. You use the same ticket. Just validate the ticket in the machine before getting on the SDX because you don't have to run it through the driver's machine as you do on the Deuce. SDX picks up at Binions. The Deuce does not. It picks up at the other end of the downtown section, on the side of Neonopolis.
     
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    They always had someone at the Binions stop to help if you have any questions. This was in September so as long as nothing has changed. I asked a couple of questions about the SDX and the WAX schedules and they were very nice.
     
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    Let me add that the bus routes off of the strip are much more comfortable to ride. They don't pack up like that Deuce. So if you have interest in any off strip casinos, your 24 hour pass will take you there as well, especially the Flamingo bus, the 202. Some are close like Gold Coast, Orleans, Silver Sevens, Tuscany Ellis Island. Others are farther, like Boulder highway's Sam's Town and Eastside Cannery. There is a free shuttle from somewhere near Caesar's Forum shops that goes to the Oleans and the Gold Coast. But if you are out at Tropicana on the stip the 201 goes easily to the Orleans.
     
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    Thanks guys. Good info. I will just use a bus and not a cab, I cannot see paying those cab fares for a 10-15 minute cab ride,
     
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    Dewey, I'm guessing you can address this, since it may impact our friend here: How would having luggage impact taking either the Deuce or SDX from downtown to the strip? I know the WAX has plenty of space for luggage, but I don't think I've ever looked at the first two in that light.
     
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    Sorry looks like i double posted.
     
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    I work to avoid luggage on strip buses. They are allowed, but it can get annoyingly uncomfortable. But I always seem to have to make at least one trip with luggage on strip buses.
    Then I pick the Deuce over the SDX. It is very difficult to exit the SDX with luggage at crowded times because the folks are entering as you are trying to exit. I prefer to work my way with my large suitcase to the Deuce seats facing the exit door. Next to those seats will usually be a space where the suitcase can be slipped, and exiting will be much easier with the exit door just steps away and no incoming traffic. Usually the only annoying part left is the guy who stands in that exit (against the rules) and does not budge or pay mind to me.
    Since I stay downtown and at offstrip places for the most part, the WAX is common luggage carrier.
    Last trip I went from Monte Carlo to Mandalay Bay and back on MyVegas and used the shuttle at Excalibur. That was very easy.
    The Gold Coast shuttle will take luggage to the Orleans and I'll do that probably on my next trip.
    I'm also going to try a few days at Palace Station next trip and to avoid the strip buses I'll use their free shuttle to the airport and then get the WAX to downtown.
    If I get one Monte Carlo night with MyVegas I'll try to access that without going on the strip, getting there on the WAX whenever possible. I probably will go from the Palace Station to Monte Carlo by taking the free airport shuttle and then the WAX to Tropicana and rolling down from there. Or if I go from the Gold Coast, I'll use their shuttle to the Orleans and then the 201 bus to the strip.
    Now, I have the largest and heaviest suitcase in Vegas. I take the largest allowed on the plane and pack it to 50 lbs. When I arrive at the airport for ease on buses fill it with my carryon luggage, or sometimes I have a second suitcase to ship that is soft and will fit in the large suitcase. It makes it very heavy and awkward on buses. I need to do that because I go for 20 plus days and use a sleep apnea machine. For most travelers, with a normal airplane suitcase, the bus travel would be a good bit easier and if you can lift the bag over your head when exiting the SDX, then the inward flow is not so much of a problem. I do find that having just one bag, even though it is big, is a great benefit over trying two small bags or things strapped over my shoulder.
    If I were spending one night on Fremont and the rest at PH, I'd take the WAX to Tropicana and walk back to the PH from there. It is a bit of a walk, but probably not more than twelve minutes and that makes the bus ride so much less of a hassle. Total travel time will be the same or less than taking a strip bus all the way to PH from downtown.
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