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Dewey! I've got a "Bus" Question!

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by topcard, Aug 25, 2014.

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  1. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Flying in on SW this Friday morning & I am booked at Gold Coast.
    Is there an easy bus option from the airport?

    Also - I'll be wanting to take a side trip to/from downtown - probably on Saturday.
    I would think that taking the shuttle to Bally's & jumping on the Deuce is the way to do that...can you confirm that for me, & advise me where I would catch that bus?
    TIA!

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    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  2. BackInVegas

    BackInVegas VIP Whale

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    No idea about airport to gold coast.

    But I can answer the other question.

    The DEUCE is the one that stops at EVERY stop on the strip. No idea how long it could possibly take to get to downtown. My guess, a LONG time. The DEUCE is the double decker bus. There are DEUCE bus stops in front of a lot of casinos, look for the signs on signposts.

    Take the express bus!!! Catch that at Paris Casino or at Wynn Casino. I would opt for Paris. The return trip it drops you off at Bellagio. ON the sign posts will be a sign that says EXPRESS. I showed these to my son last trip so he could do Vegas on the cheap since he just turned 21 and is not cash rich. I will hazard a guess and say the express bus is a 25 minute trip to downtown from Paris Casino.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Thanks!
    As for the airport-to-Gold Coast, I'll just take a cab or airport shuttle.
    Knowing me, I'll probably end up opting for a cab to downtown as well... but good to know about the express bus, just in case.
     
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  4. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Better to shuttle or cab it to Gold Coast from airport. You can bus it, but trip requires a transfer. Hence, no direct route from McCarran to your hotel.
     
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    As for getting to downtown, defiantly take the SDX. Like BackInVegas said, the Duce stops at every stop along the strip. It'll take you forever to get down there. The SDX will drop you off right on Freemont street.

    Here's a good link for the bus stops/time/etc
    http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/

    And, of course Dewy's great blog:
    http://vegasonthebus.blogspot.com/
     
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