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Riding the WAX from downtown

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Frisky, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. Frisky

    Frisky Tourist

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    Had a very pleasant 25 min ride from Binions downtown to the airport this morning. LEFT fremont sstreet about7:13 and were at the airport before we knew it. It was longer to get to ticketing than I thought it would be but we had allowed time for the new adventure. Definetly will do again since we have our reduced fair passes.:nworthy:
     
  2. robert m.

    robert m. High-Roller

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    Thanks! Plan to do the same in about 2 weeks.
     
  3. merlin

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    Remember you can just pay the $2 cash when you get on at binions, I had some guy telling me that you had to buy a machine pass(and the machine didn't sell single ride passes), but of course he was wrong.
     
  4. theshaah

    theshaah Low-Roller

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    Merlin is correct. For the WAX you can pay the 2 dollar one way ON the bus.

    The person who said you had to buy a ticket at the machine was probably talking about the SDX.
     
  5. robert m.

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    Just to update this thread -----

    Arrived via SWA about 11:30 a.m. 8/1/12. Was able to grab my bag off carousel & make it down to level zero with plenty of time to catch the 11:59 a.m. WAX. Cost $1. I have senior citizen I.D.

    Took off right away. Not crowded.

    A few brief stops later, maybe about 30 minutes, was getting off downtown.

    8/7/12 ----

    Waited by the corner of Binions & Fremont with my $1 bill & senior citizen's I.D. Easily boarded the 9:25 a.m. WAX. Fairly crowded, but not a problem. Enjoyed quick trip to McCarran.
     
  6. Candy Apple

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    Question

    Do the WAX and SDX both stop at the same place at Binions?
     
  7. Frisky

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    Yes. They do.
     
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    OK, thanks. I thought the Wax dropped off at the end of the canopy, same place as the deuce bus. Doesn't matter much, though.
     
  9. AbFab

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    Is the bus always on time?

    I'm staying for the first time (just for one night) downtown and will take the WAX. My flight is scheduled to arrive at 6:45 and if the schedule is correct the bus leaves at 7:05....So, do I make a run at it since I'll be one of the first off the plane (not checkin a bag) or should I grab a Starbucks and chill and wait for the eight oclock one?

    Thoughts? Similar Experiences? :poke:
     
  10. jgxtrav1

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    Based on my 3 trips the WAX is on time (both at the airport and downtown) .... within a couple minutes or so.
     
  11. KCSCOTT

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    Be aware though that they stop running from the airport at 11 pm so if u have a late flight in or a flight delay u can still use the 108 Paradise or the 109 Maryland Parkway but then u have to connect at the BTC to get to Fremont St. A Cheap way to go but I would avoidtransferring buses at the BTC late at night
     
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    I have seen it 5 min late leaving the airport, and a few min late from downtown, thats about it though. not really a concern.
    It will never leave early, if it arrives early it will just wait.
     
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