Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Vegabound, Apr 29, 2012.
What should we expect?.. Not really a fan of the long bus trip...
A lot. Have you taken the Ace "Express" yet?
No.. what will "Aces" go for?
They have a new route on the strip called the Ace express. Makes about 1/4th the stops, and you get downtown much faster. Need to buy your ticket at the terminal on the street, as no one checks them on the bus.
Plenty of info on these threads. Same cost as the Deuce.
I took it once from Fremont to MGM...that puppy flies!
Taxi from MGM to Fremont Street will run around $20-25 with average traffic.
WAX from airport to Tropicana and on to downtown in less than 30 minutes for $2.00.
From MGM, take the WAX (Westcliff Airport Express).
Otherwise, take the SDX (Strip and Dowtown Express).
For bus schedules and info, check out the Regional Transit Commission.
This seems low to me. $25+ tip is what I would expect. Not that much of a difference, but I have never gone from that end of the strip to downtown for $20 including tip.
Yeah it really depends on traffic... I've gone from NYNY to Downtown where its $16-18 and then a day or two later the same route and its $23-25
I took a cab from Gold Spike to Airport because of a real early flight, clear sailing and via Paradise and it was about $24 plus tip; this was in March 2012.
Best thing to do is walk as far as you like and then get a cab....stay on the MGM side of the strip....if you can walk to Harrah's or even further to the Wynn you will save about $10.
As others have said, it all depends on time of day, traffic, etc. DO NOT take the cab on the strip at night!! Traffic is slow and horrendous. Cabbies love to take the strip, because of the slow traffic they can add on $10 or a lot more just waiting for the light to change and the cars to go. There are other streets to take, Koval lane and paradise road on the east, industrial road on the west. If you catch the cab at the MGM you could always ask the cabbie to take you down paradise road to downtown. Either that or you could take tropicana and get on the freeway to get downtown. Depending on traffic both options are much better to take than going up the strip.
A few years ago when I didn't know any better I wanted to get to the strat from near the MGM. The cabbie took the strip (in the evening!). I told him to take the side road but he insisted that the traffic was worse because of construction. I was totally pissed, by the time I got to the strat my bill was over $30!!! I got out of the cab and tossed him the exact amount. The cabbie yelled and winked about a tip. I shouted back to him "stop f*n ripping off the customers!!" and continued walking. After that I never forgot it and made sure I never cabbed the strip unless it was a short distance or when there wasn't any traffic around.
Prices will definitely vary depending on traffic and time of day.
Haha....why not just walk all the way downtown then??:evillaugh
If you are concerned with the cost, take the bus from the get-go. If not, take a cab. It's approx $25. I would not advise walking all the way to the Wynn (which would take you 90 minutes), and then getting a cab.
A 90 minute walk? Wow I hope that includes numerous refreshment stops along the way. Haha.
I guess all the way to the Wynn is a hike, depending on how well you can walk...we have done it a few times....and then walked back to MGM....
Just a couple of weeks ago we walked from the IP to Wynn and the fair was $14.50 taking the strip.....on the way back we were long hauled and the cab fare was a bit over $25.....I ended up giving the crook $20.00
If you want to walk the strip and see other establishments, then walking on the east side of the strip towards downtown makes sense as there are MANY hotels that you can jump into a cab when your feet will no longer head north.
Ha! Vegas is all about walking... I remember the day my buddy and I walked from MBay to the Strat!...lotsa water and a few beers along the way.. This time I'll have my GF with me... can't see that happening but I would think we can make it a good part of the way.
So, I could take the WAX from the airport to trop (close enough to MGM Grand) for $2 and 10 minutes? This seems great.
Fuck that noise, take the WAX from outside NYNY for two bucks a ride. It's up the freeway, like 22 minutes.
It would drop you at NYNY. That's the west/northbound stop.
The south/east bound stop from downtown to the airport is at Tropicana.
I fucking love the $2 WAX job.
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