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Transportation options to 2013 Nascar Race

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Maccalus, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. Maccalus

    Maccalus Newbie

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    I am trying to hunt down all our options for myself and 3 friends to get us to and from the Nascar race on the Sunday in March next year. I have found the one shuttle bus service on the LVMS website that offers return bus rides at $65 a person for the sunday, but we are looking for cheaper options. I realize we can rent a car, but we would prefer to not have to worry about a designated driver.

    Are there any other options that would turn out cheaper than the sponsored shuttle buses to get us to and from the race?
     
  2. Vinegarjoe

    Vinegarjoe Tourist

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    Macculus,

    This information is dated, but in 2002, we used the public transportation system (RTC) to get to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Nascar race.

    It was $5.00 each way. (price probably has gone up)

    There were multiple pick up locations on the strip and downtown.

    The buses started running at 7 am.

    As the race gets closer I would assume that the RTC website will have more information.

    Pro's of this method: quick to get there, back then the RTC cut across Nellis Air Force base, avoiding a lot of the race traffic.

    Con's - UNBELIEVEABLE wait time to get back to your hotel. We actually waited almost 3 hours in a line in the parking lot at the racetrack to get on a bus, and the ride back downtown was about 15 minutes. (I don't know if this has been improved upon)

    If money is no object, You could actually get a helo ride to and from the track from the strip.

    Have fun.

    Regards,

    Vinegarjoe
     
  3. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    First off, don't take the shuttle back from the race because everyone wants on the same shuttle and you will have to wait. With 3 of you, a cab is cheaper anyway.
     
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