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WAX and CX Ticket question

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by bkoelsch, Sep 2, 2014.

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  1. bkoelsch

    bkoelsch Tourist

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    Quick question about ticket purchasing. If i purchase a WAX ticket, can i use it on a CX bus?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Guy

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    Is there even such a thing as a WAX ticket? Don't you just pay on entry to the bus?
     
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    There are vending machines at the airport and around the city that sell the tickets for the buses.
     
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    Yes, but there is no WAX ticket. You just pay the $2 when you board.
     
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    Thanks... Hey Joe i see your from Wisconsin too and stay at the Mainstreet Casino.. Must be a wisconsin thing...Will be at Mainstreet 9-10
    Mayville, WI here..
     
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    BTW, we show our WI DL (60+) and just pay a buck for the WAX and we have never had a driver question it. I know they say it has to be a legitimate RTC ID, but we have never had a problem in paying the $1 fare. About 9 different times and counting.

    Worst case scenario, you pay $2.
     
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    If you purchase a $5 24 hour ticket on a WAX or CX bus, it is a "residential" ticket. Technically, it is not good on the SDX or Deuce unless you have local ID. However, it is perfectly fine for all other buses. (Whether you would ever be asked by a driver or inspector for a local ID is an unresolved question. Most tourists who have boarded Deuce or SDX buses with residential 24 hour passes report no issues. I have heard of issues when folks board near MGM with luggage.)

    If you pay $2, that is just good for one ride on the residential bus you boarded. It will cost you $2 on the next ride on that bus or on another residential bus.
    If you pay $3, you can board any residential bus within 2 hours of the time you buy the pass. So, for example, folks going one way from the airport to the Orleans sometimes opt for the $3 pass because the WAX ride is just a few minutes, and the 202 can easily be boarded within the 2 hour period.


    Here is a chart showing fares for Residential routes. 15/30 day passes cannot be purchased from most machines or from the drivers. BTC is a good spot. Walgreen's downtown is another. There are other vendors located around Vegas, but not convenient to tourists (on purpose)

    Here is the chart from the RTC site:

    Residential Routes (Effective September 30, 2012)

    These passes include access to all RTC Residential Routes. Single Ride, 2-Hour and 24-Hour Passes can be purchased on-board vehicles. 15-Day and 30-Day Passes can be purchased in person at the Bonneville Transit Center, South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT), RTC Administration Building, and vendor locations throughout town. 30-Day Passes can also be purchased online.



    Single $2
    Reduced Fare
    $1

    2-Hour $3
    Reduced Fare
    $1.50

    24-Hour $5
    Reduced Fare
    $2.50

    15-Day $34
    Reduced Fare
    $17

    30-Day $65
    Reduced Fare
    $32.50
     
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