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What's a cheap way to get to the Orleans from the Fremont?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Sue24, Jun 9, 2015.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    What is the best & most inexpensive route? options? .... No taxis!.... Thanks.
     
  2. BackInVegas

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    I will take a shot.

    Buy a Bus Pass and take the Express Bus down to Bellagio, cross the street using the overpass to Bally's. I think the FREE Gold Coast/Orleans shuttle picks you up way in the back of Bally's on that street.

    A 24 hour bus pass is $8 and a three day bus pass is $20.

    http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare-information/

    For a one day trip with some walking you can get from the downtown Fremont to the Orleans for 8 bucks, but you should at least tip the Gold Coast/Orleans shuttle driver a buck each way, so that is $10.00.
     
  3. ddechenne

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    Well, everyone might have their own preference, but we would take the WAX--picked up between Fremont and Binion's--for two dollars. You put the exact change in the machine as you board. It only runs about once an hour, so check the schedule, and be sure you board the WAX as other busses stop there. Get off at Tropicana as it heads toward the airport. Cross the pedestrian overpasses to NYNY and walk west on Tropicana to the bus stop near NYNY. Board the 201 west--$2/person as you board. Get off in forint of Orleans.

    But BackInVegas' suggestion is a good one that I hadn't considered.
     
  4. npom

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    Orleans shuttle picks up at Forum shops valet now.
     
  5. Da_Nit

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    You said inexpensive, not sure I would call it the best but it a free option. Looks like there's a free shuttle from Fremont to the Sam's Town. From Sam's Town you can take a free shuttle to the strip. From the strip you can take a free shuttle to the Gold Coast. There's a chance though you might have a shuttle from the strip to the Orleans, than Orleans to Gold Coast. Well good luck and see links below.

    http://www.fremontcasino.com/stay/shuttle-service
    shuttle from Fremont

    http://www.goldcoastcasino.com/stay/shuttle-servicehttp://www.goldcoastcasino.com/stay/shuttle-service shuttle Gold Goast
     
  6. dewey089

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    This is my preferred route, especially when the strip is full of traffic. I'd add that if you buy the 24 hour pass for $5 it would also get you back from the Orleans but the last WAX is at 11:36 from in front of NYNY and the WAX runs about once an hour.

    http://www.rtcsnv.com/wp-content/uploads/routes/2014/09/WAX.pdf

    The suggestion that you go completely free by heading to Sam's Town first, makes this a very long trip. However, it can be done and if you want to spend some time at Sam's Town on the way, it might be a good route. I could not exactly follow the way it was presented, but here are two ways that might go:

    Free Shuttle from downtown to Sam's Town.
    Free shuttle from Sam's Town to Harrah's
    Free shuttle from Harrah's to the Rio
    Walk across the street to the Gold Coast
    Free shuttle to the Orleans

    Or, walk from Harrah's to Caesar's and get the free shuttle from there to the Orleans

    This would take at least three times longer than the WAX and 201 trip and be much harder to coordinate because you'd have to have the various free shuttle schedules and meet them. I'd expect a wait at some point in that trip.

    All that being said, it depends too on what you want the day to be like. For example, If you are heading to the Orleans for say, Young at Heart daytime benefits, then the WAX 201 is your itinerary. If, however, you would like to get an early shuttle to Sam's Town so as to make the 10 am cheap poker tournament (about $25) or spend a few hours playing full pay nickel VP at Sam's Town, or on a Sunday see the free Toast of the Town show, and then take the Sam's Shuttle to see a Mac King Show (about $15 with the American Casino Guide Coupon) followed with a visit to the Rio or Gold Coast buffet(free at Gold Coast using American Casino Guide coupon and playing for just 250 points) and a walk across Flamingo for the American Casino Guide $10 free play for new signups at the Palms, then the long free shuttle route might enable you to have an incredibly frugal adventure. And actually, now that Orleans Young at Heart offers have been extended into the evening, on a Wednesday you could get a free meal there and if the Nite Kings were performing get in a fine early evening of dancing and still make the WAX connection at 11:36.

    http://static.boydgaming.net/samstownlv10/media/downloads/ST-Shuttle-Schedule-Mar2014.pdf

    If you are heading back downtown after the last WAX bus from the Orleans, and you have a $5 residential pass, technically you are not supposed to ride the Deuce unless you are a local.
    So, you can make another gamble if you like. Take the 201 from the Orleans to the strip and catch the Deuce (probably the SDX is not running, but don't take that one because inspectors might board it) You will know I your residential pass works right after you swipe it next to the driver. If you are not asked for a local ID, then you won't be for the entire journey back downtown.

    Also, one other note. I have not picked up the free shuttle at the new location in Caesar's Forum Shop area, but I have not read of anyone who did pick it up there and liked it. It is very user Unfriendly.
    Unless, of course, you were looking forward to walking around the Forum Shops at Caesar's or hiking to find the free aquarium. Then the inconvenience becomes again an enabling bit of the journey.
     
  7. TIMSPEED

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    Dewey got it...
    Freebie shuttles from Downtown Boyd to Sams Town, then ST --> Harrahs, then over to Orleans on their shuttle...
    OR
    For $4 ride WAX from Fremont to outside of MGM Grand, then ride the 201 down to Tropicana & Decatur, and hop off.
     
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  8. Sue24

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    Great suggestions. Thanks everyone!
     
  9. glock77

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    Dewey- The drop off at Caesars is not too bad going to the street.Go right off the shuttle along path. About a block veer to right, and you are across the street from Linq. Going left about total of a block and a half to Mirage. I thought it would be a lot farther away.
     
  10. glock77

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    I took the sams town shuttle downtown.Big advantages are not having as many stops like regular bus, price is free plus tip,it stops and Fremont and California hotel, it is usually on time according to schedule, and in my opinion, you don't have to deal with "characters" like you do on local bus.
     
  11. shifter

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    Cheapest? Walk.
     
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