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Bell Trans Limo

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by queenofvegas, Jan 21, 2017.

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  1. queenofvegas

    queenofvegas Low-Roller

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    We have always used Presidential for Limo service from airport but decided to try Bell Trans Limo this trip, anyone have any experience with them good or bad? Really not a fan of waiting in cab line when getting to Vegas, not to mention the long haul!
     
  2. FullBoat

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    I've used their shared limo before. I never have had an issue with them. I didn't have an actual "limo", but it was fine for just me. Had a Chrysler 300, and an Escalade. You just go to their stand, show your reservation, and you're set. They'll put you in one of the cars/limo's that they always have waiting there. Just let them know what time you need picked up for the return trip if you're using them for that as well.
     
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    How much is an appropriate tip for that? I got this booked for march
     
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    I'd say $10 each way. But, that's just me. I didn't have that much luggage, just a carry-on, and my backpack.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking
     
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    We used it last trio and loved it, BUT we were going up from a cab, versus down for a solo limo. (Had a towncar, vs. Limo, but it was perfect for us.)

    We tip between $10-$15 each way to the strip, minimal luggage). Personally I'm comfortable with $10 tip, as the driver said w/o the limo share, its $55 one way, so that's still around 20% even on full price. We just tipped $15 because we liked the guy.

    More than $10 is always smiled upon, but I don't think $10 is in bad form. ($28 round trip per person for limo share, or basically $28 per trip for both, so a $10 tip definitely exceeds 20% for the share price, and i's just about 20% for the full price $55 rate they charge w/o limo share)

    We really liked the service and would do it again.
     
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  7. FYMYAWF

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    I've done the "shared" limo service with them several times now with no issues. You pay less for the share price and I've never had to ride with anyone else, though I wouldn't mind it. You pay up front for service to and from your resort...every time I was picked up for the return trip the driver was on time and the drivers have always been courteous and professional.

    Since I like to feel like a "(low roller) baller when in Vegas, it's nice to roll up to the resort in a Town Car or Escalade instead of a cab or some Uber Prius, too.
     
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    What are we looking at, ballpark, fare wise, for two people, round-trip from McCarran to the strip? The reason I ask is, its' basically a fifteen to twenty minute ride from McCarran to the strip and in the past we've used the Bell Trans / Showtime shuttles ($12.50/head - round trip). Would it be fair to assume, based on what I've seen poking around on the web and based on the above posts, that the 'limo' cost is reflective more of 'the experience' than utility? Just making sure I'm reading the fares correctly. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Shared Ride is I believe (?) $28 RT to Strip and around $38 to Downtown per person. At $56 for a couple (plus tip) it is a very nice way to get there & back. I won't use a taxi for my hotel ride at all anymore. I normally get a town car on way to hotel & often get a stretch limo (as it's earlier in the day) for airport return.

    You go to their stand - you don't have a limo driver waiting with your name on it. But just SO MUCH NICER. And considering I have had to pay $28 just to get TO the strip when traffic is bad & we were stuck, I consider it a bargain.
     
  10. FYMYAWF

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    Correct assumption.

    I just feel like when I get into Vegas I'm on a vacation and I'm there to spend some of my hard earned money, this is not the time to scrimp and go with the galactically long taxi line, the inconvenient walk and wait for Uber, or the wait and share "experience" of a shuttle. The utility is the same, but for me it's the convenience and upgraded overall "ahhh" factor that makes it worth the few extra dollars.

    It amazes me that people will think nothing of dropping several hundie on a good meal or a bad blackjack hand in Vegas, but they will subject themselves to a half hour wait and a cramped shuttle to "save a few bucks" getting to the resort.
     
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    guilty.... :goofy:
     
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    Thanks for the fair assessment. I thought that was pretty much the way it would shake out. The subjective value (the "ahhh factor") is something for which there is no hard and fast rule. I think we all run our own cost-benefit analysis when it's time to open the wallet. I just don't think I'd value the limo experience enough to spring for it. Then again, as outlined above, I won't think twice about dropping >$100 on dinner. And there are those who look at that as odd, because McD's and Taco Bell are within walking distance. :cool:
     
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