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Best way to get to the Orleans

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Troy Miracle, Sep 29, 2017.

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  1. Troy Miracle

    Troy Miracle Tourist

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    What is a good way to get there with out a car and with out a fancy phone to use the uber/lyft technology.
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Las Vegan Cajun

    Las Vegan Cajun High-Roller

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    From where, what is your starting point?
     
  3. eaglejohn

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    well, from Florida I usually take a plane, and then Uber/Lyft
     
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    I would get in a cab and tell them to the Orleans please
     
  5. Troy Miracle

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    Sorry I guess that would be useful McCarran Apt.
     
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    OK, we've taken Uber/Lyft off the table and you don't have a rent-a-wreck.

    So, now we're down to Taxis and Shuttles

    Super Shuttle (Shared) runs $11/one way...private runs $49 from McCarran to Orleans.

    Might wanna look at this: http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/free-shuttle.php

    Depends on how you define 'best'. Cost - comfort - time, etc.

    We've used this : https://www.belllimousine.com/ and this: https://www.showtimetourslv.com/AirportShuttle for our trips. I know some people don't like shuttles, but I just flew four hours to get here so another thirty minutes to get to the hotel is not gonna kill me.

    and finally this guy: https://www.worldtaximeter.com/las-vegas/mccarran+airport/the+Orleans+hotel+las+vegas
     
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  7. Troy Miracle

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    Thank you very much it looks like a Taxi is about the same price as the shuttle (hopefully) according to estimate, and as always depending on driver.
     
  8. Las Vegan Cajun

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    Make sure the taxi doesn't long haul you. From McCarran to the Orleans don't let the cabbie take the airport tunnel route to the freeway, that's the long-hauled route. Make sure the taxi takes Swenson to Tropicana and then left on Tropicana to the Orleans.
     
  9. bubbakitty

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    Tell the cabbie you are headed to Orleans and the sign (the sign) says about 18$ via Tropicana. Can that be right?
    You say this as he takes your bag but you are still holding onto it. Go from there.
    Also put the taxi authority # in your phone and if agregious hit dial. If 1 or 2$ off. So be it. Margin of error.
    I always told them straight up I was on a budget so the more that went to the meter the less I had for the driver. Never went over as he / she has a bit of control.
    Don't try it on the wax as it is 2$ or walking. They don't budge.
    I hate the cab hassle. It's like buying a car......ugh. Except the cab has no manager to go run the numbers by.
     
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  10. Troy Miracle

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    Thank you guys again this awesome info. This is the main reason I started renting cars just to avoid Taxis but we are not planning on doing much driving do to a recent surgery or would
    have once again drove all the way from Ohio, because I also don't like flying. Yeah I have Issues!!!
     
  11. LindaS

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    We took Uber and it was $15
     
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    Okay, I gotta ask: Did you really try to haggle a $2 fare with a city bus driver?
     
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    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    No. I smile and say how's it going? Shove 2$ in the slot And say thanks for the ride when I get to 4th and Freemont (or close).
     
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  14. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    WAX bus to NYNY, transfer to the local westbound on Trop.
     
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