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One Way Bus Passes

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Not at the table Carlos, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Not at the table Carlos

    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    I know you can pay $2 cash for one-way on the residential routes, but is that ALL routes including the Deuce?

    Part 2: The $20 7-Day Residential Route Pass does NOT include which routes?
     
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    The Deuce and the Downtown one are considered Strip routes and not residential routes. There are some others that I don't think fall under residential either, like the express routes and the one to Allegiant, but those are the same price as far as I know. The short version to what I think you're asking is, no, the residential passes do not include access to the Deuce.
     
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    Not at the table Carlos Cheapskate

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    But a one-way deuce ride can be $2 cash? Or no
     
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    The Strip routes are $6 for a 2-hour pass. The best approximation of the Deuce on the residential routes is probably the 119, but that's a couple blocks either east or west off the Strip, which is a hike to save $4. I've personally only taken it once, and can't remember why for the life of me (it wasn't to go down the Strip).
     
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    The only route that you can't buy a $2 single ride on is the Deuce. The Deuce ONLY accepts/sells passes. You must have an existing pass, or buy the Visitors 2-hour pass on-board for $6 (or at the vending machines at the stops).

    The $20 7-Day Residential Pass is good on ALL RTC operated routes.
     
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    Can't you buy the pass online through the app and use that? (like, you can do that anywhere and have it ready - doesn't have to be via a vending machine at the bus stops?)

    Looking at their website, you can also use cash to buy passes in some stores? I was looking at the website last month and it seems pretty clear, though it can seem there are endless permutations on how to do things which confuses me before coffee ;-)
    https://www.rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel/how-to-ride/ridertc-app/
     
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    i use the RTC App - it's really easy to use.

    $6 for a 2 hour pass, $8 for a 24 hour pass - so honestly it doesn't make much sense to buy the 2 hour pass if you feel you're going to be making a return trip on the bus.

    3 day pass is listed as $20.
     
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    i found the deuce incredibly easy to use. give it a shot last time out with all the issues with ride share.

    took it downtown twice - just to give you an idea on timings (based on my google timeline)

    • Friday night - PH to Downtown - left at 6:30 pm - 35 minutes
    • Saturday afternoon - Paris to Strat - left at 12 pm - 25 minutes
     
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    You can, but not really any on the Strip that would be useful. The app is the way to go, or barring that, a TVM.
     
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    So the CVS and Walgreens on the Strip are not possibilities?
     
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    https://www.rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel/fares-passes/how-to-buy-passes/

    They're not on the list and I've never seen them there. There are a whole bunch of TVMs on the Strip, anyway, and I could have sworn the TVMs take some sort of cash (maybe just coins and not bills?). And you can buy Deuce passes on the bus, too.
     
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    They're on a list of where to buy with cash that I linked to in that post. Might not be active today but they have definitely been part of the conversation.

     
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    The only passes sold at stores are the 15-day pass and the 30-day pass.
     
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    Thank you for the information! (I was confused trying to navigate the rtc website on my phone in December and the laptop experience isn't a ton better ;-)

    [one thing that still confuses me - looks like you can use those store locations to use cash to add funds to your online account and then buy passes/tickets that way? Perhaps getting too into the weeds for the OP - apologies! I really like to understand public transport - I'm a dork that way ;-)]
     
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    Yes, you can add cash into your RTC app account with cash. The list of locations to do that are slightly expanded as any store that is part of the "VanillaDirect" payment network can load those funds. I've never tried it to see how easy the process is at the stores I just use a card to pay in the app.
     
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    The $20 7-Day Residential Pass is good on ALL RTC operated routes.[/QUOTE]

    ....except the Deuce, right? Per the RTC App, "Strip & All Access" 3-Day pass is $20, while the "Residential" 7-Day pass is also $20.

    Bottom line...(PLEASE correct if I am wrong on something)...all bus routes you can pay $2 cash for a one-way ride EXCEPT the Deuce. Residential passes are good for all bus routes EXCEPT the Deuce. The ONLY way to ride the Deuce is by buying a "Strip & All Access" pass.

    Honestly, the website should have all of this information CLEAR as day.
     
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    And those are going to be residential route passes, as the Strip passes only come in 2-hour, 24-hour, and 3-day varieties.
     
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    That is a heck of a lot to ask of the internet...
     
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    Correct, but those passes are good on the Deuce as well.
     
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    I'm confused. You were saying that the only ones sold in store are the 15- and 30-day passes (I don't know if that's true, but I'm assuming so). I'm saying that as such, the passes sold in store at not going to work on the Deuce, because the in store passes are going to only be for residential routes.