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So I've decided to not get a rental car this time, got a couple questions.

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by JewishGambler, Dec 21, 2016.

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  1. JewishGambler

    JewishGambler Tourist

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    I figure since I won't be venturing too far from the strip (staying at Bally's) a rental car made no sense for three days. Got a couple questions though.

    -Is the Hard Rock walkable from Bally's or am I better off taking an Uber/Lyft? I'll be spending a lot of time there due to AEE.

    -Longshot but are there any shuttles from Bally's to the Hard Rock Casino area?

    -Anyone have a rough estimate of cost for an Uber/Lyft from Bally's to downtown?

    Thanks!
     
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    mrstealth VIP Whale

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    Free bus from Bally's to Rio every half hour. Picks up on the side of Bally's and at the Back of the Rio
     
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    jbpiv01 Low-Roller

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    I walked to Hard Rock from Flamingo this past May...I won't lie to you, it is a good walk. Probably 30 min? There is not much on the way, mostly open lots. I probably would not do it after dark.
     
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    You've got me scratching my head.
     
  6. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    I've walked from Bally's to Hard Rock but it's not something you'd want to do everyday. Better off using Uber/Lyft

    No shuttles I'm aware of between Bally's and Hard Rock

    We had excellent results using Uber in Vegas last October.
     
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    yes, this. Rio is on the complete opposite side of LV Blvd than HRH
     
  8. BarelyHangingOn

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    Just got back from Vegas.
    There are people all over in front of Bally's handing out little pink LYFT cards with a promo code for new users.
    $5 off your first ride 10 Rides.

    I used it 6 times.

    The LYFT line which means you could possibly get hooked up with other travellers is the cheapest.
    You get a discount for using the Line.
    They charge you an extra $1 for an extra passenger.
    Not once did we get hooked up with other passengers.

    For example:
    Aria to Rio $6.00 - $5.00 Credit = $1 plus tip
    Orleans to Aria - $9.00 - $5.00 Credit = $4.00 which included a $3 tip
    Aria to Bally's - $8.00 - $5 Credit = $3.00 which included a $2 tip
    Ellis Island to Aria - $8.00 - $5 Credit = $3.00 which included a $2 tip
    Aria to Fremont - $11.00 - $5 Credit = $6.23 plus tip.

    If you are going back and forth from the Hard Rock from Bally's I would give those 10 Lyft rides a try. It's cheap transportation and they are there really fast.
    The Bally's pick up is the side door by the check in.
     
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    Everything is within walking distance if you really like to walk! :)

    Seriously, I've walked from MGM Grand to Hard Rock, and probably would not do it again, or at least pay attention to any Bad Hair Day advisories. :)

    Shalom! :)
     
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    It is technically walkable from Bally's to HRH, but I would recommend Uber/Lyft. The speed and convenience will be worth it.
     
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    Yea, walk or Uber it. No biggie. If you were to stay at P-Ho, the walk would be a bit shorter.

    See map
     
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    30 minutes at most to walk it.
    Less than half of that if you used Lyft/Uber.
    Bally's to downtown should be around $15/16 -ish on Lyft.
    Lyft is cheaper than using SDX bus from Paris if there's more than 1 passenger.
     
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    uber or lyft is only a few minutes to to hard rock its only a couple blocks away
     
  15. bjpcyclone

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    If you've never used Lyft before - you can download it at the airport and get $5 off your first 10 rides ($50 total savings). I'd do that and see how you like it. You should be able to get around anywhere for a handful of bucks or less.
     
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    We used to rent a car and then stopped. I think you might find it actually liberating. You eliminate the constant decision making - "Should we take the car or not?"

    Just walk, cab or Uber it. It changes the "mood" of a Vegas trip.

    (of course, those that hit other casinos and parts of town would not agree and I get that)
     
  17. JewishGambler

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    Darn, I've used Lyft only once in my life and that was in AZ last year. Never used Uber, although I downloaded the app. Lyft always sends me promo codes but I never use or need them. I have them now until the end of the month. I wonder if they'll see I'm in Vegas by my location and send me more promo codes next month.
     
  18. JewishGambler

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    I understand where you're coming from. This will be my first trip with no car and my first attempt at table games. I'm stepping in the deep end lol!
     
  19. vegasdev

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    If you like to walk for fitness it is fine, as long as you are not lugging anything. perhaps do that and Uber on the way back.
     
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    My brother walked from PH to HR a few years ago and it was at night. Took him about 30 mins
     
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