In another blow to the cab industry, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has added an Uber-like ride share option available for transport to and from McCarran International Airport, the Strip and Fremont Street known as “Trip to Strip”.
Trip to Strip, which runs 24/7, is a hybrid offering landing between bus service and traditional ride share. Like a bus, the shuttle vans which hold up to 11 passengers stop only at fixed transit stops which are numerous and convenient. They differ from traditional bus service, however, in that they are on demand and requested via the Trip to Strip phone application.
The coverage area for Trip to Strip begins at M Resort to the south and extends all the way north to Downtown Las Vegas and includes McCarran International Airport. Popular properties located off the strip such as Rio, South Point, Palace Station and Orleans are also included in the coverage area.
Busses in the fleet providing the service offer ample storage space for luggage.
Pricing is straightforward as Trip to Strip doesn’t employ surge pricing to increase rates when demand is high. Here are some sample rates for a 2 person ride:
McCarran Airport to Caesars Palace: $12
McCarran Airport to Mandalay Bay: $11.55
McCarran Airport to Golden Nugget: $12
McCarran Airport to South Point: $12
Flamingo to Wynn: $6
Flamingo to Golden Nugget: $12
First time Riders can receive 15% off their first ride by using promo code FIRSTRIDE.
In this blog’s humble opinion, Trip to Strip is a solid, differentiated offering that combines the savings of ride share services with the consistent experience cab, bus, and shuttle customers have come to expect.