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Downtown Loop Shuttle Las Vegas – Route, Stop List, & Tips

Key Points:

  • The Downtown Loop Shuttle is free and connects major tourist destinations in downtown Las Vegas.
  • Notable stops include Fremont Street, the Mob Museum, Brewery Row, The Arts District, North Premium Outlets, and STRAT among others.
  • I frequently use the shuttle and find it to be easy to use, uncrowded, and convenient.

Very few things in Las Vegas are free, but the Downtown Loop shuttle is a welcome exception. Moving visitors from site to site downtown, the Loop doubles as an efficient and cheap way to get from place to place.

Running from the Mob Museum all the way down to Strat on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Downtown Loop shuttle hits numerous points of interest in between.

I’ll cover everything you need to know below and detail my personal experience!

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How to Ride the Free Downtown Loop Shuttle

It couldn’t be easier.

Simply stand by the Downtown Loop sign that marks a designated stop (listed below). When you board, simply tell the driver where you are looking to visit.

They will then remind you when they reach the stop you desire to get off at. No ticket, phone app, or reservation is needed.

Downtown Loop Shuttle Hours of Operation

The Downtown Loop Shuttle runs:

  • 11 am to 6 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • 3 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday

There are no set times or schedules that the shuttle adheres to beyond that. The bus simply runs continuously around the loop.

In my personal experience, you’ll never have to wait long for a ride as there is more than one bus in circulation.

Downtown Loop Shuttle Cost

Riding the Downtown Loop shuttle is completely FREE. Even better, tipping isn’t an expectation as it tends to be on other Las Vegas shuttles.

I learned that drivers aren’t even allowed to accept tips when my attempt was rejected. Completely free, which is rare for Las Vegas.

Downtown Loop Free Shuttle Stops

Downtown Loop stops are marked by pink signs along the sidewalk. Simply stand by the sign and wait for the next shuttle to scoop you up.

Although the Downtown Loop shuttle doesn’t run on a set schedule, you can track the shuttle in real-time here.

  • City Hall
  • Mob Museum
  • Circa Hotel and Casino
  • Fremont Street Experience – Main Street
  • Fremont East on Sixth Street
  • Symphony Park
  • Pawn Plaza
  • Arts District
  • Brewery Row in the Arts District
  • Strat Hotel and Casino
  • Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
  • Bonneville Transit Center
Downtown Loop Stop Map
Downtown Loop Stops in order.

Downtown Loop Tips and Suggestions

  • Looking to get back to your Strip hotel after spending a day on Fremont Street? Hop on the shuttle and get off at STRAT. Once there, enjoy their observation deck and cheap table games when compared to other Strip resorts. Afterward, hop on The Deuce bus for a cheap ride south to resorts on the Strip. If you desire a quicker ride, just snag an Uber/Lyft to your Strip hotel, which will be slightly cheaper than if you had grabbed one from Fremont Street.
  • Visit the Arts District. Seriously. While many visitors overlook the 18-block Arts District, it’s home to numerous art galleries, antique stores, bars, restaurants, and breweries. It’s a different world than the “touristy” parts of Vegas. Stop in for drinks and dinner. You won’t regret it.

I was impressed with the ease with which the Downtown Loop shuttle was to use. The driver was knowledgeable, clearly announced stops, gave tips on what to visit, and was friendly.

For those looking to visit destinations on the Loop’s route, the system is a valuable amenity.

Related: More Free Things to do in Vegas!

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Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Any reason you do not mention the Deuce bus? There is an overlap between Deuce and Downtown Loop. Also good if you get dropped off and find yourself stranded (hopefully near a Ticket Vending machine). While not free the three day pass is cheaper than a single Uber pickup. I took the Deuce bus in Fall 2021 and I felt pretty secure. I hated wearing a mask on the hot bus, but such was the governor's order.

Jake Hoffman

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

That's a great call out! I'll add it now. Thank you!

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