According to survey data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority (LVCVA), 42% of Las Vegas visitors visited downtown in 2019. The reasons guests want to visit Fremont Street are numerous. Draws include viewing the new Viva Vision canopy light show, dining at authentic feeling restaurants, and seeing vintage neon that has been slowly disappearing from the Strip. Our personal favorite reason to visit downtown is gaming though. Table game minimums are more palatable, and slots/video Poker are slightly looser than their counterparts on the Strip.
For budget-conscious visitors, taking public transportation in the form of the bus can be a great way to get from the Strip to downtown for less. After all, an Uber, or Taxi cab can cost upwards of $20-$30 one way depending on where you depart from.
Below, we will tell you how you can easily, and inexpensively take the bus to Fremont Street.
Related: 44 ways to save money in Vegas.
How To Get To Fremont Street By Bus
Visitors on the Strip looking to get Fremont Street by bus will need to leverage the Deuce bus route which runs up and down the Strip and extends to downtown. You’ll want to note that The Deuce stops frequently and although cheap, isn’t the fastest way to get to Fremont Street.
Albeit slow, the Deuce can offer great views of resorts on the Strip. Grab a seat on the top floor of the double decker bus and enjoy the ride!
How to Buy Tickets for the Deuce
Bus tickets are offered in 2 hour, 24 hour, and 3 day increments and cost $6, $8, and $20 respectively. Those options are available for purchase at electronic ticket vending machines which are easy to use and can be found at each Deuce bus stop. Additionally, guests can pay cash as they enter, but exact change is required.
The quickest and easiest way to buy your ticket, though, is via the RideRTC smartphone app which is available for both IOS and Android devices. Simply purchase your pass and scan the electronic ticket in your phone upon entering the bus.
What Casinos Does The Deuce Pick Up/Drop Off At?
Duece bus stops are frequent both northbound and southbound on the Strip and are clearly marked. You won’t need to walk far to find one.
Northbound (Heading Towards Fremont Street) Bus Stops: Mandalay Bay, Tropicana, MGM Grand, Polo Towers, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Harrah’s, Venetian, Wynn, Circus Circus, Sahara, STRAT, Fremont Street Experience.
Southbound (Heading Towards The Strip) Bus Stops: STRAT, Sahara, Circus Circus, TI, Mirage, Caesars Palace, Bellagio/Cosmopolitan, Park MGM, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay.
In addition to Fremont Street to the north, The Deuce also makes a stop at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign on the south end of the Strip.
You can view the full Deuce route map of stops from the Strip to downtown here.
Hopefully, our quick guide to taking the bus from the Strip to Fremont Street helped you realize that taking public transportation in Las Vegas is easy, inexpensive, and convenient. Enjoy your trip to downtown Las Vegas, and saving some money in the process!
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