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Las Vegas Deuce Bus – Frequently Asked Questions

While Las Vegas offers the usual assortment of taxis, rideshare options, and busses, there is one route that stands out among the rest – The Deuce – which runs up and down the Strip all the way to casinos downtown. If getting to where you want to go for less is of interest, this bus route will be right up your alley.

Below, we’ll dive into everything you need to know about the Deuce to include cost, route, stops, and more.

What Is The Deuce in Las Vegas

Let’s start with the basics, shall we? The Deuce bus route runs up and down the Strip and inexpensively connects visitors to the Fremont Street Experience downtown. The route uniquely leverages double-decker busses and offers stops in front of almost every casino on the Strip (full list of Deuce bus stops below). The route is a popular transportation option for visitors looking to stretch their budget.

Las Vegas Duece Route & Stops

The Deuce route ferries riders both north and south on the Strip and also connects to Fremont Street. Below, we’ll dive into notable stops along the Deuce bus route, both northbound and southbound. You can view the full deuce bus route and list of stops here.

Notable Northbound Deuce Stops:

  • Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Tropicana
  • MGM Grand
  • Polo Towers
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Paris
  • Harrah’s
  • Wynn
  • Circus Circus/Convention Center
  • Sahara
  • Arts District
  • Fremont Street Experience

Notable Southbound Deuce Stops:

  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Arts District
  • Sahara
  • Circus Circus/Slots A Fun
  • Treasure Island
  • Mirage
  • Caesars Palace
  • Bellagio/Cosmopolitan
  • Park MGM
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Welcome To Las Vegas Sign

Las Vegas Deuce Bus Price

Las Vegas Deuce bus prices start at $6 for a 2-hour pass, however, there is a 24-hour pass available for $8, and a 3-day pass that can be all yours for $20. When moving from the Strip to Fremont Street or vice versa, we recommend the 24-hour pass (or more) which provides plenty of time at a steep discount when compared to what Uber/Lyft or a taxi would cost.

How To Buy Deuce Bus Tickets

Buying Tickets to ride the Deuce in Las Vegas is easy. Here are your options:

Vending Machines: The Deuce has ticket vending machines, which are easy to use, at each stop up and down the Strip and downtown. Just select your desired pass, pay, and it spits out your ticket. We personally always have found it difficult to see the ordering screen, either because the sun is too bright, or because it’s too dark. We avoid the issue by using the rideRTC app discussed below.

rideRTC App: Our preferred method for buying Deuce tickets is via the rideRTC phone app, which is available for free in both Android and Apple app stores. Simply select your pass, pay, and your ticket is scannable from your cell phone.

Deuce Bus Route Hours of Operation

The Deuce operates 24/7.

Deuce Bus Schedule

While the deuce bus schedule isn’t clearly defined, you can expect a bus to show up every 15-minutes from 7 am – midnight, and every 20-minutes from midnight to 7 am.

Does The Deuce Connect To The Airport?

Unfortunately not. While it is possible to commute between the Strip and the Airport by bus, the trip is somewhat inconvenient as you need to transfer. If going to the Strip from the airport, take route 109 to the South Strip Transfer Station. There, you’ll transfer to the Deuce that will take you the rest of the way. To get from the Strip to the airport by bus, just reverse those instructions.

Does the SDX Route Still Run?

For those unfamiliar, the SDX or Strip and Downtown Express ran along the same route as the Deuce, however, made fewer stops which made for a quicker ride. Unfortunately, SDX service was discontinued during the pandemic and has yet to return.

Sounds Great! What’s The Catch?

While the Deuce in Las Vegas is a great way to stretch your budget, there are some drawbacks. Specifically, the bus can be extremely crowded during peak times. Additionally, the number of stops the bus makes along the route makes a quick trip much longer than it needs to be. If you’re in a rush, you should look at other options. For those visiting Vegas for the first time, however, the slowness of the Deuce can be positive as you’ll be able to really take in the city.

Bottom line, the Deuce in Las Vegas is a great transportation option for those looking to save a few bucks although it moves slow, and is commonly crowded. Personally, we skip it and pony up for an Uber to avoid wasting our vacation time away, but everyone has different priorities. Hopefully, we helped you navigate this simple, inexpensive public transportation option with stops up and down the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.

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