Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip is portion of Las Vegas Boulevards where the many of the Vegas' hotels/casinos are located. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Besides gambling, resorts on the Las Vegas Strip offer world class dining, shopping, and entertainment.
RTC Transit buses operate on Las Vegas Boulevard at the center of the strip. On the east side of the boulevard, Monorail (fare required) provides traffic free access to east side destinations. On the west side, two automated tram lines (both are free but not interconnected) serve various resorts. It is necessary to cross the street on foot outdoor (at crossing or via overpass) to get from east to west and across Tropicana Ave which separates the west side tram lines.
Transit service on the Strip
Buses, monorail and trams provide service along the Las Vegas Strip:
|RTC Transit Deuce||RTC Transit Strip & Downtown Express||Las Vegas Monorail||Mandalay Bay – Luxor – Excalibur Tram||Aria Express|
|Characteristics||Local service along Las Vegas Blvd.||Limited stop service mostly along Las Vegas Blvd.||Rail service on the backside of resorts east of the Strip||Tram connecting the Excalibur with the Luxor and Mandalay Bay||Tram connecting the Monte Carlo with Crystals/Aria Resort and Bellagio/Vdara Spa|
|Access||Front curb stop at most hotels/casinos.||Front curb stop at some hotels/casinos.||Direct access from some hotels on the east side, but generally need to walk through casino floor and shops to get to the station. Riders also have to walk up and down (or use elevators) to get to the platforms.|| Excalibur - at the front near the hotel entrance.
Luxor - outside the hotel in front of the Sphinx.
Mandalay Bay at the edge of the casino.
| Direct access to Monte Carlo
Stand alone station in the middle of the City Center development with easy access to the Aria and Crystals casinos.
Direct access to both the Bellagio and Vdara Hotels
|Speed/realiability||Slow service due to frequent stops, long dwell time, and traffic.||Faster service but subject to traffic delays.||Fastest - no traffic.||Southbound operates directly from the Excalibur to the Mandalay Bay. Northbound operates from Mandalay Bay to Luxor and Excalibur||Six minute roundtrip end-to-end|
|Service hours||24 hour service||9am to 12:30am||7am to 2am (Mon-Thu), 3am (Fri-Sun)||11:00am to 10:30pm M-F 11:00am to 12:30am Sa-Su||8am - 4am Daily|
|Fare||$5 for 2 hour pass, $7 for 24 hour pass - Pay fare from machines or onboard.||$5 for 2 hour pass, $7 for 24 hour pass - Pay fare from machines only. This line uses proof of payment system. Use all doors to board.||$5 one way, $12 day pass - Pay fare from machines.||Free of Charge.||Free of Charge|
|A valid RTC ticket is good on either bus route.||Ticket is not good for other transit.|
|Areas also serves||Fremont Street Experience||Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas Convention Center, outlet malls||Las Vegas Convention Center||New York New York Casino, MGM Grand||New York New York Casino, Bellagio Casino, Vdara Hotel and Spa, CityCenter/Aria Resort, Crystals, Monte Carlo Casino|