How to get to Las Vegas by bus
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About Las Vegas
People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.
Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).
Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!
South Strip Transit Terminal
The South Strip Transit Terminal is the main bus station in Las Vegas. It is conveniently located near the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, making it easy to get between the station and all major Vegas resorts. The bus station is also in very close proximity to McCarran International Airport, and there’s a transit bus line that connects the two. The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station for all major bus companies that conduct trips in and out of Las Vegas, including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tufesa Internacional. The terminal is the main hub for RTC, Southern Nevada’s transit bus authority, ensuring easy connections to all parts of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.
Popular bus stations in Las Vegas:
Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)
931 W Owens Ave #135
Las Vegas North Eastern Ave
Las Vegas (Airport)
What bus companies travel to Las Vegas, Nevada?
Located in Nevada, Las Vegas is accessible by bus from 94 other cities. You can choose from 374 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Las Vegas on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Las Vegas are also available.
Bus companies serving Las Vegas
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||191||15h 45m||$86.22|
|Salt Lake Express||41||7h 29m||$105.90|
|Las Vegas Shuttles||21||4h 1m||$58.78|
|Tufesa Internacional||10||5h 21m||$58.34|
|Tufesa Plus||4||6h 36m||$63.62|
FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.
Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.
Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.
Which bus carrier has the best service to Las Vegas?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Las Vegas by bus with Megabus giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Greyhound had the most comfortable bus service to Las Vegas taking into account the seats and amenities that Greyhound offers. They rate Greyhound a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Las Vegas punctually, travelers suggest that CoachRun has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Las Vegas, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest bus station in Las Vegas is Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress). There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Las Vegas are:
- Downtown Grand (Premium Xpress)
- 931 W Owens Ave #135
- Las Vegas North Eastern Ave
Most buses to Las Vegas go to the South Strip Transit Terminal, rather than directly to the Harry Reid International Airport (formerly the McCarran International Airport) itself.
However, some intercity bus companies operate routes that arrive at the Airport Shuttle Zone in front of the main airport entrance, including Amtrak Thruway and FlixBus. To book a bus to the airport from another city, simply search on Wanderu and select a trip whose arrival station is Harry Reid International Airport.
For other buses that arrive at the South Strip bus station, the airport is just 1.5 miles away, so it’s easy and convenient to get there. The easiest way is taking the connecting Route 109 transit bus from the South Strip Transit Terminal to the airport, which is just a 9-minute ride.
- Search on Wanderu.com or the Wanderu app for buses trips from your location to Las Vegas.
- Book the bus trip online. You’ll often find the best deals by booking in advance.
- Get to the bus station about 30 minutes before your trip.
- Show your ticket to board. It will be attached to an email sent from the bus carrier.
- Enjoy the ride! Pay attention to any scheduled stops or transfers along the way.
- Arrive in Las Vegas. Grab your luggage and get exploring!
How to Get Around Las Vegas
Once you arrive in Las Vegas, it’s fortunately very easy to get around the city with or without your own vehicle.
As far as local buses in Las Vegas go, there are two main options that serve the area: the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, known locally as the RTC, and the Strip & Downtown Express (the SDX).
The RTC operates over 30 routes throughout the Las Vegas metro, including the popular “Deuce,” double-decker buses completely decked out (pun intended!) Vegas-style. Deuce on The Strip runs along The Strip 24 hours a day, with stops at most resorts between downtown and Mandalay Bay. DVX, or the Downtown & Veterans Medical Center Express, covers part of downtown and popular Fremont Street.
The SDX connects popular Las Vegas destinations including The Strip, downtown, and the convention center. As its name implies, service on the SDX is “express,” meaning it’s more like train service, with fewer stops and daily service from 9:00am to midnight.
Another great transit option along The Strip is the Las Vegas Monorail. The elevated train speeds along a 3.9-mile stretch of The Strip, eliminating the inconvenience of traffic. There are seven stations between the MGM Grand and The Sahara, and trains stop every four to eight minutes every day from 7:00am to at least midnight (3:00am Friday through Sunday).
The Regional Transportation Commission offers a RTC Bike Share in addition to other transit methods. This unique model allows passengers to get off at designated stops downtown and pick up a bicycle from one of 21 bike share kiosks.
Las Vegas also runs a couple of shuttles. Best of all, one of them is FREE! The Downtown Loop serves most of Vegas’ hottest destinations, running from The Strat through Brewery Row and The Arts District, Fremont Street Experience, Mob Museum, and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. The shuttle runs Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
Rideshare Apps & Taxis
Both Uber and Lyft are quite popular in Las Vegas, with plenty of drivers available at all times of day. Especially if you’re anywhere along The Strip or downtown, it’s rare to wait more than a few minutes for a driver to pick you up.
As an alternative to rideshare, taxis are another great transportation option. Unlike other major cities such as New York, you can’t simply hail a taxi from the street. The city has strict rules stating that taxis must only pick up passengers at a physical address. Because of this, “taxi lines” are a common sight at hotels and the airport.
If you’d prefer to have unlimited access to your own vehicle, perhaps to explore some of the amazing sights just outside of Las Vegas, you can rent a car. While there are several rental car locations sprinkled throughout the city, by far the most convenient is the Rent-a-Car Center at the airport. There are 10 rental car companies here, it’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and you can take a free rental car shuttle from any of the airport terminals.
Wanderu offers some of the best rental car options, where you can compare cars from all rental car agencies to find the best deal.
Must-See Places in Las Vegas
One of the most recognizable city blocks in the world, The Strip should be at the top of any Las Vegas itinerary. Aside from iconic casinos including the MGM Grand, Luxor, and The Mirage, you’ll find a dizzying number of restaurants, museums, nightclubs, and performance venues on this 2.5-mile stretch.
Grand Canal at the Venetian Casino Resort
Venice, Italy, is world-famous for its canal system and the iconic gondolas used to travel them. You don’t need a passport to see this incredible sight, though — just head to the Venetian! Book a gondola ride through the Grand Canal, guided by a costumed gondolier, and enjoy the postcard-perfect scenery.
Fountains at the Bellagio
The elaborate dancing fountains are a must-see when you’re in Las Vegas! Stop by day or night to watch the impeccably choreographed display, which involves lights and music and often follows a seasonal or holiday theme.
Cirque du Soleil
Vegas’ event calendar is filled to the brim with incredible performances and concerts year-round. The world-famous Cirque du Soleil has 6 exclusive shows you can only see in Las Vegas. From the water-themed “O” to cabaret-style “Zumanity” and several other shows, a Cirque du Soleil performance tantalizes all the senses.
Adjacent to The Strip, Las Vegas’ Arts District offers a nice change of pace from the glittery neon and constant go-go-go. You’ll find an abundance of interesting antique and thrift shops, cafes, breweries, and of course, art galleries.
USA Travel Tips for International Visitors
There are a few things that international visitors to the United States should keep in mind:
Currency: U.S. dollar ($)
Tipping: 15-20% is customary at restaurants & bars
Legal drinking age: 21 years old
Useful English phrases:
Las Vegas Tips for Travelers
There are a few Las Vegas-specific laws and customs that visitors may not be familiar with.
It is legal to have an open container and drink alcohol on the Las Vegas Strip. However, glass containers are prohibited and it is illegal to have an open container or consume alcohol in parking lots or public parks.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada for anyone 21 and older. However, you can only consume marijuana on private property; so, you cannot consume marijuana in the store you purchase it in, in vehicles, or in casinos or hotels.
Las Vegas has curfew laws for minors. Unless “engaged in any lawful occupation” (working) or accompanied by a parent or guardian, minors may not be out publicly between 10:00pm and 5:00am Sunday through Thursday or 12:00am to 5:00am Friday and Saturday. Specifically on The Strip, the law is 9:00pm to 5:00am Friday and Saturday.
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