Las Vegas Buses

The great cities of the world haven't got anything on Las Vegas. At least not when it comes to buses. We have double-decker buses - shiny gold ones and red ones with open tops. Plus, you'll see traditional buses, trolley buses, bendy buses and even environmentally friendly hybrid and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered buses on our streets.

So we know there's a stereotype about riding buses. Let's address that head on. Riding a bus in Vegas doesn't mean your wallet's lean. It means you're budget smart. The cheapest way to travel along the Las Vegas Strip and to downtown is to jump on a bus.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) operates two partially overlapping routes that blanket these areas. The Deuce is a double-decker bus system reminiscent of the iconic red ones in London. But this is Vegas, so we bling'd up our double-decker buses in a glittering gold color. The Deuce runs 24 hours a day and stops at most of the resorts between Mandalay Bay and downtown.

Then there's the Strip & Downtown Express (aka the SDX). Its articulated vehicles are designed to look and feel like trains. The SDX connects Downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Strip with limited stops and via bus-only lanes downtown in order to provide a faster "express" service. It operates from 9 a.m. - midnight daily.

Service on The Deuce and SDX is reliable, but it's also very popular. This means you may not get a seat on the first bus that pulls up to your stop. But don't worry, there will be another one pulling up soon after. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes and all RTC buses are equipped with Wi-Fi.

The RTC also operates more than three dozen routes throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City. For details on getting around downtown and the Strip with RTC Transit, please visit and for information on all routes, schedules and pricing throughout Southern Nevada, visit The RTC also encourages riders to download the rideRTC app to plan, buy and go with mobile ticketing on smart phones.

Also Downtown, visitors can get off transit and hop on RTC Bike Share for an up-close view of the sights where it all started back in 1905. RTC Bike Share has 21 kiosks and 180 bikes. It’s a reliable and affordable way to get around downtown.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada also offers an on-demand option called “Trip to Strip.” The on-demand rideshare service can accommodate up to 11 passengers at a time and never charges for surge pricing. The service area covers the Las Vegas resort corridor from downtown Las Vegas to the M Resort, including McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Pickups and drop-offs are at the nearest RTC fixed route or paratransit stops, (most of which are located near property entrances) and the zero level of McCarran airport. Vehicles offer various amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and ample luggage space. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available.

Bonneville Transit Center
101 E. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 228-7433 or CAT-RIDE

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CT&T Transportation
(702) 946-5075
Celebrity Coaches of America
(800) 840-0881

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Celebrity Coaches of America
(800) 840-0881

CT&T Transportation
(702) 946-5075

Greyhound Charter Service
(800) 454-2487

Las Vegas Bus Charter
(800) 979-4498


Gray Line of Las Vegas
(702) 384-1234

Greyhound Bus Lines
(800) 231-2222

Las Vegas Transit System
(702) 384-3540