Las Vegas Deuce on the Strip


The Las Vegas Deuce on the Strip, also referred to as RTC Transit bus or CAT (Citizen's Area Transit ) buses, is Las Vegas' mode of transportation for both locals and visitors along the famous Las Vegas Strip. Run by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Las Vegas Deuce is probably the least expensive way to get around. It runs up and down the Vegas strip, 24 hours a day and stops at virtually every hotel and casino along the Las Vegas strip. Deuce on the Strip stops are located about every quarter mile in each direction of the Vegas strip and are marked with signs or by bus shelters.

These Las Vegas buses are more accessible than taxis, which can't pick passengers up off the street. The RTC Transit has 51 routes and if you'll be spending most of your time on the Strip you'll want to take the Deuce. The Las Vegas Deuce is a San Francisco-style double-decker bus that is dedicated to the Strip. It accommodates up to 97 people, it's air-conditioned, spacious and begins the trip at the south end from a terminal close to the McCarran International Airport and ends at a terminal close to Fremont Street. You can also take any of the other 50 buses to see more of Las Vegas.

To help plan your trip, look up route schedules for the different buses or download a free copy of the Transit Guide

Bus routes to off strip Las Vegas hotels

Las Vegas Transit Map



2014 Las Vegas Deuce Fares

Fares for Deuce on the Strip

Your Deuce " All Access Pass" includes access to all RTC Residential Routes, Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip.

2-Hr All-Access Pass: $6.00
24-Hr. All-Access Pass: $8.00
3-Day Full Fare All Access Pass: $20.00
30-Day Full Fare All Access Pass: $65.00

Deuce passes are validated at the time of issue when it is purchased from a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) to ensure the pass is valid when boarding a Las Vegas Deuce bus. This means a 24 hour All Access Pass is valid 24 hours from time of purchase.

You can get a 2-hour and 24-hour passes at all Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) along the Vegas Strip and on-board the Deuce and Strip & Downtown Express (SDX).
The 3-day pass is only available on Deuce Buses, online in advance, or at select TVMs.
The 30-day pass is only available online in advance or at select TVMs.
Bus fare can also be purchased from authorized vendors in the valley.

Note: Children 5 years and younger ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Deuce on the Strip Fares

3 Day All Access Pass
RTC 3 Day Pass

3-Day passes will allow you access to all RTC Transit routes including: (100's, 200's, The Deuce, Strip & Downtown Express, Centennial Express, Westcliff Airport Express, and MAX) Tickets can be purchased online and at any of the following locations.

30 Day All Access Pass
RTC 30 Day Pass

30-Day passes will allow you access to all RTC Transit routes including: (100's, 200's, The Deuce, Strip & Downtown Express, Centennial Express, Westcliff Airport Express, and MAX) Tickets can be purchased online and at any of the following locations.

Note: 30 Day and 15 Day Full and Reduced Fare passes are available at Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Circle K, Albertsons, Mariana's Supermarkets

Las Vegas Ticket Vending Machine Locations (TVM's)

2HR & 24HR passes are sold at these stops
  • Stratosphere Tower, Sahara, Convention Ctr. Dr.,
  • Caesars Palace, Riviera, Harrah’s Las Vegas,
  • Planet Hollywood, Polo Towers, Tropicana
3 Day, 2HR & 24HR passes are sold at these stops
  • LV Premium Outlets North, Government Center,
  • Symphony Park / WMC, City Parkay,
  • Fremont Street Experience, Bonneville Transit Center, Arts District
  • Stratosphere, Sahara, LV Convention Center
3 Day, 2HR & 24HR passes are sold at these stops
  • Slots-A-Fun / Circus Circus, Fashion Show Mall, Bellagio
  • Wynn Las Vegas, Paris, MGM / Showcase Mall,
  • Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, Town Square
  • TaylorMade Golf, LV Premium Outlets South, South Strip Transfer Terminal

= Ticket Vending Machine locations.

Deuce (Strip) Fare

  Single Ride 2-Hour 24-Hour 3-Day 5-Day 30-Day
Residential Routes $2 $3* $5 NA $20 ^ $65 ^*
Strip & Downtown NA $6 * $8 * $20 ^* NA $65 ^*
Residential Routes
$1 $1.50 $2.50 NA $10 ^ $32.50 ^*

^ Can be purchased at vendors and from Ticket Vending Machines(TVM's),
    please view our complete listing of all local vendor locations & Ticket Vending Machines (TVM's).
*  Includes access to all RTC Residential Routes, Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip.

Note: Children 5 years and younger ride free on the Deuce and must be accompanied by an adult.

Reduced Fare

The RTC Las Vegas offers reduced fares for youth 6-17 years, senior citizens 62+ years, person with disabilities and Medicare eligible persons. Note: Presenting a reduced fare photo I.D. card is required to purchase or use a reduced fare pass. Eligible riders may apply for this at the Bonneville Transit Center.

If you plan to be in Las Vegas for a month or so, you may benefit more from one of the extended passes offered by the RTC. Look through the list of the available passes here.

The RTC Transit now makes it convenient for riders to purchase passes online. The only drawback is that it will take 7 to 10 days for you to get your pass in the mail. However, if you plan ahead and make your purchase well in advance of your trip to Vegas then this shouldn't be a problem. You can always purchase your pass from authorized vendors when you get to Vegas. Click here for a list list of authorized Vendors.


5-Day and 30-Day Residential All-Access Passes are now available at these stores:

Mariana's Supermarkets, 7 Eleven, Moneytree, Walgreens, Albertsons, Check City, and Cash Land

Las Vegas Deuce Map & Schedule 2014

Las Vegas DeuceDeuce on the Strip Route & Schedule

Strip & Downtown Express Route & Schedule

WestCliff Airport Express Route & Schedule

Things you know about riding the Las Vegas Deuce

Las Vegas Deuce on the Strip operates 24-hour a day and runs approximately every 12 to 15 minutes during the day and evening, and every 15 to 21 minutes in the early morning hours.

RTC Transit bus

You must have exact change ready as the driver cannot make change.

There is no eating, drinking or smoking on board.

Practically you are not allowed to bring onboard any object that is too large to fit between passenger seats and this include luggages. By law, the aisles must be kept clear of grocery bags or other packages.

While on the Deuce, you must Wear a shirt and shoes at all times.

No pets or animals are allowed on board with the exception of service animals which are trained to assist individuals with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Children must be removed from strollers and fold down strollers.

Las Vegas Deuce Route Map

Points of interest when riding the Las Vegas Deuce

Strip & Downtown ExpressThe Las Vegas Deuce travels the length of the Vegas Strip to Downtown Las Vegas. In addition to seeing all the magnificent resorts and attractions along the Vegas Strip, riding the deuce also allows you to visit

The Mob Museum
Fremont Street Experience
Pawn Stars TV Show Site (Gold & Silver Pawn Shop)
The Las Vegas Arts District


Deuce Accessibility

All Deuce buses are lift-equipped, kneel to the curb, and have low floors to accommodate passengers using mobility devices. The Deuce, along with all public transit vehicles in Southern Nevada, is ADA accessible. Seating and space for up to two wheelchairs is reserved in the front of the vehicle, just behind the operator's seat. For TDD call (702) 676-1834

Deuce Lost and found

If you left an item on the Deuce, contact a Public Service Specialist at (702) 228-RIDE (7433) or1-800-228-3911 and provide the following information:

1) Route number of the bus you were riding and bus number if possible;
2) Date and time you lost the item; and
3) A detailed description of the item.

All lost and found items, including bicycles, left on transit vehicles may be picked up only at the
South Strip Transfer Terminal, located at 6675 S. Gilespie Street. Items can be claimed only
during the customer service booth hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays. All items found
will be held for 15 days.

Heading to McCarran International Airport?

There are no direct Deuce bus routes from the Vegas strip to McCarran International Airport. However there are 3 bus routes to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. All 3 buses stop at the airport's Ground Level Zero.

Adobe Acrobat WestCliff Airport Express Schedule

Adobe Acrobat Route 109

Adobe Acrobat Route 108

How to get to South Point Hotel from the Vegas Strip

To get to South Point Hotel, take the Las Vegas Deuce Bus 301 from any of the bus stops along the Vegas strip heading South to the South Strip Transfer Terminal.
At the South Strip Transfer Terminal transfer to Bus 117 to South Point Hotel

Westcliff Airport Express

Taking a walk on the Vegas Strip How to Get a Free Shuttle Ride
Where to rent a car in Las Vegas How to take a Las Vegas taxi
How to hop on the Deuce Las Vegas Airport Shuttle
How to ride the Las Vegas monorail How to Ride the SDX

Share your experience riding the Deuce

Comments to date: 73. Page 1 of 3.


Aug 16, 2014

Hiw can I go from the strip to the premium outlets by buss?


Aug 7, 2014

I want to go from the Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino to the Gold Coast buffet. What's the best route to take?


Jul 24, 2014

I am staying on Blue Diamond and Las Vegas Blvds. What is the best way to take the deuce if I don't want to drive to the strip??


Jul 2, 2014

I need to get from the airport to circus circus hotel with luggage. What do you suggest? Thanks!

Admin:  Your only option will be taking a taxi. Should cost about $22


Jun 26, 2014

Where in Paris do I go to buy a 3 day bus pass?


Jun 17, 2014

Can you bring any stroller on the duce? if so does it cost to bring it? I know kids have to be removed from them.

Admin:  Yes, as long as you can fold the stroller.


May 28, 2014

I'm staying at the cosmopolitan and need to get to the Mandalay bay hotel each day Sunday - Tuesday. what's the quickest way to get there?

Admin:  Get a 24hr deuce bus pass


Apr 25, 2014

Is there a wheelchair accessible shuttle that goes from the airport to all hotels on the strip


Mar 22, 2014

does the deuce go to the airport ?

Admin:  No, you will need to take the WestCliff Airport Express bus from Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd.


Mar 18, 2014

We are going to be in LV at the end of the March, 2014. We are staying at the LVH. We were going to do the monorail, but thes bus(es) will get us almost everywhere we want to go. How close does the bus get to the gold and silver pawn shop and the welcome to las Vegas sign? Can a non-resident get a 5... read more »


Mar 8, 2014

Can I purchase a 3 day pass ticket at the TVM at Circus Circus?

Melissa Howard   

Feb 21, 2014

I will be staying at the Flamingo, which outlet is closer to the strip, North or South outlet? Does the duece have a stop at either outlet? Or how can I get there?

Admin:  Walk over to Paris Las Vegas and take the Strip & Downtown Express Bus to Premium Outlets North.


Feb 3, 2014

I will be staying at Stratosphere which bus do i take from the airport.


Jan 19, 2014

My wife and I are both retired seniors from Canada.My wife also has a disablity with knee surgeries. She has the blue disablity parking sticker in Canada. We are coming Las Vegas next week.
As Canadians ,do we get the reduced discounted tickets?
Please specify if the bus driver can sell it or the ... read more »

Admin:  Reduced fare photo ID cards can only be obtained from the Bonneville Transit Center. You will need to apply for the card at the BTC once you get to Vegas.


Jan 19, 2014

Which SDX Stop to Premium Outlet (North) from Aria Resort & Casino?

Admin:  From the Aria, cross the Vegas strip and walk down to the Showcase Mall (next to MGM Grand) and board the SDX at the bus stop there. Premium Outlet is the last stop.


Jan 14, 2014

I'm staying at New York, New York, where do I catch the nearest Deuce bus?

Admin:  It depends on which direction you are going. There is a stop at Monte Carlo and one next to MGM Grand

Carolyn Marsh   

Jan 14, 2014

Where do I catch the bus from the Fremont Experience back to the Bellagio ?

Admin:  The bus from FSE can be caught on Las Vegas Blvd.


Nov 28, 2013

Hi, I will be staying at Stratosphere, and I want to know how to get using Deuce to Las Vegas Premium outlets _north.
Thank you for the answer!

Admin:  To get to the Premium Outlets North you will need to take the Strip & Downtown Express bus (SDX). From Stratosphere, board the northbound bus on Main Street. Premium Outlets North is the last stop.


Nov 20, 2013

How often that the deuce run on Sundays?


Sep 17, 2013

Where can I get the bus tickets??

Saura M   

Aug 16, 2013

How do I get to Freemont from the Luxor?


Aug 13, 2013

How to get to Monte Carlo Hotel from McCarran Airport?

Admin:  Take a taxi or airport shuttle


Aug 11, 2013

I'm staying at polo towers, what is the best way to get back from Mandalay bay after the club at 3am?

Admin:  You can walk the distance or take the deuce(bus)


Jul 23, 2013

I want to ride the express to down town from the Paris .where can I purchase the 24 hr pass?

John miller   

Jul 21, 2013

How to get from the airport to Mgm grand? How long would it take?

Admin:  You can take a taxi, airport shuttle or the Wescliff airport express. It about a 2 mile ride.

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If you plan to visit Off-the-Strip Las Vegas hotels by bus, here is a list of hotels with their corresponding bus routes. Las Vegas RTC Bus Routes