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
2014 Las Vegas Deuce Fares
|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.
Note: 30 Day and 15 Day Full and Reduced Fare passes are available at Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Circle K, Albertsons, Mariana's Supermarkets
= Ticket Vending Machine locations.
Deuce (Strip) Fare
|Residential Routes||$2||$3*||$5||NA||$20 ^||$65 ^*|
|Strip & Downtown||NA||$6 *||$8 *||$20 ^*||NA||$65 ^*|
|$1||$1.50||$2.50||NA||$10 ^||$32.50 ^*|
Note: Children 5 years and younger ride free on the Deuce and must be accompanied by an adult.
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
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.
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.
Points of interest when riding the Las Vegas Deuce
The 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
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.
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
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