A trip to the Vegas strip or downtown is now easier and faster than ever before. All thanks to the state-of-the-art Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express. Designed and built with RTC’s vision of providing a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for residents and visitors to Las Vegas.
Run by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Strip & Downtown Express provides limited-stop service connecting downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Vegas Strip. It features
Dedicated transit lanes for much of the trip through downtown
Travelling faster than a regular bus line
Level platform boarding
Ticket Now (pay before boarding). Off-board ticket vending machines where passengers will purchase tickets before boarding the vehicle.
Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Fares
|Full Fare||Reduced Fare|
|2-Hr. Strip & All-Access||$6.00||$3.00|
|24-Hr. Strip & All-Access||$8.00||$4.00|
|3-Day Strip & All Access||$20.00||$10.00**|
Note: Children 5 years and younger ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.
There are a number of ways to purchase SDX transit passes:
Go to iTunes or Google Play and search rideRTC
Download the app
Select Buy Passes
Select Pass Type
Select Pass (single or multiple)
Set up an new account or log in
Purchase your pass and activate when ready for use
TVMs accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills and/or Visa, MasterCard and Debit Cards.
TVMs do not give change
|Check City||Circle K|
|Eastern Check Cashing||Foreign Money Exchange|
|Mariana's Supermarkets||Mario's Westside Market|
|Moneytree||Pack N Mail|
|Quicky's Convenience Center||Snackers|
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, using the new rideRTC transit app, or at select TVMs.
The 30-day pass is only available using the new rideRTC transit app, or at select TVMs. Bus passes can also be purchased from authorized vendors in the valley.
30-Day passes will allow you access to all RTC Transit routes including: (100's, 200's, The Deuce(with valid Nevada I.D.), Strip & Downtown Express(with valid Nevada I.D.), Centennial Express, Westcliff Airport Express, and MAX) Tickets can be purchased at any of the following locations or by downloading the new rideRTC transit app.
30 Day and 15 Day Full and Reduced Fare passes are valid on Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip with a valid local I.D. and available at Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Circle K, Albertsons, Mariana's Supermarkets
3-Day, 15-Day and 30-Day passes are no longer sold online and sent by mail. Transit customers are encouraged to download the new rideRTC transit app to plan their trip, and buy passes
Strip & Downtown Express 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 the SDX bus. That means a 24 hour All Access Pass is valid 24 hours from time of purchase.
Strip & Downtown Express Map & Schedule 2017
Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Scheduled Frequency
The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route runs approximately every 12 to 15 minutes and operates daily from 9 a.m. to Midnight.
Strip & Downtown Express Frequency Information
Operates from 9 AM to Midnight, everyday
|9:00 AM to 10:00 AM||Approximately Every 15 Minutes|
|10:00 AM to 11:00 PM||Approximately every 12 Minutes|
|11:00 PM to 12:00 AM||Approximately Every 15 Minutes|
|12:00 AM to 9 AM||Does Not Operate - Use Deuce AM Route|
First trips begin in each direction at 9 a.m. - first trips may not reach middle of route until approximately 9:30 a.m. Last trips of the evening begin at Midnight. in each direction.
Strip & Downtown Express service will start at 7 a.m. on days with major conventions at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit rtcsnv.com for more information.
On evenings with a 1 a.m. Fremont Street Experience light show, the last southbound departure will be at approximately 1:30 a.m. Visit rtcsnv.com for more information.
Strip & Downtown Express major Convention Schedule
The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route starts service at 7 a.m. on days with major conventions listed below.
|CES||1/5/17 – 1/8/17|
|MAGIC||2/21/17 – 2/23/17|
|CONEXPO||3/7/17 – 3/11/17|
|NAB||4/24/17 – 4/27/17|
|MAGIC||8/14/17 – 8/16/17|
|SEMA||10/31/17 – 11/3/17|
Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Holiday Schedule
|Sunday, Dec. 25||Sunday schedule for Christmas Day|
|Monday, Dec. 26||Saturday schedule|
|New Year's Eve / New Year's Day|
|Sunday, Dec. 25||Sunday schedule for New Year's Day|
|Monday, Jan. 2, 2017||Saturday schedule|
Note: The RTC will provide free rides on all of its 39 fixed routes from 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year's Day in addition to offering extended service hours for several routes.
Strip & Downtown Express Stops along the Vegas Strip
|Mandalay Bay Rd||Fashion Show Mall|
|Wynn Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay|
Using Ticket Now
Ticket Now is a pay before boarding ticketing system that speeds up the boarding process by allowing passengers to purchase fares at Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located at transit stops. See the map above for locations of TVM's
At ticket vending machines (TVM) you can purchase a one way pass, day passes or 30-day passes.
Note: Fares must be purchased at TVMs before boarding premium service routes.
**Premium service includes Strip & Downtown Express, and Deuce on the Strip
Fareboxes are still available onboard the Deuce on the Strip vehicles but passengers on Deuce on the Strip are encouraged to pay before boarding.
Things you know about riding the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express
Passengers must maintain possession of proof of payment received upon purchase while riding the Strip & Downtown Express.
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 Strip & Downtown Express, 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.
One block before your stop, notify the driver by pulling the bell cord or pushing the button located on the stand poles, next to the seats. If you are not familiar with the area, ask the driver to call out your street as it approaches. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), drivers will announce major stops and transfer points if requested by anyone.
Points of interest when riding the Strip & Downtown Express
The Strip & Downtown Express provides a faster service with fewer stops between the Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. In addition to seeing some of the magnificent resorts and attractions along the Vegas Strip, riding the Strip & Downtown Express also allows you to visit the
Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Accessibility
All Strip & Downtown Express buses are equipped with lifts, ramps or kneeling devices to accommodate passengers using mobility devices. The Strip & Downtown Express, along with all public transit vehicles in Southern Nevada, is ADA accessible. For TDD call (702) 676-1834
Strip & Downtown Express Lost and found
If you left an item on the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express, contact a Public Service Specialist at (702) 228-RIDE (7433) or 1-800-228-3911 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.
Strip & Downtown Express How-To
How to take the bus from Las Vegas Strip to Silverton Casino
From Las Vegas Blvd take the southbound Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) to the South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT). At the SSTT, take bus Route 217 westbound. The stop for Silverton is located on the hotel property.
How to take the bus from Las Vegas Strip to South Point Hotel & Casino
From Las Vegas Blvd take the southbound Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) to the South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT). At the SSTT, take bus Route 117 , which will drop off across from the South Point. The return pick-up bus stop is located on the South Point property, just south of the Valet area.
From the Vegas Strip, take the Strip & Downtown Express from the following Southbound stops:
Fremont Street (across from Golden Nugget), Stratosphere, Bonneville Transit Center, Arts District, Stratosphere, Sahara, Convention Center, Fashion Show, Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay.
Buses run 9 a.m. to Midnight everyday. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes. Tickets - $5 for 2-hour All Access Pass or $8 for a 24-hour All Access Pass.
Purchase tickets from Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at all locations listed.
From South Point Hotel and Casino take Route 117 to Las Vegas Premium Outlets South
From Silverton Casino take Route 217 to Las Vegas Premium Outlets South
From the Vegas Strip, take the Strip & Downtown Express from the following Northbound stops:
South Strip Transfer Terminal, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Paris, Wynn/Encore, Convention Center, Sahara (Monorail Station), Stratosphere, Arts District, Bonneville Transit Center and Fremont Street (on Casino Center).
Runs 9 a.m. to Midnight everyday. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes.
Other ways to Get Around Las Vegas
|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|
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
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