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Westcliff Airport Express (WAX)

 

Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) is the express bus service to McCarran International Airport. Run by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Westcliff Airport Express travels from the Westcliff Transit Center to Downtown Las Vegas, with continuing service to McCarran International Airport. Designed with commuters in mind, the Westcliff Airport Express service provides a fast connection between the western part of the valley, Downtown, the Strip and McCarran airport.

On the Vegas strip, the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) only operates one stop at Tropicana Ave and Las Vegas Blvd (next to MGM Grand Hotel)

It features
Rail-like vehicles
Dedicated transit lanes for much of the trip through downtown Las Vegas
Travelling faster than a regular bus line
Ticket Now (pay before boarding). Off-board ticket vending machines where passengers will purchase tickets before boarding the vehicle.

 

 

 

Westcliff Airport Express

Westcliff Airport Express

Westcliff Airport Express Hours of Operation

The Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) operates 7 days a week from approximately 5:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. on weekdays and 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on weekends. During peak hours the service runs approximately every half-hour and every hour during non-peak hours.

Westcliff Airport Express Fares

Cash – Single Ride Fare $2.00
2-Hr. All-Access Residential Pass $3.00
24-Hr. Residential Pass $5.00
15-Day All Access Pass $34.00
30-Day All Access Pass $65.00

The fares above are residential route fares and not valid for travel on the Deuce and SDX routes

RTC 30 Day Pass

30 Day All Access 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: Children 5 years and younger ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.

WestCliff Airport Express Map & Schedule 2014

WestCliff Airport ExpressAdobe Acrobat WestCliff Airport Express Schedule

Adobe Acrobat Deuce on the Strip Route & Schedule

Adobe Acrobat Strip & Downtown Express Route & Schedule

Bus routes to off strip Las Vegas hotels

Adobe Acrobat

  Single Ride 2-Hour 24-Hour 3-Day 15-Day 30-Day
Residential Routes $2 $3* $5 NA $34 ^ $65 ^*
Reduced Fares $1 $1.50 $2.50 NA $17 $32.50

Westcliff Airport Express Stops

Eastbound / Southbound Northbound / Westbound
Suncoast
Charleston at Fort Apache (Rampart)
Charleston at Durango
Durango at Alta
Westcliff Transit Center Park & Ride (Bay 1) TVM
Casino Center at Fremont TVM
3rd at Lewis (Regional Justice Center)
Bonneville Transit Center (BTC)(On Casino Center) TVM
LV Premium Outlets /Government Center TVM
Tropicana at Las Vegas Blvd (Vegas Strip)
Tropicana at Koval
McCarran Intl Airport (Zero Level) TVM
Suncoast (Park & Ride Available)
Rampart (Fort Apache) at Charleston
Charleston at Durango
Durango at Alta
Westcliff Transit Center Park & Ride (On Durango at Westcliff) TVM
4th at Carson TVM
4th at Lewis TVM
Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) (On Bonneville at First) TVM
LV Premium Outlets / Government Center TVM
Tropicana at Las Vegas Blvd (Vegas Strip)
Tropicana at Koval
McCarran Intl Airport (Zero Level) TVM

**TVM = Ticket vending machine Locations

Westcliff Airport Express

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 the Westcliff Airport Express, The strip downtown Express (SDX), 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 Westcliff Airport Express

Passengers must maintain possession of proof of payment received upon purchase while riding the Westcliff Airport 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 Westcliff Airport 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.

Las Vegas Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) Accessibility

ACCESSAll Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) buses are lift-equipped, kneel to the curb, and have low floors to accommodate passengers using mobility devices. The Las Vegas Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), 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

Westcliff Airport Express Lost and found

If you left an item on the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), contact a Public Service Specialist at (702) 228-RIDE (7433) 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.

How to get to South Point Hotel from the Vegas Strip

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.

Deuce on the Strip

Las Vegas Premium Outlets NorthTaking the Westcliff Airport Express from Las Vegas Strip to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North

Take the Westcliff Airport Express on westbound Tropicana at Las Vegas Blvd (Near Tropicana, / MGM Grand) to Las Vegas Premium Outlets North.

Las Vegas Park & Ride Locations

For local residents, next time your travel out of town, save money on airport parking fee and use one of the FREE park and ride locations listed below.

Location Address Parking Spaces Getting to McCarran Airport
Centennial Hills Transit Center and Park & Ride 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway Approx. 900 free parking spaces Access McCarran International Airport by taking the Centennial Express to the Bonneville Transit Center and transfer to the Westcliff Airport Express at the same location at bay 18 or from route 108 southbound at bay 20.
South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT) 6675 S. Gilespie St. just south of the airport at the corner of Sunset and Gilespie. Approx. 250 free parking spaces Access McCarran International Airport by taking Route 109.
Westcliff Transit Center and Park & Ride 25 S. Durango Dr., just south of Summerlin Parkway. Approx. 140 free parking spaces Access McCarran International Airport by taking the Westcliff Airport Express.
Suncoast Casino 9090 Alta Drive Las Vegas Approx. 100 free parking spaces Access McCarran International Airport by taking the Westcliff Airport Express.

Note: It is recommended that drivers register their vehicles at RTC park and ride locations if they plan to park at the location for more than one day. Click here to pre-register your vehicle, or complete the form on-site at the park and ride with security.

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View Las Vegas Strip Map

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Share your Westcliff Airport Express experience

Comments to date: 4. Page 1 of 1.

L Clause   

Jun 16, 2014

So great to have this WAX bus route!! BUT, I can't believe that the schedules online are wrong. Schedules at the Suncoast bus stop - Wrong! I just about missed the bus a couple of times lately, but luckily came 20 minutes early only to find the bus was ready to leave the Suncoast. WHY, WHY, WHY... read more »

Marilyn D.   

Apr 21, 2014

This has been one of the greatest things the city has done for locals in a long time. We use the WAX often and saves us a lot of headache and $. I have found the drivers to be nothing but helpful and often witnessed them giving riders information on that and other bus routes. My only wish is that... read more »

J Hogan   

Sep 11, 2012

Please put your updated Westcliff schuttle schedule to the airport on the your web site so we know the times. I have the old schedule and went to the station today and they don't have any handouts. I took a picture. I will be using the service on Thursday, Sept 13th. Changes should be posted to... read more »

C. Mitchell   

May 27, 2012

Very thankful for the service to the airport. The bus driver was not the most helpful. Several of us were newcomers to the bus system, they need to remember this and be a little more kind and informative and not so blunt with answers...next time I will get the drivers name, because 3 of us felt th... read more »

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