Some tips on getting around in Las Vegas.
PUBLIC BUS SERVICE
Several public transit options are accessible, convenient and affordable in Las Vegas. Let the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) do the driving for you.
DEUCE ON THE STRIP. Double-deck buses travel along the Las Vegas Strip and through downtown Las Vegas with numerous convenient stops, including the Pawn Stars TV show site (Gold & Silver PawnShop), Fremont Street Experience and the Mob Museum. (Passes also allow you to ride the Strip & Downtown Express and on residential routes.)
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days per week
Cost: Two-hour pass for $6, 24-hour pass at $8 or 3-day pass for $20.
Passengers can purchase passes at ticket vending machines or on-board the vehicles.
STRIP & DOWNTOWN EXPRESS. This rapid transit service connects downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention Center and major attractions along the Las Vegas Strip. It provides faster service with fewer stops. Downtown stops include Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Fremont Street Experience. (Passes also allow you to ride The Deuce on the Strip and on residential routes.)
Hours: 9 a.m. – midnight, seven days per week
Cost: Two-hour pass for $6, 24-hour pass for $8 or three-day pass for $20.
Passengers should purchase passes from ticket vending machines located at all stops prior to boarding.
THE DOWNTOWN LOOP. A free shuttle servicing the exciting attractions in downtown Las Vegas including:
Bonneville Transit Center – 101 E. Bonneville Ave.
The Arts District – Art Way and Boulder Avenue
Pawn Plaza – Las Vegas Boulevard, South of Garces Avenue
Fremont East Entertainment District – North side of Fremont Street, West of Sixth Street
Mob Museum – 300 Stewart Ave.
Fremont Street Experience – Main Street, South of Fremont Street
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets – South Grand Central Parkway, between Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger Kids
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m; Friday through Saturday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. NOTE: The Loop runs continuously during operating hours and arrives at each stop every 20 to 30 minutes.
MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. The Westcliff Airport Express provides direct transportation to McCarran Airport’s Terminals 1 and 3 from downtown Las Vegas, as well as from the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Centennial Express also provides direct transportation between McCarran Airport Terminal 3 and downtown Las Vegas.
Hours: For route schedules, visit rtcsnv.com or call (702) 228-RIDE (7433)
Cost: $2 (one way)
For more information, visit ridethestrip.com.
CITY OF LAS VEGAS PARKING INFO
The city of Las Vegas recently installed in the downtown area new multispace meters that accept credit and debit cards, as well as coins. These solar-powered meters enable users to print receipts. The meters also allow residents and visitors to use a mobile device app, ParkMe, to see where on-street downtown parking is available in real time. The app can be downloaded for Android or iPhone and can also be viewed at parkme.com.
Hours and days of operation for parking meters vary. Visitors should refer to the information posted on the parking meter. The city of Las Vegas offers free metered parking on major holidays.
As a courtesy, vehicles displaying a valid handicap plate/placard are allowed four hours free at on-street parking meters in the city of Las Vegas. Drivers with disabled veteran or prisoner of war license plates — including those from other states — are exempted from parking (including meter) fees.
You must have a government-issued disabled person’s plate/placard to park in a handicapped space. These plates/placards may only be used by the person to whom they are issued. The minimum fine for illegal parking in a handicapped space in Nevada is $250. The state of Nevada also has restricted spaces that are posted Exclusive Side-Loading spaces that are reserved only for vehicles equipped with a side-loading wheelchair lift.
PAYING PARKING TICKETS
In person: You can pay in person at 500 S. Main St.
Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. and
Friday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks and cash are accepted.
By mail: Submit check or money order in the remittance envelope provided.
FURTHER PARKING INFORMATION
Contact the city of Las Vegas Parking Division at 702.229.4700 during office hours or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website with additional information is lasvegasnevada.gov/parking.