Finding your way around Las Vegas can be confusing at times. I have compiled a simple list that I hope you all enjoy using as a guide on your trip to Las Vegas with your friends and family. These means of transportation are all FREE! Las Vegas free transportation times may be different up til this point because of gas pricing. To find out quickly, walk by any employee or visit any Casino lobby employee and find out (should take 1-2 minutes).
1.) Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans shuttle
Shuttle bus runs every 20-25 minutes to each of the above mentioned casinos between 9:30a.m. and Midnight. Catch the Barbary shuttle at the side entrance on Flamingo Road. Use the Barbary Coast to the Gold Coast shuttle and you can walk to the Rio which is located beside the Gold Coast.
2.) Harrah’s to The Rio
Shuttles run on an approximate 30 minute schedule to each property between the hours of 10 a.m and 1a.m. Loading at the Rio is at the side entrance, loading at Harrah’s is at the entrance at rear of casino next to the check-in counter.
3.) Sam’s Town shuttle
Shuttles run from Sam’s Town on the Boulder Highway to several Las Vegas locations every 45 to 60 minutes between the hours of 8 a.m and 11:30 p.m. depending on which route you are using. Shuttle run from Sam’s Town to the following properties, Stardust, Fremont, California, Bourbon Street, San Remo and Harrah’s. Although the Sam’s Town web site says that a room key may be required we have never heard of anyone being asked to show a key.
4.) Hard Rock shuttle
The Hard Rock shuttle picks up passengers about once per hour between 10 a.m. and 7p.m. Shuttle stops at the Forum Shops at 10 past the hour, Fashion show Mall at 15 minutes past the hour and the Stardust at 20 minutes past the hour. The friendly Hard Rock drivers will stop and pick you up if you flag them down between stops.
5.) The Palms shuttle
The Palms hotel offers a shuttle service runs on a loop to the fashion show mall, from there to Caesars Forum shops, then it’s off to the Aladdin passage shops before returning back to the Palms.
Schedule is as follows:
Departs The Palms (west entrance near sports book) at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Departs Fashion Show Mall (Saks 5th Ave entrance) at 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Departs Caesars Forum Shops (downstairs valet entrance) at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Departs Aladdin Desert Passage (downstairs valet entrance) at 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
6.) Green Valley Ranch Shuttle Service
Green Valley Ranch offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. This is a white, ten-passenger van with the Green Valley Ranch logo. It is available to the first ten people at each destination.
McCarran Airport to Green Valley Ranch The shuttle picks up and drops off guests at the Zero Level. The Zero Level is located down the escalators behind the Baggage Claim Information Desk. The shuttle will pick up and drop off across the driveway (to the right) across from stalls #21 and #22.
Green Valley Ranch to the Las Vegas Strip The shuttle picks up and drops off guests at the Mandalay Bay Tour & Travel Lobby
All these shuttles are a free service, a tip of $1 per rider to the driver will be appreciated.
1. Tram that runs from Bellagio to the Monte Carlo hotel runs every 10 minutes 24 hours a day offers indoor boarding platforms.
2. Excalibur to Mandalay Bay tram operates 24 hours a day with non-stop service on the southbound trip. The same tram on the return (northbound) trip from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur provides a stop at the Luxor for those wishing to visit there.
If you’ve never been to Las Vegas (Sin City), then you should know that there are actual rules and laws to be follow while you’re in Sin City. For you veterans, this will be a refresher course. However, remember to keep an open mind: you might just learn something new, because Vegas is forever changing. HAVE FUN!
Take Notes of anything you may want to remember:
Before you arrive…
Do bring money when you come.
Do bring money when you come. “CASH IS KING” in Las Vegas! If you are on a budget, you can survive with just $300-$400 as long as you spend wisely. When I talk about budgeting this means you will just be catching all the “free” shows and missing out on all the other great shows. Please keep in mind that the free shows are not all that bad at all.
Don’t expect to find the same old Las Vegas that you see in old movies portraying Vegas.
Vegas is forever changing. Within the past 10 years or so there have been many locations demolished to make room for new hotels and casinos.
Do plan to get a few great bargains.
For you bargain hunters, there are many old establishments still hanging in there. When I say old establishments, I am talking about downtown Las Vegas and other Hotels/Casinos not located near the main strip. The old establishments of Las Vegas are constantly trying to compete with the dancing fountains of the Bellagio and the spit-fire volcanoes. So how are they still making it? Through the deep discounted dining experiences they offer visitors. In Vegas, you can still find a T-bone steak for $4.95. (You just have to know where to look.)
Don’t come to Vegas during peak times.
Yes, everyone wants to get away during the weekend. But if you’re planning on a weekend trip to Vegas, be ready to spend some extra money. Traveling to Vegas in the middle of the week, Christmas and when conventions are on hiatus, is a great way to enjoy the city without the crowds or the expense. Another great time to visit Vegas, if you can stand the heat, is during the mid-summer, when it’s too hot for most visitors.
Do come to Vegas during peak times.
Yes, come to Las Vegas during peak weekends or holidays if your out to just be surrounded by a lot of positive spirited people. If your like the average party goer then traveling to Las Vegas during peak weekends would be ideal so long as you plan in advance. You can find more details on tips for planning in advance for peak weekends HERE.
Don’t expect to get the most out of your Vegas vacation if you haven’t planned in advance.
Las Vegas is a large city with a lot to choose from — casinos, spas, restaurants, shows. It can be overwhelming. To avoid delays once you arrive in Vegas, plan ahead. Map out where you want to go, see and do while in Sin City. Don’t waste one minute. Once you land, hit the ground running.
Do play the slots
Do find out about the slots available in Las Vegas casinos, as these are the most popular casino games by far and likewise, online slots are a big favourite in online casinos too, and can help you understand how to play the games before your visit.
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