By Steve Beauregard – The Las Vegas Strip bus, otherwise known as the Deuce, has become incredibly popular, partially because of its bargain fares, and partially because its large number of stops make it very convenient for you to hop on or off just outside the door of almost every hotel and casino on the Strip.
The stops are slightly different based on whether you’re going south (towards Mandalay Bay or the airport), or North, (towards the Stratosphere or old downtown Las Vegas). Starting from Fremont Street (old downtown Las Vegas) on the North, the Deuce travels Las Vegas Boulevard all the way south, 8 miles, to the Town Square Mall, about two miles south of Mandalay Bay. This, however, is a trip for only the brave, as a ride on the Deuce from Fremont Street to Town Square would take you well over an hour. (Go here to learn more about the SDX express from the Strip to downtown Las Vegas).
My point is that contrary to what you may hear, the Deuce doesn’t just travel on the “Strip.” Either way, the Deuce stays on Las Vegas Boulevard for all but a few blocks.
(Go here for the list of prices for passes on the Deuce).
Deuce Route and Bus Stops Going South
Here are the bus stops for the southbound Deuce. All of the bus stops are on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard. In parentheses I’ve put the major hotel or attraction close to the stop.
– Fremont Street (Old Downtown Las Vegas)
– Clark Street
– E. Bonneville
– Hoover Avenue (This is the stop where you’ll want to get off if you want to see the “Pawn Stars” location. It’s just a block north of this bus stop.)
– Charleston Boulevard
– S. 4th Street (Near the Little White Chapel, where Michael Jordan and Demi Moore got married – not to each other).
– Oakley (Across the street from “Chapel of the Flowers”).
– Sahara Avenue (SLS Hotel and Casino)
– Hilton Grand Vacations
– Slots-A-Fun (Just a few feet from Circus Circus and across the street from Riviera)
– Convention Center Drive (Go here to see how far it is from the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Strip).
– Fashion Show Drive (Encore)
– Fashion Show Mall (The Wynn)
– Treasure Island (The Venetian and the Palazzo).
– Mirage (Casino Royale and Harrah’s)
– Caesars Palace (The Quad, The Linq, and the Flamingo).
– Bellagio (Paris, Bally’s Planet Hollywood, Cosmopolitan, Aria, Vdara and other City Center attractions)
– Monte Carlo
– Excalibur (MGM Grand, New York – New York, The Tropicana).
This is usually the end of the line for the Deuce, which runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However between midnight and 9 a.m. only, the Deuce goes a bit more south to the beautiful Town Square Mall.
Deuce Route and Bus Stops Going North
Starting from the Town Square Mall, (please note the special hours for this stop), the Deuce heads north for 8 miles to Fremont Street. You’ll catch all of these stops on the east side of the Strip. Here are the northbound stops:
– Four Seasons
– Mandalay Bay (Luxor)
– Tropicana (Excalibur)
– MGM Grand (New York – New York, Monte Carlo)
– Polo Towers (Aria and City Center)
– Planet Hollywood (Cosmopolitan)
– Paris (Bally’s, Bellagio, Caesars Palace)
– Harrah’s (XXX Caesars Palace Forum Shops, Mirage, The Quad, The Linq, Flamingo)
-Venetian (Palazzo, Treasure Island)
– Wynn (Fashion Show Mall, Encore)
– Convention Center Drive
– Riviera (Circus Circus)
– Turnberry Place
– Hilton Grand Vacations
– Sahara Avenue (SLS Las Vegas)
– St. Louis
– Oakey Boulevard (Chapel of the Flowers)
– Arts District – Charleston (Although the actual bus stop is about 250 feet north of Charleston)
– Carson Avenue (Just south of Freemont Street)
– Fremont Street
– Stewart and 4th Street (Mob Museum, the new Downtown Grand)
Las Vegas Bus – Deuce Hours
This being Las Vegas, the bus runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
From 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., the Deuce will arrive at each stop approximately every 13 to 15 minutes.
From 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., the bus runs every 20 minutes.
If going downtown, to say, see the Fremont Street light show, I don’t recommend using the Deuce, as it takes too long with too many stops. For going on a trip downtown, take the SDX bus. However for hopping from one casino to another to see a show or grab dinner, or just to go up and down the actual Las Vegas Strip itself, the Deuce is a quick, easy, and affordable option.