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Las Vegas Regional Transportation System

Routes, Schedules, Fares and Other Info About the Las Vegas Bus System

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Las Vegas Regional Transportation System

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While Las Vegas may lack the public transportation of some larger cities where subways are the norm, the Valley is serviced by a comprehensive bus system that makes it relatively easy, and affordable, to get around town. The Las Vegas Regional Transport System oversees up to 53 routes including the specialty Deuce double decker bus that runs up and down the Strip, the Strip and Downtown Express, the new Sahara Express and the Westcliff Airport Express. In addition the monorails and trams on the Strip help connect visitors and locals up and down Las Vegas Boulevard.

Bus Routes and Maps

The RTC maintains a fleet of more than 379 vehicles that carried 57,738,930 passengers in 2009. An easy to read RTC System Map is available as a PDF download. Not sure where the closet bus stop is? Just type your current address into the Google Maps Transit Stop Finder and an interactive map showing several of the closest stops and their corresponding route numbers will point you in the right direction. Once you know what route number you need check out RTC's easy to use Route Maps and Schedules feature.

Fares, Passes and Where To Buy Them

The current fares for RTC busses vary depending upon the duration of the pass and the routes chosen.

The Residential Routes frequented by Las Vegas Residents are currently priced as follows.

  • Single Ride $2
  • 2-Hour $3
  • 24-Hour $5
  • 3-Day $15
  • 5-Day $20
  • 30-Day $65


The Strip and Downtown Routes (Including the famous Deuce Double Decker) are priced as follows.

  • Single Ride NA
  • 2-Hour $5
  • 24-Hour $7
  • 3-Day $20
  • 5-Day NA
  • 30-Day $65


Reduced Residential Route Rates are available to Seniors, Students and Youths age 6-17 and require the Reduced Fare ID Card available at the Bonneville Transit Center located at 300 N. Casino Center downtown. Tickets can also be purchased online, but please note they cannot be printed up at home and are mailed 7-10 business days later.

Passes can be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines located at most major stations as well as at various local vendors including Albertsons and Walgreens. Single ride passes, as well as some others, are available form the bus driver, but please note that exact change is required. Riders with disabilities are also accommodated.

Rules of Conduct

The RTC does have a Rules of Conduct code which includes using exact change, no smoking, no open containers of food or drink, no pets (save for service animals) and all passengers must be fully dressed (pants, shirts, shoes). In addition offensive behavior is not permitted. Please be respectful of all other passengers.

Contact Info

Las Vegas Transit System
300 N. Casino Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 228-7433 or CAT-RIDE
RTC Online

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