What’s the Las Vegas Deuce? Bus Trips, Routes, Maps, Fares, & More!

Of all of the methods of transport in Las Vegas, none are as efficient, as easy to use, or as cost-effective as Riding the Deuce. But what exactly is The Deuce? How often does it run? How much does it cost? Where can I go to catch it?

This short guide and FAQ were designed to answer all of these questions and more. Learn everything you can about the Deuce now and save time when you finally arrive in “Sin City”.

What Exactly Is The Deuce On The Vegas Strip?

The Deuce, a double-decker bus used for transportation in Las Vegas.
Because you can’t hail a cab off the curb in Las Vegas, most visitors use the Deuce.

Unlike most big cities, taxi cabs in Las Vegas aren’t allowed to pick up passengers off the street, leaving you stranded with the clock ticking as you waste your time booking the cab and waiting for it to arrive.

The Deuce On The Vegas Strip (Deuce for short) is a 24hr bus service that covers the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip several times per day. It’s designed to be a cost-effective and quick way for both locals and visitors to get around the city.

The Deuce is run by the RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) and is one of the cheapest and most popular ways to go sightseeing along the world-famous Strip.

Where Does The Deuce Start and Stop?

The "Welcome to Las Vegas" is close to the start of the Deuce route.
The starting Deuce bus stop is near the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.

The Deuce operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and covers almost the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip. There are buses traveling both northbound and southbound, starting just beyond the “Welcome To Las Vegas” sign and finishing at the Government buildings at the North of the City.

The Deuce stops frequently at the most prominent tourist attractions and points of interest on the Strip including Mandalay Bay, The Bellagio, Stratosphere, and the Fremont Street Experience just to name a few.

For a full list of the stops that The Deuce takes and for an overview of the attractions that can be visited using its services, check out the official RTC routes map.

bus transportation to fremont street
Deuce transportation in Las Vegas is cheap

How Often Does The Deuce Run?

The Deuce on The Strip runs very frequently and the time between buses depends on the time of day. From 7 am to 1 am, the Deuce runs every 15 minutes. From 1 am to 7 am, the Deuce runs every 20 minutes. The waiting times can sometimes vary depending on traffic and other inescapable issues, but the Deuce is well-known for its commitment to the schedule and its reliability.

Frequency of Deuce Stops

7 am – 2 amEvery 15 Minutes
2 am – 7 amEvery 20 Minutes

How Much Does The Deuce Cost?

fremont street vegas
Fremont Street Las Vegas is another great location to ride the Deuce to.

Compared to taxis and other forms of transport, the Deuce is incredibly cost-effective.

Travel passes can be purchased on a 2-hour ($6), 24-hour ($8), and 3-day ($20) basis. College students can speak to their campus managers for a reduced rate travel pass, which saves 50% on all ticket prices.

Reduced rate travel passes are also available for veterans, senior citizens (60+), children aged between 6 and 17, people with disabilities as well as Medicare-eligible citizens, and Mobility Trained customers. Children under the age of 5 can travel free of charge but must be accompanied by a responsible rider.

Deuce Prices

PriceReduced Price
2 Hours on the Strip and All Access$6.00$3.00
24 Hours on the Strip and All Access$8.00$4.00
3 Days on the Strip and All Access$20.00$10.00

Learn more about Deuce Pricing

Where Can I Buy Tickets For The Deuce?

An RTS ticket vending machine.
RTS ticket vending machines can be found throughout the strip.

The easiest way to purchase a travel pass is to visit one of the many ticket vending machines along the Strip. The “TVM’s” are located at some of the most commonly frequented areas of the Las Vegas Strip and both full-fare and reduced-fare tickets can be purchased from them.

Alternatively, you can download the RTC app and purchase your travel pass from the comfort of your home or hotel room, or on the bus itself as long as you have the exact fare amount ready to pay.

15-day and 30-day travel passes are no longer available at the TVM’s but can be purchased using the RTC app.

Riding The Deuce From The Airport

Arriving in Las Vegas at the Mccarran Airport
You can buy tickets for the Deuce right from the airport.

Whether you are entering or leaving Las Vegas, chances are you will be using the McCarran International Airport. Luckily, several routes (108, 109, and Westcliff Airport Express) can take you both to and from the airport for the same price as a regular trip on the Deuce.

Tickets can be purchased from the TVM on the ground floor bus stop of Terminal 1 when entering the City, as well as from any of the TVM’s across the Strip when you are leaving.

For more information on riding the Deuce to and from the airport, check out RTC’s official airport routes guide here.

Where Can I Find The Deuce Bus Las Vegas Map?

deuce strip routes and schedule

Download Map

The Deuce is an efficient service that covers both the entire length of the Strip as well as residential areas throughout the rest of the City. Memorizing which routes take you where can be frustrating and a complete waste of time.

Other Things to Know:

  • Provide exact fare when riding the Deuce as both the driver and ticket vending machine do not provide change. 
  • Eating, drinking, or smoking on board are not allowed. 
  • The aisles must be kept clear of luggage, grocery bags, and other packages.
  • Wear your shirt and shoes at all times while onboard.
  • Aside from service animals, no pets are allowed onboard the Deuce.
  • Children should be removed from strollers. 

Can I Tour Las Vegas On The Deuce?


The Deuce on The Las Vegas Strip is one of the best ways to see all of the sights and attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. The huge 97-person busses are comfortable to ride, easy to find, and extremely cost-effective.

It doesn’t matter whether you have 24 hours to see the sights or a couple of weeks, no other form of transportation offers you the freedom to go sightseeing without breaking the bank or wasting the majority of your trip looking around for transport. Simply hop on near your hotel, then hop off whenever you find something that catches your attention. It couldn’t be any easier.

Las Vegas is a captivating city with a huge must list of things to see and do. Start your trip on the best foot possible by purchasing your travel pass as soon as you arrive.

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