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Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express

Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express

A trip to the Vegas strip or downtown is now easier and faster than ever before. All thanks to the state-of-the-art Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express. Designed and built with RTC’s vision of providing a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for residents and visitors to Las Vegas.

Run by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Strip & Downtown Express provides limited-stop service connecting downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Vegas Strip. It features

Sleek, rail-like vehicles
Dedicated transit lanes for much of the trip through downtown
Travelling faster than a regular bus line
Level platform boarding
Ticket Now (pay before boarding). Off-board ticket vending machines where passengers will purchase tickets before boarding the vehicle.

Strip and Downtown Express

Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Fares

Your Strip & Downtown Express All Access Pass includes access to all RTC Residential Routes, Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip.

  Full Fare Reduced Fare
2-Hr. Strip & All-Access $6.00 $3.00
24-Hr. Strip & All-Access $8.00 $4.00
3-Day Strip & All Access $20.00 $10.00**
**Passes cannot be purchased on vehicles. Purchase at Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) or via rideRTC mobile app

Note: Children 5 years and younger ride free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Strip & Downtown Express passes are validated at the time of issue when it is purchased from a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) to ensure the pass is valid when boarding the SDX bus. That means a 24 hour All Access Pass is valid 24 hours from time of purchase.

Strip & Downtown Express Map & Schedule 2019

Strip & Downtown Express Route & Schedule

Deuce on the Strip Route & Schedule

WestCliff Airport Express Route & Schedule

Bus routes to off strip Las Vegas hotels

Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Scheduled Frequency

The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route runs approximately every 15 minutes and operates daily from 9 a.m. to Midnight.

9 a.m. to Midnight - Approximately Every 15 Minutes
Midnight to 9 a.m. - Does Not Operate - Use Deuce AM Route

First trips begin in each direction at 8:30 a.m. - first trips may not reach middle of route until approximately 9:00 a.m. Last trips of the evening begin at Midnight in each direction.

Strip & Downtown Express service will start at 7 a.m. on days with major conventions at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Service along Grand Central Pkwy. ends at 10:45 p.m.

Strip & Downtown Express major Convention Schedule

The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route starts service at 7 a.m. on days with major conventions listed below.
CES 1/8/19 – 1/11/19
MAGIC 2/4/19 – 2/6/19
NAB 4/8/18 – 4/11/19
MAGIC 8/13/18 – 8/15/18
SEMA 10/30/18 – 11/2/18

Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Holiday Schedule

Dec. 25 Sunday schedule for Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Saturday schedule
New Year's Eve / New Year's Day
Dec. 25 Sunday schedule for New Year's Day
Jan. 2, 2019 Saturday schedule

Note: The RTC will provide free rides on all of its 39 fixed routes from 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year's Day in addition to offering extended service hours for several routes.

Strip & Downtown Express

Download Strip & Downtown Express Map

Strip & Downtown Express Stops along the Vegas Strip
Northbound Stations Southbound Stations
Mandalay Bay Rd Fashion Show Mall
Showcase Mall Bellagio
Paris Excalibur
Wynn Las Vegas Mandalay Bay

Other Las Vegas Tourist Buses

Las Vegas Deuce on the Strip
Deuce on the Strip
Westcliff Airport Express
Westcliff Airport Express
RTC Bus Routes
Off-Strip Hotels Bus Routes

Using Ticket Now

Using Ticket Now

Strip & Downtown Express Ticket Now is a pay before boarding ticketing system that speeds up the boarding process by allowing passengers to purchase fares at Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located at transit stops. See the map above for locations of TVM's

At ticket vending machines (TVM) you can purchase a one way pass, day passes or 30-day passes.

Note: Fares must be purchased at TVMs before boarding premium service routes.

**Premium service includes Strip & Downtown Express, and Deuce on the Strip

Fareboxes are still available onboard the Deuce on the Strip vehicles but passengers on Deuce on the Strip are encouraged to pay before boarding.

Things you know about riding the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express

Passengers must maintain possession of proof of payment received upon purchase while riding the Strip & Downtown Express.

There is no eating, drinking or smoking on board.

Practically you are not allowed to bring onboard any object that is too large to fit between passenger seats and this include luggages. By law, the aisles must be kept clear of grocery bags or other packages.

While on the Strip & Downtown Express, you must wear a shirt and shoes at all times.

No pets or animals are allowed on board with the exception of service animals which are trained to assist individuals with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Children must be removed from strollers and fold down strollers.

One block before your stop, notify the driver by pulling the bell cord or pushing the button located on the stand poles, next to the seats. If you are not familiar with the area, ask the driver to call out your street as it approaches. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), drivers will announce major stops and transfer points if requested by anyone.

Points of interest when riding the Strip & Downtown Express

The Strip & Downtown Express provides a faster service with fewer stops between the Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. In addition to seeing some of the magnificent resorts and attractions along the Vegas Strip, riding the Strip & Downtown Express also allows you to visit the

Fremont Street Experience
Las Vegas Premium Outlets-North
Symphony Park/World Market Center Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express Accessibility

All Strip & Downtown Express buses are equipped with lifts, ramps or kneeling devices to accommodate passengers using mobility devices. The Strip & Downtown Express, along with all public transit vehicles in Southern Nevada, is ADA accessible. For TDD call (702) 676-1834

Strip & Downtown Express Lost and found

If you left an item on the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express, contact a Public Service Specialist at (702) 228-RIDE (7433) or 1-800-228-3911 and provide the following information:

1) Route number of the bus you were riding and bus number if possible;
2) Date and time you lost the item; and
3) A detailed description of the item.

All lost and found items, including bicycles, left on transit vehicles may be picked up only at the
South Strip Transfer Terminal, located at 6675 S. Gilespie Street. Items can be claimed only
during the customer service booth hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays. All items found
will be held for 15 days.

Strip & Downtown Express How-To

How to take the bus from Las Vegas Strip to Silverton Casino

From Las Vegas Blvd take the southbound Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) to the South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT). At the SSTT, take bus Route 217 westbound. The stop for Silverton is located on the hotel property.

How to take the bus from Las Vegas Strip to South Point Hotel & Casino

From Las Vegas Blvd take the southbound Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) to the South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT). At the SSTT, take bus Route 117 , which will drop off across from the South Point. The return pick-up bus stop is located on the South Point property, just south of the Valet area.

Strip & Downtown Express to Las Vegas Premium Outlets

Las Vegas Premium Outlets

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
Outlet Locations
Directions by Car
Strip & Downtown Express Bus Routes to the Outlets

More Details

From South Point Hotel and Casino take Route 117 to Las Vegas Premium Outlets South
From Silverton Casino take Route 217 to Las Vegas Premium Outlets South

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How-To Tip:

If you plan to visit Off-the-Strip Las Vegas hotels by bus, here is a list of hotels with their corresponding bus routes. Las Vegas RTC Bus Routes