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Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

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Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

We will be taking the bus downtown and I was wondering about the difference between the Deuce and Gold Line bus routes.

From the maps, the Gold Line is more direct and has fewer stops.

The official Deuce route map says it "stops at virtually every hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip." But the actual map shows only four stops on the whole strip. Is it just a badly-drawn map? Does it have a lot more stops than indicated?

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1. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

The Deuce does have a lot more stops that the Gold Line. You can request stops along the way so you pretty much end up stopping at every casino on the Strip. Gold Line is quicker with just a few set stops.

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The map isn't trying to show all the stops. It's just giving you times to four of them. The Duece probably stops twice as often as the Gold Line.

What really makes the Gold Line faster isn't fewer stops. It's that the driver doesn't validate or sell tickets. Makes a huge difference.

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3. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

Rode the Gold line the other night for the heck of it from Paris to Downtown. Yes, you must purchase tickets from vending machine ahead of time. No, the driver never asked for that ticket, nor did anyone else. Not sure how that works.

In my one experience using the Gold line, three Deuce buses arrived and departed before one GL pulled up and I didn't find it to really be so much faster that it was worth the extra wait.

I guess I'd have to use it more to see if that is the norm, but I really wasn't too impressed.

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"No, the driver never asked for that ticket, nor did anyone else. Not sure how that works."

Just my guess....We have a street car system here in San Diego (The Trolley), Seattle has a similar deal. No one takes tickets but if you get caught on board without one you are given a citation. Transit cops board the trains and randomly check to see that you have a ticket. So maybe the Gold line is the same way as San Diego and Seattle's street cars?

Edited: 23 September 2010, 14:53
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5. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

Gold Line is quicker to downtown w/fewer stops. When I have used it there has beena uniformed employee asking people to show their ticket. Driver is in an enclosed area and not really able to check tix.

If the object is to get to DT quicker I would recomend the Gold Line.

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6. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

The Gold Line also goes to the outlet mall where as The Deuce route ends at Mandalay Bay. We rode The Gold Line once and it did seem to get down The Strip faster but on the return trip several Deuce buses pulled up before a Gold Line so we ended up just taking a Deuce back up.

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7. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

BTW there is a sign on the bus warning of a fine if you travel without a ticket. There are at times security on the bus checking tickets.

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8. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

where do you purchase tickets for the goldline. For instance I'd pick it up at MGM to go downtown.

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9. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

I was there last week... Gold Line is much faster than the Deuce.. but has fewer stops..

Some stops the Deuce would drop people off and the driver would yell through an outside speaker that we had to wait for the next one...

When traffic was jammed on friday night, it was actually faster to walk than to take the Deuce.. at least the buses are A/C'd..

Also the Gold Line usually had empty seats, whereas the Deuce was packed to the gills

Like other posters mentioned, problem with the Deuce is that driver has to help people pay and everybody has to swipe their cards and then people never know what side they have to swipe.. so it takes forever at every stop..

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10. Re: Difference between the Deuce and the Gold Line

SueA- There are vending machines at each stop to buy your tickets. The machines accept cash and credit cards. $5 for a 2 hour pass and $7 for a 24 hour pass. There were multiple day passes as well but I don't remember off hand how much they were.