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Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

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Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

What is better for the trip between airport and strip? taxi or hotel bus?

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1. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

most hotels do not offer buses in Vegas; take a cab

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2. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

... or the commercial shuttles.

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3. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

"Better" to me means "fastest and still reasonable cost" which would be a taxi IMO.

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4. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

The Strip is not just a few blocks long. The airport is near the south end. Where will you be staying?

Edited: 23 July 2014, 06:27
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5. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

Some considerations include cost per person, total cost based on the size of your party and the fact that the commercial shuttles stop at many hotels before yours. Each stop requires driving off the strip, down side streets to get to the hotel lobby at the back of the property, drop people and off load their luggage, then driving to get back out on the strip again to the next hotel stop. On our last visit, we arrived during rush hour and our hotel was off the north end of the strip. It took about 1-1/4 hours to get to our hotel meanwhile precious vacation time was ticking away. Mind you it gave us a free tour of the strip. Are you on a budget? How big is your group? Where is your hotel?

We were three in our group. I think the next time we'd take the more expensive taxi and trade off the extra cost to gain more fun time instead of trying to save a bit of money.

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6. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

Always a cab for me! I hate the hassle of a shuttle

Edited: 23 July 2014, 07:48
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7. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

We used shuttles on a few of our first trips staying center-strip and it wasn't too bad. But our last shuttle ride was to Venetian and we stopped E V E R Y W H E R E on the strip before we were dropped off last, an hour and a half after leaving the airport. I was starting to grind my teeth! Since that experience, we've always taken a taxi or occasionally a limo. Vegas time is too precious to spend it captive in a shuttle, while only saving a couple dollars for a couple.

Edited: 23 July 2014, 08:12
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8. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

Yes, the keys to taking the shuttle or not are where you are staying, and how many are in your party. That said, we've done the taxis for years. But then, we also stay toward the north end or west side of the Strip. The shuttles might still be a good option for downtown.

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9. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

On the way home we always take a taxi, so we don't miss our flight. on our way from the airport to our hotel we have done the shuttle service you pay for & the taxi service, never the bus. The taxi wins even though it's more expensive. don't want to waste vacation time on the shuttle. you have to wait for it to fill an it may go to a lot of stops before yours & maybe a few pick ups also.

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10. Re: Airport to strip: taxi or hotel bus?

Me alone, I would take a shuttle. (The casinos would always send a limo for my wife. But if it was me alone, I'd manage on my own!) I was usually in no rush, I do not feel that I have precious vacation time dripping away, and I like talking to the other passengers.

Normally, there are at least three different shuttles, one servicing the South, one the Center and the third, the North. It is not like your shuttle will drop someone off at the Excalibur, another at Harrahs, before getting to you at, for example, the Mirage -- those are all on separate routes.

If there are two or three of you, because the shuttle fare is per person, there is little if any savings by taking a shuttle instead of a taxi. So take the taxi and go direct!