LAUGHLIN ON THE BUS
There are some cheap day trips to Laughlin, but if you want to go longer you need to rent a car or take the River City Shuttle which is a bit over a hundred dollars round trip. Going solo for a week I could save the cost of this ride in cheaper hotel rates. Also, almost half of that expense is gas. Going with more than one person it makes sense to rent a car.
At Terribles is the only place you can board the shuttle to Laughlin other than those one day almost free trips. River City Shuttle is the name of the company.
This past trip I returned from Laughlin to Terribles and then rolled my bags down to the Tuscany where I had found $20 nights with wi fi in common areas and a laundromat. No car, but I'm staying in Laughlin and off strip without cab fare.
Here is a link discussing how to go to Laughlin
Here are links to my Laughlin trip reports: