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Friday, January 20, 2012

Combining free shuttles with buses

Here is a great site that is constantly updated. I was happy to see that today they finally got the new free shuttle from the airport to Sam's Town which has been missing for a while.

One advantage is that there are great maps that can be printed out and taken along for reference especially since timing is often crucial unless you want to wait a couple hours. Boyd shuttles don't run early in the morning.
Another is that they make as clear as possible when a shuttle is just for hotel guests and when it is not, even when one that says it is for hotel guests will more than likely accomodate others.

Combining free shuttles with city buses can give you a great deal of mobility and save money and crowds or set up routes that allow you to see casinos that you might not see. For example, I might leave the Flamingo/LV corner, head out to the Orleans for an afternoon buffet or perhaps some senior citizen play and then take the 201 to the strip at Tropicana/Lvb for a show at the V theater.
Somepeople combine the Sam's Town shuttle to get from downtown to the strip. They can ntake the free shuttle to Sam's, spend a bit of time (say at the Toast of the Town free Thursday show) and then take the free shuttle to Harrah's. But they can also take the new Boulder buses to Sam's or back from downtown, or take a Flamingo 202 bus to Sam's from the strip or back. This gives more flexibility in time.
Or suppose you take the Boyd (no longer Coast) shuttle to the strip from the Gold Coast or vice versa and stay until 1AM. The shuttle is no longer running, but with a good schedule from the RTC on when the 202 is running, you have flexibillity without depending on the cabs.


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