The Deuce… the Double Decker buses you see going up and down The Strip were first introduced as an inexpensive alternative to taxi cabs and monorails in 2007 and have grown to over 80 buses since then. On November 7, 2010, it was rebranded to be known as the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX). Back then the fare debuted at $2 but has since gone up to $6 for 2 hours and $8 for 24 hours.
I welcomed this simple straight line approach to traveling The Strip. I been traveling to Vegas since I 1979 and have come to conventions and business trips on a frequent basis since the mid 1990’s. Taxi cabs or rental cars were pretty much the only way you were traveling with any efficiency back then. The Deuce follows a nice straight line from from the South end of The Strip’s Premium Outlet Mall and end’s at the North End of the Strip’s Premium Outlet Mall. In between you can hop on and hop off at Town Square Mall (a Sin City IQ Favorite), Mandalay Bay all the Major Hotels and Resorts, and Fremont Street. Download The Duece scheduled stop Map here.
- The Duece on The Strip runs 24/7
- It holds 27 people on the lower deck and 57 people on the upper deck
- If you board on either end of The Strip you will most likely get a seat
- If you try to board in the middle of Strip you may find one or two pass you by
- You can buy a pass online before you leave if you plan ahead at: Deuce Bus Pass
- If you suck at planning ahead you can still buy at one of the many TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines) Insert bills, coins or a Visa/Mastercard credit/debit card. The TVM will accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.
- If you don’t see a TVM any where you can usually buy one at a 7-Eleven Store or any of these locations
- Sin City IQ Tip: Buy the 3 day pass for $20 bucks and you can ride up and down The Strip whenever you want for 3 days from the time you buy or activate your pass. We think it’s a great deal especially if your drinking.
If you your ride leaves with out you, you don’t have money for a cab or just don’t feel like spending that much money going to the airport, you can catch a ride on RTC and get to the airport for your flight on the Strip & Downtown Express by going to the South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT) and riding Route 109 straight there.