Between gambling and shows, Vegas can get expensive. But getting around is cheap if you use this complete list of free Las Vegas shuttles.
For more saving on the Strip (and beyond), check out The Ultimate Las Vegas Budget Travel Guide.
I love Las Vegas. There’s so much to do there, so much to see, so much to eat, so many reasons to visit Sin City.
But, all those things add up and Las Vegas can be a very expensive vacation if you’re not careful.
You read Drugstore Divas, though. You’re in the right spot to be careful.
We have this whole post about the Las Vegas free shuttles that are available. It’s updated for 2021, based on all the information we could find when we were there over the summer.
Plus, in addition to the free shuttles Las Vegas offers, we have information about other public transportation and complementary transportation in Las Vegas.
Drugstore Divas has no relationship with these shuttles or bares any responsibility for changes made to them.
Complete List Of Free Las Vegas Shuttles
You can take taxis around Las Vegas, and there are rideshare options as well, but that can get really expensive. So hit up these options instead.
Complementary Las Vegas Shuttles (For everyone)
Downtown Loop Shuttle:
The Downtown Loop is a free shuttle between the following downtown attractions: Bonneville Transit Center, The Arts District, Arts District South, Pawn Plaza, Fremont East Entertainment District, Mob Museum, Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, Symphony Park, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod (formerly known as The Stratosphere), Circa Resort & Casino, and City Hall.
The Downtown Loop’s schedule is as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
- Friday at Saturday: 3 pm to 10 pm
Get a map and more information at the Downtown Loop’s website.
Speaking of downtown, be sure to check out these 10 Must Do Things In Downtown Las Vegas.
Gold Coast to The Orleans to Fashion Show Mall Shuttle:
Gold Coast is off the Strip, so the prices for the hotel are super affordable. This is where we stayed in 2011 and paid less than $35 (plus the resort fee) for a weeknight. But the thing is, since Gold Coast is off the Strip, it’s not an ideal place to stay … unless you take the free shuttle into consideration.
There’s a complementary shuttle that goes from Gold Coast to The Orleans (another casino off the strip) to The Fashion Show Mall.
It used to go to The Linq (which used to be Imperial Palace), which was centrally located on the Strip and a super convenient stop. But now its only stop on the Strip is the Fashion Show Mall.
It’s free, even to non-hotel guests, although you need to be a B Connected member. That’s the casino’s loyalty program, which is free to join.
Though the shuttle is complementary, there is a tip jar located by the driver, which you should use.
The shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes (based on traffic) on the following schedule:
- Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm to 10 pm
- Friday and Saturday: 12 pm to 12 am
You can see more about the shuttle here.
Palace Station to Fashion Show Mall to T Mobile Arena Shuttle:
Palace Station is one of the original casinos that catered to locals (because yes, actual people do live in Las Vegas; it’s not all tourists). If you do happen to stay at Palace Station, which is off the Strip, you can take the free-for-hotel guests shuttle to the Fashion Show Mall to the T Mobile Arena.
The Fashion Show Mall is an actual mall with stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, LUSH, Godiva, and Levi’s. It’s located across the street from Treasure Island. So that’s a great place to stop on the Strip.
The other stop is the T Mobile Arena, where the pickup location is the Park MGM. So, if you’re trying to get to that portion of the Strip, that’s a good drop off spot.
The shuttle runs daily from 10 am to 11 pm. Reservations are not required and hotel guests will have priority if the shuttle is full.
You can find the full schedule on the Palace Station website.
Sam’s Town to Harrah’s Shuttle:
Sam’s Town is 6.5 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip, which is just too far to walk. It’s also too far to stay without a free shuttle. There used to be a Sam’s Town Las Vegas shuttle that went directly to Harrah’s, which is on the Strip between The Linq (formerly Imperial Palace) and The Venetian. Non-hotel guests could ride the shuttle, if room permitted.
The trip took approximately 35 minutes and runs five times daily.
However, as of October 2021, that shuttle is currently not running. When it is back, we will update this section with its hours.
For now, you can continue checking the Sam’s Town website to wait for the shuttle information to return.
Sam’s Town to Downtown Shuttle:
Downtown Vegas is actually where Las Vegas started. Fremont Street is the original strip. There are a bunch of casinos and restaurants there and Downtown Vegas is a fun area to check out. Luckily, you can get there for free with the Sam’s Town shuttle.
The trip takes approximately 25 minutes and runs five times a day.
Like the other shuttle from Sam’s Town, this is free for hotel guests, but non-hotel guests can take it if there’s room.
And, like the other shuttle from Sam’s Town, as of October 2021, this shuttle is currently not running but should be back up soon.
For now, you can continue checking the Sam’s Town website to wait for the shuttle information to return.
Las Vegas Casino Shuttles (Complementary for hotel guests)
I stuck with free Las Vegas hotel shuttles that depart from casinos only for this list. Many of the non-casino hotels, resorts, and timeshares offer shuttles, but including those got the list too overwhelming.
M Resort Spa Casino to Tropicana Shuttle:
The M Resort Spa Casino is located in Hendersonville, which is near Las Vegas but isn’t technically Las Vegas. There are a couple casinos out that way, though. To entice guests, the M Resort Spa Casino runs a shuttle to Tropicana on the Strip (next to MGM Grand and across from Excalibur).
The shuttle runs five times daily and is available for M Resort Spa Casino guests. A room key may need to be shown in order to board the shuttle.
This shuttle seems to be on hold, as of October 2021. Many amenities at the M Resort Spa Casino that were closed due to the state of the world have been opening recently, so we anticipate this will be back soon.
The hotel, which is the official hotel of the Las Vegas Raiders, offers a game day shuttle to Allegiant Stadium for hotel guests only. There is no shuttle back to the hotel, so game attendees need to make other plans for the return trip.
The shuttle to the stadium must be reserved using a hotel confirmation number.
More details on the M Resort hotel website.
Silverton Casino to Aria Resort & Casino Shuttle:
Aria is such a pretty casino. It was less than two years old when I first saw it, and it had that brand new feel to it. So I’ve been there, but never to Silverton. Mostly because it’s off the Strip, so it’s a little inconvenient.
If you choose to stay there, though, you can take the free (for hotel guests) Silverton Casino shuttle to Aria (next to the Cosmopolitan and across from The Shops At Crystals). It runs four times daily.
As of October 2021, this shuttle doesn’t appear to be running. But we’ll update this post as soon as that’s back again.
Complementary Airport Shuttles (For hotel guests)
The following hotels offer free hotel shuttles in Las Vegas between the mentioned Las Vegas hotel and the airport. This service is available for hotel guests (of that hotel) only.
- M Resort Spa & Casino: Available from 7 am to 7 p.m. daily, by reservation only. Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance by emailing [email protected] Details at the M Resort Spa & Casino website.
- Palace Station: The complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and airport runs daily from 6 am to midnight. Reservations are not required. Seating is based on availability and hotel guests have priority. Details are at the Palace Station website.
- Silverton Casino: Reservations for the shuttle, which runs between 7:15 am and 9:45 pm, must be pre-arranged because seating is limited to 4. Get details at the Silverton Casino website.
- South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa: Hotel guests can reserve the complementary shuttle, which runs from 6 am to 9:30 pm, as soon as their flights are booked. Same day reservations are not available. Details are on the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website.
Complementary Las Vegas Shuttle: Frequently Asked Questions
There isn’t a free shuttle from downtown Las Vegas to the Strip anymore.
There was a shuttle from the Downtown Grand Hotel to the Strip and back, but as of 2021, that shuttle is no longer in service.
This information was sent to me directly from the Downtown Grand Hotel itself.
There is the Downtown Loop, which is a shuttle around various locations in Downtown Las Vegas, including Fremont Street.
There aren’t any shuttle from the Strip to Fremont Street, however, the RTC transit bus runs a route from the Strip to Fremont Street.
Other Transportation Options In Las Vegas:
The free Las Vegas shuttles aren’t the only ways of getting around Las Vegas. Check out the other options below.
The bus is a pretty affordable way to get all over Las Vegas. You can purchase a two hour pass for $6 or a 24 hour pass for $8. There are also reduced fare options for certain groups of people.
The bus has multiple routes that go from the Strip to Downtown and more. You can see all the routes on the RTC transit website.
Las Vegas Monorail:
The Las Vegas Monorail runs from Sahara to MGM Grand. Tickets are $5 for a single ride and $13 for a 24 hour pass.
The monorail’s stops are as follows:
- SAHARA Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Convention Center
- Harrah’s/The LINQ
- Flamingo/Caesars Palace
- MGM Grand
You can get more details at the Las Vegas Monorail website.
Lyft and Uber both operate in Las Vegas. You can use either directly from their mobile apps.
Pricing for these apps change quickly, based on availability of drivers among other factors, so you might want to toggle between the two in order to find the best pricing.
Traditional taxis are available in Las Vegas. You can find them outside casinos and the airport in designated areas.
Aria Express Tram:
The free Aria Express Tram runs between the Park MGM, the Crystals shopping mall (which is the Aria stop), and the Bellagio. It runs daily from 8 am to 4 pm.
Mandalay Bay to Excalibur to Luxor Tram:
There’s a free tram that runs between Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, and Luxor. There are actually two stops at Excalibur on the tram. It runs from 11 am to 10:30 pm.
Mirage to Treasure Island Tram:
This complementary tram runs between Mirage and Treasure Island from 7 am to 2 am daily.
Planning a Las Vegas trip?
If you’re planning a Las Vegas visit, be sure to check out our other posts to help you fill your itinerary.
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- Guide To Visiting The Neon Museum Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Packing List
- 5+ Reasons To Stay At Excalibur Las Vegas
- Tournament Of Kings (Las Vegas) Review
- Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat Review
- Shark Reef Aquarium At Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Review
Have you taken any of the shuttles on our Complete List Of Free Las Vegas Shuttles?