The countdown is on to the Electric Daisy Carnival which happens later this month May 18th to 20th at the Las Vegas Speedway. If you plan on attending the event on question is always how to get back and forth between your hotel and the event with the big crowds; A very popular option is the shuttles which the EDC provides from various points on and near the Strip as well as Downtown.
There are two categories of shuttles but for this story we will discuss the Standard shuttles which run for $90 plus fees for round trip transportation for the three days of EDC. The shuttles bypass the traffic and take you to a dedicated lot close to the festival and offers security pre-check as well as water and restrooms at every stop as well as a customer service support team available from 7 am to 3 pm seven days a week.
At time of writing this article there are four EDC Standard shuttles available as the fifth one the mid Strip location has already sold out although another location not too far away at the Tropicana on the South Strip is still available. The next closet Standard shuttle stop is at the off Strip RIo and the final option on the Strip is on the North Strip at the MGM Festival Grounds near Circus Circus. The final available option for the Standard shuttle is a Downtown stop near 9th and Fremont, we will cover the Premier shuttle options in another story.
For more information on shuttles check out the EDC 2018 website or call the Las Vegas Shuttle Support Team at (888) 334-4496
If you are heading over to the Thomas & Mack Center from downtown to see the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo you might want to take advantage of the free shuttle offered by the Plaza. The Plaza’s free shuttle runs nightly during the event from 5 pm to 7 pm from the Plaza with returning shuttles between 9 to 10:30pm.
For years if you visited an airport across the United States or many places around the world there was a good chance you would see the blue airport shuttle vans of SuperShuttle. The company didn’t come to Las Vegas until October 30th of last year when they started service from Mc Carran Airport. to mainly the main tourist areas of Las Vegas. SuperShuttle has now announced they have expanded service in Las Vegas to now include Centennial and Providence areas of Northwest Las Vegas as well as the Mountains Edge and Rhodes Ranch in Southwest Las Vegas and also the Spring Valley area. The vans are available twenty four hours a day and you can also earn points or miles for reservations booked online or via mobile on some airlines, check the website for more information. The same airport shuttle companies have been operating at Mc Carren Airport for a long time so the entrance of big company like SuperShuttle and its continued expansion in Las Vegas to increase competition can only be a good thing.
The Downtown Grand offers a complimentary shuttle for its hotel guests to get around Downtown and visit some of the attractions. The hotel offers two lines the blue line starts service at 10:30am and runs about every 30 minutes from the Downtown Grand to the Premium Outlets (north) and then to the Container Park before returning to the property. The blue line service last shuttle leaves at 2:45 and then at 5pm the Orange Line begins service with stops at the same places as well as one stop at the Neon Museum At 6:40pm as well as stopping at the Smith Center For The Performing Arts many times. If no performances are scheduled at the Smith Center then only the 5:00pm service on the blue line will run. For more information on the shuttle service check with the Downtown Grand.
If you want to take the monorail to the Wynn Las Vegas there is not a stop at the Wynn but there is still a way to get there. Take the monorail and get off at the Convention Center station. Then head out to the street in front of the Convention Center called Paradise Road and cross it and on one corner by the Wynn Golf Course is a free shuttle that will take you to the front door of the Wynn.
Updated May 12th 2018:
The Wynn monorail shuttle used to run for free from the Convention monorail station to the front of the Wynn and was busy during times when big conventions were at the Las Vegas Convention Center such as the Consumer Electronics Show other times the shuttles ran mostly empty. The regular service was discontinued years ago the buses still often sit in a parking lot behind Wynn if needed for other duties.