Rodeo fans looking for transportation to and from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) will have the option to utilize complimentary shuttle bus service with routes from the Las Vegas Convention Center and NFR official host hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown to the Thomas & Mack Center.
From Thursday, Dec. 4 through the Saturday, Dec. 13, shuttle buses will pick up in front of the NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This “One Way Only” route will serve as the Rodeo Express Shuttle and will run from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.
Also beginning on Dec. 4, the NFR Shuttle will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR official host hotels. The hotels include: Excalibur, MGM Grand, Hooters, Imperial Palace, The Mirage, Treasure Island (TI), Hilton, Circus-Circus, Sam’s Town, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Silverton, South Point, Las Vegas Club, Plaza, Fitzgeralds, Four Queens, Golden Nugget and Palace Station.
“In order to decrease traffic and parking congestion at the Thomas & Mack Center, we are urging fans to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle bus service,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “Each year, we have seen an increase in ridership on the NFR Shuttle buses, and we have again provided this complimentary service to accommodate rodeo fans who choose this mode of transportation.”
The weekday performances of the Wrangler NFR begin at 6:45 p.m. (PT). For those performances, the NFR Shuttle buses will begin pick ups at 5 p.m. (PT) and include return service until 10:30 p.m. (PT). The weekend performances of the Wrangler NFR begin at 5:45 p.m. (PT). For those performances, the NFR Shuttle buses will commence pick ups at 4 p.m. (PT), with return service to the hotels until 9:30 p.m. (PT).
Rodeo fans are urged to utilize the NFR Shuttle buses for round-trip transportation. In addition, fans are asked to allow approximately 15 minutes for traffic conditions from each hotel pick-up point. The NFR Shuttle routes include the following:
Route #1 – Express Shuttle
§ NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show – Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall
Excalibur – Rear circle MGM Grand – West wing lobby Hooter’s Hotel – Front door valet
Imperial Palace – Bus depot at rear of hotel
Treasure Island (TI) – SW Curb, Buccaneer Bay Mirage – North valet door
Hilton – East entrance Circus-Circus – Front entrance
Sam’s Town – Atrium Entrance, Valet
Gold Coast – Valet entrance
Orleans – Valet entrance
Silverton Lodge – Front entrance The South Point – Front entrance
Las Vegas Club – Plaza Hotel front door curb Plaza – Front door curb Fitzgerald’s – Carson St. between 3rd & 4th Streets
Four Queens – 3rd Street front lobby entrance Golden Nugget – South Tower 1st Street entrance
Palace Station – Front of main building, west of entrance