Trip to Strip is an on-demand service that takes you where you want to go along the Las Vegas Strip and key places of interest without any surge pricing! Just download the Trip to Strip app, request a ride for up to 11 passengers and go where you want, when you want, in style.
Book a trip and a premium van will pick you up, and take you to your destination.
Trip to Strip is a service of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and powered by Via.
It’s innovative, it’s affordable, and it fits up to 11 passengers! The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) celebrated the official launch of its on-demand rideshare service, Trip to Strip, in true Vegas fashion.
“Services like Trip to Strip help make travel easier for the tens of millions of visitors we welcome annually, as well as locals enjoying a night out or staycation,” said Las Vegas Mayor and RTC Board Member Carolyn Goodman. “More importantly, it positions Las Vegas on the cutting edge of innovative, viable and affordable transportation alternatives.”
Local leaders and celebrities joined a crowd of attendees at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the festivities on Tuesday, June 25. Among the crowd were Terry Fator, Chippendales, former Las Vegas Mayor and brand ambassador Oscar Goodman and his Vegas showgirls, and “O” by Cirque du Soleil performers. Speakers included Mayor Carolyn Goodman, RTC Chairman Larry Brown, Las Vegas Convention Center CEO Steve Hill and Keolis Western Regions VP of Operations Francis Julien.
“The sustainability of the RTC is contingent upon being progressive, being out in front of technology change and taking chances,” said Chairman Brown. “There’s risk involved but unless we’re willing to take that chance, then we will find ourselves so far behind the eight ball on mobility that we won’t recover.”
The rideshare service has become increasingly popular since its soft launch in May, expanding services from the Strip to downtown Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport and the M Resort. It’s gained national attention for being the largest public agency-led microtransit program of its kind in the country.
“This is one that I’m particularly proud of. I do think it’s the future of public transit,” said Tina Quigley, RTC CEO. “We owe it to our community, to our constituents, to our resorts, to our visitors, to at least play around with piloting and demonstrating all kinds of different technologies in transportation.”
Pickups and drop-offs are at the nearest RTC fixed route or paratransit stops, most of which are located near property entrances, and the zero level of McCarran International Airport. The shuttles are spacious with a limousine-style interior. The Trip to Strip app is easy to use, and there’s no surge pricing, ever.
It’s the Fourth of July holiday. You’re in Las Vegas with your friends and you want to do all the “traditional” stuff to celebrate America’s birthday. Be sure to check out:
1. Relax Poolside. Why? Because it’s always hotter than a firecracker here on the 4th. Where? How about the Flamingo GO Pool?
2. Grab a Burger. Not just any burger; after all, this is Las Vegas. Check out Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
3. Cool off with ice cream. We all scream for ice cream. Try it at espressamente illy in the Palazzo Hotel, but go easy on the screaming.
4. Watch Fireworks. They’re everywhere on the 4th but how about from the rooftop pool at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in the heart of downtown Las Vegas?
5. Get around town without breaking the bank. To get to all of these places and save money, small groups of up to 11 passengers can take the new rideshare service, Trip to Strip, from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). Ride in style with a limousine-like interior and never pay surge pricing. The service is available 24/7, and the app is free in the Apple and Google Play stores. Save even more: New users can receive 15 percent off their first ride with the promo code “FIRSTRIDE.”
Trip to Strip is available on Apple Store and Google Play.
Use the app to create your account. If this is your first time using the Trip to Strip app, you may need to create an account. If you’ve used the app before and already have login details, enter them to log in. Otherwise, create a free account and make sure to enter your mobile phone number so you can receive text alerts when your ride is on the way. Be sure to enter your credit card information so you can pay for your ride using the app.
Tap the “+” or “-” icons to adjust your passenger count accordingly.
The Trip to Strip mobile app will help you pick the nearest pickup location and will display the approximate wait time.
When you are at your starting point, click “Set Pickup” at the bottom of the screen. The default pick-up is your GPS location; however, you can select other locations by tapping inside the “Requested Pickup” field at the top of the screen.
Select your destination, or drop-off location, by tapping inside the “Requested Dropoff” field at the top of the screen. Select your destination and click “Set Dropoff” at the bottom of the screen. You must choose locations within your selected service’s region in order to set up your on-demand ride.
When your ride settings are finished, tap “Book This Ride” at the bottom of the screen. This will submit your ride request to the agency. When your ride is approved, you will see an estimated pickup time and you will receive a text notification if you provided your mobile number during your account sign up.
Customer pickup locations include RTC bus stops and designated RTC paratransit stops. Trip to Strip drivers will make every attempt to pick up customers near their location and get customers as close as possible to their final destination, but customers may be required to walk a short distance after being dropped off.
Customers can book a ride with Trip to Strip at any hour on any day. Trip to Strip operates 24/7.
Trip to Strip is a shared-ride service. Other customers may be picked up and dropped off during your ride.
Trip to Strip is a pilot program with a service area that includes the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport, and expands north to downtown Las Vegas and as far south as the M Resort. Your starting and ending points must be within this service area below. Customer pickup locations include RTC bus stops and designated RTC paratransit stops.