Las Vegas Hop on Hop off Bus Tours

Hop on the Las Vegas sightseeing bus to explore the city in detail and enjoy the light show at night that has made it world famous!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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Las Vegas Hop on Hop off Bus Tours

Sunset in Las Vegas | ©Matthias Mullie

Known as "Sin City", Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, big shows and neon lights - a theme park for adults!

You've probably seen its streets so many times in the movies that you think you know the city, but behind all the glitz and gambling of Las Vegas there are still things that go unnoticed by the tourist. With a sightseeing bus tour you won't miss anything!

1. Tourist bus route by day

Sightseeing bus tour through the streets of Las Vegas| ©Tomás Del Coro
Sightseeing bus tour through the streets of Las Vegas| ©Tomás Del Coro

Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada and is full of tourist attractions.

If you are looking for a fast and comfortable way to get around, the tourist bus is the best option. This way you can visit Las Vegas in a short time and spend the rest of your trip doing other activities such as going to the casinos, a musical, sightseeing or even getting married.

Unlike the regular buses where you usually buy a ticket that allows you to make a single trip in which you choose the stop where you get off, in Las Vegas tour buses you usually pay for the days of use, which entitles you to use the ticket as many times as you want during the time you choose.

In addition, usually these tour buses make different routes that cover different points of interest in Las Vegas and usually go through the Strip, Fremont Street and the center of the city.

Each route in its entirety has a specific duration but the good thing about the Hop-on Hop-off system is that you can devise your own itinerary around Las Vegas, getting off at the stop of the route you want to explore an area in depth to later get back on the tour bus and continue the route around the city to finish it.

Not only can you use it as a means of transportation but another advantage of the tour bus in Las Vegas is that it has the service of live tour guide in English, so you can learn the history of the sites you see from the panoramic bus without leaving your seat and with all the comforts.

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2. Tourist bus route at night

Night Tour Bus| ©Rian Castillo
Night Tour Bus| ©Rian Castillo

Las Vegas never sleeps. If in the morning the city is amazing and vibrant, at night it is exciting and magical.

Watching the lights and neon signs that adorn the streets slowly light up as the sun goes down is an amazing experience and a must-do during a trip to Las Vegas. Enjoying the Strip and downtown lit up is one of the most beautiful memories you will take away from your stay.

Unlike Hop-on Hop-off tour buses, Las Vegas night tours are not meant to be hopped on and off at any part of the tour and used as a means of transportation to get around, but to enjoy the illuminated city sitting comfortably on a bus with panoramic views and equipped with all the amenities.

It is a good option to do during your first night in Las Vegas as a first contact with the city, if you have little time to visit it but do not want to miss the night landscape of glowing lights that have made it famous around the world.

In addition, during the tour you can listen to the live commentary of an English-speaking guide who will inform you about the tourist attractions you are seeing, which is very interesting if after the tour you want to visit these places in more detail and knowing a little of its history.

To make a night tour of Las Vegas you can either book one as such (standard or adults) or book one that combines the day pass with the night pass, which will give you access to several routes available to see both sides of the city.

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How much does the Las Vegas sightseeing bus cost?

Las Vegas entrance sign| ©Sung Shin
Las Vegas entrance sign| ©Sung Shin

The price of the Las Vegas sightseeing bus ticket depends on the number of days you choose as well as the routes included in the pass. That is, the fewer days and fewer routes the ticket includes, the cheaper it will be.

If, on the other hand, the pass lasts several days and includes both the daytime route and the night tour, the price will be a little higher as well as if the Las Vegas night bus tour includes other entertainment.

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How to book a ticket for the Las Vegas sightseeing bus?

Aerial view of Las Vegas| ©Sung Shin
Aerial view of Las Vegas| ©Sung Shin

You can book your ticket for the Las Vegas sightseeing bus online and in advance of your travel date. Upon completion of your reservation you will receive a voucher that you can redeem for your pass at any of the tour bus stops along the route.

How does the tour bus service work?

The Venetian Resort| ©Tobias Smietana
The Venetian Resort| ©Tobias Smietana

You can select between a standard or premium single or multi-day pass for the non-stop route or a standard or adult day pass for the night tour. Usage time will start counting from the first time you redeem.

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Which is better, taking the bus tour during the day or at night?

The Belagio Fountains at Night Show| ©Nick Fewings
The Belagio Fountains at Night Show| ©Nick Fewings

Las Vegas at night is a sight to see. Its nightlife and the twinkling lights that adorn the city and have made it worldwide is something you should not miss. You will have a great time during the visit contemplating Las Vegas in all its splendor and taking some of the best pictures of your trip!

My recommendation is that you purchase a pass that allows you to combine the night and day tour by tour bus as you will have the opportunity to see both sides of the city at different times of the day as well as the possibility of using the bus as a means of transportation to get around.

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Tourist bus route and main stops in Las Vegas

New York Hotel and Casino| ©Pouyan Nahed
New York Hotel and Casino| ©Pouyan Nahed

Usually, the night tour takes a tour of downtown and the Strip to see the major casinos, wedding chapels, neon signs, fountains and historical landmarks. You can also visit other sites such as Fremont Street and its famous sound and light show.

Main attractions of the Red Route

Regarding the sightseeing bus tour with free stops, the main attractions of the Red Route are:

  • Circus Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park
  • Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
  • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
  • Casino at Treasure Island
  • Mirage Volcano
  • Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
  • Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
  • Fountains of Bellagio
  • Casino at Bellagio
  • The Cosmopolitan Casino
  • Casino at Aria Resort
  • Park MGM Las Vegas
  • T-Mobile Arena
  • Casino at New York - New York
  • Casino at Excalibur
  • Casino at Luxor Las Vegas
  • Casino at Mandalay Bay
  • Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
  • Casino at the Tropicana Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Arena
  • Casino at the MGM Grand
  • Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas
  • Paris Las Vegas
  • Bally's
  • Casino at the Flamingo Las Vegas
  • High Roller / The LINQ Promenade
  • Carnaval Court at Harrah's
  • The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort
  • Casino At The Venetian
  • Palazzo Resort Casino
  • Wynn Las Vegas Casino
  • Encore Beach Club
  • Casino at Encore
  • M&M'S World Las Vegas
  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

Top Red Route Stops

Red Route Day Tour Stops:

  • 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd - Stop 1: MGM Grand (outside the American Eagle store)
  • High Roller - Stop 2: High Roller / LINQ Promenade (valet parking underneath the High Roller)
  • SAHARA Las Vegas - Stop 3 - Sahara Las Vegas (main entrance)
  • ReBAR - Stop 4:
  • Arts and Antiques District (across from Rebar)
  • The Mob Museum - Stop 5 - Mob Museum
  • Stratosphere Las Vegas - Stop 6 - The Stratocaster
  • Siren's Cove Boulevard - Stop 7 - Treasure Island
  • Excalibur Hotel and Casino - Stop 8 - Excalibur Hotel (corner Luxor Dr and W.
  • Reno Ave)
  • 5191 S Las Vegas Blvd - Stop 9 - Welcome to Las Vegas Fabulous Sign (Harley Davidson Front Parking Lot)

Is it worth it to ride the Las Vegas tour bus?

MGM Grand| ©Reinhard Link
MGM Grand| ©Reinhard Link

Absolutely. It is the most convenient way to get to know Las Vegas if it is your first time there or if you don't have a lot of time. You will see many places of interest and listening to the guide's comments you will learn a lot about the city.

In addition, you have several different passes to choose from to discover Las Vegas at night or explore the city freely using the tourist bus as a means of transportation, getting on and off at the stops that are distributed along the route. In short, it is very useful, comfortable and super entertaining!

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How long does the tour bus tour last?

Las Vegas Strip| ©David Vives
Las Vegas Strip| ©David Vives

Each complete route has a set duration. Doing the full free-stop route can take 2 hours and 30 minutes while the night tours usually last around 3 hours.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do Hop-on Hop-off bus tours work?

    Most Hop-on Hop-off tours operate on a pre-defined route, which is run constantly with stops at set times, allowing you to hop on and off whenever you feel like it. The advantage of this is that you can tour the city for as long as you like, and you can use the buses as a form of public transport.

  • How many different Hop-on Hop-off tours are there?

    There are quite a few Hop-on Hop-off tours available in Las Vegas, but the most popular and highest rated are those of Big Bus Tours, Las Vegas' premier tour bus provider.

  • Why should I choose the night option over the classic option?

    Choosing the night tour instead of the day Hop-on Hop-off tour depends on how much you want to see at night. You can select the night option next to the classic option, but you will not be able to do the night walking tour, which is the main advantage of the night option.