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Old 03-31-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a bus service that does direct transportation from Phoenix to Las Vegas? Greyhound's shortest route is 8H. Looks like direct would be closer to 5H which is manageable.

Anyone?

 
Old 03-31-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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We have never made it to LV from the Phoenix area in less than 6 hours, so the bus is probably direct and stops at a restaurant along the way. Eight hours on a bus sounds about right to me.

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Old 03-31-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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Well it's only 295 miles so 6 hours seems like a stretch. At 70 MPH that.s 4.25 hours.

BTW the 8 hr route has 6 or 7 stops.

I guess I'l fly although I can't believe there isn't a daily shuttle to Vegas from Phoenix.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 12:41 AM
 
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Well it's only 295 miles so 6 hours seems like a stretch. At 70 MPH that.s 4.25 hours.

BTW the 8 hr route has 6 or 7 stops.

I guess I'l fly although I can't believe there isn't a daily shuttle to Vegas from Phoenix.
Much of it depends on which part of the valley one is coming from. We usually can do it in a solid 4 hours, but we are coming from the North valley.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Well it's only 295 miles so 6 hours seems like a stretch. At 70 MPH that.s 4.25 hours.
You cannot do 70 mph for the whole route. AND, in a bus, there are some sections of the road that are going uphill - again, no way to do the speed you note.

The Bus stops in Wickenburg and Kingman. I would not want a bus driver doing ANY trip like Phx to LV non-stop anyway. Safety reasons - every driver needs a break

The normal car drive (which I do regularly) is 5 1/2 hours.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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We always are coming out of the far NE part of Scottsdale about 10 miles east of Cave Creek, so that does add another 30 minutes by the time we get to the highway to Wickenburg.

I still think 8 hours via bus is about right.

altus2006
 
Old 04-01-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Default Charter Buses

We drive to Laughlin and Las Vegas several times a year and see several charter buses on the road to Las Vegas (and Laughlin) all the time. We took the Flamingo's charter bus to Laughlin a few years ago, and it was a pretty good experience. We signed up through the Flamingo (now Aquarius). They have several pick-up sites here in the Valley. Maybe the Flamingo in Vegas has the same sort of thing. It was like $35/$40 round trip, and that included the room. We went Friday and came back Sunday. They also had mid-week trips. Have you checked the travel section of the newspaper yet?
 
Old 01-01-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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I've made it back from Vegas in 3 hours 45 minutes before, though I wasn't exactly going at legal speeds.

Normally it's about 4.5 hours from here in NW Phoenix thought a lot depends on how long it takes you to get through Hoover Dam. Once they open up the bridge, it will be much smoother through. If you live in the east valley, you can tack on another 45 minutes to that.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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4.5 hours
5.5 hours
6 hours
even 8 hours...

Not a huge deference

Whats the rush?? Enjoy the trip and get there in one piece (including others on the road)
If you need to be there for an appointment, plan ahead and leave earlier.

Vegas doesn't close.... You wont miss out on any fun!!

Good Luck!
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Flamingo?exactly what flalmingo?I appreciate your help im not from here meantime Ill check the newspaper thankyou
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