Las Vegas, NV


Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Available for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo


Research indicates that one out of every four rodeo fans utilizes the NFR Shuttle Bus


LAS VEGAS – November 9, 2010 – 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. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 11, 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. 2, the NFR Shuttle will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels.  The hotels include: Excalibur, Sam’s Town, MGM Grand, Hooters Casino Hotel, Tropicana, The Orleans, Las Vegas Hilton, Circus Circus, Golden Nugget, Monte Carlo, Aria, Palace Station, Treasure Island (TI), The Mirage, Wynn, Stratosphere, Gold Coast, Alexis Park, Hard Rock Casino, South Point, and Silverton Lodge.


“Research from our transportation partners indicates that one in every four rodeo fans now utilizes the NFR Shuttle buses,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events.  “Due to the increased traffic and parking congestion at the Thomas & Mack Center, we encourage fans to consider this mode of transportation.  We have seen increases in ridership each year we have offered this service, and we expect that trend to continue again this year.”


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).   There is no shuttle bus service during the actual rodeo performance.


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 and pick-up points are as follows:


Route #1 - Express Shuttle

  • NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show - Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall


Route 2

  • Excalibur – Rear Circle


Route 3

  • Sam’s Town – Atrium/Valet Entrance


Route 4

§        MGM Grand – West Wing Valet Entrance

§        Hooters Casino Hotel – Front Door Valet

§        Tropicana – 5000 Wing below main Entrance


Route 5

  • The Orleans – Valet Entrance


Route 6

  • Las Vegas Hilton – East Entrance Door
  • Circus Circus – Front Door, Las Vegas Blvd. side


Route 7

  • Golden Nugget – Carson Street Tower Entrance


Route 8

  • Monte Carlo – Main Entrance
  • Aria – Tour Bus Lobby Below Main Valet


Route 9

§        Palace Station – East of Main Valet Entrance


Route 10

§        Treasure Island (TI) – SW Curb, Sirens Cove Blvd.

§        The Mirage – North West Valet


Route 11

  • Wynn – South Tower Bus Pickup Loop
  • Stratosphere – Curb Outside Tour & Travel Lobby, West Side of Hotel


Route 12

  • Gold Coast – Valet Entrance


Route 13

  • Alexis Park – Main Entrance
  • Hard Rock Casino – Main Casino Tower Entrance (Harmon)


Route 14

  • South Point – Main Valet Entrance (outside of the Porte-Cochere)
  • Silverton Lodge – Main Valet Entrance


For additional information and specific pick-up times, please visit www.NFRexperience.com.


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About Las Vegas Events

Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city.  Founded in 1983, LVE is funded by hotel room tax.  Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors.  Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 500 events



About the Wrangler NFR

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events.  Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2010 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.