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Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Available for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Rodeo fans looking for transportation to and from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will have the option to utilize the complimentary shuttle bus service – the Teton Ridge NFR Express – 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 at The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This one-way route will run from the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.

Also beginning on Dec. 2, the Teton Ridge NFR Express will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now fourteen routes, covering 24 hotel properties.

“The Teton Ridge NFR Express continues to be the most efficient means to get to the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “In addition to the routes that service our hotel partners, there is a one-way shuttle that allows fans to move from The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas to the arena. Due to increased traffic and parking congestion in around the Thomas & Mack Center, and the early start time, we encourage fans to consider this complimentary mode of transportation.”

In 2021, all Wrangler NFR performances begin at 5:45 p.m. (PT). NFR Express will begin pick-ups at 4 p.m. (PT) and include return service until 9:45 p.m. (PT). There is no shuttle bus service during the actual rodeo performance from 6 p.m. through 8:15 pm.

Rodeo fans are urged to utilize the Teton Ridge NFR Express for round-trip transportation. In addition, fans are asked to allow approximately 15 minutes for traffic conditions from each hotel pick-up point. The Teton Ridge NFR Express routes and pick-up points are as follows:

Route 1 – One-Way Express Shuttle
Cowboy Christmas – Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls (East Entrance)

Route 2
MGM Grand – West wing entrance

Route 3
Sam’s Town – Rear entrance (behind the food court)

Route 4
Mandalay Bay – Shark Reef entrance
Tropicana – North entrance

Route 5
Resorts World – Rideshare Lot at south entrance
Westgate – North Tower entrance

Route 6
New York-New York – Main entrance
The Orleans – Valet entrance

Route 7
Gold Coast – Valet entrance
Rio – Rotunda entrance

Route 8
The D – Main entrance
Golden Nugget – Carson Tower entrance

Route 9
Downtown Grand – Entrance at 3rd St. and Ogden Ave.
The Plaza – The Plaza Welcome Sign – Main St. and Carson Ave.

Route 10
Caesars Palace – Tour bus area (Under Planet Hollywood sign)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Main entrance (north wall)

Route 11
The Mirage – North valet entrance
Treasure Island (TI) – Bus loading zone, near the South Side Valet

Route 12
Flamingo – Tour bus area
Harrah’s – Bus tour lobby

Route 13
Planet Hollywood – Tour bus depot
Virgin Las Vegas – Main entrance

Route 14
Silverton – Main entrance
South Point – Main entrance

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