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 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. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 10, 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. 1, the NFR Express will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now fourteen routes, covering 24 hotel properties.
“The 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 and around the Thomas & Mack Center, we encourage fans to consider this complimentary mode of transportation.”
In 2022, 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 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 NFR Express routes and pick-up points are as follows:
Route 1 – One-Way Express Shuttle
The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas – Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls (East Entrance)
MGM Grand – Northeast corner of Guest Parking garage
Tropicana – North entrance
Sam’s Town – Rear entrance (behind the food court)
Mandalay Bay – Shark Reef entrance
New York-New York – Main entrance
Resorts World – Rideshare Lot adjacent to Main Entrance
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – Main entrance
The Orleans – Valet entrance
Gold Coast – Valet entrance
Palms – Front entrance
Rio – Convention Center Circle Drive
Golden Nugget – Carson Tower entrance
Plaza – Welcome Sign (Main St. & Carson Ave.)
The D – Valet entrance
Downtown Grand – Valet entrance
Caesars Palace – Colosseum group pick up
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Bus area at main entrance
The Mirage – North valet entrance
Treasure Island (TI) – Bus loading zone, near the South Valet
Sahara Las Vegas – Paradise entrance
Westgate – North Tower entrance
Harrah’s – Bus depot (adjacent to valet)
Planet Hollywood – Bus depot (adjacent to valet)
South Point – Main entrance
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