Please see the list of frequently asked questions (below) for additional details on the NFR Express Shuttle Bus Service.
Q: Do you have wheelchair-capable buses?
Throughout the ten days of the NFR, we operate several ADA-compliant shuttle buses. If you require this accommodation, simply notify the on-site transportation supervisor at your hotel and he/she will arrange to have one of these buses available, as soon as possible.
Q: Do you allow drinks on the shuttle buses?
Beverages are permitted onboard the shuttle buses as long as they are contained in plastic bottles or cups. Aluminum bottles are permitted and wide mouth cups are permitted as long as they have lids. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted onboard the shuttle buses.
Q: How often do the buses leave from each hotel?
The shuttle bus departure frequency varies from the host hotel to host hotel. Most shuttles will depart every 15 minutes or when the buses are full. There are some hotel departures that will be based on anticipated ridership volume. In cases where anticipated ridership volume determines the schedule, the shuttle buses will leave between every 30 to 60 minutes. All hotels will have a GPTLS Ambassador located at the bus pickup location. If unsure of the schedule for your host hotel, please feel free to ask the Ambassador and he/she will be happy to provide you with the best on-site schedule information available for your hotel. Please note that The Wrangler NFR starts each night at 6:45 pm PT.
Q: If I leave my car at Cowboy Christmas, will the shuttle bus return me to that location, after the rodeo performance?
The Cowboy Christmas shuttle location is one way to the Thomas & Mack Center ONLY and at no time does it return/drop-off at Cowboy Christmas.
Q: Do you have space for child strollers?
Yes. Please fold the stroller and give it to the driver when you board the bus. The stroller will be placed in one of the under-bus compartments. Be sure to ask the driver for your stroller when you arrive at your destination.
Q: What time does the last shuttle bus leave the Thomas & Mack Center at the end of the rodeo performance?
From December 5 – 14, 2019 the last buses will leave the Thomas & Mack Center at 10:30 p.m.
*All schedules are subject to change.
Q: I am not staying at an official host hotel. Can I still ride the shuttle bus?
Yes. However, the shuttle buses will only stop at official host hotels. You may take a shuttle bus to a host hotel closest to where you are staying.
Q: Do I need a ticket to ride the shuttle bus?
No. The NFR Express shuttle service is provided to all attendees free of charge.
Q: Where do I go to find items I may have left/lost on a shuttle bus?
All items found on a shuttle bus are immediately turned over to the Lost & Found department at the Thomas & Mack Center. Please go to the Lost & Found to search for your lost items.
Q: How do I return to my hotel if I decide to leave the Thomas & Mack Center after the shuttle buses have finished for the evening?
Fans can choose to use LYFT, Uber, or taxicabs available at the front of the Thomas & Mack Center to take you to your destination of choice.