Monday, June 04, 2018

Knott's Berry Farm on the Super Cheap for One Day from Las Vegas

Well, I went to Knott's Berry Farm in June, and this technique worked great!

We got our Megabus tickets leaving Las Vegas at 1 a.m. from the South Strip Transit Terminal. We mostly got $5 tickets, but we did have a couple of $10 tickets because I ended up having to change weekends.

We were dropped off at the same ARTIC Sports Complex and picked up bus 15 from there and paid for a day pass with the Token Transit app. Bus 18 only runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to and from Disneyland, so that was one difference to keep in mind. We walked over to IHOP and ate breakfast and then picked up the bus 18 at 9 a.m. The bus runs every hour from there, and they even stop it in the middle of the day, so that means it picks up at 9, 10, and 11. We were able to get into Knott's Berry Farm before 10 a.m., even though it says it doesn't open until 10. Be sure you purchase your tickets ahead of time on the app or online. We paid $50 on the app versus the $79 price it is at the gate.

The bus stops and picks up down the block from the entrance of Knott's Berry Farm. The bus ride takes about a half an hour, so that means that on the Knott's Berry Farm side, the bus picks up starting at 4:30 p.m., so we could take the one at 8:30 or 9:30 p.m. We chose to get the bus back at 8:30 p.m., just to make sure we got back. We timed the bus trips, and the bus from the ARTIC Complex to Disneyland takes about 15 - 20 min. The bus from Disneyland to Knott's Berry Farm takes about a half an hour. Since we split the morning one up with eating at IHOP, we didn't get a good idea about what time they pick up and drop off.

On the way back, we went from Knott's Berry Farm straight back, and it ended up taking over an hour if you include waiting at Disneyland for bus 15. Bus 15 runs every 20 minutes. So even though we got on the bus at 8:30 at Knott's Berry Farm, we didn't get back at the ARTIC Complex until about 9:40. We watched, and we theoretically could have come back on the 9:30 p.m. bus from Knott's Berry Farm, but it really is cutting it close. There was an Angel's game that night, so traffic wasn't normal. The bus 15 we saw got back about 5 or 10 minutes before the Megabus came and left at 10:50 p.m. So theoretically you could take the 9:30 p.m. bus from Knott's Berry Farm back, but that is cutting it close. The total price of this trip per person was $80.13 plus food and gas to Las Vegas. That included park tickets and bus tickets. So, that's a pretty good price for a day of fun!

Next up, I'm going to go to an LA Rams game. I'll update about that when I go!

Also, Megabus just added routes from Las Vegas to Phoenix for $.99. Yes, ninety-nine cents! I might try that sometime.

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