I am looking for the cheapest way of traveling between New York and Las Vegas by public transport.I want to celebrate Christmas in Las Vegas this year.I can travel in trains, buses or any other easiest and cheapest way because an airplane ticket will be very costly for me.

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    Airplane will be cheaper than any other mode of transport if you buy in advance. – JonathanReez Nov 14 at 15:42
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    It can be as little as $300 round trip if you book right now. Buses and trains will be way more expensive or will take a crazy amount of time. Or both. Probably both. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Nov 14 at 15:46
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    For concrete prices, do your own searches. We are not a travel agency. – Henning Makholm Nov 14 at 15:51
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    Looks like minimum $280 and it'll take 85 hours with two transfers. But I picked random dates around Christmas which may not suit. Look on Amtrak and Greyhound websites. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Nov 14 at 15:51
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    @MuhammadTahseenurRehman You ask several times for prices, but the tools we have at our disposal for checking them are exactly the same ones that you have. We are not a travel agency here to suggest possible itineraries. Moreover, the total cost of a trip is not merely its fare, but all the ancillary costs— maybe you could hitchhike for free, but it would take you five days and cost five days' worth of meals, lodging, and foregone income and visiting time. Please edit your post to address these issues. The help center will offer additional guidance. – choster Nov 14 at 16:39
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Here is a link to a good site that compares costs and times of different modes of travel between different places. It doesn't always know about every single special offer, but it's very good at giving a general view of pricing and time.

As you can see, in your case (and not considering dates)

  • You can fly for around $200 taking 8 hours
  • You can take train and bus for around $500 taking 2 days
  • You can take the bus for around $350, taking 2 days
  • In addition it's worth looking at what companies/airlines it suggests and then going directly to their websites to investigate further. For example, the train+bus route is discounted 25% for the holidays if you book directly with Amtrak. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Nov 14 at 15:57

While a cross-country Amtrak trip is on my bucket list, taking a train is not going to be your cheapest travel option, in terms of time and money. The train is going to take literal days each way, and is going to cost a few hundred. If you then add on the cost of meals on the train, you're looking at another hundred. I'm sure a bus is going to be about the same, but it will be extremely uncomfortable and miserable.

In this current economy, and with your itinerary, flying is going to be your cheapest option. If you want prices and specifics you can try that really cool website @DJClayworth linked, or flights.google.com for flight prices and whatnot.

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