A day after Megabus announced the cancelation of its Phoenix-to-Las Vegas route, competitor FlixBus jumped into the mix with an announcement of its own: $5 fares to Sin City.
The European-based discount bus company will have a 24-hour "flash sale" on Dec. 1, offering $4.99 fares between Phoenix and Las Vegas. That does not include a $2 service fee or tax.
The promotion will run from 12 a.m. to midnight, according to a news release. Fares can be as low as $0.99 each way, the website states, though one-way fares ranged from $9.99-$24.99 looking a week out on the schedule.
FlixBus, coincidentally, launched a Phoenix-to-Vegas route the same month as Megabus (May 2018), which marks six months in the market.
FlixBus offers daily service from Phoenix to Las Vegas. They also have routes to Los Angeles, California; Tucson and Flagstaff. Locally, bus service is operated by Arrow Stage Lines.
Greyhound also offers bus service from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Looking at the next two weeks, one-way fares ranged between $26-$41, according to Greyhound's website.