Frequently Asked Questions
Talladega Shuttle Transportation - FAQ
Q: What time do you leave the hotel?
A:Shuttle Schedule Info: Each bus has a DegaRooms.com shuttle host who will greet you, check your name off the manifest and ensure your trip to and from the track runs smoothly. We typically have a police escort into the track and a good parking spot close to the track. The bus you ride out on is the same you will ride back on. We leave early enough to get you there to enjoy your pit passes and all the great hospitality of Talladega Superspeedway - for a 1pm race we typically leave hotels about 7am and our schedule is set about 30 days prior to the race once the on-track schedule is confirmed.
Departures from Hotels: Buses depart select hotel lobbies/front entrances, but don't miss the bus, we depart each hotel one time only. Once you purchase your tickets you will receive a receipt via email. No ticket is required to board. DegaRooms.com shuttle hosts will greet you and assist in boarding the busses and coordinating your transportation to/from Talladega. You may bring your cooler and store it under the bus, and each bus is restroom equipped.
Return Trip from Track to Hotels: Your bus departs approx. 30-45 minutes after the checkered flag. Board the bus for the return trip where you can re-live all the race action with friends (or take a nap). Sit back and relax, and we’ll get you back to the hotel.
Q: Can I get the bus if I’m not booking a hotel through DegaRooms.com?
A: Sorry, right now we are just running from select hotels and you haveto book your hotel through DegaRooms.com to add on the shuttle. For every room you book you can purchase up to 4 shuttle tickets.
Q. What does it cost and do I pay now?
A. Shuttle prices are listed on this site and we typically have a discount for early booking. They are priced per person round trip and must be booked separately from your hotel reservation on our transportation page. Click here to book your shuttle.
Q: What if it rains?
A: We’ll still leave the hotel at the scheduled time under the assumption that racing will take place as soon as the big guy upstairs gets he message he needs to hold up the rain. You are welcome to wait on the bus to take shelter. If the race is called at some point your race tickets are good the day the race resumes, but unfortunately we won’t run the buses for that race day (since many folks have to go back home to work). You’ll still have had a heck of a day at Talladega. Just to show you we want you back rain or shine we’ll give you a $5 coupon on your next Talladega Shuttle.
Q: What if I miss the bus at the hotel?
A: Please don’t! We only leave the hotels one time so if you miss the bus transportation (and refunds) cannot be provided.
Q: Can I get a ride back from the track if I get a ride out with friends?
A: Only if you can find the bus! Seriously, if you really want to give that a try we’ll do our best to help you hook up with the driver at the track but it is way better to ride both ways since you are paying for it anyway right? We can't guarantee you can find the bus for a ride back.
Q: Can I leave my cooler on the bus?
A: Yes, the driver can lock everything under or on the bus but we aren’t responsible for the items. Alcohol cannot be consumed on the bus.