Getting around Las Vegas
There are several options for getting around Las Vegas. The city is not particularly extensive, and walking along the Strip could be a good choice. Taxis, monorails, buses, are excellent solutions for medium-range distances.
GETTING AROUND LAS VEGAS ON FOOT
The distances between the casinos, hotels and resorts are such that you can think of moving easily on foot. In this case, some premises are necessary. First of all, concerning distances. Everything in Las Vegas is mammoth and often you don’t realize the actual distances from one point to another. Especially looking into the distance. As a result, we find ourselves walking for over half an hour, without realizing it.
The climate is a factor that should not be underestimated. Avoid running during peak hours, especially in summer, when temperatures easily reach 40 °.
The monorail is a very convenient means of transport for getting around Las Vegas along the Strip. A surface vehicle that connects the major hotel-casinos on the Strip. Clean, fast, and efficient, with a total of 7 stations, and departures every 4 and 8 minutes. Forget about traffic and parking problems.
The monorail is active every day, on Mondays from 07:00 to midnight; from Tuesday to Thursday, from 07:00 to 02:00; from Friday to Sunday, from 07:00 to 03:00 at night.
The ticket for a single journey costs $ 5.00 per person. With the 1 DAY PASS, you can use the Monorail for unlimited rides during the day; costs $13.00 per person. 2 or more days of PASS are also available. Prices range from $23 to $56 for the 7-day version. Tickets and passes can be purchased from the vendors and station machines; you can also buy them through the official app, with a credit card, or with Google Pay.
Trams run in the western area of the Strip, limited to a few stations, and 3 lines. Of note, however, that they are completely FREE. The Mandalay Bay line connects the hotel of the same name and the Excalibur, with an intermediate stop in Luxor. The Aria Express line operates between Park MGM and Bellagio, with a stop at The Shops at Crystals. Finally, there is the Mirage-Treasure Island tram, undergoing renovation since 2018.
Citizens Area Transit is the company that manages road transport in the city. The buses offer a great service to move along the Strip, connecting the center of Las Vegas 24 hours a day, at relatively low prices.
Many Las Vegas Casinos offer shuttle services along the Strip.
AUTO AND TAXI
Driving in Las Vegas is not the best. Especially along the Strip, chaotic and incredibly busy. If you travel by car, we recommend leaving it at a standstill, preferring alternative, and less frustrating, solutions to get around.
Taxis, on the other hand, are the best choice to move between hotels; you can take them directly from the lobby of your hotel. Obviously, they are far from cheap. Generally you pay a surcharge for each piece of luggage, and remember to leave a tip equal to 15% of the amount.
If you are many, do not underestimate the hypothesis of a limousine, whose cost, per person, could be even lower than the taxi.