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A Quick Guide to the Las Vegas Monorail

Updated on March 24, 2011

One of the most affordable transportation options in Las Vegas

If you're going to be visiting Las Vegas, you're also probably going to need a way to get around town, since most people do not drive to Vegas unless they are coming from Los Angeles. You've got a few different options. You can rent a car for your entire stay, which can be a pain especially if you don't know your way around and the best places to park. You can have a limo take you around Vegas if you really want to live it up, but that's going to cost you at least a few hundred dollars a day. Getting a taxi in Las Vegas is easy but also quite expensive. Also, you'll find yourself waiting for a long time because traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is an absolute nightmare. If you really don't mind waiting a long time to get places and want to save money, there is always the Deuce Bus, which travels up and down the Strip and up to Fremont Street. None of these are my favorite. 

Las Vegas Monorail route and cost

 If you are staying on The Strip and want to move quickly from one end to the other, by far my favorite transportation option is the Las Vegas Monorail. It runs behind the casinos from MGM at the south end to the Sahara at the north end, with several quick stops in between. It will take you right by the Las Vegas Convention Center on Paradise Road. 

The great thing about the monorail is that it's cheap. The cost is $5.00 for a one ride pass, but I usually opt for the $12 one day pass or the $28.00 three day pass if I'm staying a while.

If you're looking to go from the south end of the Strip to the north end, get on the monorail at the MGM Station and get off at the Harrah's/Imperial Palace Station. To get to Fremont Street you can take the monorail to the Sahara Station and from there catch the route 108 CAT bus located at street level. This bus will take you to Fremont Street for just $1.75 per person. 


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    Micky Dee 

    7 years ago

    Space-age! We need more of these everywhere.


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