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Las Vegas Public Transportation - Getting Around Town.

Las Vegas public transportation offers many free shuttles and trams! You'll find information for getting around, including Las Vegas strip transportation.

Travel from the airport can be very affordable, if you care to share a van with others. Cost from McCarran Airport and the various Strip and downtown hotels and are usually a lot less expensive than a taxi. Expect to pay about $6.50per person or $12.00 Round Trip per person to Strip Hotels and $8.00 per person and $16.00 Round Trip per person to downtown Vegas hotels. You might also want to arrange for your return trip to the airport with the shuttle provider. Allow at least two hours before pick-up, some shuttle companies require 24 hour notice. A variety of shuttle/limousine services are available at McCarran Airport and are located on the west side of baggage claim, outside door exits 7-13. Please note that there are both group shuttle and "for-hire" stretch limousine services.

A taxi from Las Vegas airport to the Strip hotels starts at about $14.00 to $21.00 with the additional $1.80 airport pick-up charge, from the airport to downtown hotels, be prepared for fares that start at about $21.00...Tips for taxi drivers in Las Vegas are not mandatory as in New York, here they are totally optional! However, If you want to pay for taxi using a credit card, you will be charged an additional $3.00 over the cost of the trip.

We are not big fans of taking taxis around Las Vegas because of the traffic and taxis charge $3.30 when you enter the cab, $.20 a mile for each 1/12th of mile thereafter ($2.40 a mile), waiting time is $30.00 per hour. So you see with heavy traffic a taxi gets very expensive. If you got big bucks go for a limo!

Have cash at hand as most Las Vegas taxis to not accept credit cards!

The Las Vegas Monorail has seven stations on the 15 minute or less Monorail route. .travels between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo  Bally's/Paris Las Vegas Monorail Station located at Bally's also offers easy access to Paris Hotel which is next door. The station is reached by going through Avenue Shops ar Bally's, head towards the pool. The Bally's station is convenient to The Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, The Venetian, Palazzo. Take a look at the map.

MGM Grand Monorail Station is located off Tropicana Boulevard on the east side of MGM Grand at the hotel porte cochere. You can go through the Studio Walk shopping area or the Star Lane Shops in the lower level of the lobby.

Flamingo/Caesars Palace Monorail Station is located in the Flamingo Hotel, past the lobby toward the parking garage.

Las Vegas Convention Center Monorail Station is located at the intersection of Paradise Road and Desert Inn Road. The station can be reached from the Convention Center's parking.

Las Vegas Hilton Monorail Station is located near the main entrance of the Las Vegas Hilton. You can reach the station through the casino adjacent to the SpaceQuest Bar.

Sahara Monorail Station can be reached from inside the hotel via a hallway located behind the Casbah Theatre Lounge or from street level on Paradise Road behind the Sahara.

Harrah's/Imperial Palace Monorail Station is located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard between these two hotels. Just go through either of these hotels and follow signs to the back of the hotels.

The Hard Rock which is off the Strip operates an hourly shuttle. The Hard Rock's Black/Yellow Shuttle leaves the hotel every hour on the half-hour and stops at the Stratosphere, Stardust, Forum Shops, Holiday Inn Boardwalk, Tropicana and Aladdin. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The Purple Shuttle leaves the Hard Rock every hour on the hour and stops at the Stardust, Fashion Show Mall, Forum Shops,

Palms Shuttle Service to the Strip: A shuttle departs the Palms for the Fashion Show Mall at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The shuttle leaves the Fashon Show for the Forum Shops at 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:34 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. The shuttle returns to the Palms from the Forum Shops at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Also if you have a rental car, and town is not too crowded, just take your car and roll into the Free parking lots at the major hotels. Between 11:00am and 7:00 pm, things can get pretty hectic on Las Vegas Boulevard - so try Paradise Road, a good alternative! We covered quite a few hotels that way recently in February, when it was cold and RAINING!

For buses, slow but good if you've got the time. Check schedules and stops here. More resources on our resources page.

 


 

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