7 Reasons to Ride the Las Vegas Monorail

Las Vegas Monorail is an intriguing apparition in the landscape of this Wide-West City, but it’s so useful – almost the best option of transportation in such a busy place.

Las Vegas Monorail

7 Reasons why you should ride the Las Vegas Monorail

First things first:

1.There are several Monorail like trams that run from the major hotel/casinos on the strip and they are totally FREE

You can ride between world marvels and antique and civilizations without a passport or wallet 🙂  (Las Vegas Strip is a tour around the world)

Las Vegas Monorail in front of the Luxor Sphynx and pyramide

A. Mandalay Bay-Luxor-Excalibur line

  • You can go on the express line from Excalibur main station to Mandalay Bay in about 3 min. It runs daily from 9 am to 10:30 am
  • If you start at Mandalay Bay going to Excalibur, the tram will also stop at Luxor and the whole trip will take about 7 min. It also runs daily from daily from 11am to 10:30 pm

B. Bellagio – CityCenter – Monte Carlo line runs daily from 8 am to 4 am

C. Mirage-Treasure Island line is the shortest and also runs daily from 7 am to 2 am every 15 min.

Las Vegas Monorail at Excalibur

2. Las Vegas Monorail is the fastest way to travel the strip – faster and less expensive than using the bus or taxi service, and very reliable – It doesn’t stop at the stop lights 😉  

The regular payed monorail line arrives every 4-9 minutes.
*The hours of operation are:

Mondays: from 7am to midnight
Tuesday – Thursday: from 7 am to 2am
Friday – Sunday: from 7am to 3am

Las Vegas Monorail riding above the Strip

Las Vegas Monorail riding over the Strip

3. As a tourist, you can see all the main attractions from above and have a better perspective of the whole picture

Las Vegas Monorail with the perspective of the Strip

Las Vegas Monorail with the perspective of the Strip

4. If you are new to the city, it’s a great way to learn where hotels, casinos and shopping centers are situated, and you can access them the easiest way.

Las Vegas Monorail crossing the Strip

The Monorail crossing the Strip

5. It stops at 7 main point of Interest:

MGM Grand • Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas • Flamingo/Caesars Palace • Harrah’s/The LINQ • Las Vegas Convention Center • Westgate Las Vegas • the SLS Las Vegas Station.
All stations are wheelchair accessible and have elevators at all levels.

Las vegas Monorail map by the courtesy of lvmonorail.com

Las Vegas Monorail map by the courtesy of lvmonorail.com

6. With an – unlimited 24-Hour Pass – $12.00, you can hop on and off and visit all the attractions around.

Monorail passes for more than one day are also available.
** One ride ticket only is $5.00
*** You can also buy tickets at the Vending Machines wich are located at all the main stations, using cash, or all major credit cards.


Las Vegas Monorail on the Strip

You can now even have a discount for your choice of a 1 to 7 day ticket, and enjoy the ride on Las Vegas Monorail for less 🙂


  • In case you don’t use the ticket, it remains good for a whole year (from the date printed on it)

7. Finally, you can combine your Monorail ride with a free shuttle to access more destinations.

Las Vegas Monorail

  • Some of these free shuttles are along the Monorail route, like: Rio Las Vegas Shuttle • Sam’s Town Shuttle • Palms Shuttle
  • Some free shuttles are at 10-15 minute walk, like: M Resort Spa & Casino • Palace Station • South Point Hotel
    – You can get more information here

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