Las Vegas Monorail Tips

  1. The Vegas Strip 4 monorails are modern, state-of-the-art systems that move thousands of people to different locations quickly and do so in a very safe manner.
  2. The most important of the 4 Vegas Strip monorails is the Las Vegas Monorail with endpoints at the MGM Grand and the Sahara Hotel. The monorails back-and-forth route has seven stations:
    1. MGM Grand
    2. Bally’s/Paris
    3. Flamingo
    4. Harrah’s
    5. Imperial Palace
    6. Las Vegas Convention Center
    7. Las Vegas Hilton
  3. Monorail operates
    • Monday – Thursday, 7 am to 2:00 am
    • Friday – Sunday, 7 am – 3 am
    • $5 for a single ride
    • $14 for an unlimited one-day pass
    • $30 for an unlimited three-day pass
  4. The Mirage to Treasure Island Monorail runs between the two casinos from 7 am – 2 am everyday. The M-TI Monorail is Free. Arrives in less than 15 minutes and with the ride lasting for about 5 minutes. This Mirage to Treasure Island monorail is one of the free things to do in Vegas.
  5. Bellagio to City Center to Monte Carlo Monorail operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The B-CC-MC Monorail is Free. Expect a tram to come every 15 minutes and the ride lasts about two to six minutes.
  6. Mandalay Bay to Luxor to Excalibur Monorail operates from 7 am to 10:30 pm with trains arriving every 5 minutes. The MB-L-E trams are Free. From the main station at Excalibur the 3 minute tram ride takes you to Mandalay Bay, and returns empty. If boarding at the Mandalay Bay station your trip to Excalibur will take about 8 minutes and includes a stop at the Luxor on the way.
  7. Multi-day passes are recommended for people staying at one of the casinos with a station, usually they will use the tram more if you have one near your room.
  8. Expect bench style seating with some standing room in the middle. Air-conditioning. Cool scenery including the bright lights of the Strip, palm trees and different views of the magnificent casinos and hotels.
  9. A couple of stations are outdoor (Mirage) but have covered waiting areas in case its raining and for shade.
  10. Most stations are in the back of the casino so anticipate the long walk back and forth from Vegas Boulevard. At least the walks will be filled with window shopping opportunities and slot machine obstacles.

Knowing your way around the Strip is a huge advantage, and getting from one hot-spot to another with minimal effort makes a huge difference saving you both energy and time. The Vegas Strip monorails are an amazing feat of functionality and green engineering and the trams are a fast alternative transport system for pedestrians moving up and down the Vegas Strip. The route is not as complex as other major cities, but finding the stations inside massive casinos can be a bit of a challenge, hint: walk towards the back of the casino, look for signs, and if needed ask a hotel/casino employee.