Las Vegas: Transportation

Most people look at a map of Vegas and think that it’s this tiny little spot in the middle of the Desert. In the middle of the desert, yes. Tiny? No.

Vegas is actually a lot bigger than you’d think! For example, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino appears to be two blocks away on Google maps. Walking distance? It’s more like half an hour. Walking from one side of the Las Vegas strip to the other can take well over an hour and that’s if you don’t stop to look at anything.

Of course Las Vegas has cabs, but why would you spend all your money on getting around when you can spend your money in the casinos or on shows?

Las Vegas offers a variety of different forms of transportation to get you around on the strip! The monorail is a great way to go up and down the strip. The first stop is at MGM Grand, then Bally’s, Flamingo and Harrah’s. The monorail then continues off strip to the Las Vegas convention center, the Westgate and finally ending at the SLS Hotel & Casino. There’s different monorail tickets to chose from depending on what you need. The single ride pass is $5, whereas a 1 day unlimited goes for $12. They also offer 2 day, 3 day, 4 day, 5 day and week passes.

If you’re planning on going further down the strip to Fremont or simply wanna ride on a double-decker bus, there’s also a bus called The Deuce that’s quite affordable. The Deuce runs from the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas all the way to Mandalay Bay . It stops at nearly every hotel on the strip.

Las Vegas, like most US cities, has adopted Uber and Lyft. For those of you living under a rock, Uber and Lyft are essentially just affordable taxi services. Instead of paying around $20 for a ride to the airport, the cost is going to be closer to $7. All you have to do is download an app on your phone and BAM you have a driver ready to pick you up.

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