Las Vegas Public Transportation - Las Vegas Monorail - Las Vegas Transportation
Las Vegas provides several public transportation options for visitors. The Citizens Area Transit, or CAT bus, is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make your way around the city. There are 360 vehicles that run 36 routes, with three exclusively dedicated to The Strip, making stops approximately every block. The route that services The Strip features a fleet of double-decker bus called the Deuce and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But beware - during heavy traffic hours, the time of your trip on the Deuce can vary from 30 minutes to close to two hours.
There is also the Las Vegas Monorail where trains run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:00 a.m. on the weekends. Stations are located at MGM Grand, Bally's, Flamingo, Harrah's, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton and Sahara. Trains arrive about every five to ten minutes and pricing options include single fares for $5.00, day passes for $13.00 and three day passes for $28. Tickets can be purchased at any monorail station using cash, debit cards or credit cards. The Monorail is quick, clean and safe, with security guards on duty at each station at night. The only downside to the Monorail is that it was completely paid for by the casinos. For this reason, all the stations are located at the back of the casinos thereby forcing you to traverse the casino floor in order to get to The Strip from the station.
Another option for traveling along the Strip is the Strip Trolley (really a bus that looks like a trolley) which operates 8:30 a.m. until midnight and travels from Downtown to the South Strip. Several resorts also provide regular shuttle service along The Strip, free to all riders. The most extensive is the purple bus that leaves the Hard Rock Hotel hourly between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., stopping at various other Strip resorts.
And of course taxis are always readily available at the taxi stands in front of all of the major Strip resorts.
While moderately pricey, taxicabs are quite convenient and they greatly decrease the chances of you drinking and driving. Walk out to the front of the casino, catch a cab back to your room and you do not have to worry about a thing.