You’ll be able to get on the Las Vegas monorail at any of the six Strip hotels that have monorail stations and at the Las Vegas Convention Center, making this sleek, smooth tram a very handy mode of transportation.
On the east side of the Strip, all seven monorail stations are located.
As a result, tourists staying at resorts like the Excalibur, Luxor, and Caesars Palace, for example, will have a longer walk to and from the casinos on the east side of the Strip.
The following are the seven steps of the Las Vegas Monorail:
- Las Vegas Convention
- Center Westgate Sahara
- MGM Grand Paris
- Flamingo Bally’s Harrah’s
- The Linq
Each of the seven monorail stations in Las Vegas is spotless and well-lit. In other words, they aren’t like a gloomy, decrepit subway station you could find in a nasty neighborhood of New York. I feel completely at ease taking my small children to and from these monorail stations at any time of the day or night. To be clear, I mean before 8 p.m., since that’s when they go to bed).
(Ticket pricing for the Las Vegas Monorail may be found here.)
With that in mind, here are some additional details on the seven monorail stations that line the Las Vegas Strip.
Station MGM Grand
The monorail station at the MGM Grand is also positioned in the extreme eastern end of the resort, on the approach to the pool area, as is the case for all the other stops.
This implies that it’s a fair distance from the Strip. The distance from the walkway outside the MGM Grand to the resort’s monorail station is exactly.38 of a mile.
If you’re staying at the MGM Grand and want to go to other parts of the Las Vegas Strip, such as the conference center, you should use the Monorail. As a guest at the MGM Grand, I’ve often used the Monorail instead of taxis or the Deuce bus to go about the city.
The New York – New York, Tropicana, Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay hotels are all within walking distance of this MGM Grand monorail station.
Paradise Station and Bally’s
Because it is physically situated inside the Bally’s Hotel and Casino, this station should simply be called the “Bally’s” stop. The Paris Las Vegas to Bally’s station is, in reality, a quite long walk. However, the same company owns and operates Paris and Bally’s, so I suppose it qualifies as a dual-stop location.
City Center (Aria, Waldorf Astoria, Vdara), Planet Hollywood, The Cosmopolitan, and Bellagio are within a few blocks of this monorail stop.
Since the Flamingo and Caesars Palace hotels and casinos are located on opposite sides of Las Vegas Boulevard. This station is formally known as the “Flamingo/Caesars Palace” station even though it is about half a mile distant from the latter (.44 mile to be exact).
When staying at the Cromwell, Caesars Palace, or Flamingo, the Flamingo Monorail Station is where you’ll want to get on and off.
The Linq/Station Harrah’s
Instead of just being known as “Bally’s,” the Harrah’s/Linq monorail station is appropriately named since it is situated almost in the middle of the two resorts, as opposed to the more generic “Bally.”
If you plan to visit the Linq Shopping Center or take a trip on the High Roller Observation Wheel, this is the monorail station to choose.
When staying at the Mirage, Treasure Island, or the Venetian or Palazzo, you’ll utilize this stop to take the tram.
Convention Center in Las Vegas
This monorail station is a short walk from the Las Vegas Conference Center’s south entrance, making it a popular choice for convention guests. To get to the Convention Center in time for a meeting, some people choose to drive their automobiles through traffic on the Las Vegas Strip instead of using the Monorail.
The Las Vegas Convention Center is just across the street from this elevated station.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino is a former Las Vegas landmark and the former performance home of Elvis Presley. It is located away from the Strip. To be honest, I’m more interested in staying at Westgate because of its lower hotel room costs when compared to other nearby establishments on the Strip.
You’ll find Westgate’s monorail station in its north end. When you first arrive at the hotel’s main door, turn left.
The Sahara in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas monorail’s last stop and the point at which it turns around and heads back toward the city.
The Sahara Las Vegas is just across Paradise Road from the station, but a pedestrian bridge crosses it to carry you inside the casino.
At this point, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino is only a few blocks away.
What’s the latest news on the Las Vegas Monorail system?
The Mandalay Bay extension of the LV Monorail has been in the works for years, but it has yet to be completed.
Between Luxor and Mandalay Bay, a proposed stop will be placed. The building of this additional leg was originally scheduled to be finished in time for the inauguration of the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, but finance issues have forced a delay.
The addition of this additional stop is still uncertain as of the time of this writing.
Fremont Street and McCarran International Airport have long been spoken about as possible destinations for the Las Vegas Monorail’s extension northwards. However, until those rumors come true, we’ll have to do with these seven destinations.