Originally opened in 1995, the Las Vegas Monorail system was expanded to 6km in 2004. It's relatively new compared to, say, Seattle monorail, built in 1962 for the World's Fair and still operating daily on its one-mile track. Las Vegas Monorail runs from the Sahara Resort to the MGM Resort. In just 20 minutes, the $650 million, state-of-the-art transportation system whisks visitors 4 miles along the Las Vegas Strip's resort corridor.
Up to nine trains consisting of four cars each run on a single rail that rises 20 feet high in most areas, its highest point reaching 70 feet above
the Las Vegas Convention Center. The system is electric and has improved transit along the Strip without impacting air quality. Each year, it will take more than 4.4 million automobile trips off the major roadways. Along the way, travelers can get off and on at any of the seven stations that connect to world-famous hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.
Monorail stops include: MGM Grand; Bally's/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah's/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton and the Sahara. Las Vegas Monorail has a total of four monorail lines. The primary coverage of the monorail train is between the MGM hotel and the Sahara. The other three monorail lines cover shorter stretches between hotels that are close together, yet too far to realistically walk to.
The MGM to Sahara Monorail is the largest one in Las Vegas. It goes nearly the entire length of the Strip, coming closest to the McCarran Airport. Even though the line is considered the Las Vegas airport monorail, there is also a ferry service from the Airport to one of the hotels connected to the monorail. Due to this, if you can not find a shuttle service from the Airport directly to your hotel, you may be able to get to the Las Vegas Monorail train, which will take you to your final destination.
The Mirage to Treasure Island Las Vegas Monorail is the shortest monorail in Las Vegas. It consists of two stops, the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino as well as the Mirage. This Monorail runs behind the two hotels, allowing easy access for the guests of these two buildings.
The Bellagio to Monte Carlo Las Vegas Monorail system ranks as the second largest. It has three stops, covering the distance between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo. The Mandalay Bay to Excalibur Las Vegas Monorail line ranks third in length, stretching from the Mandalay Bay to the Excalibur. This line consists of three stops, although the distance covered is shorter than the Bellagio to Monte Carlo line.
The monorail in Las Vegas operates Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The following tickets are available at the Las Vegas Monorail stations and other select locations: Single Ride Ticket, 2-Ride Ticket - Shareable, 10-Ride Ticket - Shareable, Unlimited One-Day Pass - Non-shareable and Unlimited Three-Day Pass - Non-shareable.
Ride the Las Vegas Monorail and your feet will thank you.