Transportation In Las Vegas: How To Get Around
Las Vegas is a busy city with people coming and going from all over…
By Jeremy Koering
Updated September 22, 2023
Las Vegas is a busy city with people coming and going from all over the world. With so many visitors, transportation in Las Vegas can be a challenge.
Fortunately, Las Vegas has plenty of transportation options for getting around town, whether you’re visiting for work or pleasure.
There are plenty of ways to get around in Vegas, from cabs to buses, limos to trains.
Here’s a closer look at the transportation options available in Las Vegas and how you can use them to get around.
Taking a cab is the easiest way to get around Las Vegas. You can hail a cab from any of the major hotels and casinos. On The Strip and near the Fremont Street Experience, you cannot hail a cab from the street and must go to the nearest taxi stand.
Vegas taxis accept cash, credit or debit cards; all trips are metered. There is also an option for flat-rate transportation from the Las Vegas Airport to specific hotel destinations (see below) in Vegas.
How Las Vegas Taxi Fares Are Calculated
|Initial activation of taximeter||$3.50|
|Each additional 1/12th mile ($2.76 per mile)||$0.23|
|Waiting time per hour*||$32.40|
|Las Vegas Airport Property pick up fee per pick-up**||$2.00|
|Credit / Debit Card Fee||$3.00|
|Fuel Surcharge (Included in per mile rate)||$0.00|
|Excise Tax will be added to all rates and fees||3%|
* If the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving less than 8-12 MPH, the taximeter will assess a charge of $0.23 every 25 seconds ($32.40 per hour waiting time).
** If a taxi ride originates at Las Vegas Airport, an additional airport surcharge of $2.00 per trip is added to the taximeter.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is a transportation system that runs along the east side of The Strip, and it makes nine stops between Sahara and the MGM Grand.
The Monorail is open seven days a week from 7 am to midnight.
Las Vegas Monorail Stops (From South To North)
- MGM Grand
- Horseshoe & Paris
- Harrah’s & The LINQ
- Las Vegas Convention Center
2023 Las Vegas Monorail Ticket Prices
- Single Ride: $5
- 24-Hour Pass: $13
- 2 Day Pass: $23
- 3-Day Pass: $29
- 4-Day Pass: $36
- 5-Day Pass: $43
- 7-Day Pass: $56
Free Transportation On The Strip
MGM Resorts operates two separate trams on The Strip that are free of charge.
Mandalay Bay – Luxor – Excalibur Tram
On the south end of The Strip, The Mandalay Bay Tram has three stops. The free tram runs between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur, stopping at Luxor in the middle. The tram runs daily from 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM, with a train every 3-7 minutes.
Park MGM – CityCenter- Bellagio Tram
The other tram operates from Park MGM to Bellagio, with a stop in the middle at CityCenter (Aria, Vdara, and The Shops At Crystals). The free tram runs daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM. The tram arrives every 15 minutes, and the ride lasts about two to six minutes.
Mirage – Treasure Island Tram
A free tram between The Mirage and Treasure Island operates from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM every weekday and until 2:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Please note the tram does not use during inclement weather and routine maintenance.
Renting A Car
If you prefer to get around on your schedule, renting a car is an excellent transportation option in Las Vegas.
Rental cars can be found at the Las Vegas Airport. You may also find rental cars at your hotel, as many hotels offer car rentals on-site. Rates vary by company and type of vehicle.
It’s important to note that parking fees may apply if you park your rental car at a hotel or casino. See our parking guide to check the specific parking rates at your hotel before renting a car in Las Vegas.