Getting around the Las Vegas Strip can be difficult. The roads and sidewalks are often congested. Summer days can be too hot for a long walk. There are several ways to get around this.
Free Las Vegas Trams
There are two free trams on the Las Vegas Strip. One connects Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. The station at Excalibur is accessible from the pedestrian bridge entrance to the property from Tropicana. The Luxor tram station is outside, above the valet area. At Mandalay Bay, you will find it towards the rear of the casino up an escalator.
The other Las Vegas tram runs between Bellagio, Crystals and Aria. At Bellagio, it is at the rear of the property beyond the conservatory and shops. At Crystals, it is on the top floor on the Aria side of the property. The Aria station is in the corridor between it and Park MGM, which was previously known as Monte Carlo.
There is a tram connecting Mirage and Treasure Island. It is under renovation and expected to reopen by the end of 2018.
Internal Casino Connections
There is sometimes no need to go outside in the heat when moving from one casino to another. Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay are all connected through internal retail corridors. From Excalibur, go up the escalator to the food court and keep walking to get to Luxor. From Luxor, take the moving sidewalk from the high limit slots area to get to Excalibur. To get to Mandalay Bay from Luxor, take the escalator up from the cashier side of the table games. Take the escalators up from the sportsbook area to get from Mandalay Bay to Luxor.
Park MGM and Aria have a similar connection. From Aria, follow the escalator to self-parking and turn right. From Park MGM, go towards the front desk and follow signs to tram.
Bally’s and Paris have an indoor walkway. From Bally’s, find the retail area beyond the cashier cage. From Paris, follow the table games to the self-parking signs.
Two sister casinos are connected internally. Those are Venetian and Palazzo and Wynn and Encore.
Avoiding Traffic on Strip
There is sometimes a need to get from one point on the Strip to another. Typically, Las Vegas Blvd is not the best bet.
Several casinos have a back entrance on Frank Sinatra Drive. These include Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Park MGM and Caesars Palace. Frank Sinatra ends at Sammy Davis Jr Drive, also known as Industrial. There is an exit for Spring Mountain Road on Sammy Davis Jr, which comes out directly across from a side entrance to Treasure Island and Mirage. Circus Circus and Stratosphere also have access from Sammy Davis Jr.
The main road on the east side of the Strip is Koval Ln. It runs from Tropicana Avenue to Sands Avenue, which divides Palazzo and Wynn. Back entrances to Linq, Flamingo, Harrah’s and Venetian may be found off Koval. Those looking to go further north will need to travel on Paradise Road, which ends at Las Vegas Blvd, just north of Sahara Avenue.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is another option for getting around. It is cheaper than a cab or rideshare for a single ride, and maybe two or three riders if traveling from one end of the Strip to the other. The Las Vegas Monorail is especially convenient for avoiding the convention center traffic on Paradise Road.
Las Vegas Monorail charges $5 for a single ride. Locals can buy two $1 tickets each day.
Unlimited passes are as follows:
- 24 hours: $13
- Two-day: $23
- Three-day: $29
- Four-day: $36
- Five-day: $43
- Seven-day: $56