Las Vegas Monorail 

There’s a lot to see and do in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear out the soles of your shoes attempting to do it all. Sure, driving, taxis, and rideshares are options, but Las Vegas trams make it easy to get around the city, especially to all the premier destinations along the Las Vegas Strip. Between the Las Vegas Monorail and the free trams, you can get just about anywhere on the strip – without blisters or sore feet. 

Las Vegas Monorail 

Las Vegas Monorail 

No matter the destination on Las Vegas Boulevard, the monorail system will get you there. The Las Vegas Monorail runs four miles from the north end to the south end of the Strip. The Las Vegas Monorail begins at the MGM Grand Station on the south end of the Strip and travels to the Sahara Las Vegas Station at the north end, with plenty of stops along the way. 

Altogether, there are seven stops along the Las Vegas Monorail. These seven stations include:

  • Sahara Las Vegas Station 
  • Westgate Station 
  • Las Vegas Convention Center Station 
  • Harrah’s, The LINQ Station 
  • Flaming, Caesars Palace Station 
  • Bally’s, Paris Station
  • MGM Grand Station 

Each of these stations represents a major point of interest along the Las Vegas Strip. Whether you’re staying at one of these hotels, want to try your luck at a hotel-casino, enjoy the bars, nightlife, and dining options, the monorail trains can help you get to anywhere on the Strip quickly. 

Monorail trains arrive approximately every 4-8 minutes at each station. There’s no need to worry about looking up the schedule because regular station announcements keep you up to date on upcoming arrival times. 

Las Vegas Monorail Tickets, Passes, Prices, and Discounts

There are several options for tickets, depending on your immediate needs and how long you’ll be visiting and exploring the Las Vegas Strip. A one-ride pass is currently $5, but you can also purchase day passes for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7-days that offer unlimited rides from all monorail stations. If you’re planning on doing a lot of exploring and playing along the Las Vegas Strip, the more economical day passes are the way to go. Children 5 and under always ride for free. 

Nevada residents can check-in at the monorail’s customer service desk, present a valid Nevada ID or driver’s license, and receive discount pricing of $1 per ride. Keep in mind that there are some restrictions to this discount. Nevada residents can only purchase two discount rides per day. A 20-ride resident pass is also available but can’t be purchased more than once every 10 days. 

There are several ways to purchase tickets. They can be purchased online ahead of time, with mobile scanning options available. They can be purchased at the customer service center at each station, except for the Las Vegas Convention Center station. You can also use cash or a major credit card to purchase a ticket at ticket vending machines (TVMs) located at each station entrance. 

Las Vegas Monorail Hours of Operation 

The Las Vegas Monorail operates 7 days a week, starting at 7 am. Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – 7 am until midnight
  • Tuesday – Thursday – 7 am until 2 am 
  • Friday – Sunday – 7 am until 3 am

Las Vegas Tram Map

Las Vegas Tram Map

Free Trams in Las Vegas

If the Las Vegas Monorail isn’t exactly what you need, there are also three free Las Vegas trams that can get you from point A to point B quickly and easily. These three free trams are located at stations along Las Vegas Boulevard but don’t travel the entirety of the Strip like the monorail. Each of these three free monorails travels along a specific point on the Strip. 

Mirage Treasure Island Tram 

Mirage Treasure Island Tram
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Both the Mirage and Treasure Island have a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, dining, and casinos. They’re located just under a mile from each other, which doesn’t make for a terrible walk. Still, if the Las Vegas sun is beating down, you’re wearing not-so-practical shoes, or you have young ones in tow, that mile can feel like torture. 

The Mirage Treasure Island tram brings travelers back and forth between the two destinations, and the ride is completely free. This tram is nice also because instead of traveling along the Strip sidewalk, you’re taken back away from the Strip a little, where the scenery is relaxing. 

The tram ride itself is less than 5 minutes and departs from each location about every 15 minutes. The Mirage Treasure Island Tram hours are 7 am – 2 am daily. 

Aria Express Tram: Bellagio, City Center, & Park MGM

Aria Express Tram

The Aria Express Tram takes you to Bellagio, City Center, and Park MGM and is a popular mode of free travel in Las Vegas. The blue tram is on the opposite side of the Strip from the monorail. Stopping at City Center, where you can easily access Crystals Shopping Mall for some serious high-end retail therapy, the Aria Express is a great way to get around for your day of shopping.

It runs Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 9 pm, and Friday – Sunday from 8 am – 2 am. 

Mandalay Bay Excalibur Tram 

Mandalay Bay Excalibur Tram 

The Mandalay Bay tram is an express tram that takes passengers along a 3-minute ride from Mandalay Bay to Luxor to Excalibur and back to Mandalay Bay. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of air-conditioned bliss between the three hotels. 

Before Covid, the Mandalay Bay Tram had longer hours. It’s currently operating Friday – Sunday, from 2 pm to 10 pm, but these hours are subject to change. 

Travel Easy by Tram Along the Las Vegas Strip

No matter where you’re going along the Las Vegas Boulevard, the tram system has an option to get you there. The Monorail travels the distance of the Strip, with seven convenient stops that take you past practically every major hotel and casino. Or ride free with trams servicing Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, Aria, Luxor, Excalibur, Bellagio, and more. Jump on a tram and save your feet some work.

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