The monorail is a suitable way to transverse north and south of the Las Vegas Strip. It is one of the most convenient ways to move around if you do not want to drive or walk through congested traffic. There are many pick-ups and drop-off points, and you can easily catch a ride if you're staying anywhere close to this route.
Enough trains service this route that you can catch one every four to eight minutes. The station is easy to access, and they have announcements to alert passengers of when to expect the next train when it is close.
Where To Ride the Monorail
There are stops at most casinos along the route, starting from MGM Grand, then Bally's & Paris, Flamingo, Harrah's & The Linq, Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate, and finally at Sahara. They are accessible from the rear side of the casinos that face away from the Strip. In total, there are seven stations where you can board or alight from the monorail.
There are several payment options. A single ride costs $5.
However, if you intend to be up and about repeatedly during the day, it's more economical to pay for 24 hours which is discounted at a flat rate of $13. The 24-hour rate is for unlimited rides. You can also opt for a pass with two days of access at $23, a 4-day pass for $36, and $56 for an entire week’s access. The rates apply the rule of scale, and you pay less by paying for longer.
Las Vegas residents enjoy more discounts when they present their state IDs before making payments. The rates go as low as $1 for a maximum of two rides. If you ride more than twice in one day, you have to pay the regular fee of $5 for any additional ride.
Riders can secure a ride online, but if you are a local simply make payment at the cashier at the boarding stop.
You can ride on the monorail anytime between 7 am and midnight on Monday, 7 am to 2 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7 am to 3 am on weekends.