The Las Vegas Monorail is a privately run system that operates several trains on elevated tracks from the MGM Grand on the south end of The Strip to The SLS on the north end. There is no service to the airport at this time.
Although the company that runs the monorail declared bankruptcy in January 2010, the monorail itself is still in operation and there have not been any disruptions in service.
It's convenient if you are going where it goes but not so much if your final destination is somewhere off the route. For instance, if you are going from the MGM Grand to the SLS there is no better way to get from point a to point b. But if you're going from say, Luxor, to The Mirage you're better off just walking or grabbing a cab. The monorail stations are located at the very back of most of the properties they service so getting to and from the platforms can take just as long as hoofing it whatever direction you are going.
The Las Vegas Monorail has seven stops:
- MGM Grand
- The Flamingo
- Harrah's/The Linq
- The Las Vegas Convention Center
- The Westgate
- The SLS Las Vegas
The system operates Monday through Thursday from 7am until 2am and Friday through Sunday from 7am until 3am.
A single ride ticket is $5.00, a 1-day unlimited pass is $13.00, and a 3-day unlimited pass is $28.00. Prices change often so be sure to double check the website below for the latest information on fares.
Tickets are available at each station from automated vending machines that accept bills or coins or can be purchased online.
For more information, visit the official Las Vegas Monorail website at LVMonorail.com.