Transportation In Las Vegas

February 4, 2013

Once you’ve gotten here, how are you supposed to get around? It’s always the traveler’s dilemma… in most cities. Fortunately, Las Vegas has worked through most of these issues over the years by moving everything tourists want to one central location: The Strip.

If you’re staying in a hotel that’s on or near the Strip, you shouldn’t have much trouble getting everywhere you want to go by walking. While the entire city of Las Vegas isn’t necessarily pedestrian friendly, the main tourist areas are.

Of course, not everyone is staying right on the Strip. Many people who visit Las Vegas decide to save on accommodations and spend more money on food, drink, shows, and gambling. If you’re a little further out from Las Vegas, taxicabs are always an option. Las Vegas has thousands of taxicabs, and even during peak season, it’s not that hard to snag one. If you really need to be somewhere on time (a show in Las Vegas, for example), then call ahead and reserve a taxicab to pick you up.

When it comes to public transportation, Las Vegas has that, too. The Las Vegas Monorail runs along the busiest areas of Las Vegas Boulevard. Single fares are a little pricy at $5.00 per ride. However, if you know you’re going to be using the monorail a lot during your visit, pick up a 72 hour pass for $40.

There are also buses in Las Vegas (RTC bus system and Deuce). We’re big fans of the Deuce, which runs 24 hours a day and hits stops every 12 to 30 minutes, depending upon the season and the hour. Every resort, venue, and major attraction on the Strip has its own stop for your convenience. This is a much cheaper option than the monorail. You can get a 24 hour pass for $7. 

Also, find out what kind of shuttle services your hotel has to offer!

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