Paradise Road from Sahara to Tropicana
89109 Las Vegas,
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The Monorail's website has an interactive map to help you plan your route. Trains arrive at the stations about every 4-12 minutes.
The Las Vegas Monorail is primarily public transportation, but it's also a fun way to get from the Las Vegas Hilton to the MGM Grand in about 15 minutes. This elevated system runs on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip, which means you won't get a clear view of the Strip--but you also won't get stuck in traffic.
While the Monorail is a good alternative to renting a car, it does involve quite a bit of walking. Boarding stations are at the back of the casinos, away from the Strip. People with mobility issues may want to choose another form of transportation. (The Monorail is ADA compliant, so if you have a motorized scooter or wheelchair, you'll have no problems.) However, if you don't mind getting some exercise, the Monorail can be an way to expand your sight-seeing. At most stops, you have to walk through the casinos, so it's an opportunity to explore.
Monorail stations are at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Bally's/Paris, and the MGM Grand. Tickets are $5 for a single ride, $12 for a one-day pass, and $28 for a three-day pass. Children 5 and under are free. The trains operate from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Tickets are purchased from vending machines that accept cash and most credit cards.