During our most recent trip, I wore a pedometer just to see how far I walked while in the city (the answer is a LOT!). One thing I did was to compare total steps on two days, with similar itineries; day one we used the New Monorail, and Day two we used more conventional, strip-based transport (CAT bus and Trolley).
Monorail was more expensive, but more comfortable (better air conditioning, more seats, less crowded), but because you access the monorail through the casinos, the time time and distance it takes to get from the monorail station to the strip meant that the slower, strip based transport was cheaper, faster, and I actuallywalked about double the distance using the Monorail.
If you get tired of walking the Las Vegas Strip Trolley runs up the strip. It starts at the Tropicana with stops at all the major casinos and up town to Fremont Street. It also takes you to the Las Vegas Hilton & Convention Center. It costs $1.50 (exact change please). That's not free, but much cheaper than a cab or renting a car.
It runs 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. everyday every 15 minutes.
We decided not to hire a car for our holiday as we researched the public transport available in las Vegas which is more efficient than driving. The main buses are CAT buses and no. 301 goes up and down the strip 24 hours a day approximately every 10 minutes. They also do buses out to the shopping malls on edge of city(likes Belz Factory Outlet). There is also a bus called the Strip Trolley but this is slower as it goes into each hotel and stops there before coming back out onto strip so is not the fastest service around. The price for the CAT 301 bus to get up and down the strip was $2 one way. Its great to just hop on, pay and then get off at another hotel further down strip. They were very efficient (and air condioned!)
and we really found them a great help to our holiday and did not miss havin a car at all. Have a look at this link which gives you prices , routes, times etc... http://www.vegas.com/transportation/buses.html
If you are not renting a car, it is a good idea to get the 24 hour pass for the bus on your second day in Vegas. Why? Well, we didn't have a car and on the first day we walked so much that my feet were hurting really bad. We didn't get the bus pass until the 3rd day, but wish we would have done it sooner. The cost is 5 dollars per person and it's good for 24 hours from purchase. Remember, things are a lot further on the strip than they appear to be. I've learned the hard way :) But if you like to walk, it is a lot of fun!
A free shuttle can be caught at the Barbary Coast which runs to Gold Coast. From the Gold Coast you can walk across either corner to either RIO or The Palms. Very well worth it if you are a gambler, The Palms is listed as the #1 payout slots and Gold Coast is in the top 10.
The shuttle runs 24/7!
Ok this is a weird place to ride the bus -- it picks you up and drops you off in the MIDDLE of the block -- then you have to walk far to get a connecting bus. It's very confusing but you can get anywhere in the city for $1.25
Taxi's got to be expensive when we wanted to go from Downtown to the strip. We hopped on a bus which was easy enough to learn...it was only about two dollars
One interesting story...there weren't very many of us on the bus and all of a sudden a couple of the guys sitting up talking to the driver started hooting and hollering. They were all excited because the guy in the car in front of us was watching a porn while he was driving!! Driver also had some funny stories about some of the local characters he's seen on his bus!
Las Vegas has two basic districts /for tourist/.
"The Strip"- there are located all attractions.
"Down Town"- some cheap hotels, casinos, bus depot.
There are 2 bus lines goes on/to The Strip from/to Down Town
* 301 normal bus every 10min 5.30am 12.30pm every 15min 12.30pm-5.30am
* 302 express bus 6 stops only 10.00am-12.30pm
301/302 ticket cost 2USD one way
all other lines ticket cost 1.25USD one way
There is 30day's bus pass avilable.
If you are traveling by air, the wait for a taxi can be quite a time-consuming task, even at midnight. Be prepared! When leaving, check with the concierge and reserve a seat on the shuttle that services all the major casinos - it is about the same price as a taxi, if not less, and they run every thirty minutes. Here is the reception/concierge of the Venetian - WOW!
To get around the strip you can take the trolley.
It goes from the Stratosphere to all the hotels.
The stations are at the picture.
It runs everyday from 9:30 Am - 1:30 AM, every 15 Minutes. The fare is $ 1.65
For more information: Phone: 702-382-1404 + check out the picture to the left.
You can also take a tube.
FROM THE UK.by air,use a flydrive to visit all other
attractions,such as the grand cayon and other places
just walk/its great.plus you can use local transport
as a £1.50,will take you anywhere in vegas.
I either drive on I-15 from Long Beach or Fly from LAX.
They have a really good bus system that is tremendously underutilyzed by tourists. taxis will eat you alive, you DO NOT want to drive after drinking and everything is too far to walk. The bus cost $1.00 and runs up and down the strip and downtown all day and night.
If you are staying at a Strip hotel the easiest way to get Downtown is by the CAT bus (CAT stands for Citizen's Area Transit). The service operates 24 hours every day on the Strip and Downtown and buses run every 15 minutes. It costs $2 and it is an adventure in itself. Try to get on the 302 which is the CAT express. It stops less frequently and is only the same fare.
Another way to save your feet to get around the casinos on the strip is by way of the Strip Trolley Bus. These run frequently as far as the Stratosphere from Mandalay Bay costing $1.50 per trip, stopping at most of the major casinos en route. Operating hours are from 9.30 am until 2.00 am every day and they run every 15 minutes. Exact fare is required, no change given.
There are a number of shutttrolley tours avaliable in Vegas... just check with the front desk at your hotel and they'll be glad to help.