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    by galge Written Jul 25, 2005

    A very quick, inexpensive and effective way to move up and down the strip is the monorail. We paid $7 for a 24 hour pass. It only stops at a handful of the casinos but all of them are walking distance from the monorail stops. (Unless its 117 degrees out, like it was when we were there.) You can get a map of the stops on the monorail website. Do a search on Las Vegas Monorail, and you will get the site.

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    by EdinburghRoc Written Apr 28, 2004

    The Monorail is a great way to move to hotel to hotel, use them when you can, they are free. It's a long walk perhaps to the monorail but by far a longer walk to cross the street to the next hotel.
    It will only take a minute or three to go one or two stops.

    Walking the ' STRIP ' is the only way to see everything, good shoes are a must.
    Remember each hotel is very big. So to walk to one then around and to another. WELL YOU GET THE POINT ?

    Dusk in Las Vegas
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  • Getting Around

    by su_jen Updated Jun 8, 2004

    To get around, it would be best if you have your own transportation. But, if you want to see the best of LV strip, you have got to use your own two legs! Nothing beats that. There's lots of people on the road and there's tons of car on the road as well. Most hotels have the monorail stops (If and only if the hotels are on the strip) That's the other best way to travel than car.

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    Monorail, it not just for Disneyland anymore

    by raevnzno Updated Feb 2, 2005

    The Monorail is now running. A great way to move from one end of the strip to the other.
    Hours 8am-2am
    14 minutes Sahare-Mgm one way
    Stops include: Sahara Hotel
    Las Vegas Hilton
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    Harrah's/Imperial Palace
    MGM Grand

    Single ride ticket- $3
    Ten ride ticket- $20
    Unlimited Day Pass (best value) $10
    Unlimited 3-day pas $25

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    MONORAIL in final stages of completion

    by Oren72 Updated Jun 28, 2004

    Las Vegas is building a monorail that runs up and down the strip and is supposed to be opening soon. When it gets going, it may trump my travel tip about walking. Go to to get the most up to date information.


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    The Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail

    by Emmjai Updated Aug 18, 2004

    The Monorail runs from MGM grand North up the Strip, and currently reaches the Sahara Hotel.

    Rides cost $3 each, though you can get a $10 ticket good for as many rides as you like in a 24 hour period.

    It is air-conditioned, but the most expensive mass transit system on the strip (Trolley, trams and CAT buses are all cheaper). Another thing to remember is that access is via Hotels/Casinos, and so you end up walking quite a distance from the monorail station to the Strip (or vice versa) and risk getting lost (or way laid) in the casino.

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    The New Las Vegas Monorail? Don't count on it yet.

    by Randyi66 Updated Sep 14, 2004

    The new Las Vegas Monorail may have had its grand opening on July 15 '04, but the last time we were there (Sept. 10) it was closed for an indefinite time 'cuz a wheel had fallen off or something. Geez, what's ONE wheel? :) So don't count on it (just yet) to provide your main source of transportation.

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    The Monorail

    by percy961 Updated Sep 17, 2004

    The Monorail can be a useful mode of transport between the Big hotels, its brand new, very clean and efficient (well usually I'm told.) I have to say that for a state of the art transport system, the ride is'ent the smoothest I'v taken, it does seem to wobble around abit.

    The Monorail was still having a few teething problems when we were there, it was actually closed down for a few days with technical problems when a wheel came off.


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    Coming Soon! Las Vegas Monorail!

    by aussie79 Written Jan 2, 2003

    Oh Thank Heavens!! Traffic on the Las Vegas strip is horrible! Every day cars are bumper to bumper making it the longest 4 miles I've ever been on! The Las Vegas Monorail will run along the east side of the strip. Linking seven stations over four miles to eight resorts and the Las Vegas Convention Center, the sleek, driverless monorail will provide a quick and comfortable ride through the heart of the resort corridor. The monorail cars are an urbanized, driverless version of the Mark VI monorail cars supplied for the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. Offering many new attractive features, the fleet of nine 4-car trains represents the latest innovation in monorail technology.

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    by frankcanfly Updated Aug 17, 2005

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    The new Monorail system is up and running finally! It runs parallel to the strip, so you can walk all the way to one end, then pay only $3 to return to where you started.

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    Mandalay Express Shuttle

    by toontown Written Jul 12, 2006

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    There is a really nice free monorial shuttle that goes between Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur on the south side of the Strip.

    Mandalay Express Shuttle in foreground of Luxor
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    Up and Down The Strip With the Monorail

    by jltan Written Apr 30, 2005

    The monorail is a very convenient mode of transportation if you are not driving in Las Vegas. Riding the train provides some good views of the Strip too.

    Las Vegas Monorail
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    Alas no more!

    by LHOON Written May 18, 2003

    With the demise of Amtrak's Desert Wind a few years ago, it is alas not more possible to travel to this place in the most civilised way possible.

    Desert Wind in Vegas

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