Running for about 4 miles, the Las Vegas Monorail offers express transportation on the Las Vegas Strip. This modern transit service stops at seven stations that are conveniently located near major resorts, casinos and other venues. A ride on the elevated monorail tracks is also a cool sightseeing experience in the heart of Sin City.
Brief Background and History
The Las Vegas Monorail originally opened in 1995 as part of major transportation expansions on the Strip. In its early years, this rail system ran between Bally’s and the MGM Grand. Bombardier Transportation has played a major role in developing the trains for this innovative transit system. Five years after opening, the monorail system was officially absorbed by a nonprofit entity that was carefully selected by the state legislature.
Stations, Service and Attractions
The MGM Grand Station is the southern terminal of the Las Vegas Monorail. Some of the Strip’s top shows and nightlife events are hosted by the MGM Grand. For example, the massive Hakkasan nightclub is within walking distance from the station. Cirque de Soleil is another major entertainment highlight at this iconic resort.
The monorail tracks also meander through other notable resorts on the Strip, such as Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. A single station is also designated for the Flamingo and Caesar’s Palace. After stopping at Harrah’s and the LINQ, the Las Vegas Monorail takes a sharp turn heading northbound. One of the largest meeting venues in North America, the Las Vegas Convention Center has its own station along the monorail system. There’s also a station at the nearby Westgate Las Vegas, a well-established hotel that opened in the late 1960’s.
The Sahara Station is the northern terminal of the Monorail. In business since the 1950’s, the Sahara is one of the oldest hotels on the Strip. The northern end of the monorail system is also within walking distance of the iconic Stratosphere Tower that offers the best aerial views of the city. Click for a map of the Las Vegas Monorail system.
The Las Vegas Monorail trains typically arrive at each station every five to six minutes for most of the day. Automated ticket vending machines are installed at all stations, and mobile tickets may also be used to pay for the fare. Passengers can purchase tickets for a one-way ride or unlimited rides for multiple days. The service operates every day of the year, between 7am and 3am.
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