The Las Vegas Monorail runs adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip from the SLS Station to the MGM Grand Station, but does not enter the city of Las Vegas. The monorail runs on a 3.9mile (6.3km) track. The monorail is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Monorail Company.
One question I was asked, is the monorail similar to the ones Disney? Bombardier Transportation is the original designer of the vehicles and signal systems. The Mark VI Monorail trans run in both Walt Disney World and in Las Vegas.
Cost of the monorail at the time of writing this post. A single ride is $5.00 and a full day ride is $12. You can also purchase 2-7 day passes. There are discounted tickets if you look for them online. The monorail fee is included in a number activity passes, just look at the duration as they may not be included in the full duration of the activity pass.
There are 9 stations on the monorail line: (north to south)
- SLS station
- Westgate station
- Convention Centre station
- Harrah’s & The Linq station
- Flamingo & Caesars Palace station
- Bally’s & Paris station
- MGM Grand Station
The SLS Station is located inside the SLS property. The monorail entrance is on level 2. Follow the signs from inside the hotel. It is about a 1/2 mile walk to the Stratosphere from the SLS station. The SLS station accesses the following: Circus Circus, Downtown Las Vegas/Freemont St., Hilton Grand Vacations on the Boulevard, Las Vegas Festival Grounds, Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, SLS Las Vegas and the Stratosphere.
The Westgate station is near the front entrance of the Westgate property. The Westgate station accesses the following: Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Turnberry Place & Turnberry Towers, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
Convention Centre Station
The Convention Centre station can be reached from he convention centre parking lot. The Convention Centre station accesses the following: Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas Marriott, Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, Renaissance Hotel, Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Centre, and the Visitor Information Centre
Harrah’s & The Linq Station
This monorail station is located between Harrah’s hotel and the Linq hotel. The station can be entered from either hotel. The entrance is at the back of each hotel. Harrah’s & The Linq station accesses the following: Casino Royale, Encore Las Vegas, Fashion Show Mall, Forum Shops at Caesars Harrah’s Las Vegas, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Mirage Las Vegas, Sands Expo, The High Roller, The Linqu Hotel & Casino, The Linq Promenade, The Palazzo, The Venetian/Grand Canal Shoppes, Treasure Island Trump International Hotel, and the Wynn Las Vegas
Flamingo & Caesars Palace Station
The easiest way to get to the monorail is to enter the Flamingo hotel and walk through to the front lobby. The monorail is located just past the retail shops. The Flamingo & Caesars Palace Station accesses the following: Battista’s Hole in the Wall Restaurant, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Hilton Grand Vacations on Flamingo, The Cromwell, the HIgh Roller, The Linq Promenade, Westin Las Vegas Hotel
Bally’s & Paris Station
The monorail is located behind the Bally’s hotel and the Paris hotel. The Bally’s & Paris Station accesses the following: Ba
lly’s Las Vegas, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Crystals at CityCentre, Elara – Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel, Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, Grand Bazaar Shops, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile Shops, Super 8 Las Vegas, Platinum Hotel, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers
MGM Grand Station
To enter the monorail station, head toward the Underground and follow the signs. The MGM Grand Station accesses the following: Aria Resorts & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Desert Rose Resort, Excalibur, Four Seasons, Las Vegas Village, Luxor, Mandalay Bay/Mandalay Bay Convention Centre, Marriott’s Grand Chateau, MGM Grand/The Signature Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Shark Reef Aquarium, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, Showcase Mall, T-Mobile Arena/The Park, Topgolf and the Tropicana
One thing of note is that is it not always easy to find the stations. They are not located directly on the strip but they are hidden in the back of the hotels. I sometimes found them difficult to find. Most of them were quite a walk.