If you haven’t been to Las Vegas, you may assume it’s a short walk from one end of the strip to the other or even a short walk from The Las Vegas Strip to downtown Vegas. However, that assumption would be wrong! The Las Vegas strip is exactly 4.2 miles and takes an average of 90 minutes to walk with no stops along the way. Add in the desert heat, an average of 37,000 people, and road traffic it would be an exhausting day of walking. Luckily for you, there are several forms of transportation to get you where you need to go.
Here are five recommended forms of transportation to get you from point A to point B in Vegas.
Uber & Lyft
Uber and Lyft may be the most common form of public transportation in the United States. All major hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have set Uber and Lyft pickup zones to make locating your ride easy. Uber and Lyft offer multiple ride options: affordable rides, new car rides, luxury rides, rides for you and your pet, assisted rides, and wheelchair riders. Both rideshare companies have surged price rates during busy hours, but the average cost of one ride on the Las Vegas Strip or downtown is $8 – $15.
Another transportation option for getting around Vegas is Taxi services. Taxies aren’t as popular as Uber or Lyft, but they are convenient. Taxis are always lined up waiting to pick up guests at the airport, hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown, and outside of most major tourist attractions. No phone app is necessary for taxies; you just jump in and pay at the end of your ride. While this service is good, their prices are typically double the price of Uber or Lyft.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is a great transportation option for getting up and down the Las Vegas Strip. The Monorail starts at MGM Grand and runs to the other end of the strip at SAHARA Las Vegas while making seven stops along the way. Every 4-8 minutes, the Monorail arrives at MGM Grand, Balley’s, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate, SAHARA Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased as a 24-hour pass or a multi-day pass. A 24-hour pass costs each guest $13.
Las Vegas Deuce On The Strip
Nicknamed the Deuce Bus, this might be the cheapest transportation option for locals and tourists. The Deuce Buses run 24/7 from Fremont Street Experience to the Las Vegas Strip to the South Terminal. Bus stops are located about every quarter of a mile on the strip. And this is the only transportation option to pick passengers up on Las Vegas Boulevard. A 24-hour pass costs each guest $8.
The last transportation option is a party bus and not just any party bus, a Discreet party bus! Discreet offers large luxury party bus rentals for Vegas locals and tourists to travel in style. The busses seat up to 40 people and include a bar, bathroom (on select buses), luggage storage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, and a customized pickup and drop-off plan. In addition, party buses are rented by the hour and not per person, making it the most affordable transportation option for large parties!