Monorails are one of the best ways to travel around a concentrated area. Disneyland has one. Shanghai has one. Cities like Seattle and Jacksonville have them, and most major airports, like the Las Vegas Airport, have one embedded within the stream of transport. The longest monorail in the world is in Chongquin, China, with a combined distance equaling over 250 miles of tracks.
Las Vegas has its own city railway system, in the form of the Las Vegas Monorail. Statistics show that the Monorail has hosted over 90 million riders since its opening in 1995. The 36-car system is completely electric, and it cruises 30 feet above the ground and covers four miles of track.
Today, the Las Vegas Monorail connects passengers with some of the most exciting and iconic parts of the Strip. Tens of thousands of visitors use the system daily to travel between the hotels and casinos.
Read on to understand the stops and schedule of the Monorail. Need help planning your journey? See where all of the hotels are on our Las Vegas Strip map.
Las Vegas Monorail: Basic Information
Get the tools you need to travel on the monorail system in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Monorail is open daily. The trains arrive every four to eight minutes. The distance between each ride is anywhere from one to four minutes, and it takes less than 20 minutes to travel between all seven stations.
Monday: 7 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m to 3 a.m.
How To Buy Tickets
The Las Vegas Monorail system is a popular mode of transportation in Las Vegas. There are a few ways to buy tickets, and each one is convenient and cost-effective.
Buying Paper Tickets
Each Monorail station has several kiosks for purchasing tickets. The kiosks take both cash, so you might be on the lookout for a Las Vegas bank with an ATM. They do, however, also take credit cards. For passengers using a paper ticket, insert it into the slot at the entrance, take it and head in.
Purchasing Mobile Tickets
A digital ticket is always recommended before embarking on the Las Vegas attractions, and the Monorail is no different. To use your ticket, simply scan the QR code at the gate to enter the system.
Buy single or group passes online, or use Google Pay to purchase your pass.
Whether you plan to take one trip or save yourself some walking, this is a great way to save money in Vegas. A single-ride ticket is $5. Anything beyond that is an unlimited ride ticket. A one-day pass is $13, with multiple-day tickets varying in cost. A one-week unlimited pass costs $56.
Nevada residents can purchase single-ride tickets for $1. Children under the age of five can ride for free.
Las Vegas Monorail Stations
There are seven stations on the Las Vegas Strip. They’re listed in order below, going from the north end to the south end of the Strip.
1. SAHARA Las Vegas Monorail Station
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Formerly SLS Las Vegas, SAHARA Las Vegas is one of the Strip’s newest hotels to enjoy. Given its location, this Monorail stop is perfect for reaching this hotel at the far end of the Strip.
How to find the stop: Head towards the Alexandria Tower and walk to the escalator.
Use the SAHARA Las Vegas monorail stop to visit:
Circus Circus Hotel — Check out Midway and Adventuredome for some kid-friendly fun.
Bazaar Meat by José Andres — Enjoy one of the best steakhouses on the Strip as soon as you step off the trains at SAHARA.
2. Westgate Las Vegas Station
3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Westgate is a classic hotel that sits close to the center of the action. It has hosted a slew of famous faces, and was the largest hotel in the world in the 90’s.
How to find the stop: Go to the front desk and head to the Bell Desk. Exit the building and follow the signs to the right.
Use the Westgate monorail stop to visit:
Peppermill Fireside Lounge — Stroll over to one of the Strip’s most famous 24-hour restaurants.
Pickleball courts — Suit up to sweat it out by playing pickleball in Las Vegas.
3. Las Vegas Convention Center Station
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
While the Convention Center isn’t on the Boulevard itself, it sits in close proximity to all of the best things to do on the Strip. Getting there from the Las Vegas Monorail is extremely convenient if you plan on staying in one of the hotels close to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
How to find the stop: Exit the Convention Center towards Paradise Road. Cut through the parking lot to get to the escalator and elevator that reach the station.
Use the Las Vegas Convention Center monorail stop to visit:
The Las Vegas Convention Center: It’s all in the name for this stop.
Wynn Golf Club: When the weather permits, visit one of the best Las Vegas golf courses.
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Skip the traffic of the street when visiting these two Strip stays. The two accommodations are hubs for shopping and dining among the classic Vegas ambiance.
How to find the stop: There are two ways to get to this station. Enter the lobbies of both hotels and follow the signs for the monorail. Ascend to the correct level via elevator and escalator and enter the station at the Harrah’s/LINQ connector.
Use the Harrah’s / The LINQ monorail stop to visit:
Hart & Huntington Tattoo — Cross the street for some fresh ink at one of the tattoo shops Las Vegas Strip side.
5. Flamingo / Caesars Palace Monorail Station
3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
This is one of the most popular stations. Whether your route includes shopping and sightseeing at Caesars Palace or wildlife and history at Flamingo Hotel, get off here to get started.
How to find the stop: The only entrance is through the Flamingo Hotel lobby. Walk past the retail section to get to the connector escalator.
Use the Flamingo / Caesars Palace stop to visit:
Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel — The monorail stops in the middle of several other accommodations, including Hilton and Marriott properties.
Battista’s Hole in the Wall — You’ll see the red sign from the trains. Not only is this one of the best Las Vegas Strip restaurants, but it’s a local Italian treasure that can’t be missed.
6. Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas Monorail Station
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Let the monorail drop you off between the classic comforts of Bally’s and the smooth sophistication of Paris Las Vegas. The two hotels are joined by a connector, making walking back and forth between them easy and quick.
How to find the stop: Once you’re inside the Avenue Shops, it’s easy to find the station. Follow the signs to the monorail.
Use the Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas stop to visit:
NOBU — This brand-new installment is the second Strip location and one of several worldwide. Read more about Japanese restaurants Las Vegas for that next meal.
Blu Pool at Bally’s — The monorail passes right by one of the coolest pools on the Strip.
7. MGM Grand Monorail Station
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Since MGM Grand is one of the largest hotels in the world, it makes sense to have a monorail entrance all to itself. Whether passengers plan to stay at MGM Gand or The Signature nearby, this stop is intended to expedite the trips from the room to the ‘rail.
How to find the stop: To access the MGM Grand station, head to the down escalators behind the Bell Desk in the hotel lobby.
Use the MGM Grand stop to visit:
Topgolf Las Vegas — Some Las Vegas activities are a big deal. Topgolf is a qualifying affair, with its expansive green and towering nets that are easy to spot from the Monorail.
T-Mobile Arena — Are you ready to see show-stopping performers and edge-of-your-seat sporting events? Cross the street from MGM Grand to catch the next event.
Enjoy the Ride
Ready to experience Las Vegas from the convenience and comfort of the Monorail trains? The elevated route is one of the best ways to get photos of the Strip, unobstructed by traffic and crowds. Some of the best Las Vegas attractions to see on the ride are:
The LINQ High Roller — This giant Ferris wheel on the Strip is as fun to see from far away as it is to see it up close. Read more about the High Roller for info and purchases.
The Eiffel Tower Experience — This half-size replica of the real thing is front and center on the Strip for all to enjoy. The Eiffel Tower Las Vegas site provides stunning views and an unforgettable restaurant experience as well.
A Note About The Trams
You may have heard about another form of transport on the south end of the Strip. There are a few free tram services that occupy the middle Strip hotels and some of the west corners of the area. Read more about Las Vegas trams and other ride services.
The Mandalay Bay Excalibur Tram
This free tram runs from Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur.
Mirage Treasure Island Tram
The Mirage and Treasure Island tram is a quick way to travel between the two hotels.
Park MGM to Bellagio Tram
This tram stops at ARIA Resort & Casino in the middle.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Las Vegas Monorail
Is there a Vegas Monorail station at the airport?
Does every hotel have a Monorail station?
Not quite. The Las Vegas Monorail runs from the SAHARA Las Vegas station — or the former SLS station — to the MGM station at MGM Grand. The total distance is just under four miles, but it stops at several notable hotels on the Strip.
Do I have to wear face masks on the Las Vegas Monorail?
Yes. Although Las Vegas is open, masks are still required on the Las Vegas Monorail. It is also recommended to maintain social distancing inside the trains and at the stations wherever possible.
Does the Monorail go to Fremont Street?
The Las Vegas Monorail stops at the South Strip. To get to Fremont Street, take one of the shuttle buses such as the Downtown Loop.