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Review: Las Vegas Monorail

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I think it’s funny and somewhat ironic that I am writing this on one of the warmest days we have had so far this summer. I was in Temecula a bit earlier and it was 105 degrees out. Toasty! It put me in the perfect mood to appreciate air conditioning even more than I normally do… and trust me I really appreciated the air conditioning on the Las Vegas Monorail!


The Monorail is our favorite way to travel in Las Vegas. It’s extremely economical and convenient.

Quick Tip: Pick up a Las Vegas Monorail map from your hotel or the station.

The little one still has to use a car seat {and will for years to come} so taking a taxi is not an option without carrying around her car seat and that’s not going to happen. The Monorail is the perfect solution! No car seat needed!


Safety is so important {especially when you are traveling with your kids} and we feel very safe riding on the Monorail. It’s clean and everything is well labeled so that you know where you need to go to get where you want to go! <—- say that 5 times fast


The Monorail cabins are all air-conditioned.  This is a big thing when it’s almost 120 degrees out. Walking on the strip is fun and I recommend doing it if you are going just a short distance, but if you are going more than a couple of casinos away you will want to hop on the Monorail. The stops are perfectly spaced so that you are never too far from being able to catch a ride. 


The Monorail runs along a 3.9-mile route from the MGM Grand to where the Sahara Station. There are seven stations: MGM Grand Station, Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station, Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station, Harrah’s/Imperial Palace Station, Las Vegas Convention Center Station, LVH Station, and Sahara Station.

I’ve never waited more than 5 minutes for another Monorail to come so you get to where you want to go quickly. Most stations have automated ticket sale machines so it’s super easy to buy tickets. We always buy unlimited three-day tickets, and we save a lot of money doing that.

I also wanted to share this booklet that I have only seen in the Monorail area. It’s packed with Vegas insight and coupons that will save you some money on some of the best Vegas attractions. It also has quick write-ups on some of the hottest current attractions… so be sure to grab one, it’s free too!


Important Vegas Tip: I’m often asked about our favorite ways to get around Vegas. By far the Las Vegas Monorail is the best for strip travel. I’ve tried the buses a few years ago and it was not something I would ever recommend.

The Monorail is quick, clean, budget-friendly and easy. Be sure to get an all-day pass and plan your day around the Monorail stops to pack your Vegas days with as much fun as possible.

If you are going off the strip and it’s close taxi’s are a good option, but only if your kids are big enough to not need a car seat. Surprisingly using your own car is pretty easy off the strip. There is plenty of parking at the off-strip casinos and the outer areas are not heavily congested.

One of the reasons that we always drive in from Southern California is so that we can venture off the strip… if you are flying in I would consider renting a car if you are traveling with kids, or consider taking a taxi.

When vacationing to Las Vegas, be sure to buy your tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail at one of the monorail system stations. The Monorail stops at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and other casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.