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Las Vegas has a trolley that runs along the Las Vegas Strip about every 15 to 20 minutes from the Excalibur and Tropicana in the south to the Stratosphere in the north, which loops over to the Las Vegas Hilton off the “Strip”. The Las Vegas strip trolley runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 am and costs $1.75 (exact change) each way.
The most popular form of Las Vegas transportation, especially on the Las Vegas Strip, is walking. Common sense rules apply to walking in Las Vegas. The very dry often very high temperature can cause rapid fluid loss without sweating so take drink plenty of fluids. Also distances are a lot farther than they look so wear comfortable shoes. You can walk a ½ mile or more to get from the back one hotel/casino on the Strip to the back of the hotel/casino directly across the street on the other side of the Strip.
Las Vegas taxi cabs are a very popular form of transportation in Las Vegas. Get a list of Las Vegas taxicab companies including contact information and get complete information about Las Vegas taxicabs fares and fees. It is important to know that cabs (or any other type of vehicle except CAT Buses) are not allowed to stop on the Las Vegas Strip to pick up or drop off passengers. Taxis pick up and drop passengers at special area at each hotel.
Citizen Area Transit (or CAT) Bus System, which began serving the tourists and citizens of Clark County (Las Vegas is the largest city in Clark County) in December 1992, is one of the major components of Las Vegas public transportation. The CAT Routes on the Las Vegas Strip are Routes 301/302 that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and costs $2.00 or 4 CAT tokens – one way.
There are at least 3 free regularly scheduled Las Vegas shuttles, which run between various Las Vegas hotels. One runs between Barbary Coast, Gold Coast and the Orleans. A second Las Vegas shuttle runs between Harrah's and the Rio. A third Las Vegas shuttles runs between the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, the Polo Towers and the Stardust with occasional stops at the Fashion Place Mall and the front of Caesars Forum Shops.
On July 15, 2004, the Las Vegas Monorail service began running about 4 miles between MGM Grand and the Sahara reaching 50 miles per hour in approximately 14 minutes for $3.00 or less each way. There are 7 pick up and drop off stations. The Las Vegas monorail system is scheduled to be expanded to run all the way downtown in the future. There are also currently 2 free trams operating on the Las Vegas Strip, one between the Mirage and Treasure Island and the other between Mandalay Bay and the Excalibur.
For weddings, casino or lounge/bar and night club hopping, limousines are one of the more fun forms of transportation in Las Vegas. Get information about luxury Las Vegas limousine rentals and luxury coach rentals by the hour and other forms of transportation in Las Vegas.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|