The Las Vegas Monorail is a unique way to travel up and down the Las Vegas Strip without long waiting. The monorail definitely tops waiting on a street corner for the city bus during the hot summer days. This ride is air conditioned and travel time is cut in half because traffic can be avoided.
On weekends the Las Vegas Monorail is running till 3 a.m., which is still late for those going out on the town. Taxi fares are outrageous in this city. Traveling just a few blocks up the strip can cost around $25 +tip.
The monorail fare averages to around $12/day per person. However, if you are planning on exploring more than just the strip, this ride is not recommended. Renting a car for around $30/day is your best bet for going to tourist sites such as the infamous Welcome to Las Vegas sign. All parking at the hotels are free, so other than the car rental itself there really aren’t any additional fees for transportation.
Think of the monorail as an above ground Subway. This ride makes stops starting at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino on the north end of the strip and ends its route at the south end of the Stratosphere Resort & Casino at the Sahara Station. Along the way your stops will include the Bally’s/Paris, Harrah’s, Flamingo/Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas Convention Center, and the LVH.