If you’ve never been to Vegas, then you probably assume it’s a breeze to walk from one end of the Strip to the other. Well, while you could probably make the trek, we wouldn’t recommend it. Unless, of course, you’re willing to invest a whole day and some blistered toes, then go ahead. But for everyone else out there, we’ve put together a list of all your transportation options throughout the city and our recommendations for when to use these options.

 

Ride-Sharing

About
Ride-sharing, most commonly associated with Uber & Lyft are prevalent as a means of transportation in Las Vegas, providing another option for visitors to get around the destination. Ride-sharing companies provide transportation through their apps in the driver’s personal vehicle.

Cost
Varies depending on where you want to go. Prices are estimated in the app when ordering a ride.

Recommendation
Ride-sharing options are always a great choice and can be convenient when traveling to or from the resort corridor to outlying destinations.

What you need to know
Ride-sharing companies may implement surge pricing during times of high demand, like when major events or activities are taking place in the destination. Hotels have designated areas where ride-sharing companies can pick up guest, so make sure you know where the pick-up area is.

Monorail

About 
The Las Vegas Monorail stops at seven points on the Las Vegas Strip:

Cost
A single ride is $5; a day pass is $13; and they also have two to seven-day passes with prices that range from $23-$56. If you’re a Nevada local, you can buy a single ride for $1; restrictions apply depending on how many you want to buy.

Recommendation 
Great to use if you’re at or near a hotel that the monorail stops at and want to visit another hotel with a stop or near a stop. This is also a great option for anyone attending a convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The monorail also offers free shuttle rides at various off-the-Strip hotels. If you’re looking to go to the Strip, be sure to see if they have a shuttle at your hotel.

What you need to know 
The monorail does not run all night. After a certain hour, you will need to take a different form of transportation.

 

Taxis

About 
Taxis are the main form of transportation used throughout Vegas. There is an abundance of them all over the city and, most likely, always a few waiting within a taxi line at a hotel during all hours of the day and night.

Cost 
Varies depending on traffic and time of year. Additionally, taxis requested at the airport have an additional fee included.

Recommendation
Taxis are great to use when you want to go from property to property, to and from the airport, or if you’re just trying to get back to your house after a night at the club. There are plenty of them throughout town so you never have to worry about there not being enough drivers at a late hour. 

What you need to know 
What you need to know: Unlike other cities, you cannot hail a taxi on the street in Las Vegas. Taxis are required to pick up a fair at a physical address, such as a hotel taxi line. Hotel have specific areas for taxi pick-up, usually near the valet or main entrance. If you have any concerns with a taxi driver, you can call the Nevada Taxicab Authority at 702-668-4005 to report any issues.

 

Public Transportation

About:
The Deuce is the name of Las Vegas’ form of public transportation that’s operated by the Regional Transportation Committee. It’s one of the best ways to get around the city when you’re looking to save your money during your trip.
 
While the bus runs throughout the town, there are two routes you can specifically take for the Strip and Downtown. The routes are The Deuce on the Strip, which stops at or around most properties on the Strip, and the SDX (Strip and Downtown Express), which stops at about half the stops as the other route. In total, the SDX bus (Direction: Strip and Downtown Express Southbound) has 21 stops departing from Grand Central @ LV Premium Outlets – North (N) and ending in South Strip Transit Terminal Bay 3 (N).

Cost
Tickets can be purchased on the bus for:
A two-hour pass | $6
24-hour pass | $8
Three-day pass | $20.
 
Reduced-rate travel passes are also available for veterans, senior citizens (60+), children ages 6 through 17, people with disabilities, as well as Medicare-eligible citizens and mobility-trained customers. Children under the age of 5 can travel free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
 
This is also the most cost-effective way to get to your hotel from the airport. The Deuce does not stop at the airport, so you’ll have to take the Route 109 bus to the South Strip Transfer Station to get on The Deuce. Access to Route 109 is located in Terminal 1.

Hours
The Deuce: 24/7 Transportation
SDX:  9 AM to midnight
 
Recommendation 
If you’re looking to check out the old Strip and don’t want to pay a lot and don’t mind riding a bus, this is what we recommend. It is the cheapest form of transportation from the Strip to Downtown Las Vegas/Fremont Street.
 
What you need to know
Unlike taxis and rideshares that can cancel, The Deuce is always running and can pick you up on the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re looking to head back to your hotel after midnight, riding The Deuce offers travelers a reliable source of public transportation. The Deuce frequently stops at the most prominent tourist attractions and points of interest on the Strip, including Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, The STRAT and Fremont Street Experience.