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walking-monarail info

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walking-monarail info

Been about 5 years since we have been to vegas. Going with my 2 uncles in 70s.

What is the best way ti get to fremont st besides a cab?

Are there hotels connected to walk to?

Monarail starts at luxur? Ends where?

Monarail starts at mgm ends at convention still?

Any new transportion?

Plan on purchasing 3 day pass

Thanks

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1. Re: walking-monarail info

Las Vegas Monorail information:

http://www.lvmonorail.com/

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2. Re: walking-monarail info

Best way to get downtown besides cab is the Downtown Express Bus (formerly Ace and Gold Line).

Some hotels are connected, e.g. Paris & Bally's, Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

There is a tram that runs between Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur.

There is another that runs from Bellagio, Monte Carlo and Aria.

The Monorail runs from MGM Grand to Sahara

If you're going for public transit, you want the DTX 3 day pass, you can order them in advance from the transit website: http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/

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3. Re: walking-monarail info

Thanks for info

Monarail map doesn't show up very good on smart phone

Are tickets cheaper online? We are flying out Friday night for vegas. Can you print them at home?

Thanks

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4. Re: walking-monarail info

You can buy them online but they ship them to you for a fee (can't print them that I can tell). Since you are leaving Friday that will not work.

Also don't forget that the Monorail is at the very back of MGM (and most of the stops) so that will be a good walk as well.

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5. Re: walking-monarail info

Probably faster now is the WAX bus you can catch at LVB & Tropicana that takes the freeway to downtown. Other than that, the SDX leaves to downtown from the strip more frequently and is express as well.

Then there is the old reliable standby, the Deuce...

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6. Re: walking-monarail info

Thanks for info. It will help us

Where do you catch the duece?

Wonder if it would be cheaper for 5 to take cab?

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7. Re: walking-monarail info

The monorail from luxor only connects to the 2 hotels next to it, one on each side. Its more like an aiprot shuttle.

The big monrail connects a bunch of hotels together. It runs from mgm which is across the street sort of from luxor and sahara.

Keep in mind that the stations are way in the back of the casinos so you have to walk a long way to get to them.

Alot of the hotels are connected somehow so you can just walk from one to the next but they are very very big so just going from one to the next can wear you out.

If I were you i would try out the big monorail one trip. Just get a round trip pass fpr the day and see if its something you think you might use. I am a big fan of it and still think its a bit of a pain to use unless i am going from mgm to sahara.

Take a cab ro downtown. Either that or take the city bus with hundreds of other people and no booze.

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8. Re: walking-monarail info

Thanks again. We usually walk but don't want to wear my uncles out

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9. Re: walking-monarail info

The Deuce stops at just about every hotel. And that is the problem. It can be painfully slow and very crowded.

The SDX has fewer stops. It only runs from 9AM to 12:30 AM.

I think the monorail is useless unless you are going from MGM or Bally's to the Sahara, convention center or the Hilton. It is a hike getting from/to some of the stations.

Depending on where you are staying- you can walk to many places on the strip. If it is too far to walk- with two elderly gentlemen, I would just take a cab. The legal limit for a cab in Vegas is five passengers. It certainly would be more convenient than a slow and crowded bus or the monorail.

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10. Re: walking-monarail info

Thanks so much. They may like stopping at every hotel casino just to look at the sights