Video:Las Vegas Transportation Optionswith Michele Jaco
There are lots of transportation options in Las Vegas, depending on how your want to get around. Watch this video from About.com to learn all about the various ways.See Transcript
Transcript:Las Vegas Transportation Options
Hi, I am Michele Jaco for About.com here with some Las Vegas Transportation Options.
Number 1 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: Walking
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 so drink plenty of non alcoholic fluids. Also distances can be farther than they look so wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes especially in the Spring and Summer months.
Number 2 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: Public Bus System
Single trips can cost as little as $2 and most Las Vegas Strip Routes run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A new bus called The Deuce runs a service on the strip, 24 hours a day and stops at virtually every casino. The cost ranges from $5 - $7 for a 24 hour pass and it's probably the most convenient way to move up and down the strip.
Number 3 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: The Monorail
On July 15, 2004, the Las Vegas Monorail opened for service and has helped connect thousands from the South end of the LV Strip to the far North end. Currently you can purchase a single ride ticket for a one way trip for about $5 with single and multiple day passes available. Also, there are several free monorail trams operating on the Las Vegas Strip between hotels, such as the Mandalay Bay Tram that goes to the Excalibur and the new Aria Tram that goes from The Aria to the Bellagio.
Number 4 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: Taxis
Taxi Cabs can be found at the airport and outside all the major hotels on the strip however Taxis can get pricey. The average fair from the Las Vegas Strip to McCarren Airport is $20 plus a 15% tip.
Number 5 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: Rental Cars
You can usually find a great deal on rental cars if you include it with your airline and hotel reservation. But driving in Las Vegas is not much fun because the main roads are very congested and traffic is terrible just about anytime of the day on the Las Vegas Strip. However there is a positive. Most Casinos have free valet parking, so you never need to worry about a parking spot or a huge parking fee.
Number 6 Way to Get Around Las Vegas: Limos
There are literally dozen of Las Vegas limo companies to choose from that service the airports, hotels, wedding chapels, casinos, and are great for lounge/bar and night club hopping. Limousines are one of the more fun forms of transportation in Las Vegas and are usually rented by the hour with a 2 hour minimum and most rentals range from $45 an hour up to $300 per hour plus a %15 tip to the driver, all depending on the type and size of limo you are needing.
And those were some Las Vegas Transportation Options.
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