There are a lot of ways to get to Las Vegas (planes, trains and automobiles, mainly). But once there, how does one get around? Well be it from a cab, a motor scooter, a bike, or simply your own two legs, the only thing you really need to know is this: all things emanate from the strip.
If your hotel is located on the strip (and chances are it is), most of your excitement will be within walking distance of your hotel. In this instance then, your best bet by far is the airport shuttle. Depending on where you stay, this might even be complimentary. Score!
If not, you can always pre-book a Las Vegas airport transfer.
Economy car rentals in Vegas circle around $30 a day. The price may sound good, and for your needs it may be perfect, but keep in mind you’ll likely not be in the car much, if at all, if you’re planning on staying around the strip.
Taxis are a great way to see the city and get the inside scoop on what is happening around town from your cabbie. Though the odd midnight gridlock is inevitable in Las Vegas, the convenience and money savings far outweigh the odd hassle.
The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is an icon. See it, experience it, love it. The Monorail travels from Sahara Ave to the MGM Grand 7 days per week from 7am – 2am Monday through Thursday, and until 3am on the weekends.
The traffic on the strip can be confusing, daunting, and downright scary. Still, there are public transport options available, and these dedicated bus drivers brave the Las Vegas Strip scene with remarkable poise. Consider utilizing this municipal service and hop-on for a one-way ticket starting at $3.
Hop-on Hop-Off Tours
Viator offers a Hop-on Hop-off Vegas tour bus service which highlights the best of Vegas, is budget-minded, and gives riders 24 or 48-hour windows in which to utilize the service. A great option for those who are foot-wary, love to hear the history of a place, or those who love to ride around an open-aired double-decker bus and feel like they’ve gotten a deal.