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Getting Around Las Vegas: Rideshare, Trams, and More

Friends Getting Around Las Vegas in Car

Getting around the city is important for fitting in everything you want to do. From trams to get you from hotel to hotel for free to car rentals that can help you explore areas outside of Las Vegas, there are a number of options to help you get where you need to go. See the top Las Vegas transportation options and find which is best for you and your needs on your next trip!




Since companies like Uber and Lyft have entered the scene, Las Vegas transportation has become way more convenient. With just the tap of your phone, you can reserve a ride and customize how it goes – from regular rides to luxury rides where you can request temperature settings, conversation levels, and more. And of course, it’s extra nice to have in a city like Las Vegas! Especially if you plan on drinking, rideshares are a great way to be responsible and not drink and drive.

You can call a ride anywhere in the city, except being picked up directly on the Strip, but be warned: being picked up in a busy spot may be difficult and frustrating, and busy times can cause surge pricing that will increase tour ride total. Many hotels have designated rideshare areas for easy drop off and pick up, like the Garage Mahal at Circa Las Vegas. Use these Las Vegas rideshare spots to keep things organized and to have safe transportation around the city. And don’t forget to tip!


Line of Taxis at Las Vegas Hotel Taxi Stand




With the introduction of rideshare options, many cities have seen the use of taxis go down – but not in Las Vegas. Taxis are still a fairly common sight in the city and are a nice alternative to rideshare options if waits are too long, and offer a responsible transportation option after drinking. The airport and many hotels have taxis waiting on hand. And if they don’t, the concierge can help you book one.

The biggest downsides to taxis in Las Vegas vs rideshare are that you don’t know the final price until the end of your ride, and you can’t see the estimated arrival time or route while on your trip. Just like rideshares, taxis cannot pick you up directly on the Strip for safety reasons, and the easiest place to find one is at a dedicated taxi stand. And also just like rideshares, don’t forget to tip your driver at the end of the ride.


Rental Cars


If you are planning on driving around the city or taking a day trip outside of the city, consider a rental car. This might not be your best option if you’re just trying to get from Downtown to the Strip, but it will give you more freedom to explore more areas of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. You can find rental cars around the city, including the airport and sometimes located within your hotel.

At the D, stop by the Enterprise Rent-a-Car counter near the D valet to pick up your car, and enjoy a 10% discount if you’re a Club One member. The freedom of having access to a car opens up a huge number of opportunities. Just remember: when using a rental car, factor in the cost of the rental on top of the cost of any parking fees associated with your resort, along with the cost of gas. And always remember to drive responsibly.


Las Vegas Monorail Moving Through CitySource: Las Vegas Monorail


Monorail & Trams


Cars aren’t the only way to get around the city! Luckily, Las Vegas has a number of trams and a monorail to help you conveniently get around the city. The Las Vegas trams can be found at Mirage/Treasure Island, Bellagio/CityCenter/Park MGM, and Mandalay Bay/Excalibur. These are ideal for getting between resorts without having to walk or drive, and best of all? They’re free! Be sure to check the times to catch a tram when you need it.

The Las Vegas Monorail moves from the MGM Grand to the Sahara, stopping at Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo, Harra’s/The LINQ, Las Vegas Convention Center, and The Westgate in between. With the stop at the convention center, this mode of Las Vegas transportation is ideal for those in town for a convention. A 1-day pass costs $13 and a 7-day pass costs $56, making this a fairly affordable transportation option.




Finally, the last Las Vegas transportation option is totally free and good for your health as long as you’re down for the trek. Walking around Las Vegas is one of the best ways to explore the city and take in everything it has to offer. From street performers to being able to quickly check out something that catches your eye when passing by, walking is one of our favorite ways to see the city. Especially if it means walking around the Fremont Street Experience!

Just be sure to pack comfortable shoes. If you go out to the club in 4” heels, walking around the city might get uncomfortable quickly. You’ll also want to wear plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated if walking outside. Luckily, if walking gets too difficult, there are plenty of other Las Vegas transportation options to choose from.


The city is built for crowds, which means the Las Vegas transportation options are easily accessible depending on your needs and where you want to go. The next time you’re in town, get to where you need to be safely and efficiently with these tips, and don’t forget to book your room at the D!