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Getting Around Las Vegas

Monorail in Las Vegas Nevada

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Just walking from one Strip casino to its neighbor can take 15 minutes. Use walkways or free trams that run between some resorts, or ride the Las Vegas Monorail. It serves more than a half-dozen properties, including MGM Grand, Paris, Bally’s and Caesars Palace, and is wheelchair accessible; riders can buy day or multiday passes. If you can’t walk long distances, rent an electric scooter at some casino resorts. And be prepared for crowds on Strip sidewalks.

Buses

To traverse the Strip or go downtown, board The Deuce bus. It’s wheelchair accessible and has rates for those 60 and over. (You must get your reduced-fare transit ID card at the Bonneville Transit Center.) Take the free Downtown Loop bus that goes to the Mob Museum and outlet stores.

Taxis/Ride sharing

Taxis sit outside hotels, and those outfitted for wheelchairs can be ordered by phone. Ride-sharing vehicles now far outnumber cabs. It’s unusual to wait more than five minutes for Uber or Lyft in tourist areas. Ride-sharing typically costs half what a taxi would, sometimes less.

Accessibility

Vegas rolls out the welcome mat for those using walkers or wheelchairs. The most heavily traveled part of the four-mile Strip has wide sidewalks and elevators to pedestrian bridges that cross Las Vegas Boulevard. The city strives to abide by the federal 1990 ADA law, with curb cuts and accessible restrooms.

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