Las Vegas - Getting Around
Las Vegas Strip is four miles long, so don't expect to walk it in the heat of a Las Vegas summer day. If you do, take bottled water, stop often and don't be distracted by the sights when you're crossing the road: be observant, and follow the Walk/Don't Walk signs.
Las Vegas' CAT public transit system offers two routes worth familiarising yourself with. They are the #301 and #302 which both run the length of The Strip from the south to Fremont Street. The #301 bus calls at every stop along the strip while the #302 is the express bus and stops at fewer locations. Exact fare is required. Currently, it's $6 for the length of The Strip.
The trolley bus travels from The Stratosphere to the South Strip area, and costs $1.50. You'll need to pay the exact fare, and don't expect it to be the most comfortable ride in the world, nor the fastest, but it does stop at every hotel en route.
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The Las Vegas monorail runs from the MGM Grand Hotel to Sahara Ave until 2:00am (3:00am weekends). It's a fast ride and offers great views. You can buy packs of ride tickets (the more you buy, the better the value). Stops are dotted along The Strip at all the major hotels and casinos.
Las Vegas also operates a number of free shuttle buses connecting casinos, hotels, shopping malls and restaurants. Ask at your hotel for the shuttles most convenient to you. This, of course, is a good way for casino and mall operators to get tourists directly to their destination: but it's also a cheap and convenient way for you to whizz around the sights too!