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Monorail journey time?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by thekillers, Mar 29, 2014.

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  1. thekillers

    thekillers Low-Roller

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    I'm going to be staying at the Mirage and have a conference at the Tropicana, how long would you figure the commute to be by Monorail? I figure 10 minutes from the room to the outside the hotel near the Starbucks, maybe another 10 minute slow stroll in the heat to the actual station.
    Anyone know how long it is from Harrah's station to MGM Grand and then the walk to the Trop? I know that a cab is probably faster but I heard that it's going to be about $15 each way. I can get a free Monorail pass so that's why I'm opting for that. Any info would be appreciated.
     
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    From Harrah's to MGM Grand its probably a 10 minute ride and the wait during the day should be 5 minutes at most.

    At MGM Grand the monorail isn't very far walk to get actually in to MGM Grand but note that there are two ways you can go where one will take you up to the lobby at MGM Grand and the other way will leave you having to go all the way through the Starlane shopping area.

    Going through MGM Grand to Tropicana should be about 5 minutes: it is a bit of a walk, but there are some wide corridors from the lobby to The Strip so you don't have to worry much about getting stuck behind some pokey walkers.


    Also as an option you can take The Deuce. The cost is $3 and you can catch it out front of Mirage and get off at the stop out front of Excalibur. The trip going south on The Strip is A LOT faster than the trip going north (Tropicana to Mirage, going north on The Deuce, could take up to an hour... the same trip going south might only be 15 minutes).
     
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    thekillers Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the info, a friend of mine mentioned something to me about the 2 ways to get out at the MGM Grand, seems he had his son in a stroller so he had to take the elevator and his wife and friends went out the way with the escalator. They ended up nowhere near each other and took 15 minutes to find each other! ha.

    Really? one hour going north? Why is that? That seems so weird that it would be such a huge difference in time. Definitely going to look into the Deuce, I had no idea about that option.
     
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    More riders going North. The Deuce also stops at every casino on both sides. More casino bus stops on the East side of Las Vegas Blvd means more stops going North. Also at times, the Northbound Deuce is at capacity and you have to wait and hope you can get on the next one!

    It seems as if everyone is always going North on the strip. I wonder if they ever return?!?!
     
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    If you are a pretty quick walker and its not too hot outside the fastest way to get from the monorail to Tropicana is to take the exit from the monorail furthest south so you end up at the lobby of MGM Grand then just go outside and walk down the sidewalk.

    Going north there are a lot more stops along the way and at every stop a large number of people get off and a lot more get on. A lot of these are people heading either to Downtown or to the main part of The Strip.

    For going south there is the stop at Mirage near the forum shops where you would board then one at Caesars Palace, the next is after Bellagio and then a stop at Monte Carlo and finally your stop at Excalibur... so its fewer stops, more spaced out and just a lot less people ride the bus south where most that are coming from Downtown just get off at Mirage so the bus is mostly empty beyond that point.
     
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    I wouldn't rely on the Deuce. Twice we have waited at the Mirage for 45 mins before a Deuce even appeared and of course if was packed and no more room for people.

    No way we would have waited that long, but we kept thinking it must appear in a couple of minutes.

    I would opt for the monorail.
     
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