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how long to walk to strip from monorail stops?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by connyoly, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. connyoly

    connyoly Tourist

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    Pretty much says my question, lol! Considering redeeming for one of the passes with Loyalty Points. Thx for any info!
     
  2. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    anywhere up to 5 minutes or so.

    Even with myvegas (they are all 2-for-1s), monorail is not a great value for getting around, especially if starting or ending on the west side of the strip.

    The biggest value for monorail is for people saying at SLS/Westgate or going to convention centre.

    The next biggest value is Jun-Aug, where it is still a lot of walking, but you are walking mostly indoors in air conditioning. If outside temp is not ridiculous, I'd rather just walk outside, or take the Deuce/SDX or Uber
     
  3. Snidely

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    It's a 10 minute walk from the strip to the MGM stop.

    It's a fun thing to ride from end to end if you haven't seen that part of Vegas or that view of the strip from that angle. I especially like the view behind Palazzo and the Wynn golf course.
     
  4. connyoly

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  5. connyoly

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    Would anyone also recommend the double decker bus?
     
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    too long
    unless ur at the sls or westgate walk or take the bus
     
  7. WichitaMuskie

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    When I was out there with my daughter for her gymnastics meet looking to kill time, we took the monorail from Flamingo to SLS, walked through SLS and took the double decker bus down to Fremont Street. The bus (and monorail) did the trick. No complaints.
     
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    To me, most of these decisions are not zero-sum events. And what I mean is that I don't feel like I've lost if I don't extract 100 percent cost-return or value off something like a monorail pass or what not. That's just me. If riding the monorail makes sense where I am at that particular moment in time, I'll buy a ticket. And by the same token I don't often plot out a pattern of usage. Now if I'm attending a trade show at the convention center and I'm at or near a monorail-serviced hotel, back when we'd stay at LVH/Sahara /whatever they are called now and we did know we'd ride more, there was more forethought. It can be a novelty, it can be a conveyance, it certainly is far from being what they said it would be. The vast percentage of the times we shun it.

    As for the time, Snide probably is spot on for MGM. Flamingo is quicker as there isn't as much stuff between. Essentially, if you know the right bank of the Strip, how long would it take you to walk from behind the serviced properties to LVB at your pace?
     
  9. Nevyn

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    Should also mention the 5-10 minutes at MGM is assuming you don't get lost.
     
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    We use the buses all the time, sometimes it does take a while to get down the strip, but for us who cares we have lots of time and we're in Vegas.
     
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    A few years ago I **DID** get lost at MGM looking for the Monorail. The security guy pointed me to the entrance of an underground kind of passageway that had some shops in it and ended up right at the Monorail entrance.

    Funny thing is, I have NEVER been able to find that route again!
     
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    I think that area is called the "Underground". It's pretty dark and secluded down there.
     
  13. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    Doesn't answer your question, but throughout my 11 trips to Vegas, I never stepped foot into Monorail. I think the main reason was I only stayed on monorail-side of the Strip once, and it was only for one night. I also think one would rather use that energy to walk to/from monorail stops, to walk north/south on the Strip (would be more fun).
     
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    Did the job for me when I wanted to visit the Westgate on my last visit. Got on at the Bally's stop and no issues at all with it. Can remember a bit of a walk through Bally's but nothing too great.

    I've found all the transportation in Vegas really good whether it be the Monorail, Deuce/SDX or Uber. I just go with whatever suits me at the time. If I have a 3 day bus pass then I will predominately use that.

    Nice to use something you haven't been on before at least once.
     
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    Bally's and MGM are by far the worst, as far as length of the walk from the Monorail station to the actual hotel and casino. These two stations were part of the original "shuttle" monorail that preceded the one we now know and love or hate. :) It was very intentional that passengers were guided through shopping areas. The rest of the route was laid out along the "path of least resistance" between the cooperating properties.

    I sure wish they would put politics and special interests aside and "just do it" extend it to downtown and the airport as they originally planned! :(

    For those who have not seen this (and somewhat of a shameless plug I admit), for a good overview of the Monorail, with some very good (bfg) photos, surf here:

    http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Las_Vegas,_Nevada
     
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    The best walk is probably Harrah's/Linq. It seems a little closer to the facility and more direct.
     
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    There's a Monorail in Vegas ? ;-)
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You can see the actual monorail going down the back/right hand side in this map.

    As to ridership - I was actually surprised to see they averaged 13,000 a day for the first 3 quarters of 2016.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    No kidding!
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    I just don't see the airport and luggage working.
     
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