FAQ's
Las Vegas Monorail

Where does the Las Vegas Monorail run?
The track operates from the east side of the Sahara Hotel and Casino property at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road and continues south down Paradise Road. The track then continues westward up Sands Avenue. At Koval Lane, it turns south and continues along the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, ending at the MGM Grand Station.

Are there plans to extend the route?
Yes. We are currently working on plans to extend this system to McCarran Airport and to the west side of the Strip. Our vision is to connect a majority of the hotels and convention facilities to the airport and government centers making it easier for both visitors and residents of Southern Nevada to move around in the Resort Corridor of Las Vegas.

Operations

What are the hours of service?

7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday - Saturday - Sunday
7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday

What is the fare?
You are able to ride for $5 one way.*

* Certain ticket types will save money when compared to the purchase of a single-ride ticket.

Where Can I Purchase Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines located at each monorail station and at the station properties.

Is the Las Vegas Monorail ADA accessible?
Yes. The monorail is completely ADA compliant. It also meets all applicable fire and life safety standards.

Vehicles/Stations

Where are the Las Vegas Monorail Stations?
Sahara Station
Las Vegas Hilton Station
Las Vegas Convention Center Station
Harrah's / The Quad Station
Flamingo / Caesars Palace Station
Bally's and Paris Las Vegas Station
MGM Grand Station

How long does it take to travel from station to station?
Because the monorail doesn't have to wait in traffic, you can travel the entire route, end-to-end, in as little as 14 minutes.

How many trains operate on the route?
There are nine trains consisting of four cars each. The number of trains in operation is set based on anticipated ridership levels. These levels will vary from three to seven trains throughout the day to support expected peak hours and throughout the year with summer and winter weekday and weekend schedules. Passenger levels will be monitored and service will be adjusted accordingly as the actual ridership numbers are evaluated.

How fast does the monorail go?
The monorail reaches speeds up to approximately 50 miles per hour.

Is the monorail air-conditioned?
Yes. Each car of the train is gauged by two heavy-duty air conditioning units.

What is the capacity of riders?
Each train is made up of four cars and can seat 72 riders. The trains also provide standing room for an additional 152 passengers.

Project Description

What is the Las Vegas Monorail?
The Las Vegas Monorail is a driverless, state-of-the-art urban public transportation system that operates on a route approximately four miles long along the east side of the famous Las Vegas Strip. It directly connects to eight major resorts, over 24,700 hotel rooms, and nine convention facilities, including the world’s largest convention center.

How is the monorail funded?
A $650 million financing plan that included bonds and contributions from resort properties along the alignment and the design-build contractors was developed. The monorail is 100 percent privately financed and will not use any tax money for building or on-going support.

Who built the monorail?
The monorail systems and vehicles were built and operated by Bombardier, Inc. The monorail guideway and stations (civil construction) were built by Granite Construction Company under a design-build, fixed price contract.

How does the monorail benefit Las Vegas?
The system is electric and helps expand transit without impacting air quality. It will take more than 4.4 million automobile trips off the major roadways and reduce carbon monoxide by 135 tons per year.

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