Apparently, it was a big controversy when some Las Vegas casinos started charging for parking.
As long as The Strip had been there, there had been acres and acres on which to park your ride free of charge.
Then MGM decided to charge at all of their properties. Some casinos followed suit, others didn’t, but free parking in Vegas is no longer a given – even for hotel guests.
- You can currently still park for free at Tropicana.
- Parking at Flamingo and Caesar’s Palace is free for the first hour.
- There is a small lot where you can park at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign for a short amount of time to get a photo of the sign. Enter from southbound Las Vegas Blvd.
- Many nearby hotels have shuttles that will take you to The Strip, and you can skip parking altogether.
Transportation on The Strip
Once you’re there, there are several transportation options. Everything is so oversized that it’s farther to walk from one place to another than it may appear.
- The Deuce bus route goes the entire length of the Strip up to the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. It runs 24 hours a day and stops at most hotels.
- The Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) makes fewer stops and goes farther into Downtown Las Vegas. It runs 9am to midnight.
Monorail: $12 for 24 hours. Runs from MGM Grand to SLS Las Vegas. 7am to at least midnight.
Aria Tram: Free. Runs from the Monte Carlo to Bellagio. 8am to 4am.