With prices on the rise, everyone is looking for easy ways to save money in Las Vegas. With that in mind, free trams are a great way to save both a few bucks and wear and tear on your body.
Although there are no free trams in Las Vegas that run the entire length of the Strip, there are a few that can save you some steps along the way, running from resort to resort. In a city where tourists routinely accumulate 20,000-40,000 steps per day, every opportunity to rest up is helpful!
Below, we’ll point out where you can find free trams in Las Vegas to ease both your workload and budget.
Free Trams on the Strip
Aria Express Tram
The Aria Express Tram is a 100% electric, elevated free tram that connects Bellagio, Aria, Crystals, and Park MGM. The tram is currently running daily from:
- 8 am – 2 am – 7 days per week.
Stops are located on platforms located at the rear, south end of Bellagio, at the Crystals shopping center, and just outside Park MGM/Aria. Aria Express stops are clearly marked, making them easy to find.
Related: Check out some of the top things to do at Bellagio, many of which are free.
Mandalay Bay Tram
This free tram on the south end of the Strip connects Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur. Note that when departing Mandalay Bay heading north, the tram makes stops at both Luxor and Excalibur, however, if traveling south from Excalibur, the tram skips Luxor and only stops at Mandalay Bay.
The tram hours of operation are as follows:
- 10 am – 12 am – 7 days per week.
The tram is rarely crowded and offers the comfort of air conditioning. If you don’t mind walking but want to avoid the heat, there is also an enclosed walkway that also connects the three resorts.
This tram is especially handy for those staying at Luxor, Delano, and Mandalay Bay that want to move north towards the action on the Strip. The tram terminates at the intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard which is comprised of MGM Grand, Excalibur, New York New York, and Tropicana.
Stops can be found at Excalibur right next to the Strip, outside in front of Luxor’s sphinx, and inside Mandalay Bay.
TI to Mirage Tram
A free tram runs between TI and Mirage to the south and actually saves a considerable amount of time. Running every 5 minutes, the ride is 90 seconds long and drops you off at the front door of Mirage or just inside TI.
Tram hours of operation are as follows:
- Noon – 9 pm on Sunday – Thursday
- Noon – 2 am on Friday and Saturday
Las Vegas Monorail
Although not free, the Las Vegas Monorail is a solid transportation option for those looking to access resorts along the east side of the Strip. We enjoy leveraging the monorail specifically when going to Westgate or Sahara as it’s the most cost-effective option.
Stops along the monorail system include Sahara, Westgate, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s/Linq, Flamingo, Bally’s/Paris, and MGM Grand. At a cost of $5 one way, the monorail is a pretty cheap way to cover some ground.
While many transportation options in Las Vegas cost an arm and a leg, free trams on the Strip are an easy way to save a few bucks, while also giving your feet a rest. Hopefully, you’ll be navigating a portion of the Strip that is serviced by one of these free tram options!
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.