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Free Trams in Las Vegas On The Strip – 3 Free Rides!

Key Points:

  • There are 3 separate free trams along the Strip that connect:
    • Bellagio, Aria, Crystals, and Park MGM
    • TI and The Mirage
    • Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay
  • The Las Vegas Monorail, while not a freebie, connects resorts on the east side of the Strip, Westgate, and Sahara and can be a solid value.

Although there are no free trams in Las Vegas that run the entire length of the Strip, there are a few scattered about that can save you some steps along the way, running from resort to resort.

In a city where I personally rack up 20,000-40,000 steps per day, every opportunity to rest up is helpful!

Here’s where you can save a few steps!

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 currently runs:

  • 7 days per week from 8 am – 2 am.

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.

Aria Express Tram appraoching the STation.
Aria Express Tram

Mandalay Bay Tram

This option 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 connects the three resorts.

This tram is especially handy for those staying at Luxor, Delano, and Mandalay Bay who 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.

Free Tram on the tracks in front of Luxor

TI to Mirage Tram

Running between TI and Mirage to the south, this short tram 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 – midnight on Friday and Saturday

Las Vegas Monorail

Although not free, the Las Vegas Monorail can be a solid option for those looking to reach select resorts along the east side of the Strip.

I tend to use 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, Horseshoe/Paris, and MGM Grand. At a cost of $5 one way, the monorail is a pretty cheap way to cover some ground.

Monorail in front of the High Roller

While many transportation options in Las Vegas cost an arm and a leg, trams (where they exist) are an easy way to save a few bucks, while also giving your feet a rest.

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