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GETTING AROUND

Although the Las Vegas Strip may look walkable, believe us, it isn't. The fierce heat of the summer months (May through September), the deceptively long distances between properties, the resident smut-peddlers, and the crowds of other people who think they can walk it, all combine to make anything other than strolling a preferable option. And options there are aplenty, from free shuttles and trams to the monorail, taxis, limos, and rental cars. This section aims to cover all your choices, for the able-bodied and the handicapped, whether you're navigating the casinos of the Las Vegas Strip, getting downtown, heading off-Strip, or to the airport, with some handy tips as well as the facts and figures.
Airport Information - This section lists information about McCarran International Airport, together with details for the fare-based airport shuttles (check "Free Shuttles" to see if your hotel operates one to/from the airport), plus other useful info, like a link for getting up-to-the-minute info. on the status of your flight.
Buses - The Citizens Area Transit (CAT) system operates a distinctive gold-colored double-decker known as the Deuce bus, covering a route that serves the entire length of Las Vegas Strip and as far north as downtown Las Vegas. Other CAT routes cover the rest of the city including outlying areas like Boulder Highway and Green Valley.
Free Shuttles - Many of the casinos operate free shuttles that take you between the various properties in their group, and/or to the airport and other major tourist destinations. This section provides schedules and easy-to-read maps for each route, plus links to the casinos' own shuttle pages, where they exist.
Information for the Handicapped - Some useful information for handicapped visitors on how to get around town.
Limousines - Whether it's a birthday, a bachelorette party, or a romantic night out for two that you're celebrating, Las Vegas is undoubtedly the limo capital of the world, with everything from luxury Lincoln limousines to stretch Hummers available.
Monorail - The Las Vegas monorail opened in 2004 and covers a route from the MGM Grand to Harrah's on the Strip, before veering off-Strip to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and then back to Las Vegas Blvd. Sth. with a stop at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.
Rental Cars - Las Vegas has representative offices for all the major car rental companies, both at the airport and in town. As well as providing contact numbers, here you'll find information about all the confusing additional taxes and surcharges that may apply when you rent.
Taxis - Here you'll find contact details for all the major taxi firms in town, plus useful tips on how they system works here and how not to get ripped off. Click here for Dale Day's Taxi Tips.