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Old 05-13-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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There is a free monorail between the Mirage and TI, and there is one between the Circus Circus properties of Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur.
Yeah, but it is pretty useless and a waste of time if you just want to go to Luxor from Excalibur. You get on at Excalibur and have to take it all the way to Mandalay Bay, and then get off of that line and switch trains to go back to Luxor from Mandalay Bay. A definite PITA. It's easier and quicker just to walk through Excalibur to Luxor.

And on a related matter, as I'm sure you know, but the OP may not, those are all MGM-branded properties now.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Note that at times of high congestion the best way may be a cab...When driving my self I very seldom drive up or down the strip. I immediately head east or west and use some parallel. A cab can do this. Can be worth a half hour.

If you are touristing ride the deuce. Watching the other tourists is one of the charms of the strip.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Buy a pass and ride the Deuce. You will have a good time!

Driving on the strip......well, just don't. Except from maybe 5 to 7 am. The tourists will just jump out in front of you and probably half of the people you see have been drinking. It's no fun to be the driver, you won't see anything.

I enjoy walking on the strip but be advised distances are confusing because of the scale of things. The place you want to go may seem like a nice walk but in reality, it's miles away. If it's really hot, always carry water too.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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thanks everyone, the Deuce and Ace seem the way to go. Also, is there a cheap way to get from the airport to Luxor? Or am i best cabbing it?
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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thanks everyone, the Deuce and Ace seem the way to go. Also, is there a cheap way to get from the airport to Luxor? Or am i best cabbing it?
A cab ride to the Luxor is cheap and very convenient. The Luxor is very close to the airport. I would just grab the cab.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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A cab ride to the Luxor is cheap and very convenient. The Luxor is very close to the airport. I would just grab the cab.
Just don't let them long haul you!
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: LAS, OKC
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I hear there are multiple shuttles that run from the airport to the strip?
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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they are right outside baggage claim and run AROUND $6.00 or so to the strip....they are $7.50 to down town.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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But the Luxor is SO close to the airport, I wouldn't even bother with the shuttle. UNLESS, you just want a ride around to most of the strip hotels so you can check it out.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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The shuttles are a total crapshoot because you have to wait for them to get filled up and then you still might be in for quite a long ride because most times they'll stop at multiple casinos/hotels.

I stopped taking them after it took almost a hour and a half to get to MGM, which is about the same distance (maybe even a bit closer) to the airport as the Luxor.

The return trips are also very unreliable. I learned there's a reason they want you to schedule a pick-up two to three hours before your flight leaves.

I've heard that sometimes that time-share salespeople will sit in the shuttle and give you a sales pitch. Never experienced that, myself.

If you're traveling with someone else, the cost-saving argument for the shuttles becomes a moot point. For the $12-15 you would spend on two shuttle tickets, you could get to the southern/middle part of the strip in a taxi and not have to put up with all the waiting.
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