Transportation Guide

WaterSmart Innovations encourages visitors to use public transit; however, we understand it may not meet everyone's needs at all times. This guide covers the full range of transportation options.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are usually more cost efficient than taxi cabs. Rental cars may be reserved for pickup at McCarran Airport through all major national companies. Rates with taxes and fees included are typically $30 to $50 per day. Parking at the South Point is free. Most major hotels and attractions also have free parking. If you decide to rent a car after arriving, you may ride the 117 bus from the hotel to the airport rental car center.

Taxi Cabs

Taxis are the most costly way to travel. Fares are $3.30 per ride, plus $0.20 per 1/13 mile. If the taxi is traveling less than 12 mph, a "wait time" fee of $0.20 per 24 seconds is added. Travel to or from McCarran airport is subject to an additional $1.80 fee per trip. To avoid "wait" charges, ask your driver to take the 1-15 freeway to Strip destinations.

Approx. Fares from South Point

Destination Miles Cost Destination Miles Cost
Bellagio 8 $25 New York, NY Hotel 7 $21
Caesars Palace 8 $25 Paris 8 $25
Circus Circus 10 $29 Planet Hollywood 8 $25
Fashion Show Mall 9 $26 Rio 8 $25
Green Valley Ranch /The District 7 $22 Riviera 10 $29
Hard Rock Hotel 9 $27 Springs Preserve 13 $36
Mandalay Bay 6 $19 Stratosphere 11 $32
Airport, McCarran 8 $21 Silverton & Bass Pro Shops 7 $22
M Resort 4 $14 Sunset Station 6 $18
MGM Grand 7 $22 Town Square Outdoor Mall 4 $15
Monte Carlo Resort 7 $22 Wynn Resort 9 $26

Las Vegas Monorail


Phone: (866) 4-MONORAIL or (866) 466-6672

Fare: Children 0-5 FREE
$5 Single-Ride- Good for one entry. Exit at any station.
$12 Day Pass - Good for one person for 24 hours from first use. Unlimited pd.
$28 Three-Day Pass- Good for one person for 72 hours from first use.

The Monorail primarily serves the Strip and the Convention Center from the MGM Grand to the Sahara Hotel.

Monorail Stations Properties within walking distance
Hooters Casino Hotel 
New York-New York
Planet Hollywood
Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon 
Hilton Grand Vacations (at Flamingo)
Hilton Grand Vacations (at Las Vegas Hilton)
Las Vegas Marriott 
Marriott Resident Inn 
Courtyard by Marriott 
Embassy Suites 
Best Western Mardi Gras
Tl (Treasure Island) 
The Venetian 
Casino Royale

Bus Service

Phone: 702-228-RIDE (7433)

Fare:$2 for a one-trip ride on residential routes
$3 for 2 hour pass on residential routes
$5 for a 24 hour unlimited pass (all services)

Route 117 serves the South Point Hotel and may be used to connect to other routes to the airport, Las Vegas Strip, or access stores and restaurants. Buses on this route are approximately 30 minutes apart.

Bus from the Airport - On the airport's "Zero Level" board the Route 109 southbound and get off at the South Strip Transit Terminal (travel time 7 minutes). Transfer to the 117 Southbound (Bay 9) and get off at the South Point Hotel (travel time 14 minutes).

Bus to the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown - Whether you have speed in mind or want to soak up the sights of the Las Vegas Strip, there are two transit options to get you there . The Regional Transportation Commission offers two routes that travel the Las Vegas Strip and to Downtown:

The Strip & Downtown Express service features fast, limited-stop service that travels Las Vegas Boulevard from the South Strip Transfer Terminal to Downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience. The Strip & Downtown Express service operates from 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., with service every 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. The Strip & Downtown Express also features stops at several of the malls on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Las Vegas Premium Outlets (Route 117 serves the Outlet Center directly), Town Square, and the Fashion Show Mall.

1.) Board the northbound 117 bus at the stop in the South Point parking lot near the Sports Book entrance (travel time 17 minutes).
2.) At the South Side Transit Terminal (SSTT), transfer to the Strip & Downtown Express.

The "Deuce" double-decker bus travels also Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay all the way to Downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience. The Deuce on the Strip operates to the South Strip Transfer Terminal during the hours in which the Strip and Downtown Express does not operate. With more frequent stops and a stunning view from the top deck, the Deuce is a great way to see the sights of the Las Vegas Strip.

Fare:$2 for 2 hour pass
$8 for 24 hour pass
$20 for a 3 day pass

Bus to Suburban Stores and Restaurants - Cross Las Vegas Boulevard to the bus stop on Silverado Ranch. This route accesses local restaurants and department stores. Ask the WaterSmart staff, your bus driver or the hotel concierge to recommend a stop that is near the type of services you're looking for. Most restaurants are on Eastern Avenue (travel time 15 minutes).

Bus Service

To the Strip - board the 117 north in the South Point parking lot outside of the Sports Book.

To Eastern Avenue -board the 117 south on the southeast corner of Silverado Ranch and Las Vegas Boulevard.

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