Las Vegas Photo of the Week Feb 23rd, 2019

This weeks Las Vegas Photo of the Week is a shot of the Aria Casino and The Aria Tram that travels between the Bellagio and The Park. This photo was taken way back in 2015 during one of our great and memorable stays at The Aria. We have stayed three times at The Aria in a regular room, strip view and in a Corner Suite. If you want a pampered and spoiled stay in Las Vegas then The Aria is exactly what you are looking for. There are upscale dining experiences, a relaxed gaming floor and one of the best buffets in town. Since is one of the newest resorts on the strip in Las Vegas is has a state of the art ventilation systems for those that love a smoke free experience.

If you want more information on the various free trams in Las Vegas please read our The Free Tram System in Las Vegas post. We break down each of the free tram routes and give you the times they operate as well as a map to help you out.

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Mirage – Treasure Island Tram Closed for Repairs

Update: The Tram is now open again as of 2018/11/04

View our Free Trams in Las Vegas Post for more information.

The handy tram that links The Mirage and Treasure Island is officially closed for repairs. A few people on social media were reporting that the station at The Mirage was boarded up but it wasn’t clear how long it was down for. When we stayed at T.I. last May it seemed to be down a few times but mostly later at night.

The Yelp Page states that: “Mirage-Treasure Island Tram is temporarily closedScheduled to reopen on October 8, 2018.”  And we came across a post on a site where a person had called and confirmed the time frame. Hopefully it’s either early or on schedule as it’s gem for getting back and forth between the two properties and across to properties like The Wynn.

When it was down we walked. We walked past the tram area and in between the parking garages and across the road to T.I. There were lots of other people doing the same walk, otherwise at night I think I would have opted for heading out to the strip.


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Photo by kennejima

The Free Tram System in Las Vegas

If you have been to Las Vegas you know one thing, it’s massive and walking between properties can be a long process. Getting around Las Vegas free and cheaply is not that hard if you know what you are doing. Besides the public bus or monorail there is a loose system of free trams that can easily take you from property to property.

Free Las Vegas Tram System

The Free Tram System in Las Vegas is located on the West Side of the The Strip. The service is totally free to all visitors and is split into three parts so you can’t get from one end of The Strip to the other without some walking but you can save some miles on your feet by using it.

To get from end to end  you have to walk around Caesars Palace to get from The Mirage to The Bellagio. You have to walk around New York New York to connect from The Monte Carlo to The Excalibur.

Treasure Island – The Mirage

Update:  The Tram has reopened.


Monday – Thursday: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 pm – 3:00 am

Location: This tram leaves from the main check in at The Mirage and takes you to the second level of Treasure Island.

Tips: It leaves every 10 minutes or so. We have never had to wait for very long to catch a ride and it is a fair size so it is never that packed. It is easy to get to from both properties and is perfect to get to the Wynn or Fashion Outlet Malls.

Mandalay Bay-Luxor-Excalibur


Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Location: Various locations that are well marked with elevators or stairs to take you the platforms. They run at the front of the properties so they are closer to The Strip.

Tips: This loop is a little wonky. It goes from Mandalay Bay to The Luxor and Excalibur and back again. There is an Express that goes straight from the Excalibur to Mandalay Bay and this one catches people like myself off-guard. It’s a great way to get down to Mandalay Bay and see the south end of The Strip.

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Aria Bellagio free tram

Taken in 2015 from the front of the Aria and looking down from our Strip View Room on the 53rd floor.

Bellagio – City Center / Aria – Monte Carlo Tram

Hours:  Listed as 8am – 4am

Location: This one sits at the back of the hotels and can be a bit of a walk to get there. The Bellagio station is located at the back near the Spa Tower and has an escalator to take you to the station. The stop at Crystals is in the mall and it lets you out with a short walk down to the mall. The final stop is The Monte Carlo and is perfect to get to Aria as well. You can access both The Monte Carlo, The Park, T-Mobile and Aria from this stop.

Tips:  People will argue about the walk it entails to get from the Bellagio and out to The Strip and they probably aren’t wrong. It’s a hike but its also a fast way to get to a Vegas Knights game as it lets you off right The Park/Monte Carlo area. We used this free tram non-stop when we stayed at The Aria.

Again it’s perfect to get down to a Vegas Golden Knights game.

Here is a sort of outdated map that has been floating around the net for quite awhile. The west side of the strip where the free tram is located is completely up to date. The east side has changed a lot. The Quad is the LINQ and past the Convention Center you have The Westgate and SLS. The east side is serviced by The Monorail and is not free.  We have never used it before so I can’t comment too much on it but it appears to be far away from the strip.

Las Vegas Tram system