By Steve Beauregard
The distance from the Luxor to Caesars Palace is 1 and 1/2 miles according to most mapping systems. You can walk it, as it would take you just a little over 1/2 hour. The actually walking distance is more like 1.7 miles, as you have to take some pedestrian detours to cross over busy Las Vegas thoroughfares like Tropicana, Harmon, and Flamingo Road. These detours aren’t taken into account by most mapping tools and GPS systems. The 1/2 hour walk, however, would be a scenic stroll by some Las Vegas icons, such as the City Center (home to the Aria), and the famous lake in front of the Bellagio.
Taking the free tram that runs from the Luxor to the Excalibur will save some distance walking, as will taking another free tram that runs from the Monte Carlo to the Bellagio.
To walk from the Luxor to Caesars, get off at the Excalibur Tram station, and cross over to the NY-NY Hotel and Casino. Next to the NY-NY is the Monte Carlo. Inside it, (at the north end of the resort by the Aria entrance), is a tram station that will take you to the Bellagio.
From there you’ll just meander your way through the spacious confines of the Bellagio’s casino to cross over a walkway over to Caesars Palace.
Bus From the Luxor to the Caesars Palace
With two main bus routes on the Las Vegas Strip, (Deuce and the SDX), you have a couple of good options when wanting to bus it to the Caesars Palace.
First off, the bus stop for both routes is the one across the street, just a little south of the Luxor. (You’ll cross over to this at Mandalay Bay Road).
At this bus stop, you can choose to either take the SDX (Strip Downtown Express), or the Deuce. When possible, take the SDX, as the bus ride is just ten minutes versus 15 minutes when taking the Deuce. This is because the SDX makes fewer stops. Typically the Deuce runs every 10 minutes, while buses for the SDX run a little less frequently, every 15 minutes.
Either way, you’ll want to get off at the bus stop closest to Caesars Palace, which is the Paris Hotel bus stop. From there, it’s about 1/3rd of a mile to the outside of Caesars, by Serendipity 3 restaurant, or about a ten minute walk to get inside of Caesars.
So to recap, taking the SDX from Luxor to Caesars Palace will take you (including the five minute walk from the doors to the bus stop and vice-versa), about 25 minutes. Taking the Deuce will take you (including walking time), about a half an hour.
Please also note that if your destination is the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace , don’t get off at the Paris bus stop. Instead, get off at the next stop, Harrah’s. From that stop, you’ll want to walk just a little north, then cross over to the other side of the Las Vegas Strip. The Forum Shops will be right there on your left. Including walking time to the bus stop, and to the Forum Shops, the trip will take you just over 30 minutes.
Taxi Fare from the Luxor to the Caesars Palace
With a driving distance just over 2 miles, taxi fare from the Luxor to Caesars Palace will cost between $10 and $11 dollars, not including a driver tip. (Note this could be more if you get caught in a Strip traffic jam. On a recent night, this taxi drive was estimated to take 17 minutes due to heavy traffic.