By Steve Beauregard
It’s exactly 1.66 miles from the east entrance/exit of the Luxor Hotel and Casino to the south entrance of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, (the first entrance you come across when going north on the Strip).
Mapping systems will tell you it’s just 1.5 miles, but that is a straight line, and doesn’t take into consideration the mini-detours you have to take to gain access to the pedestrian bridges. In other words, you cannot simply walk a straight line up the Strip sidewalk.
In any case, you can walk from the Luxor to the Flamingo, but it would be about a 35 minute walk for most folks. The 1.66 mile distance doesn’t have to be walked the entire way, as there are a couple of trams to make it easier that would make the actual walking distance only about 1 mile.
There is, for example, a free monorail from Luxor to Excalibur. Taking this saves you exactly 1/2 mile of walking distance.
From the Excalibur, you would walk over the pedestrian bridge towards the New York New York Hotel and Casino and on to the Monte Carlo. Taking the free tram from the Monte Carlo to the Bellagio saves you just over another .1 mile. (That’s because the distance to and from the tram stations is so far away).
Once you’re at the Bellagio, you’d just head on over to the pedestrian bridge over to Caesars Palace, then use the over pedestrian bridge to cross over the Strip and onto the Flamingo.
Monorail from Luxor to the Flamingo
The best way, in my view, to get from the Luxor to the Flamingo is via the Las Vegas Monorail.
To do this, you’d first want to hop on the aforementioned free tram that goes from the Luxor to the Excalibur. After walking over to the MGM, you’ll want to go to the far eastern end of the resort, where the Las Vegas Monorail station is. This is the only serious walking you would do, as it is exactly .47 miles from the Excalibur tram stop to the Las Vegas Monorail station at the MGM Grand, walking via the Tropicana Hotel and Casino bridge.
Once onboard, it’s a quick, clean ride to the Flamingo, where the monorail has a station there. (Go here for more information on Las Vegas Monorail Stations and Prices for Tickets).
Bus (the Deuce) From the Luxor to the Flamingo
In case you weren’t aware, there are two bus routes that go up and down the Strip: the SDX and the Deuce.
In either case, you will catch the bus from the station directly across the street, from, and south of, the Luxor. This stop is on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip (the side of the Strip the airport is on).
Regardless of whether you take the SDX or the Deuce, you’ll want to get off at the bus stop directly in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. This is the closest Deuce bus stop to the Flamingo. (And the closest SDX stop as well).
From the Paris bus stop, it’s just a .3 mile walk north to the southernmost entrance to the Flamingo. (You’ll cross over Flamingo Road using the pedestrian bridge to the Cromwell Hotel and Casino).
Including time spent walking to the Luxor bus stop, and to the Flamingo from the Paris bus stop, it will take you about 22 minutes to get to from the Luxor to the Flamingo when taking the SDX.
Taking the Deuce will get you there in 30 minutes. (The Deuce has five stops in-between the Luxor and Flamingo, whereas the SDX has just two stops). Go here for more information on prices for bus passes on the Deuce.
Taxi Fare from the Luxor to the Flamingo
A cab ride on this route would cost one about $10, assuming the Strip is not insanely packed with cars.
Driving from the Luxor to the Flamingo
The drive from the Luxor parking garage to the Flamingo self-parking area is 2.1 miles. It’s not uncommon for this drive (all along the Las Vegas Strip), to take in the 15 minute range.