By Steve Beauregard
It’s exactly 1 and 1/2 miles (or 2.5 kilometers), from the front of the Mirage Hotel and Casino to the front of the spacious Las Vegas Convention Center. If you chose to walk, it would take you about 30 minutes (assuming you don’t make any stops).
To do so, you’d simply head north on either side of the Las Vegas Strip, to Convention Center Drive.
From there you’d head east (taking a right) on the straight-away sidewalk path leading you to the convention center’s north front entrance.
The route is straightforward, safe, and isn’t too bad assuming you’re not in business attire and it’s not 105 degrees outside. Even with that, however, the better way to get there is below:
Is there a Monorail From the Mirage to the Las Vegas Convention Center?
While the Mirage does have a tram (going to Treasure Island), there is not a monorail from the Mirage to the Las Vegas Convention Center. There is, however, an easy-to-use tram across the street that will deposit you off directly in front of the Convention Center.
The Las Vegas Monorail is a fast, affordable way to get up and down the Las Vegas Strip (assuming you’re traveling to destinations on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard). In this case, the closest monorail station to the Mirage is inside Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, just across the street.
Yet while Harrah’s is pretty much just south and across the street from the Mirage, its Las Vegas Monorail stop is on the far east end of the resort. That’s not an insignificant fact, considering how big these Sin City resorts are.
Expect to walk a good 800 feet from the front of Harrah’s to the Las Vegas Monorail station. (About five minutes total).
(Go here to get the distance from Treasure Island to the Las Vegas Convention Center).
Once at the station however, it’s a quick, easy, smooth ride to the convention center. In my view, this is clearly the best way to get from the Mirage to your convention gathering.
Bus From Mirage to Las Vegas Convention Center
In my view, taking the Las Vegas bus system is not the fastest way to get to the Las Vegas Convention Center. I say that because there is not a stop real close to either the Mirage or the Convention Center.
There is a Deuce stop (The “Deuce” is the Las Vegas bus system that goes up and down Las Vegas Boulevard) in front of Harrah’s, approximately .2 miles from the front door of the Mirage. It would take you five to seven minutes to get there.
The problem is that it doesn’t go to the convention center. If you were to take the Deuce north to the convention center, you’d get off at the stop at Convention Center Drive (actually just a little north of it). From there, you’d have to walk over a 1/2 mile to get to front doors of the convention center.
Between walking to the Mirage, then waiting for the Deuce, then riding the Deuce, then walking 1/2 mile, it’s clear this route is not the easiest way.
The other bus system, the SDX is faster, however its nearest stop is in front of the Wynn, a good 12 to 13 minute walk away. However if you do decide to take the SDX, the ride from the Wynn stop to the Convention Center is just 5 minutes.
Driving or Uber/Lyft/Taxi from the Mirage to the Las Vegas Convention Center
I mentioned it’s only 1 and 1/2 miles door to door when walking from the Mirage to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and that distance pretty much holds true when driving.
You will of course, have a pretty decent walk from the inside of the Mirage to your spot in the Mirage Parking Garage, and the enormous Las Vegas Convention Center has parking spaces far away from its doors.
Yet as far as actual driving, it would only take you about 7 to 10 minutes to get from the Mirage to the convention center.
Being only 1.7 miles away by cab or ride share (it’s a little further than walking, since the taxi picks you up in front of the resort, then has to go south to make a turn north towards the convention center), an UberX ride would cost $8.52 at the time of this writing (and not surge pricing).