Las Vegas Transport Guide

Las Vegas, alternately known as ‘Sin City’ the ‘City of Lights’ and renowned as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’

Whatever you call it, Vegas is quite the trip and a bucket list destination for fun-lovers across the globe.

Night time photo of Las Vegas strip. Lit up highrise buildings and time-lapse of traffic driving by
The Las Vegas Strip at night is a kaleidoscope of lights

It’s common knowledge that ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ and we’ve all heard the tales of alcohol-inspired weddings and outlandish debauchery. The thing about spontaneity though, is that it’s much easier to relax and let your hair down when you know the trip essentials are already in place.

Transport is definitely one of those essentials, so let us guide you around the various Las Vegas transportation options.

 

Las Vegas Airport Shuttle

Chances are, your Vegas vacation will begin at the McCarren International airport (LAS), located south of downtown Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas airport shuttle service is a convenient way to get away from the airport and out to the Strip, and at just $15 per seat it’s ideal for travelers on a budget.

Shuttles run 24 hours a day and depart the airport every 30 minutes and will drop you off right at your Vegas hotel. The ride is usually between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on how many hotel stops are made en route. Guests are grouped by hotel location at the airport, so you don’t need to worry that you’ll be driven around EVERY hotel- there are general between just 3 and 5 stops per shuttle.

The airport shuttle can be found at terminals 1 and 3:

Terminal 1:

Group shuttles are available on the west side of baggage claim, outside door exits 7 – 13. If you get stuck, just ask! Airport personnel are available to provide assistance as needed.

Terminal 3:

Domestic arrivals will find shuttles are conveniently located outside on Level Zero on the west end of the building.

For international travelers the shuttles can be found on the east side of the building.  Quick exit lanes will allow traffic to leave the airport quickly and airport personnel are available to assist as needed.

 

Las Vegas Airport Transfers

If you don’t fancy waiting for other passengers then there are numerous taxi companies that you can pick-up curbside. However, a pre-booked service can be a much less stressful option for many travelers; if you will have lots of luggage to wrestle with, or if you prefer to avoid any nasty surprises by knowing the fare beforehand, then this may be the best option for you.

For all private, pre-booked taxis your driver will track your flight number and be ready and waiting to meet you inside the terminal when you land and assist with your luggage.

For domestic flights you can meet your driver right in the baggage claim area.

If you are arriving on international flights you will meet your driver in the arrivals area after you clear customs.

Luxury charters are also available to pre-book so why not kick off your vacation in style with a luxury sedan transfer?

Your driver will greet you at LAS with a sign with your name on it, deal with your luggage, and take you directly to your door! Alternatively, a stretched limo is the ultimate in Vegas decadence, and the perfect way to start as you mean to go on!

You even have the option to book a city tour on the way- sit back, relax and let your driver show you the city highlights before dropping you off at your hotel so you can get ready to hit the Strip, or to just stretch out by the pool after your long day of travel.

Guests in a gondola boat outside the Venitian hotel in Las Vegas. Blue sky and Venetian style buildings on a canal
A limousine might not be the only stylish ride you take in Vegas!

Group transfers

Whether you’re a group of 4 or 44, we have vehicles from 6 passenger luxury SUVs through to 47 seat coaches, so there’s bound to be an option that suits. We have great rates and a handy tool available for you to find the most cost-effective vehicle for your group size and get your transfer booked with zero hassle.

 

Transportation on the strip

Monorail:

For daytime travel the monorail can be a fun option for travel up and down the strip, stopping at MGM Grand, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah’s/The LINQ, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate and SLS Las Vegas.

Tickets are cheap, with day passes available for $12, but be warned- on weekends there are no trains between 3am and 7am, and during the week the service finished even earlier, so if you have a BIG Vegas-style night planned, you’ll need to find other transport.

Aerial view of Las Vegas street in daytime. 3 lane street and highrise buildings in front of a blue sky
Don’t underestimate the distances in Vegas- you could be walking all day!

Taxis:

Traditional taxis, Uber and Lyft services are actually not permitted to stop on the Strip itself, but each hotel has a taxi area where you can line-up for a cab.

For total convenience and VIP service though, it is possible to book a limo for the evening and have the driver at your beck and call, ready to whisk you off to the next venue whenever you desire. Not to mention that your chauffeur has the insider knowledge on all the best clubs, bars and restaurants in town.

Imagine: no line-ups, a smart chauffeur and a super-slick ride- this is the key to an evening of pure decadence and the VERY BEST way to do Vegas!

 

Kate
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