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Getting from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Strip

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Transfer Options from Las Vegas Airport to the Strip

Las Vegas, also known as the “City of Entertainment”, is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World and a must-see, known for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Las Vegas is not particularly known for its wildlife, however, stunning natural attractions lay nearby, such as the Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire or the clear waters of Lake Mead. To get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the famous Las Vegas Strip you have three transfer options; a taxi, the bus or the airport shuttle. Taking a Las Vegas airport taxi is highly recommended as it is the quickest and most convenient way to get from the airport to Downtown Las Vegas in just 10 minutes. However, if you are travelling on a budget, the most economical option would be to take the Las Vegas airport bus, as a one-way ticket costs only €4.80 ($6 USD).

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Taxi €18.50 10min 24/7
Shuttle bus €15.40 30-50min 24/7
Bus €9.60 30-40min 05:45–23:15

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How to get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip by taxi

The easiest and most convenient way to get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip is by taking Las Vegas airport taxi. There are sixteen taxicab companies in Las Vegas, and all of them have specific vehicle colour combinations and vehicle numbers.

Cost of Las Vegas taxi from airport to the Strip

Since December 2019, Las Vegas airport taxi drivers offer a flat-rate fee of €18.50 ($23 USD) to get to the Las Vegas strip from McCarran International Airport. However, you should check with your taxi driver before beginning your journey in case any additional charges apply to your journey.

Convenience

When arriving at a new destination, there is nothing worse than to have to find your way through an unknown airport and public transportation. However, you can choose to take a fast and reliable Las Vegas airport taxi to get directly from McCarran International Airport to your hotel. Taxis are available 24/7 and ensure a door-to-door service in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

In Las Vegas, a normal taxi vehicle (sedan style) can transport up to 5 passengers. Meaning, if you split the taxi fee, taking a taxi is a cheaper option.

Useful Tips

It is illegal to hail a taxi in the street, even if they are empty. You have to either go to a taxi rank or set up an official pickup point in order to take your taxi.
Taxi passengers cannot be charged for the loading, unloading or transporting of their luggage.
All taxis in Las Vegas accept payments by cards.

How to get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip by Shuttle Bus

Taking the BellTrans Airport Shuttle is low cost transportation from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Strip. This is a Share-A-Ride service, meaning that you will be sharing the vehicle with up to twenty-four other travellers. This is not the most convenient option as the airport shuttle bus may stop at 3 to 5 hotels before reaching your destination, making the travel time between 30 to 45 minutes.

In order to take the Shuttle bus, you will need to check-in at one of the BellTrans Airport Shuttle booths located outside the baggage claim. You will find the booth located outside door 8 at Terminal 1 and at Terminal 3, outside door 51.

How much is the airport shuttle bus from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the BellTrans airport shuttle from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Strip is €7.70 ($9.50 USD) and €14.23 ($17.50 USD) for a round trip.

It is important to note that you will need to schedule your return airport shuttle bus pick-up a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to your flight departure time.

Cost

€7.70

Trip Duration

30 - 50 MIN

There is a waiting time of up to 1 hour for the airport shuttle bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The BellTrans Airport Shuttle Bus is available 24/7 upon reservation

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find the BellTrans airport shuttle bus near their booths, outside door 8 at Terminal 1 and outside door 51 at Terminal 3.

Convenience

The shuttle bus stops 3 to 5 times during the short distance to the Las Vegas Strip, making this transfer option the slowest out of the three. Moreover, you will have to wait until the shuttles are full, and you will be transferred into groups of up to 24 passengers.

Editor’s Note

You will need to schedule a return journey to McCarran the day prior, with a minimum pickup time of 2.5 hours prior to flight departure.

Useful Tips

Upon check-in at the shuttle booth, you will be given a boarding pass for each transport from/to McCarran Airport that will need to be shown to the driver when boarding the airport shuttle bus.
Each shuttle bus is grouped with other passengers that are to be transferred to the same zone or groups of hotels.
The day prior (24 hours) to your departure you will need to call and confirm your seat on the shuttle bus to return to the airport.

How to get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip by Bus

Taking the RTC Airport Bus from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip is a budget-friendly option, it is also quite frequent, operating every 15 minutes with a total journey taking up to 40 minutes.
It is important to note that the Airport Bus has different times on weekdays and weekends. During the week the Las Vegas airport bus is available from 05:45 - 23:15 and from 06:30 - 23:45 on weekends.

How much is the bus from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip?

The cost of a "2 hour ticket" in an RTC bus is €4.80 ($6 USD). You also have the option to purchase a "24 hour ticket" costing €6.50 ($8 USD) or a 3-day bus pass costing €16 ($20 USD). You may purchase your bus tickets on the ride, RTC transit mobile application, or at ticket vending machines at the airport.

Cost

€4.80 ($6 USD)

Trip Duration

30 - 40 MIN

There is a waiting time of up to 15 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Airport Bus is available from 05:45 - 23:15 on weekdays and 06:30 - 23:45 on weekends.

Where do I get it from?

The RTC Transit Airport Bus Service provides direct transportation every 15 minutes from both airport terminals 1 and 3.

The bus stop at Terminal 1 is located on Level Zero. From baggage claim, take the elevator or escalator down one level. Exit the terminal building and proceed across the pedestrian crosswalk. Turn right to the covered RTC bus stop.

The RTC bus stop at Terminal 3 is located at the Departures on level 2. From Baggage Claim, take the elevator or escalator up to level 2. Exit the terminal building and proceed across the pedestrian crosswalk. The RTC bus stop is located across from door 44.

Convenience

The RTC Airport Bus at McCarran International Airport (LAS) is a very convenient way to get to the Las Vegas Strip from the airport as it operates every 15 minutes and takes you directly to your destination. Moreover, it is the cheapest way to get to your Las Vegas hotel. The only downfall for this transfer option is having to wait for the bus to fill up before leaving and lugging your baggage around in crowded public transportation and then from the bus stop to your final accommodation.

Editor’s Note

If you arrive during the night, you will have to find another transfer solution as the airport bus does not operate during these hours.

Useful Tips

You can easily purchase your bus tickets directly on your phone through the RTC mobile application "rideRTC app" or at ticket vending machines at the McCarran Airport (LAS).
Taking the airport bus to the famous Las Vegas strip is your cheapest transfer option from McCarran Airport.
Make sure to keep an eye on your personal belongings when in the bus, as the airport bus can get very crowded.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from McCarran Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip?

To get from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the famous Las Vegas Strip you have three transfer options; a taxi, the bus or the airport shuttle. The cheapest option is to take the RTC airport bus.

Where can I buy Airport Bus Tickets?

You can buy your airport bus tickets either from the "rideRTC" Mobile Application or from ticket vending machines at the airport.

How much is a taxi from McCarran Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip?

A trip in a Las Vegas airport taxi from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Strip is based on a set fee of €18.50 ($23 USD) and the total transfer time is only 10 minutes.

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