GETTING AROUND VEGAS
If you’ve never been to Vegas, you may assume it’s a breeze to walk from one end of the Strip to the other. But who wants—or needs—to walk when there are so many options to get you from point A to point B, and all the places in between? So, we’ve put together a list of transportation options to help you traverse the city and get you to the fun faster.
MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
McCarran International Airport is conveniently located just 2 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, with most hotels located within a 15-minute drive from the airport. McCarran currently has nonstop service from 120 cities in the U.S., with direct flights to/from Mexico (as of April 2021).
LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
Whether on vacation or visiting Las Vegas for a meeting or convention, the Monorail makes your trip to Las Vegas even more enjoyable, saving you time without the hassles of traffic. Riders can conveniently navigate the Las Vegas Strip in less than 15 minutes at speeds of up to 50 mph.
The 3.9-mile elevated system along the Las Vegas Strip will continue to operate trains that arrive every four to eight minutes at each of the seven stations, including:
- MGM Grand
- Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas
- Flamingo/Caesars Palace
- Harrah’s/The LINQ
- Las Vegas Convention Center
- Westgate Las Vegas
- SAHARA Las Vegas
What You Can Expect
Ride rules have been updated to ensure everyone a safe, convenient and comfortable experience. The same requirements that exist throughout Las Vegas will also apply on the monorail:
- Face masks are required to be worn throughout the system.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at every monorail station for customer use.
- Customers are encouraged to maintain social distancing whenever possible.
You may also encounter some of our cleaning staff on trains and platforms, ensuring that the system remains clean and sanitized.
Taxis are a reliable form of transportation used throughout Vegas for decades. With several companies to choose from, you never have to worry about there not being enough drivers at a late hour. Unlike other cities, you cannot hail a taxi on the street in Las Vegas. Taxis are required to pick up passengers at a physical address, such as a hotel taxi line. Hotels have specific areas for taxi pick-up, usually near the valet or main entrance.
The McCarran International Airport Rental Car Center houses 10 car rental companies in one location. The center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with continuous shuttle service to and from airport terminals. There are several standalone rental sites across Las Vegas and a few on site at some hotels, but the airport is the most convenient.
Ridesharing, commonly associated with Uber and Lyft, is a convenient option for visitors to get around the destination, no matter where you are in Las Vegas. It’s as simple as downloading the rideshare app of your choice, inputting some information, and waiting for your ride to show up.
Limousines are a fun and fancy way to get you from the airport to your resort and around the city in style. While limos are available at McCarran International Airport, your best bet would be to make a reservation. If you’re celebrating or just want to feel like a Vegas VIP, book a party limo or ask about luxury Strip tours.
The Deuce is Las Vegas’ public transportation operated by the Regional Transportation Commission. While the bus runs throughout the destination, there are two routes you can specifically take for the Strip and downtown. Deuce on the Strip will stop at just about every resort on the Strip, while DVX runs partially through downtown and Fremont Street. The Downtown Loop is a free shuttle that brings visitors to the exciting scene in Downtown Las Vegas, including the Arts District and Fremont Street Experience.
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER (LVCC) LOOP
The newly opened Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop provides fast and accessible transportation for convention and trade show attendees across the LVCC campus, connecting the new West Hall with the existing campus (North/Central/South halls). Three passenger stations (see map below) offer convenient access between major LVCC destinations and nearby transportation connections, such as the Las Vegas Monorail.