Transportation in Las Vegas (2023)

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Transportation in Las Vegas, where to start? There are many ways to get around Las Vegas. You can take bus, tram, monorail, ridesharing, taxi, rental car, shuttle, limousine and more. Below are some of the different options.TIP: Some are free.

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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) transit fleet consists of 37 routes. The Deuce transports visitors on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas. Fares for the Deuce are $6 for 2 hours, $8 for 24 hours, and $20 for 72 hours.TIP: This bus pass can be used on any RTC bus in Clark County, Nevada.

  • The twostarts at the South Strip Transit Terminal and stops at almost every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Then it's on to downtown Las Vegas. The Deuce can be slow because of the many stops, and people can pay to ride on the bus. The Deuce runs every 15-20 minutes 24 hours a day.Tip: Some of the popular stops include the South Premium Outlet Mall, the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Town Square, almost all resorts on the Strip, and the Fremont Street Experience. To reach the North Premium Outlet Mall, transfer to Route 401 at the Bonneville Transit Center (Bay 19).Deuce route plan LINK (PDF file)
  • Harry Reid International Airporthas several RTC buses that can take you to the Las Vegas Strip and downtown. These include the 108, 109, and the Centennial Express (CX), all of which depart from Ground Level Zero at the airport's Terminal 1, and the CX also stops at the Departures level at Terminal 3. The fare for these buses is $2 for one One way, $3 for 2 hours and $5 for 24 hours (seniors over 60 - half discount). The CX stops on the Strip in front of the New York-New York Hotel & Casino and continues to downtown Las Vegas. It's fast because it takes the Autobahn with very few stops.
  • Other RTC bus routescover the City of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Clark County Nevada.
  • LINK to the official RTC website
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Limousines & Shuttles

LimousineLas Vegas businesses include:

  • AWG Ambassador 702-740-3434
  • Bell-Limousine 800-274-7433
  • Five Star Limousine 702-445-7700
  • Chauffeured transportation by Kaptyn 702-688-7353
  • Presidential Limousine 800-274-7433

Group Shuttlesare an economical way to get from the airport to most major hotels/resorts. Group shuttles stop at 3-5 locations along the way. Approximate fare for the Strip and return to the airport is $30.00 before tip.

CommuteLas Vegas businesses include:

To take a limousine and shuttle from Harry Reid International Airport:

  • Terminal 1Limousines and shuttles are available on the west side of Baggage Claim, exterior exits 7-13.
  • Terminal 3Limousines and shuttles are located outside at Level Zero on the west end of the building to service domestic travelers and on the east side of the building to accommodate international travelers.
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rental car

Cars can be rented throughout the Las Vegas Valley including the larger Hotels & Casinos, Harry Reid International Airport and in residential areas. Some of the main car rental brands are:

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  • Advantage 800-777-9377
  • Alamo 800-GO-ALAMO
  • Avis 800-331-1212
  • Household 800-922-2899
  • Dollar 800-800-4000
  • E-Z-Rent-A-Car 800-277-5171
  • Company 800-RENTACAR
  • Hertz 800-654-3131
  • National 800-CAR-RENT
  • Numberless 800-729-5377
  • Thrifty 800-367-2277

Harry Reid International Airport:

  • Terminal 1 – Rental car shuttle pickupFrom Baggage Claim, follow the signs for Ground Transportation on Level 1. Walk to the Rental Car Shuttle, located in front of Doors 10 and 11.
  • Terminal 3 – Rental car shuttle pickupFollow ground transportation signs from Baggage Claim on Level Zero. Make your way to the rental car shuttle in front of West Doors 51-54 and East Doors 55-58.

TIP: Always look for discount codes online before booking a rental car. If you're a member of AARP, AAA, or Costco, look for deals with them. Always check the vehicle for damage before accepting it and try to book with a reputable company. Many car rental companies have loyalty programs. Sign up for free and skip the line to get your car. Make sure you link your airline frequent flyer account to your rental car.

TIP: If you're visiting Las Vegas from outside the US, remember to book in advance. Many rental cars include the necessary insurance. Make sure that insurance is included. It often depends on how you book your vehicle.

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Where can you park for free?

Now that you have a rental car or have driven to Las Vegas, finding free parking on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown becomes difficult. Don't worry, several hotels, casinos and malls still have free parking. See theDetails-Linksfor properties that offer complimentary parking to select guests. Some include free parking for registered hotel guests, Nevada residents and higher-level club members.

  • Ariedetails
  • Ballysdetails
  • Bellagiodetails
  • Caesars Palastdetails
  • Casino Royale (free self-parking)
  • Circus-Circus (free self-parking)
  • Las Vegas cosmopolitandetails
  • Cromwelldetails
  • Encore (free self-parking)Details for valet
  • Excaliburdetails
  • Fashion Show Mall (free valet and self parking)
  • Grand Canal Shoppes (free valet and self-parking)
  • Harrah'sdetails
  • Linq Hotel + Experiencedetails
  • Luxordetails
  • Mandalay Baydetails
  • Mandalay Place (Free Valet Parking)
  • Miracle Mile-Shopsdetails
  • Morgana girldetails
  • MGM Granddetails
  • New York, New Yorkdetails
  • OYO Hotel & Casino (Free Self Parking)
  • Palazzo (free valet and self-parking)
  • The MGM parkdetails
  • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casinodetails
  • paris las vegasdetails
  • Resorts World Las Vegas (Free Self Parking)
  • Sahara Las Vegas (Free Valet and Self Parking)
  • The Shops at Crystals (free valet parking)
  • STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod (free valet and self-parking)
  • Treasure Island (free valet and self-parking)
  • Tropicana (free self-parking at select locations)
  • Venetian (free valet and self-parking)
  • Westgate (free self parking)
  • Wynn (free self parking)Details for valet

Downtown Las Vegas –Parking is free when you dine, gamble or shop at the casino where you park. Be sure to get confirmation. Registered hotel guests park for free. (See Players Club booth for details)[The exception is the Circa Resort & Casino. Prices are for self parking:$4 per hour, $25 daily max, $30 lost ticket. Valet parking is $15. There is no validation unless you have eaten at Barry's Downtown Prime or have Legend status at CLUB ONE.]

Casinos abseits des Strips –All offer free valet (if available) and self-parking

TIP: If you are a US military member or veteran, you can sign up for a Players Card with Caesars Entertainment for the SALUTE Platinum Card for free valet and self-parking. MGM Resorts has a similar free self-parking program called the MVP program. This program gives veterinarians a lifetime MGM Rewards Pearl card.

TIP: You can apply for a Caesars Rewards VISA Card (Caesars Properties) or MGM Rewards Mastercard (MGM Properties) and receive free parking if approved.

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There are more than ten different taxi companies in southern Nevada regulated by the Nevada Taxicab Authority that are responsible for issuing medallions and setting fares. Where can you take a taxi?

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Harry Reid International Airport:

  • Terminal 1– Taxis are located on the east side of baggage claim, outside exits 1-4.
  • Terminal 3– Taxis are outside at Level Zero. There are 20 taxi loading positions at the west end of the building for domestic travelers and 10 loading positions at the east side of the building for international travellers.

All-inclusive rates to/from Harry Reid International Airport to Las Vegas Strip:

  • Zone1: Sunset Road north to Tropicana Avenue: $19+ $1 fuel surcharge.Hotels include:Delano, Excalibur, Four Seasons, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand und Tropicana.
  • Zone2: Tropicana north to Flamingo Road: $23+ $1 fuel surcharge.Hotels include:Aria, Bally’s, Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan, New York-New York, Paris, Park MGM, Planet Hollywood, Orleans und Vdara.
  • Zone3: Flamingo north to the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod: $27+ $1 fuel surcharge.Hotels include:Caesars Palace, Casino Royale, Circus-Circus, Encore, Flamingo, Gold Coast, Harrah's, Linq, Mirage, Palace Station, Palazzo, Palms, Resorts World, Rio, Sahara, STRAT, Treasure Island, Trump International, Venetian, Westin, Westgate und Wynn.

Tip: When driving back to the airport from the Strip, tell the cab driver it's a flat rate andDo not turn on the meter.

Hotel Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown:

Taxis on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown can only pick up from designated locations, usually right next to the hotel lobby. You cannot hail a taxi on the Las Vegas Strip or near the Fremont Street Experience.

Rest of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada:

You must hail a taxi unless you are at a hotel or casino that offers taxi service. It would then be near the reception.

TIP: If you have a problem with a driver, get the taxi company name, taxi number and driver's name and call702-486-6532. They are open 24 hours a day and you will be in touch with the Nevada Taxicab Authority.

TIP: Taxis in Las Vegas charge $3 if you use a debit or credit card, so be warned.

Las Vegas Taxi Fare Estimator

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Rideshare (Uber and Lyft)

Both Uber and Lyft have become very popular in Las Vegas in recent years. They are usually much cheaper than a taxi. Pickup Points:

Harry Reid International Airport:

  • Terminal 1– Ride Share pickup is located across the pedestrian bridge to the parking garage on level 2, turn right and meet your driver.
  • Terminal 3– Ride Share pickup is located on the valet level of the Terminal 3 car park. From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #52, #54 or #56 to Level 1. Cross the Level 1 pedestrian bridge to Terminal 3 car park.

Hotels am Las Vegas Strip:

  • Almost every hotel and casino has a designated pickup location for ride shares. Look for signs or ask the bellhop. They are usually located near the hotel lobby.

TIP: Look online for discount codes for your first ride(s) on both Uber and Lyft, rides can be free or heavily discounted. Be aware that there may be price increases during peak times.

TIP: Both Uber and Lyft don't charge a fee if you use a credit or debit card.

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Las Vegas Uber Price Estimator

Las Vegas Lyft price estimator

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Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail runs on an elevated electric train. Trains arrive every 6-11 minutes and the line runs 3.9 miles from the MGM Grand to Sahara Las Vegas with seven stations including:

  • MGM Grand(Aria, Delano, Desert Rose Resort, Excalibur, Four Seasons, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Signature @ MGM Grand, New York-New York, Park MGM, T-Mobile Arena, Tropicana und Waldorf Astoria)
  • Ballys(Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Elara, Paris, Planet Hollywood und Vdara)
  • Flamingo(Caesars Palace, Cromwell und Westin)
  • Linq/Harrah’s(Casino Royale, Encore, Fashion Show Mall, Forum Shops, Grand Canal Shoppes, Mirage, Palazzo, Treasure Island, Trump International und Wynn)
  • Las Vegas Convention Center(Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Marriott und Renaissance Hotel)
  • Westtor(Circus-Circus, Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise, Resorts World, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Turnberry Place und Turnberry Towers)
  • Sahara Las Vegas(Circus-Circus, Downtown Las Vegas/Fremont Street, Hilton Grand Vacations am Las Vegas Boulevard, Resorts World und das STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod)


  • 1 ride $5
  • 24 hours $13
  • 2 Take $23
  • 3 Take $29
  • 4 Take $36
  • 5 Take $43
  • 7 Take $56
  • Nevada Resident 1 ride $1

Std:Mon 7 a.m. to midnight, Tue-Thu 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Fri-Sun 7 a.m. to 3 a.m

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Free trams

There are several free trams that connect various hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, including:

Aria Express tramis on an elevated electric railway that connects:

  • ARIE
  • Bellagio
  • Vdara
  • The MGM park
  • The shops at Crystals

The Aria Express Tram runs daily from 8am to 4am (subject to change)

Mandalay Bay tramis on an elevated track that connects:


  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay

Tram 1 Excalibur – Luxor – Mandalay Bay runs daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (subject to change)

Tram 2 Excalibur – Mandalay Bay Express Tram currently operates on select days only (subject to change)

Mirage – Treasure Island Tramis located on an elevated walkway connecting the resort's two casinos. The opening hours are Sun-Thu 12pm-9pm and Fri & Sat 12pm-12am (subject to change)

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Free shuttles

Downtown-Schleifeis afree shuttleMaintenance of downtown Las Vegas attractions including:

  • Bonneville Transit Center – 101 E. Bonneville Ave.
  • The Arts District - Art Way and Boulder Ave.
  • Pawn Plaza - Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Garces Avenue
  • Fremont East Entertainment District - North side of Fremont Street, west of Sixth Street
  • Mob-Museum – 300 Stewart Ave.
  • Fremont Street Experience - Main Street, south of Fremont Street
  • Las Vegas North Premium Outlets – South Grand Central Parkway, zwischen Nautica und Tommy Hilfiger Kids
  • Circa Resort & Casino – 8 Fremont Street
  • STRAT Hotel Casino & SkyPod – 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd
  • Symphony Park – 361 Symphony Park Ave.
  • Las Vegas City Hall - 495 S Main Street

The Downtown Loop operates Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The loop runs continuously during operating hours and arrives at each stop every 20 to 30 minutes.

Downtown loop route map LINK

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casinooffers complimentary shuttle service to the Grand Bazaar Shops on the Las Vegas Strip every 2 hours from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and to downtown Las Vegas at 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm.

Hotel shuttles to Harry Reid International Airport

Several hotels offer a shuttle to/from Harry Reid International Airport to your hotel. Most are free for hotel guests. Check with the hotel for the current timetable. These hotels include:

  • DoubleTree von Hilton
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Homewood-Suiten
  • The Fifth Gasthaus
  • M Resort Spa Casino
  • South Point Hotel Casino and Spa
  • Tru von Hilton

Harry Reid Airport-Hotel Shuttle Pickup Locations:

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Terminal 1:Hotel shuttles are available on the west side of baggage claim at exterior exits 7-13.

Terminal 3:Hotel shuttles are located outside at Level Zero on the west end of the building to service domestic travelers and on the east side of the building to accommodate international travelers.

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