Navigating Transportation from Las Vegas Airport to Hotels

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Over 50 million visitors flock to the neon lights of Las Vegas every year! And with the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport situated right on The Strip, odds are you’ll be arriving by plane to begin your Sin City adventures.

But with dozens of hotels stretched along the epic Las Vegas Boulevard, how do you efficiently travel from the airport to your hotel upon arrival? This comprehensive guide will outline all ground transportation options for stress-free travel between LAS airport and hotels.

Navigating Transportation from Las Vegas Airport to Hotels

Transportation Network Companies (Rideshares)

Services like Uber and Lyft offer a smooth way to order rides through a smartphone app. Once you collect your luggage, head outside the terminals and request a driver on-demand.

Rates vary based on traffic and demand, but expect to pay around $15-30 for rides between the airport and major Strip hotels via rideshare.


An armada of taxi cabs await outside the terminals, offering flat-rate fares based on destination resort. Rides typically cost $20-30 before tip between the airport and hotels in the main corridors of the Strip.

Look for short taxi lines at the outer terminals (1 and 3), or follow signs leading to the taxi staging areas. Uniformed dispatchers can direct you. Cash and credit cards accepted for payment.

Shared Shuttle Vans

For budget travelers, shared van shuttles offer cheaper airport transport, making stops at major hotels. Companies like Bell Trans and Airport Van provide shared rides for around $10-15 per person.

After you claim luggage, watch for marked shuttle stops just outside the terminal. Some require reservations in advance.

Rental Cars

All major car rental agencies operate rental counters inside McCarran Airport, steps away from the baggage claim. Travelers staying further off-Strip or planning regional day trips might appreciate a rental car for maximum flexibility.

Be prepared for added taxes/fees averaging over $40 on top of daily rates. Don’t forget to account for hefty parking rates too!


For travelers staying at hotels connected to the monorail system, consider taking the short monorail ride from Terminal 3 to your accommodations. Fares run only $5 for a single ride pass.

Stop at the Integrated Resorts station for The Strip corridor featuring Planet Hollywood, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace and more. Fast, affordable transit!

Bus Transit

Regional Transit Bus Route Strip offers 24/7 transportation between McCarran Airport and various stops along major resort corridors for just $6 per ride.

Look for bus bay signs in the Ground Transportation area outside terminals to locate double-decker RTC buses. Swipe pass upon boarding.

Free Hotel Shuttles

Many Las Vegas hotels offer complimentary airport shuttles for registered guests. Once you’ve collected luggage, call the hotel’s shuttle number or visit shuttle pick-up zones outside the terminals.

Shared shuttles make frequent rounds to respective hotels, though drives may last 30-60 minutes depending on traffic.

Premium Sedans & Limousines

For luxury ground transfers, book chauffeured SUVs, town cars and limos operated by Vegas transportation companies. Pricing ranges $80-$300+ depending on vehicle size and services.

On demand reservations available, but booking in advance nets best rates and availability. Travel in high style!

So whether you’re after affordability, convenience or pure extravagance on your airport transfer, Las Vegas offers streamlined ground transportation options fitting any budget or style!

Now focus on more glamorous logistics, like which show or restaurant to enjoy your first night in town. Those bright neon lights and excitement of the Strip await—your perfect hotel home away from home just a speedy ride away upon landing at Las Vegas Airport!

Jennifer Tuffen
Jennifer Tuffen

I'm Jennifer Tuffen, a travel enthusiast and storyteller, six years and 10+ countries deep into a journey of discovery and cultural immersion.