One of the only downsides to airline travel is you don't get to bring your car with you. Not having your car can leave you stranded once you pick up your bags at the airport. Luckily, in a city as alive as Las Vegas, there are always great transportation options.
Everyone's a little different regarding their preferences for Las Vegas transportation. Some want to do the touristy thing, and some don't care as long as there's air conditioning (it gets hot in sin city). Others prefer a more private route, and there's always the question of what you can afford. Here are some of the best airport transportation Las Vegas has to offer.
Las Vegas Airport Transportation Options
When it comes to the best transportation from Las Vegas airport, it's going to depend on your preferences and your needs. Here is a list of expensive to cheap Las Vegas transportation options. For the duration of your trip, you can mix and match your transportation for what will be the most cost-effective and preferable for you.
For those desiring a luxurious and private route for transportation, consider splurging and getting picked up at the airport in a limo. Nothing impresses like a limo. A limo can make the moment memorable whether you have a party of two or ten.
For those desiring their own space, privacy, and ultimate freedom, renting a car can be a great option. This way, after the plane and the airline shuttle to the car rental spot, you get to travel without a bunch of strangers.
Remember, however, that you often must book in advance if you're traveling during the busy season, or they may not have a car for you. Plus, it tends to be cheaper if you book early with no cancellation fees. You can also save money by reserving your rental during weekdays instead of paying weekend rates. With a car, there's also the possibility of having to pay for parking.
You can find ten other car rental locations to choose from by visiting the airport's website.
The Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) has multiple locations for taxi-specific pickups. You can also find eight different taxicab companies that you can contact on their website.
The Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) has designated areas for pickups from ride-share apps such as Lyft and Uber. Rideshares have become one of the most popular ways to get around when visiting another destination.
If you need a cheaper route for larger parties, you can hire a shuttle van or bus that will take you from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to various destinations in the city.
Las Vegas Public Transportation
The traditional way to get cheap transportation is to take the bus. For example, the RTC bus runs from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to various routes in the city. The RTC buses also run all along the Strip and downtown Las Vegas.
For visitors in Las Vegas, a three-day bus pass for the RTC bus will usually cost you $20.00 per person (children under five may ride for free with a parent). You can download the app to pay for passes.
Hotel Complimentary Shuttles
While it's becoming increasingly rare, some hotels in Las Vegas offer shuttle services to and from the airport for their guests. So, if you can find a hotel that offers these services, it could be the cheapest Las Vegas transportation option. Hotels such as El Cortez, South Point, Silverton, Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, and the M Resort offer such services to their guests.
Remember that you will need to call ahead (sometimes at least five days before your stay) to find out the specifications for your hotel's shuttle services. For example, some hotels require a specific reservation for a seat on the shuttle bus. Also, some shuttle services have a "first come, first served" policy regarding getting a seat on the shuttle.
Tour Bus Options in Las Vegas
To make your Las Vegas trip even more enjoyable, take advantage of one or more tour buses.
The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
This double-decker bus offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and three different routes (red, blue, and green). The red route takes you on a tour of the strip, stopping at the most popular hotels and casinos.
The blue route takes you on a tour of downtown Las Vegas with a stop at the Fremont Street Experience, stops at great shopping locations, and stops at multiple museums.
The green route is the night tour, allowing you to see the city in all its glory!
Take a Tour of the Grand Canyon
This day-long tour of the Grand Canyon includes a drive through the historic Joshua Tree Forest, a stop at Eagle Point (including the glass walkway), a stop at Guano Point, and (weather permitting), you will enjoy a performance based on the Native American heritage of the area.
Death Valley Tour
This day-long tour of Death Valley provides once-in-a-lifetime scenery of the desert landscape. During the tour, you'll visit Bad Water Salt Flats (the lowest point in all of the Western Hemisphere), Zabriskie Point, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, the Borax Museum, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes.
Transportation That Meets Your Needs
Whether you get picked up from the airport or rent a car, looking into your options will help you find the best transportation for your needs. During your trip, take advantage of all the great ways to get around and enjoy your time.
With Gray Line Tours, you get the expertise of a tour guide, a relaxing ride on an air-conditioned bus, and time to take in all the sights and sounds. It’s definitely the perfect way to discover Las Vegas and the nearby tourist attractions. Contact us today to schedule your next adventure.