When you're in Las Vegas trying to navigate your way in and around the city, just remember that geographically, everything radiates from the Strip. Local travel in Las Vegas is facilitated by monorail, bus service, taxis, limousines, double-decked buses, motor scooters and rental cars. The well developed air and rail systems have been serving as a significant connectivity for the tourists with the city.
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Getting to Las Vegas by Air
Airways are one of the essential modes of transport in Las Vegas. The major airports in Las Vegas are McCarran International Airport and North Las Vegas Airport. One can reach the airports by using buses, taxis, cars and Shuttle Services.
McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is the main commercial airport for the Las Vegas Valley. It provides four runways and two terminals. The airport is the largest operating base for Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air. The notable airlines flying out of McCarran are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines. Inter-City Shuttle Services
Shuttle services are available to and from communities outside of Las Vegas. Service providers are:Aloha Airport Express
Phone: 1.928.854.5253Havasu Vegas Express
Phone: 1.800.459.4884St. George Shuttle
Phone: 1. 800.933.8320Tri State Shuttle
Phone: 1. 928.704.9000Commuter Services
Phone: 1. 928.680.7433Public Bus
Bus services are provided to and from McCarran International Airport by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. For route information, Click Here
702.228.4800 / TDD 702.676.1834Car rental
Located just three miles from the airport, the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center provides freeway access to Interstates 15 and 215 and the Las Vegas Strip. Rental car companies:E-Z Rent-A-Car
Many taxi companies provide service to and from the airport and throughout Las Vegas. Taxi service providers are:ANLV/Ace/Union/Vegas-Western/Virgin Valley
Phone: 1.702.888.4888Deluxe Taxicab Service
Phone: 1.702.873.2000Desert Cab Company
Phone: 1.702.386.9102Nellis Cab Company
Phone: 1.702.248.1111Lucky Cab Company
Phone: 1.702.477.7555Western Cab Company
Phone: 1.702.736.8000Website: http://www.mccarran.com/
North Las Vegas Airport
The North Las Vegas Airport is also known as Northtown. It is the second busiest airport in the Las Vegas area.
Operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation, it is the primary airport in the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tour.Rental Cars
The North Las Vegas Airport is served by two on-site car rental agencies. They are:Enterprise
Customers can contact Customer Service on Unicom frequency 122.95 approximately 30 minutes before landing to arrange for a taxi.
Customers desiring for a crew car can contact 702/261-3803 or Unicom 122.95.Website: http://www.vgt.aero/index.html
Getting to Las Vegas by Train
Las Vegas is also a wonderful place to be traveled by train. Getting to Las Vegas by train is an exciting experience. Train services are easiest and convenient networks of travel in the city. Railroads such as Amtrak and Xtrain provide rail services to the city.
Amtrak is the national passenger railroad of the United States. It connects Las Vegas to other states of United States.
Las Vegas, NV (LVS)
Greyhound Bus Station
Station Building (with waiting room)
200 South Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101Read more on Amtrak
The Club X Service is the premiere service for luxury railroad lines in the city.
702-487-7784Read more on Xrain
Local Travel in Las Vegas
Local travel is one of the significant travel options in Las Vegas. Las Vegas provides wonderful opportunities for local travel. The city's local transportation is well planned, so as to ensure easy and convenient movement of the visitors. The city's monorail, buses, cabs, taxis and limousines assist in the local transportation of the people. These services are available near the hotels, restaurants and resorts.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is one of the best ways to travel on the Strip. The trains arriving every 4-9 minutes at the seven stations along Las Vegas Boulevard, provide fun, quick and convenient transportation to and from hotels, the convention center, and casinos. Single-ride tickets cost $5 and one-day passes go for $12 and three-day passes for $28.To buy tickets, Click Here
For more information on Monorail, Click Here
Getting to Las Vegas by bus is a fantastic experience as the city provides bus services ranging from double-decker buses, to shiny gold and red ones with open tops, traditional buses, bendy buses trolley buses, and environmentally friendly hybrid buses. Buses are also the cheapest way to travel along the Las Vegas Strip and to downtown. Most routes cost $2 or $1
. Important bus providers are:Las Vegas Deuce
Phone: (702) 676-1834Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Express
Phone: 702-228-7433CT&T Transportation
Phone: (702) 946-5075Celebrity Coaches of America
Phone: (800) 840-0881Las Vegas Bus Charter
Phone: (800) 979-4498Gray Line of Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 384-1234Las Vegas Transit System
Phone: (702) 384-3540
There are taxi ranks outside most bars, hotels and restaurants who call a cab for you when contacted. The meters start at $3.30 and increase by $2.60 per mile. Cab companies are:Desert:
386 9102Deluxe Taxicab Service
: (702) 567-0557Whittlesea Blue Cab
: 384 6111Yellow-Checker-Star
: 873 2000Western Cab Company
: (702) 736-8000
For more information call Nevada Taxicab Authority 486 6532 or visit www.taxi.state.nv.us
Limousines are a popular and grand way of getting around the city. Limos are available for hire outside airports and hotels. The rides vary from the basic black stretch of $50/hr to SUVs $115/hr. Limousine companies are:Bell Trans
Phone: 739 7990
Las Vegas Limo
Phone: 888 4848Presidentia
Phone: 731 5577
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