Las Vegas Airport
Most flights to Sin City go through Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. The largest airport serving Las Vegas, McCarran International is by far the busiest airport in Nevada.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is clean and well-run, with few complaints of long queues. The airport is made up of three terminals and offers many diversions to occupy passengers while they wait, ranging from the near-ubiquitous slot machines, to an art gallery, and even a gym.
Because of its status as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the US, flights to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport come from destinations all over the world, including major cities in Europe.
McCarran airport is located five miles (8km) south of the Las Vegas Strip.
Getting to the city
There are regular buses going to and from the airport, downtown Las Vegas and The Strip, dropping off at most hotels; buses 108 and 109 connect to the Downtown Transportation Center and the South Strip Transfer Terminal. Shuttle services are available on the west side of the baggage claim area of Terminal 1, outside exits 7-13.
GMT -8 (GMT -7 from March to November).
Tel: +1 702 261 5211.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, National, Enterprise, Advantage, Thrifty, Payless, Rent-a-Car, Alamo, and Hertz. Rental agencies provide free transportation between their parking lots and the terminal buildings.
There are taxis available outside Arrivals at Las Vegas McCarran Airport, on the east side of baggage claim outside door exits 1-4. The meter starts at $2 when departing the airport. Taxis do not generally accept credit cards.
Transfer between terminals
Terminals 1 and 3 are connected by free shuttle buses.
Las Vegas airport has a number of shops, bars and restaurants, and of course lots of slot machines. There are ATMs, a full-service bank, and currency exchange facilities in Arrivals and Departures. There is also a children's play area, shoe-shiners and information booths.
Short-term parking at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport starts at $2 per hour for the first three hours, then increases to $3 per hour up to a daily limit of $36. Long-term parking is $3 for the first hour and $1 per hour thereafter up to $16 per day. A free shuttle bus links the remote car park with the terminals.
Flights to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport are available on airlines including Air Canada, Allegiant Air, British Airways, Condor, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines Thomas Cook, United, Continental, Delta, Us Airways, United Airlines, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, as well as a handful of budget carriers.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport has free wifi.
Power points for laptops and cell phones are available in Terminal 1, there are email kiosks spread throughout the airport, and free wifi.
Las Vegas Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.