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Las Vegas

Travelers looking for cheap flights to Las Vegas can easily find tickets to the McCarren International Airport, which is located just south of the city. This airport has four runways and two public passenger terminals, numbered 1 and 2. Terminal 1 takes the majority of flights in its four concourses and 96 gates; Terminal 2 handles the international flights and has 8 gates.

Another option is to fly into theNorth Las Vegas Airport (VGT). It is the primary airport in the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tours, but there is some regional airline service.

McCarren International Airport (LAS) Information

There are some projects under development at the McCarren International Airport (LAS). They are building a new terminal, Terminal 3, and doing some reconstruction on Terminal 1. There are over one thousand slot machines in this airport, as well as an aviation museum. Other amenities at LAS include public art, ATMs, a gym, mail boxes, free Wi-Fi, lockers, luggage carts, currency exchange and information booths.

Airlines That Fly Into Las Vegas

The McCarren International Airport (LAS) is very busy, ranking as 15th busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic. There is limited space for further expansion, so a new airport, the Ivanpah Valley Airport, is set to be ready by 2017. There are domestic flights from McCarren to dozens of major domestic locations, as well as a handful of international flights. LAS is a focus city for Allegiant Air, Southwest and WestJet. Other major airlines that service this airport include US Airways, United, Delta and American.

Las Vegas Transit Information

Distance to city: 8 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: $2.00
  • The RTC Transit system services LAS. Route #108 goes to downtown, and Route #109A goes to the South Strip Transit Center.

Train to city

  • Not available.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: $12-21, depending on distance
  • Passengers can catch taxis from the east side of the baggage claim areas.

Other options

  • There are a handful of shuttle buses that take passengers to downtown Las Vegas, as well as hotels on the strip.

Car Rental Companies at McCarren International Airport

The car rental companies are located in the Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is 3 miles away from the airport, and there are free buses that go there from McCarren.

Las Vegas is Pet Friendly
Las Vegas has tried hard to make sure the entire family feels welcome to visit, not just gamblers. As such, there are quite a few pet friendly hotels which allow visitors to bring their 4-legged family members along if they choose to.