There are hundreds of internal flights to Las Vegas each week, and McCarran International Airport is just five minutes from the south end of the Strip, which makes for a hassle-free trip from airport to resort.
McCarran International Airport
The airport itself is clean and modern, and takes first (and last) tilt at the tourist dollar with halls of slot machines and video poker. For general enquiries contact McCarran International airport (261 5211/www.mccarran.com).
Direct international flights are limited; from the UK, for example, only Virgin Atlantic (from London Gatwick) and BMI (from Manchester) fly direct. Most flights to and from Europe require passengers to change at an East Coast airport or at LAX.
Air Canada: 1-888 247 2262/www.aircanada.ca
Alaska Air: 1-800 426 0333/www.alaskaair.com
America West: 1-800 235 9292/www.americawest.com
American Airlines: 1-800 433 7300/www.aa.com
BMI UK: 0870 607 0222/www.flybmi.com
Continental domestic: 1-800 523 3273/international 1-800 231 0856/www.continental.com
Delta domestic: 1-800 221 1212/international 1-800 241 4141/www.delta.com
Jet Blue: 1-800 538 2583/www.jetblue.com
Northwest domestic: 1-800 225 2525/international 1-800 447 4747/www.nwa.com
Southwest: 1-800 435 9792/www.southwest.com
United Airlines domestic: 1-800 864 8331/international 1-800 538 2929/www.united.com
US Airways domestic: 1-800 428 4322/international 1-800 622 1015/www.usairways.com
Virgin Atlantic UK: 0870 380 2007/US: 1-800 862 8621/www.virginatlantic.com
Public bus routes 108 and 109 run north from the airport: the 108 heads up Swenson Avenue and stops at the Las Vegas Hilton, while the 109 goes along Maryland Parkway. Shuttle buses run by Bell Trans (739 7990, www.bell-trans.com), Grayline (739 5700,www.grayline.com) and Ritz (889 4242, www.shuttlelasvegas.com) run to the Strip and Downtown 24 hours a day. Expect to pay $5-$7 for transport to a Strip hotel, slightly more to Downtown.
Taxis can be found outside the arrivals hall. There’s a $1.20 surcharge on all fares originating at McCarran; bearing that in mind, expect to pay $10-$15 to get to most hotels on the Strip, or $15-$20 to Downtown (plus tip).
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