Rideshare services are a gamble these days. When it comes to traveling back and forth from the Las Vegas airport, Las Vegas visitors need to consider their options. Enter: shuttle service.
To clear up any confusion, it should be noted that there are no shuttles between the airport and the Las Vegas Strip hotels. There are regulations put in place by the country that prohibit shuttle service associated with the Las Vegas hotels on the Strip. However, that doesn’t mean the options aren’t there.
We’ve compiled a list of the best companies to look for when going back and forth between Harry Reid International Airport (formerly McCarran International Airport) via Las Vegas airport shuttle.
Table of Contents
- How to Find Shuttles at the Airport
- Free Shuttle Services to the Airport
- Free Shuttle Service to the Strip
- Las Vegas Free Shuttles: Paused
- Paid Shuttle Services and Other Airport Transportation
- Other Transportation
- Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Strip Shuttles
How to Find Shuttles at the Airport
Shuttles pick up passengers outside of baggage claim at Harry Reid International Airport. Exit between doors 7 and 13—although the best doors to leave from in baggage claim are between 7 and 9. Follow signs that read “Shuttle Bus/Limos” to find free airport shuttles and other forms of shuttle pickup.
The baggage claim is located on the ground level of Harry Reid International Airport.
Free Shuttle Services to the Airport
Nothing beats the convenience of complimentary shuttle service to and from big city hotspots, the Las Vegas Strip in particular. Check out some of the free shuttles offered by hotels close to the Strip.
South Point Airport Shuttle: Free
The free shuttle at South Point Hotel Casino is a reliable service for moving between the Strip and the airport. Advanced reservations must be made for this complimentary shuttle service.
This shuttle service is only available for hotel guests, so reserve your South Point hotel room before calling the hotel to schedule airport travel.
Airport pickup location: Level 0 at Terminal 1. Guests at Terminal 3 arrivals must take the tram to Terminal 1 to catch the South Point shuttle.
Hotel pickup location: The airport shuttle leaves from Valet at South Point.
Airport departures: approx. every hour starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 8:45 p.m.
South Point hotel shuttle departures: every hour on the half-hour from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
El Cortez Hotel Airport Shuttle: Free
El Cortez is one of the oldest running hotels in downtown Las Vegas. For easy transport to the Las Vegas airport, take advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle service.
Note: this is a one-way shuttle that only takes passengers to the airport. The hotel does not offer airport pick-up for guests of El Cortez.
Hotel pickup location: Head to the front of the hotel to catch the airport shuttle.
El Cortez shuttle departures: every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m with hourly departures.
Silverton Casino Hotel Airport Shuttle: Free
We love this free shuttle service because it’s very close to the airport. Take the free shuttles for the quick 15-minute journey from the international airport to Silverton Hotel.
Hotel pickup location: The free shuttles pick up passengers at the valet at the front entrance.
Airport departures: every hour on the half hour at varying times, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Silverton Casino shuttle departures: 15 minutes after the hour at varying times, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
View the Silverton Casino shuttle schedule to start planning.
M Resort Las Vegas Airport Shuttle: Free
M Resort is far from the Strip, but luckily there is a shuttle that takes guests directly to their hotel. Keep in mind that shuttles are exclusive to hotel guests and advance reservations are requited at least 72 hours prior to departure. While the hotel used to offer a drop off to Tropicana Hotel, that service is not currently being offered.
Tropicana Las Vegas
Lowest price guaranteed
M Resort pickup: The airport shuttle leaves from the front doors.
Airport departures: between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Reservations are required in advance.
Free Shuttle Service to the Strip
Tahiti Resort Shuttle: Free
The complimentary shuttle service at Tahiti Resort & Club de Soléil goes to two hotels on the Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas and The Mirage. The shuttle service also takes occasional visits to Las Vegas grocery stores and other hotels throughout Vegas valley. Sorry, no airport transportation options here.
Hotel pickup spot: The shuttle picks up and drops off at the front doors.
Tahiti Resort departures: every hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Mirage Las Vegas
Lowest price guaranteed
Downtown Loop Shuttle
This free shuttle is perfect for traveling to a selection of Strip hotels and to some of the hottest spots downtown.
The Downtown Loop runs Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with special “First Friday” routes. Stops include the Arts District and Brewery Row, making it even easier to sample Las Vegas breweries.
Las Vegas Free Shuttles: Paused
Unfortunately, the pandemic has placed a hold on several popular shuttles going to and from the Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas airport and downtown Las Vegas. The following hotels offer shuttles that are on permanent or temporary hold as of May 2022.
Sam’s Town Shuttle: Free
The multi-stop Sam’s Town shuttle is an excellent method of transportation between several hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street and other off-Strip hotels. There are five journeys between downtown hotels and the Strip. Sorry, no airport shuttles here.
Sam’s Town departure spot: Shuttles leave from the front of the hotel.
Times vary depending on pickup location.
Round trip: Sam’s Town to Harrah’s Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip
Harrah’s loading spot: Head out the front of the hotel.
“Round Trip” Downtown Loop
There is one trip from downtown Las Vegas to Harrah’s hotel between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. from the same stops.
Downtown loading spot: The shuttle drops off at two spots: Fremont Street and California Hotel. See below for specific spots.
One Way: Fremont Hotel to Sam’s Town
Fremont loading spot: visit the valet entrance.
One Way: California Hotel to Sam’s Town
California Hotel loading spot: head to the valet entrance on First Street.
Palace Station Shuttle: Free
Offering routes between the airport and Fashion Show Mall, Palace Station Hotel and Casino offers a dependable Las Vegas airport shuttle service that is for registered hotel guests only.
Airport pickup spot: Go to stalls 21,22 and 23 on the ground level of the Las Vegas airport
Palace Station pickup spot: Head to the outside door.
To take the Palace Station shuttle back to the hotel from Fashion Show mall, head out to the front entrance.
Paid Shuttle Services and Other Airport Transportation
While free shuttles make their comeback, look into the other services available for shuttling (pun intended) back and forth in Las Vegas.
Bell Trans Airport Shuttles
This is the ultimate service for individuals and group shuttles looking to go back and forth from the Strip. Hotel guests can book with as little as a few hours’ notice, and private shuttles and charter buses are also available for reservation.
Book a shuttle route for your Las Vegas arrival.
Bell Shuttles and Limousines
Not to be confused with the former, Bell is a separate company specializing in luxe limos and shiny silver shuttles. Plus, it isn’t only available through Sam’s Town. Ride in style from the Las Vegas airport to any destination on the Strip and beyond.
The ultra-flexible SuperShuttle service does more than Las Vegas airport trips. Travel all over Las Vegas and its popular areas with this service, whether the trip is preset or booked as an hourly route. Whether it’s a jaunt to the arts district or a particular spot in downtown Vegas, SuperShuttle can get you there.
Las Vegas Shuttles Co.
Looking to expand your trip to other cities? The Las Vegas Shuttle Corporation can send you to several cities in the West and even to the Tijuana airport. See some of the city shuttle routes to start planning your trip.
Sometimes, a shuttle bus just won’t cut it. Arriving in Las Vegas should be celebrated, and there is no shortage of choices for public transportation in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Monorail
Enjoy the variety and novelty of the LV Monorail, one of the most popular methods of transportation between . This is a convenient option to save money and travel up and down the Strip in Las Vegas with ease.
You can find more information on monorail tickets here
Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
This is the bus to depend on when traveling to and from the airport. Lines run every few minutes, seven days a week. Head to the closest covered RTC bus stop to
Tickets can be purchased onboard or at special vending machines located on the Vegas Strip.
The Deuce and Other Las Vegas Buses
The bus lines in Las Vegas offer a large roster of routes on the Vegas Strip. While the Deuce doesn’t travel to the Las Vegas airport, it does have several stops along Las Vegas Boulevard and throughout the city. Read more about buses on the Strip.
While the Deuce is a great way to see the sights, another avenue for catching those Vegas Strip views is with a hop on-hop off bus tour.
You can find more informationon bus tickets here
Taxis and Ride Share
In any event, a Las Vegas airport taxi will do the trick for getting to and from the Strip. The taxi stand is also located outside of the airport baggage claim doors. These are some of the premier companies to ride with.
Nellis Cab Co
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas
Lowest price guaranteed
A Cab Taxi
A Cab is excellent for zipping around town if you’re looking to explore more amenities off the Strip, especially on the west end of the city. Schedule a pickup time to travel in as little as two hours in advance.
Whittlesea Blue Co.
Whittlesea has an easy-to-use site that spells out the rates clearly, and allows for simple booking for wherever guests need to go. Read about their rates and distance requirements.
Las Vegas is a city that is best explored by car. To see the whole expanse of Vegas valley from the comfort of a rental car, read more about finding rental cars on the Strip and at the airport.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Strip Shuttles
Is there a free shuttle in Las Vegas?
There are several free shuttles in Las Vegas. A solid selection of Las Vegas hotels offer round trips with shuttles to the international airport, while hotels on the Strip are spots on the routes for different shuttle services.
Do all shuttles go to the Las Vegas airport?
No. Some shuttles only move between select points on the Vegas Strip, hotels downtown and other points of interest. To read more about the best spots to visit, explore all of the things to do on the Strip.
How much is a shuttle from the international airport to the Las Vegas Strip?
Average shuttle costs can be as low as $7 for a one-way and can go into the range of $120 for a trip on a luxury vehicle to one of the luxury Las Vegas hotels.
Did the airport in Las Vegas change its name?
Yes. Formerly known as the McCarran International Airport, or simply McCarran Airport, this international airport was rebranded to the Harry Reid international Airport in 2021. Don’t worry though: searching for the McCarran Airport will still yield the same results. At the end of the day, it is still the Las Vegas airport.
Do I have to wear a mask on a Las Vegas shuttle?
Not anymore. As of April 2022, masks are no longer required inside shuttle buses. See what is open in Las Vegas in 2022 to understand more about mandates and allowances.