How to get a taxi in Las Vegas

2014 Las Vegas Taxi Fare

 

Things you should know about Las Vegas Taxis and Las Vegas Taxi Fares

The base fare is $2.60 per mile.

There is an initial charge of $3.30 when the meter starts to run.

If you are starting your trip from the airport, there is an additional charge of $2.00 McCarran Airport Fee.

If the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving less than 8-12 MPH, the taximeter will assess a charge of $.25 (twenty-five cents) every 30 seconds ($30.00 per hour waiting time). That is why the taximeter continues to accumulate charges even when the taxicab is not moving.

Nevada law requires Las Vegas taxicabs to have air conditioning and heat.

There are Sixteen taxicab companies servicing the Las Vegas valley.

There is a 5 person maximum and the fare is the same no matter how many passengers are traveling.

Be sure you have enough cash for the fare because most Las Vegas taxi drivers will not accept credit cards. The few that will accept a credit card will charge passengers a $3.00 fee over and above the meter charge.

The use of the I-215 tunnel from McCarran airport is NEVER the shortest route to ANY Las Vegas Strip hotel and this route will result in higher fare.

You should also know that Las Vegas taxicab drivers must obey the passenger's directions as it relates to route taken. Do your homework and Google the shortest route to your hotel before getting to Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Below is a table listing the distance and approximate fare from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to all the major Las Vegas casinos.

Note: Please read the disclaimer below before using this table.

The fares listed below are APPROXIMATIONS only, and demonstrate an estimated minimum fare to the below listed locations. Time of day, route taken, day of week, destination, and traffic can dramatically influence the fare shown on the taximeter. The information contained herein was produced from sources believed to be reliable. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. LasVegas-how-to.com provides this information on an "as is – where is" basis. This information is subject to change without notice.

Original source of data: The Nevada Taxicab Authority

 

ARIA Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to ARIA
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 4 $16.50 12
Las Vegas Blvd 3.7 $16.70 14
Highway 7.5 $24.90 14
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $16.70
Bally's Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Bally's
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.7 $17.70 14
Las Vegas Blvd 3.8 $18.13 17
Highway 7.4 $23.35 13
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $17.70
Bellagio Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Bellagio
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.9 $18.45 14
Las Vegas Blvd 4.9 $20.75 21
Highway 7.3 $23.00 13
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $18.45
Cromwell Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Cromwell
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.6 $15.80 13
Las Vegas Blvd 4.1 $19.75 20
Highway 7.2 $24.30 14
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $15.80
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Caesars Palace
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 4 $17.70 13
Las Vegas Blvd 4.3 $18.85 13
Highway 7.5 $26.03 14
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $17.70

Circus Circus Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Circus Circus
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 6.6 $20.35 19
Las Vegas Blvd 5.6 $25.70 28
Highway 11 $28.90 16
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $25.70
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to The Cosmopolitan
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.7 $16.45 12
Las Vegas Blvd 3.4 $18.65 17
Highway 6.5 $24.80 15
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $18.65
Flamingo Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Flamingo
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.2 $16.45 14
Las Vegas Blvd 3.9 $17.85 17
Highway 7.5 $24.05 12
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $16.45
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Golden Nugget
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 6.7 $26.40 31
Las Vegas Blvd 8.2 $33.85 38
Highway 12.3 $36.23 20
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $26.40
Harrah's Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Harrah's
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.9 $17.70 13
Las Vegas Blvd 4.3 $20.10 19
Highway 8 $27.50 17
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $17.70
Luxor Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Luxor
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas Blvd 3.4 $14.75 12
Highway 5.9 $21.05 10
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $14.75
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Mandalay Bay
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas Blvd 3.2 $16.75 13
Highway 5.1 $20.75 12
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $16.75

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MGM Grand Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to MGM Grand
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 2.6 $13.20 9
Las Vegas Blvd N/A N/A N/A
Highway 6.6 $23.15 12
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $13.20
The Mirage Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Mirage
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 5.4 $19.45 18
Las Vegas Blvd 6 $20.90 17
Highway 8.4 $26.90 15
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $19.45
Monte Carlo Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Monte Carlo
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas Blvd 3.4 $16.55 14
Highway 6.4 $21.35 11
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $16.55
Palace Station
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Palace Station
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 7 $23.23 20
Las Vegas Blvd 7.2 $32.85 32
Highway 9.4 $36.80 15
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $23.23
Paris Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Paris Las Vegas
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 4 $15.40 11
Las Vegas Blvd 3.8 $17.50 15
Highway 7.5 $25.70 16
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $17.50
Rio Hotel Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Rio Hotel
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 5.1 $19.05 15
Las Vegas Blvd 5 $21.15 19
Highway 7.2 $23.85 10
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $21.15
Riviera Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Riviera
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 6.4 $18.05 16
Las Vegas Blvd 5 $22.40 18
Highway 9.3 $30.45 21
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $22.40
Stratosphere
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Stratosphere
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 5.9 $20.60 17
Las Vegas Blvd 6.3 $26.45 21
Highway 10.7 $30.95 17
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $20.60
The Quad Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to The Quad
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 3.8 $18.18 15
Las Vegas Blvd 5 $20.60 16
Highway 7.8 $25.40 11
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $18.18
Treasure Island
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Treasure Island
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 6.3 $20.00 18
Las Vegas Blvd 4.5 $21.25 22
Highway 8.8 $25.25 15
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $21.25
The Venetian Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Venetian
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 5 $17.33 15
Las Vegas Blvd 4.4 $22.25 20
Highway 8.9 $29.60 16
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Las Vegas Blvd $22.25
Wynn Las Vegas
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to Wynn Las Vegas
Taxi Route Miles Cost Minutes
Paradise Road 4.2 $18.50 17
Las Vegas Blvd 4.9 $22.00 21
Highway 9 $25.80 15
Approximate Average Fare for the most direct route is Paradise Road $18.50

Money Saving Tip: Before taking a taxi from McCarran Airport to your hotel, first check here to make sure your hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle service from the airport.

 

Here is another way to save a few bucks. If you just arrived at McCarran International Airport and your destination is downtown Las Vegas, The Tropicana Hotel, MGM Grand, Excalibur or New York-New York, proceed to the airport's ground level zero and take the Westcliff Airport Express Bus for only $2 per single ride. Please note, taking this route might involve a little bit of walking to your hotel from the bus stop.

 

Las Vegas Strip Map

Las Vegas Strip Map

Destination
Drop
McCarran
Airport Fee
Mileage
x $2.60
Fare
4 Queens
$3.30
$2.00
6.67
$22.64
Alexis Park $3.30 $2.00 2.34 $11.38
Boulder Station
$3.30
$2.00
7.19
$23.99
Cannery Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
16.6
$48.46
Casino Royal
$3.30
$2.00
4.3
$16.48
CityCenter
$3.30
$2.00
3.5
$14.40
Desert Rose Resort $3.30 $2.00 1.3 $8.68
El Cortez
$3.30
$2.00
6.68
$22.58
Encore
$3.30
$2.00
4.06
$15.86
Excalibur
$3.30
$2.00
3.24
$13.72
Fiesta Henderson
$3.30
$2.00
11.76
$35.88
Fiesta Rancho
$3.30
$2.00
9.86
$30.94
the D Las Vegas
$3.30
$2.00
6.66
$22.62
Four Seasons
$3.30
$2.00
3.7
$14.92
Gold Coast
$3.30
$2.00
4.71
$17.55
Green Valley Ranch
$3.30
$2.00
8.24
$26.72
Hard Rock Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
2.1
$10.76
Hoover Dam
$3.30
$2.00
30
$83.30
Horseshoe
$3.30
$2.00
6.67
$22.64
Las Vegas Convention Center
$3.30
$2.00
3.9
$15.44
Downtown Grand
$3.30
$2.00
7
$23.50
LVH - formally Las Vegas Hilton
$3.30
$2.00
3.97
$15.62
Westin Lake Las Vegas
$3.30
$2.00
18.5
$53.40
M Resort
$3.30
$2.00
11.5
$35.20
Main Street Station
$3.30
$2.00
7.6
$24.86
Mandarin Oriental
$3.30
$2.00
3.37
$14.06
New York-New York $3.30 $2.00 2.8 $12.58
Orleans Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
4.6
$17.26
Palazzo
$3.30
$2.00
4.19
$16.19
Palms Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
5.39
$19.11
Planet Hollywood
$3.30
$2.00
3.22
$13.67
Polo Towers
$3.30
$2.00
3.4
$14.14
Red Rock Station
$3.30
$2.00
15.08
$44.51
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
$3.30
$2.00
18
$52.10
SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
$3.30
$2.00
4.68
$17.57
Sam Boyd Stadium*
$3.30
$2.00
7.4
$24.54
Sam's Town
$3.30
$2.00
7.21
$24.05
Sands Expo
$3.30
$2.00
4.02
$15.75
Santa Fe Station (Rancho)
$3.30
$2.00
14.35
$42.61
Signature at MGM Grand
$3.30
$2.00
2.83
$12.66
Silverton
$3.30
$2.00
5.77
$20.30
South Point
$3.30
$2.00
6.5
$22.20
Suncoast Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
14.35
$42.61
Sunset Station
$3.30
$2.00
8.45
$28.17
Silver Sevens
$3.30
$2.00
2.5
$11.80
Texas Station
$3.30
$2.00
9.62
$30.31
Tropicana
$3.30
$2.00
2.78
$12.53
Trump International
$3.30
$2.00
4.08
$15.91
Union Plaza
$3.30
$2.00
6.65
$22.59
Vegas Club $3.30 $2.00 6.64 $22.56
Vdara
$3.30
$2.00
3.69
$14.89
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel
$3.30
$2.00
3.14
$13.46

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For complaints regarding taxicabs in Clark County, please contact the Taxicab Authority at http://taxi.state.nv.us/ or Phone: (702) 486-6532.

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Lost & Found

Las Vegas Taxicab Authority
1785 E. Sahara Avenue, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 668-4000
FAX: (702) 668-4001

Web site: http://taxi.state.nv.us/

All Las Vegas taxi companies have lift-equipped vans that can accommodate one wheelchair or scooter. Call ahead of time to arrange a pickup.

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Comments to date: 9. Page 1 of 1.

Malinda   

Jun 30, 2014

What is the best way to get to Wet N Wild Water Park?

Sharron Nelson   

Jun 20, 2014

What is the cheapest route from McCarren to Four Queens downtown without stopping at every casino?

Admin:  Unfortunately taking a taxi is your only direct option

Bill   

Sep 1, 2013

Any construction issues with pickup/drop-off at the Flamingo? Thanks.

Randy   

May 3, 2013

How much should you tip the taxi driver?

Jay   

Apr 25, 2013

Just got back from Vegas. I took the cab from the airport to the Rio. The cab driver took the tunnel and freeway. A cop was checking cabs at the Rio that were coming from the airport. I was charged $26 the cop told cab driver it should have been about $16 the cop made the cab driver give me back hal... read more »

Admin:  Great news Jay! So glad the authorities are cracking down hard on these drivers.

Laura   

Apr 6, 2013

Yep we just caught a cab from the domestic terminal to the palazzo (estimated above at $16), and he asked us which way we wanted to go. Stupidly I HADN'T researched ahead of time, and said 'the cheapest way possible'. He took us on the freeway, and charged us $35. I asked when we got there how much ... read more »

Teresa   

Jan 20, 2013

Yea I got caught in November 2012, cost me $26 + tip. I visited 6 yrs ago when it was the old airport so knew it wasn't far to the lUXOR I told the driver I didn't want the long route as I had been warned but he told me because of the way the new Airport was he had to go the Highway, what a surprise... read more »

DEE O.   

Aug 14, 2012

is the rate per person?

Admin:  Rate is up to 5 people

mr g puttock   

Jun 2, 2012

taxi drivers are ripping international passengers of arriving at terminal 2 at mc carren airport going to strip hotels they insist on using the highway insted of paridise rd saying that it is easier and then charging over $30 for the fare it is better to wait for a shuttle but and paye $7

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Money Saving Tip: Here is a way to save on taxi fare. If you're adventurous (and use good judgment on this one), while waiting for bags at baggage claim or standing in the long taxi lines, ask if anyone nearby is heading to the same destination, then split the fare. Cabs charge the same whether there's one rider or five.
Taxi service at McCarran International Airport is available on the east side of baggage claim, outside exits 1-4. Airport personnel are available on the curb to assist passengers.