How to get a taxi in Las Vegas

2015 Las Vegas Taxi Fare

 

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

The base fare is $2.86 per mile.

There is an initial charge of $3.45 when the meter starts to run.

Each additional 1/13th mile ($2.68 per mile) is $.67

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 $.27 (twenty-seven cents) every 30 seconds ($32.40 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, use the list below or Google the shortest route to your hotel before getting to Las Vegas.

 

 

 

List of some major Las Vegas Hotels and the shortest route from McCarran Airport to those hotels. Asking your taxi driver to take the shortest route listed below can save you a buck or two.

Destination Shortest Route
ARIA Las Vegas Blvd
Bally's Paradise / Swenson
Bellagio Paradise / Swenson
Caesars Palace Paradise / Swenson
Circus Circus Las Vegas Blvd
Cosmopolitian Las Vegas Blvd
The Cromwell Paradise / Swenson
Flamingo Paradise / Swenson
Harrah's Paradise / Swenson
Luxor Las Vegas Blvd
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Blvd
MGM Grand Paradise / Swenson
Mirage Paradise / Swenson
Monte Carlo Las Vegas Blvd
Destination Shortest Route
Palace Station Paradise / Swenson
Paris Las Vegas Blvd
Rio Las Vegas Blvd
Riviera Las Vegas Blvd
Stratosphere Paradise / Swenson
The LINQ Hotel Paradise / Swenson
Treasure Island Las Vegas Blvd
Venetian Las Vegas Blvd
Wynn Las Vegas Paradise / Swenson
Las Vegas Convention Center Paradise / Swenson

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

The estimated minimum fares listed below are APPROXIMATIONS. Time of day, route taken, day of week, destination, and traffic can influence the fare shown on the taximeter.

Original source of data: The Nevada Taxicab Authority

 

Note: The new 2015 Las Vegas Taxi rates took effect the weekend of December 20, 2014

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 LINQ Hotel & Casino
Approximate Taxi fare from McCarran International Airport (Terminal 1 & 3) to The LINQ Hotel
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.

 

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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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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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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.