Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Just a small observation about transportation to/from Vegas airport

Just a small observation about transportation to/from Vegas airport

Apr 30th, 2004, 11:31 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,084
Just a small observation about transportation to/from Vegas airport

Nothing earth-shaking but just an observation about transportation to and from the aiport in Vegas.

I booked a shuttle through Expedia to take me from the aiport to Harrah's (about mid-Strip). Cost: $9 + tip.

On the way back to the aiport, I took a cab. Cost $11 + tip.

The convenience of a cab seems way worth the $2 to me. Just some info if you're weighing one against the other
k_999_9 is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 11:40 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 19,419
I absolutely agree!
FainaAgain is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 11:45 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,084
Something I overlooked mentioning. The shuttle was $9 PER PERSON. So if there are two of you, the cab is cheaper.
k_999_9 is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 12:02 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,711
You're kidding I hope!! We use Bell Trans......$9 per person R/T for strip hotels......Sorry to hear Expedia is ripping people off.....
BeachBoi is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 12:03 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 19,419
shuttle $9 per person??? that must've been a round trip!!! 3 years ago we paid $4 per person on one-way shuttle.
FainaAgain is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 12:27 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 75
Watch out when you take a cab. I was asked the strip or the Freeway. Not knowing Las Vegas I said Freeway., thinking that is the fastest way.
Result $20.00 cab fare.
casyn2 is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 01:24 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 249
The shuttle is $9.00-$10.00 PP round trip or $4.50-$5.00 each way
gotribe is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 02:06 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 509
We took a cab on the way to the hotel which was around $20 because the guy also took us on the highway which was a complete round about way of getting there. On the way back we knew better and it was around $11.
lenleigh is offline  
Apr 30th, 2004, 03:06 PM
  #9  
WGS
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 37
Last fall I booked my son and his girlfriend for New Year's week thru Expedia. $8 pp - round trip. Decent price, no problem.

Then we went in January. We had free flight tickets, so we didn't go thru Expedia or anyone else. When I checked into the hotel AT the airport, I was offered transportation to the Strip at $5.50 pp, one-way. I just took it, one less headache to deal with. We grabbed our luggage and stepped outside and the posted price for shuttle was $4.75. Oh well, what can I say? You're in Vegas...$22 for 2 people or $19 in person, or $16 thru a travel website. No big deal for us. If it wasn't spent there, it would be spent at the tables or slots.
WGS is offline  
May 3rd, 2004, 03:57 PM
  #10  
sfe
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 24
We've always rented a car in Vegas, but this time we aren't going off the strip, so don't need a car. I've never used a shuttle service, how does that work? (Someone said in an earlier post that it was a hassle: why?) Also, I saw on a website somewhere that you could get a LIMO transfer from the airport to a strip hotel for $4.00 per person. That sounds too good to be true ~ anyone know anything about it? We are staying at Aladdin. One more question: how do you make sure you don't get ripped off if you take a taxi from airport to strip hotel? What exactly do you tell them? Thanks.
sfe is offline  
May 3rd, 2004, 03:58 PM
  #11  
sfe
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 24
In the above post, I meant a shuttle service FROM THE AIRPORT to a hotel. Thanks.
sfe is offline  
May 4th, 2004, 12:58 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 370
For a trip to the Aladdin, the taxi driver should take Swenson north to Harmon. Then, west on Harmon to the Aladdin entrance. Some landmarks to watch for - Thomas & Mack center at UNLV, Hard Rock Hotel/Hoffbrauhaus, Fairfield Grand Desert Resort, ICE nightclub. You will approach the Aladdin from the rear.
vegaslocal is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 09:27 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 30
How long did you have to wait for the shuttle and did it take you directly to your hotel or to a bunch of them? Last time I was in vegas I got a cab, but I had to wait over 20 minutes for it.
jgkocis is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
edward
United States
11
Mar 22nd, 2008 08:22 AM
zwho
United States
5
Jan 30th, 2006 10:51 AM
dcmom
United States
4
Jun 6th, 2004 04:26 AM
swalter518
United States
13
Feb 13th, 2004 11:47 AM
Jenson
United States
6
May 13th, 2003 09:25 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:22 AM.