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Just a small observation about transportation to/from Vegas airport

Just a small observation about transportation to/from Vegas airport

Old Apr 30th, 2004, 11:31 AM
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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
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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I absolutely agree!
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Something I overlooked mentioning. The shuttle was $9 PER PERSON. So if there are two of you, the cab is cheaper.
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 12:02 PM
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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.....
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 12:03 PM
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shuttle $9 per person??? that must've been a round trip!!! 3 years ago we paid $4 per person on one-way shuttle.
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 12:27 PM
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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.
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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The shuttle is $9.00-$10.00 PP round trip or $4.50-$5.00 each way
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 02:06 PM
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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.
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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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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.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 03:57 PM
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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.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 03:58 PM
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In the above post, I meant a shuttle service FROM THE AIRPORT to a hotel. Thanks.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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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.
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Old Jun 9th, 2004, 09:27 AM
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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.
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