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annieO Jan 17th, 2010 09:08 AM

Las Vegas transportation
 
Just returned from a quick trip to Vegas. We didn't rent a car since we only stayed one night. After paying $34 for a taxi to downtown, the hotel clerk reserved a shuttle for the ride back to the airport and we were so surprised to only pay $6.50 each. The shuttle driver said you don't need reservations when you arrive at the airport. Just follow signs to the shuttle area.

djkbooks Jan 17th, 2010 09:27 PM

You didn't mention where you stayed, but taxi fare from the airport to Strip hotels is generally less than $20.

Unfortunately, taxi drivers may ask "First time to Las Vegas"? and take the long way around (famously known as "getting tunneled").

Note that taking a shuttle back to the airport is less expensive (as is a taxi, because you don't pay the fee/tax charged when leaving the airport) and more convenient. On landing, there are often very long lines for the shuttle and you could find yourselves spending a lot of time dropping off other people.

lss1 May 2nd, 2010 05:19 AM

trying to decide between reserving a limo about 122 RT and taking the shuttle..12 RT pp...since there are 6 of us the shuttle would be 72...quick math:) limo is 50.00 more expensive...is it worth it?

abram May 2nd, 2010 06:14 AM

I'd recommend renting a car. We had one for a week for about $120, which allowed us to go to some places that weren't easily accessible by public transportation.

lss1 May 2nd, 2010 06:44 AM

we have 6 people and I don't think we want to rent a car. we are more interested in the diff between limo and shuttle from the airport

lcuy May 2nd, 2010 01:34 PM

the difference is $50 for your own limo that will drop you at teh front door of the hotel, vs a shuttle that may have to drop off other people at 2 or 3 other hotels. In traffic that could be up to an extra 30 -40 minutes. Many limo cos have web specials. google las vegas airport trans.


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