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Best Vegas Flight Times
The best times to fly to Las Vegas are between 9am and 3pm. There are less business travelers flying during these hours, with the added benefit of leaving more seats open and giving you a greater chance at a reduced flight fare. When returning home, be sure to make it to the airport early ( 1 1/2 to 2 hours before flight departure ) , especially if you are flying out on a Sunday or Thursday, as these two days are usually the most crowded.
Picking Vegas Hotels and Getting them at a Discount
An ideal location to consider for your hotel stay in Vegas is on the Center Strip as you will be within a close proximity to most of the popular Las Vegas attractions. As a secondary choice, another good location would be the South Strip.
To get discounted hotel rates in Las Vegas, try to schedule your vacation during non peak times, as room rates can easily double or triple during holidays, sporting events, and major conventions. A hotel rate of $80 - $100 could most often increase to $300 during a popular event such as the Super Bowl.
Also, Las Vegas hotels frequently offer discounted rates for booking 30 to 60 days prior to your arrival date. For example, a reservation made within 30 days of your scheduled arrival date may receive 10 -15% off the standard rate. A reservation made within 31 - 60 days of your arrival date may receive 20% - 35% off. You can find an updated list of these offers featured in our Las Vegas Hotel Deals section.
Faster Hotel Check In
Las Vegas McCarran Airport facilitates a remote hotel check in service helping to eliminate check in lines at the hotel. It enables you to conveniently check-in and receive your room key before leaving the airport. ( Open 7 days from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. )
The airport's hotel check in facilities are located in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area ( near Carousel 1 and 2 )
The list of hotels for which you may check-in with this service are: Harrah's, Bally's, Rio, Paris, Flamingo, Caesar's Palace, New York New York and MGM.
Monorails and Trams
The Vegas Strip Monorail ( Arrives at each monorail station every 7-10 minutes ) Operates 7am - 2am on weekdays and until 3am Friday through Sunday. The Las Vegas monorail runs from the MGM Grand located at the south strip to the Sahara Hotel at the north strip ( monorails stops at Bally's & Paris, Flamingo & Caesar's, Harrah's & Imperial Palace, the Convention Center and the Las Vegas Hilton ) All 7 Monorail stations are located behind the strip casinos.
Mirage / Treasure Island Tram ( Arrives approximately every 15 minutes - No charge ) Operates 9am - 1am. Tram boarding is located outside the entrance of the Mirage Hotel or inside the rear section of Treasure Island Hotel.
Excalibur / Luxor / Mandalay Bay Tram ( Arrives approximately every 5 minutes - No charge ) Operates 24 hours with non-stop service from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay on the southbound trip. The northbound trip from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur provides a stop at the Luxor.
Vegas Shuttles from Airport to Hotel - Several shuttle services operate 24 hours from McCarran Airport to the strip, downtown Las Vegas and outlying areas. Shuttle buses can be found outside the baggage claim area. Best to purchase roundtrip shuttle tickets if you are returning to the airport and be sure to ask driver for telephone number. ( Can also purchase tickets at the remote hotel check-in facility inside the Airport Terminal 1 )
Coast Casinos Shuttle: 9:30 am to 12:00 am ( Runs every 20 - 30 minutes )
Gold Coast Casino <----------------> Bill's Gamblin' Hall <----------------> Orleans <----------------> Gold Coast Casino
Hard Rock Cafe: 11:15 am to 8 pm ( Runs every 30 minutes )
Hard Rock Cafe <----------------> MGM Grand
Harrah's Group: Monday - Wednesday 10:00am to 1:00am and Thursday - Sunday 10:00am to 4:00am ( Runs every 15 - 30 minutes )
Harrah's <----------------> Rio <----------------> Bally's / Paris Hotel ( NOTE: Caesar's route has been discontinued )
Palace Station: 4pm to 10pm ( Runs every 40 minutes )
Palace Station <----------------> Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
Sam's Town Shuttles: Several routes and varied times available ( Mornings to late night )
Sam's Town ----------------> Fremont ----------------> California ----------------> Sam's Town
Sam's Town ----------------> Harrah's ----------------> Riviera ----------------> Sam's Town
Mandalay Bay: 9:30 am to 12:30 am ( Runs continuously )
Mandalay Bay <----------------> South Point Hotel
Wynn Las Vegas: 8am to 8pm ( Runs every 20 minutes )
Wynn Las Vegas <----------------> Las Vegas Convention Center
The Deuce Bus ( Runs every few minutes, 24 hours, 7 days a week ) This transit system covers a route that serves the entire Las Vegas Strip, from Mandalay Bay to downtown Las Vegas. Drop offs are right at the front of the casinos.
Exact change required
REDUCED FARE: For seniors
62 and older, and youths 6 - 17 years ( Reduced
fare photo I.D. card or Clark County School ID required )
Trolley Bus ( Runs every 20 minutes, 7 days a week, 9:30am to 12am ) Serves hotels on the west side of the strip; its route starts at the Stratosphere ( North Strip ) then loops over to the Las Vegas Hilton ( off strip ) then stops at several of the major Srip hotels. It's probably the best option for getting to the Strip from the LV Hilton. Drop offs are at the rear "Tour Bus" area of the hotels. The Trolley bus is slower then then monorail as it has to weave in and out of the resort complexes which takes time.
Exact change required
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