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Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular alternatives to taxis or renting a car while traveling. Especially in Las Vegas, where taxi services are known to overcharge on top of their excessive wait times, tourists are more frequently opting to use Uber or Lyft to get from the Las Vegas airport to the Strip.
An Uber ride from the Las Vegas Airport to the center Strip area costs around $15. Lyft offers a similar rate, with a standard ride from Harry Reid Airport (LAS) to the Strip costing $12-15. Both rideshare options are cheaper than taxis, which charge $23 for the same route.
In this article, I’ll tell you more about requesting a Las Vegas Uber or Lyft from the airport, where the pickup area is located in the terminal, and what your car options are for catching a rideshare from the airport to the Las Vegas Strip.
Requesting an Uber/Lyft From the Harry Reid International Airport
Requesting an Uber or a Lyft from the Las Vegas Airport is straightforward. All you need is a smartphone with access to the internet. If you do not have data on your mobile device, Harry Reid International Airport (formerly McCarran Airport) offers free Wi-Fi for visitors inside the terminal.
Requesting an Uber Ride from the Las Vegas Airport
After downloading Uber’s app, you can immediately request a ride by entering your pickup location (your pickup location will be “Harry Reid International Airport”). Then, you just need to enter your destination on the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard).
You can find your ride at the Rideshare Pickup Area in Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 outside the airport baggage claim. Look for signs that designate these areas.
Uber offers several different options for their riders, including different car types, passenger capacities, and more.
Here are a few of Uber’s options:
- UberX: This is Uber’s standard and most common option. You can fit a maximum of three passengers in this ride.
- UberXL: UberXL is almost identical to UberX. The only difference is that you can fit up to five passengers in the vehicle.
- Comfort: The Comfort option provides you with a vehicle to ride in that has much more legroom than their other options and can fit up to three passengers inside.
- UberPet: Perfect for those traveling with pets or service animals. This service will cost a little more since the Uber driver will have to clean their car more often than others.
- Assist: Provides extra assistance to those with disabilities, seniors, or those who require additional help at no extra charge.
- Premier and Premier SUV: Luxury rides for those wanting highly-rated drivers and vehicles.
In the table below, I’ve put together estimated prices for Uber’s various rideshare options to travel from the Las Vegas Airport to the Strip. I calculated these fares using the Bellagio Hotel (right in the middle of the Strip) as the destination.
|Uber Ride Type||Estimated Cost from LAS to the Strip (Center Strip)|
When you are picked up at the airport there is an extra $2.45 airport fee attached (the fee is already included in the prices I quoted above). If you want to Uber from the Strip back to the Los Vegas Airport, the prices will be slightly cheaper by a few dollars since this fee is not billed on return rides to the airport.
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Requesting a Lyft Ride from the Las Vegas Airport
Requesting a Lyft Ride from the Las Vegas Airport to the Strip is similar to requesting an Uber.
You will be picked up in the same Ride Share Pick Up areas at the Airport, whether in Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 as designated by the app.
Lyft also offers different options for riders. Here are a few:
- Lyft: Standard personal ride. It can carry up to three passengers.
- XL: An SUV that can carry up to five passengers.
- Lux: This is a luxury option that holds up to three passengers.
- Lux Black: A premium option that carries up to three passengers. More luxurious vehicles.
- Lux Black XL: The same as Lux Black, just with a passenger capacity of up to five riders.
I’ve listed price estimates for Lyft’s various ride options from the Las Vegas Airport to the Strip in the table below.
|Lyft Ride Type||Estimated Cost from LAS to the Strip (Center Strip)|
|Lux Black XL||$50-60|
From these two tables, we can see that the price to the Strip from the Las Vegas Airport through Uber and Lyft are about the same for a standard ride.
Rideshare Wait Times at The Las Vegas Airport
Because Las Vegas is a world-renowned travel destination, the airport can, at times, be packed with travelers. Since walking to the Strip from the airport is not feasible for most visitors, arriving tourists need a way to get from the airport to their hotel.
What does this mean for wait times? At times you could be competing for a rideshare vehicle with dozens of other tourists during peak hours.
Often, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft will charge more during these times because their service is in such high demand.
You can combat this by reserving an Uber in advance. By requesting a ride up to 30 days in advance, you can ensure that your ride will be there when you need it, for the price you expect it at.
Uber will honor your advanced ride request even if your flight is delayed, making it a perfect option for travelers who don’t want the hassle of finding transportation during the airport’s peak busy times.
Taking a standard Uber or Lyft from the Las Vegas Airport to the Strip is cheaper than taking a taxi. A Taxi will cost you anywhere from $19-$27, only takes cash, and charges a $3.00 fee for credit/debit cards used to pay the fare.
On an Uber or Lyft, you can also choose your driver, pay conveniently through the app, request a particular vehicle type, and know almost precisely how much the ride will cost before you depart.
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Overall, using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft is your best bet for transportation from the Harry Reid International Airport in Vegas to the Strip.
For the standard ride, it will cost you around $15-20. You can choose your driver, ride type, passenger capacity, request assistance, and more from Uber or Lyft.
Getting to the Strip from the Las Vegas airport through Uber or Lyft is easy, affordable, convenient, and stress-free.
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