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Getting Around Las Vegas Trade Shows

Las Vegas Convention Center

As you plan your upcoming Las Vegas Convention, Trade Show or Business Expo, it's hard not to worry about the logistics of getting from point A to point B efficiently. You will be glad to know that Las Vegas offers you so many options to get you from your hotel to the show venue, from the airport to your hotel and all the places in-between.

There are even ways to get around your show venue at the Las Vegas Convention Center or the Venetian Expo. Here's a rundown of transportation options.

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 892-0711 | Fax: (702) 892-2824

The Venetian Expo Las Vegas
201 Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Venetian Expo Phone Number (702) 733-5556
CAESARS FORUM Convention Center
3911 Koval Lane,
Las Vegas NV 89109
CES Las Vegas
Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas

From the Las Vegas Airport

Harry Reid International Airport Transportation

Harry Reid International Airport is only 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, with most hotels located within a 15-minute drive from the airport.

Some Key Facts:
Las Vegas Convention Center is located 3.5 miles from Harry Reid International Airport
Venetian Expo is 4.5 miles from Harry Reid International Airport, about a 15-minute drive.
Venetian Expo is 1.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center
Taxi Fare from Harry Reid International Airport to Las Vegas Convention Center, Venetian Expo or Caesars Forum is $27

Complementary Shuttle Bus

Most Las Vegas trade shows do provide complementary shuttle bus services for attendees between the Las Vegas Convention Center, or the Venetian Expo & Convention Center and selected official hotels each morning and afternoon during the show.

Check with each trade show below for more details.

Taxi Cab
Las Vegas Taxi Cab

Taxis are a reliable form of transportation in Las Vegas, however unlike most cities, you can’t hail a cab on the street. Taxis are required to pick up passengers only at a physical address, such as a hotel taxi line. All hotels have specific areas for taxi pick-up, usually near the valet or main entrance.

Las Vegas taxi drivers tend to avoid the strip due to the traffic congestion and take alternative roads. This can make the trip seem very circuitous, it does not necessarily mean your driver is scalping you, trips along the side roads are almost always faster. This is nothing you should worry about because taxi fares are fixed for Taxi rides from Harry Reid International Airport to hotels on the Strip.

For destinations outside the Strip, all cabs have meters and:
There is an initial charge of $3.50 when the meter starts to run.
Each additional 1/12th mile is $.23
Waiting time, Per hour $32.40
If you are starting your trip from the airport, there is an additional charge of $2.00 Harry Reid International Airport Fee.
Credit/Debit Card Fee is $3.00
**3% Excise Tax will be added to all rates and fees

Rideshare - Uber / Lyft
Rideshare - Uber / Lyft

Taking an Uber and Lyft, is a convenient option for Las Vegas visitors to get around the city. Taking a Rideshare is as simple as downloading the rideshare app of your choice, inputting some information, and waiting for your ride to show up.

Take the bus
Deuce on the Strip

The Deuce is a double deck bus that runs up and down the strip all day and stops at just about every resort on the Strip. The cost is $6 for a two hour or $8 for a 24 hour pass. You must either download the RTC app or have the exact change, you will not get on the bus unless you do. The service is hugely popular and even though there are buses every few minutes, they are invariably packed at peak times.

Bus stop for Las Vegas Convention Center (West Hall)
Heading northbound (NB) from the south end of The Strip exit the bus at the Las Vegas Blvd stop after Convention Center Dr. and take a quick 10 minute walk east on Convention Center Dr. to the West Hall

Heading southbound (SB) from the north end of The Strip / Downtown, access the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall by exiting at the Southbound Resorts World Stop.

Bus stop for The Venetian Expo
Northbound travelers exit at the Venetian stop, located directly in front of the Venetian Hotel.

Southbound travelers exit at the Treasure Island stop and walk across the pedestrian bridge to cross Las Vegas Blvd.

Bus stop for Caesars Forum - Harrah's Las Vegas Stop

Ride the Monorail
Las Vegas Monorail

Getting from one end of the strip to the other is a breeze, thanks to the Las Vegas Monorail. The fast and predictable Monorail conveniently navigates the Las Vegas Strip in less than 15 minutes at speeds of up to 50 mph.

The 3.9-mile elevated system only runs on one side of the Las Vegas Strip, behind the big hotels like Horseshoe and MGM Grand. Trains arrive every four to eight minutes at each of the seven stations. The Las Vegas Monorail has 2 stops near the Convention Center including the Boingo Station at Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Monorail operates from 7:00am to 2:00am (3am on weekends). A one ride ticket is $5.00, 24 hours is $13.45, a two day pass is $23.75 and a three day pass is $29.95. (mobile ticket prices) In addition to traditional paper tickets, the Vegas Monorail also offers discount mobile tickets which can be scanned directly at the fare gates before getting on the train.

Key Monorail Stops to your Convention Center:
LVCC - Boingo Station at Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate Station
Venetian expo - The Harrah's/LINQ Monorail Station
Caesars Forum - The Harrah's/LINQ Monorail Station connects to the Caesars Forum via a sky bridge.

Vegas Loop at Las Vegas Convention Center
The Vegas Loop

The Vegas Loop is an innovative underground transportation system that provides fast, free and accessible transportation for convention and trade show attendees across the Las Vegas Convention Center campus. The 6-passenger-station Vegas Loop connects the West Hall with Central, and South Halls (adjacent to the Platinum parking lot) and then the Riviera Station and extending to the Resorts World passenger station.

Traveling from Downtown Las Vegas Area hotels
Downtown Las Vegas

The most affordable way to travel from Downtown area hotels to the Las Vegas Convention Center is to ride the Deuce (bus), Southbound from Downtown. Get off at the Resorts World stop. Walk across the Strip and the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center is a 10 minute walk.

Traveling from Downtown to The Venetian Expo?, simply ride the Deuce (bus), Southbound from Downtown. Get off at the Treasure Island stop. The Venetian Expo is across the street.

Traveling from Downtown to The Caesars Forum?, ride the Deuce (bus), Southbound from Downtown. Get off at the Caesars Palace stop. Caesars Forum is accessible from the Vegas Strip via a pedestrian bridge that connects it from Harrah's Las Vegas, the LINQ Hotel + Experience, the LINQ Promenade retail district and Flamingo Las Vegas.

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