Approximately 40 airlines operate at McCarran International Airport. With 110 aircraft gates, the airport offers non-stop services to various U.S cities and international destinations.
In 2011, McCarran International Airport ranked 15th in the world for passenger traffic, with 41,479,814 passengers passing through the terminals. The airport ranked 6th in the world for aircraft movements with 578,949 takeoffs and landings.
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
With the Las Vegas airport located right next to the Las Vegas strip, passengers who fly into the city at night are greeted by a parade of lights and a fabulous view of Las Vegas.
McCarran International Airport Terminals
There are two terminals at McCarran International Airport. Terminal 1 has four concourses: A, B, C, & D. Terminal 3 has one concourse and 14-gates.
Terminal 1 features ticket counters, baggage claim, and connects to a 6,000-space multi-level parking garage. This terminal contains four concourses or gate areas. A Concourse: 16 gates, B Concourse: 17 gates, C Concourse: 18 gates, D Concourse: 45 gates.
The D Gates satellite concourse is accessible from Terminal 1 via an automated transit system.
The Esplanade area is located in Terminal 1 contains a host of guest services and airport amenities which include a variety of shopping, dining, and services as well as three security checkpoints. All airlines operating at the A, B, C, and D Gates share one baggage claim located on Level 1 of Terminal 1.
Terminal 3 at McCarran International airport is a 14-gate terminal and home to all foreign airlines and some domestic carriers. Featuring a state-of-the-art Customs & Border Protection arrivals hall, a Ticketing/Check-In area, Baggage Claim, and 60,000-square-foot Terminal 3 also boasts a 10,000-square-foot duty free store as well as a variety of other shopping, dining, and amenities.
For travel within the United States: 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure
For International Travel: 2 hours prior to scheduled departure
Locker Rental at McCarran Airport Las Vegas
For security reasons, McCarran International Airport no longer offer self-storage lockers in any of its terminals.
Other Facilities at McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas Amenities
|Free Wi-Fi access||All Terminals|
|Aviation museum||T1 Public Shopping Area (Esplanade)|
|Over 1,300 slot machines||All Terminals|
|Duty-free Shops||All Terminals|
|Lost & Found||Level 2|
|Full Service Post Office||Level 2|
|Car Rental / Car Hire||Rent a Car|
|Fitness Center||Terminal 1|
|Children's Play Area||Concourse D|
|First Aid Clinic||T1 Public Shopping Area (Esplanade)|
|Customs & Border Protection||Locations: E Gates at T3|
|Mail Boxes||A Gates at T1, B Gates at T1, C Gates at T1, D Gates, E Gates at T3|
|U.S. Post Office||Full-service on Level 2 in T1 Public Shopping Area (Esplanade)|
|Metro Police||T1 Public Shopping Area (Esplanade), E Gates at T3|
|Pay Phones||Located throughout the airport.|
|Pet Relief Area||T1 Baggage, E Gates at T3, T1 Ticketing|
|The Club at LAS||D Gates, E Gates at T3|
|United Airlines Lounge||D Gates|
|USO Las Vegas||T1 Public Shopping Area (Esplanade)|
McCarran Airport Cell Phone Lot
McCarran Airport offers is a short term waiting area (Cell Phone Lot) where drivers can park and wait in their vehicles free of charge for their passenger to deplane, pick up their luggage and walk out to the passenger pickup curb.
McCarran Airport Cell Phone Lot is located minutes from the Passenger Pickup Curbs at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
576 Kitty Hawk Way, Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Cell Phone Lot is open from 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM daily
Rideshare Pick-up from Terminal 1
The Ride Share pick up is located on level 2M of the parking garage.
From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #2 up to level 2.
Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to the Terminal 1 Parking Garage.
Rideshare Pick-up from Terminal 3
The Ride Share pick up is located on the Valet level of the Terminal 3 parking garage.
From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #52, #54 or #56 up to level 1.
Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 1 to the Terminal 3 Parking Garage.
Rideshare Drop-off locations at McCarran Airport
Lyft / Uber passengers will be dropped-off at the McCarran Airport departures curbs at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Smoking areas at McCarran International Airport
Smoking is no permitted in the terminal area and all indoor areas at McCarran International Airport In compliance with Nevada state law.
Smoking however is permitted in the following areas:
Enclosed Gaming Lounges (D & E Gates)
Bud Track Lounge (Esplanade)
Outdoors near ticketing, baggage claim and along the arrivals and departures curb.
How to pass time at McCarran International Airport Las Vegas
No one heads to the airport expecting to spend an hour or two waiting for a delayed flight to depart. However we all know how often that happens these days. More often there are a few hours to fill between flights or sometimes you're stuck because of weather or flight delays.
Knowing what to do to kill time at an airport is important. The good news is McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas is one of the many airports in the US with lots of things to do.
Besides making a break for the Vegas strip which is less than a mile away, here are ways to fill the time at McCarran International Airport concourse and gate.
1 Gamble your time away. Spend time on one of the more than 1,000 slot machines that dot the airport terminals.
2 If you are travelling with children, take them to the kids play area near Concourse D. There is also a pet relief area at that location.
3 Boot up and surf the internet. Free Wi-Fi is accessible at McCarran Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, with recharge zones are located throughout the airport.
4 Make your wait time a workout time and purchase a daily pass for $10 to the Fitness Beast Center on Level 2 of Terminal 1.
5 Visit the Cannon Aviation Museum. Open 24 hours a day, admission is also free. Located on the walkway above the baggage claim area.
6 Shop at more than 50 retail stores or eat at more than 30 restaurants and lounges
7 Get a massage at the Express Spa on Concourse D
8 Book an escape to the peace and quite of the Continental President's Club lounge starting at $20. This lounge is open to all passengers regardless of airline or ticket class. Located at Concourse D, between Gates 33 and 35.
Visit the Liquor Library located in the baggage claim of McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1. to stockup on your party essentials before heading to your hotel. Buy everything from wine, beer, liquor, snacks, cups, ice and mixers.
US Military service men, women and families have a USO Center at McCarran Airport.
Note: Check the expected departure time, so you won't get caught too far away and risk missing your flight.
From Russell Road:
Drive west on Russell Road past Eastern Avenue. Turn left onto Landing Strip Avenue and get in the far right lane. Stay on Landing Strip Avenue, following the signs for T3. Continue on the roadway following the overhead signs.
From Paradise Road:
Drive south on Paradise Road and access the left lanes. Follow the overhead signs for T3. Proceed past Russell Road, accessing the right lane, and follow the overhead sign for Flight Path Avenue, All Terminals. At the split, turn left toward Flight Path Avenue. Continue following the signs.
From 1-15 / I-215:
Exit I-215 following the signs for McCarran International Airport. Proceed through the northbound tunnel and access the center lane. Remain in the center lane and follow the overhead signs for T3.
McCarran Rent-A-Car Center offers a complimentary shuttle bus from McCarran Airport to the center. The blue and white shuttle bus departs approximately every 5 minutes for the 3 mile strip.
McCarran Rent-A-Car Center 702-261-6001
From Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip): Take Las Vegas Blvd. south to George Crockett Rd. Turn left and proceed a half mile to Gilespie St. Turn right and enter the Center on your right.
From the North: Take I-15 south to exit #34/I-215 east. Follow the signs to Las Vegas Blvd. At Las Vegas Blvd., proceed across the intersection onto George Crocket Rd. Drive a half mile to Gilespie St.
Turn right and enter the Center on your right.
From the South: Take I-15 north to exit #34/I-215 east. Follow the signs to Las Vegas Blvd. At Las Vegas Blvd., proceed across the intersection onto George Crocket Rd. Drive a half mile to Gilespie St.
Turn right and enter the Center on your right.
From the East: Take I-215 west, past the McCarran Airport signs, to exit #11/Las Vegas Blvd. Turn left and proceed to George Crockett Rd. Turn left and drive a half mile to Gilespie St. Turn right and enter the Center on your right.
From the West: Take I-215 east to exit #11/Las Vegas Blvd. Follow the signs to Las Vegas Blvd. At Las Vegas Blvd., proceed across the intersection onto George Crocket Rd. Drive a half mile to Gilespie St. Turn right and enter the Center on your right.
There are 4 bus routes to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), Route 108, Route 109 and Centennial Express(CX)
All 3 buses stop at the airport's Ground Zero Level, located on the Zero Level at the south end of the bus plaza. Zero level is one level below baggage claim and passenger pick up.
|Terminal 1||Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), Route 108 and Route 109|
|Terminal 3||Westcliff Airport Express (WAX), Centennial Express(CX)|
Terminal 1 bus stop
Terminal 1 bus stop is located on Level Zero. From baggage claim, take the elevator or escalator down one level. Exit the terminal building and proceed across the pedestrian crosswalk. Turn right to reach the covered RTC bus stop.
Terminal 3 bus stop
The RTC bus stop at Terminal 3 is located at the Departures curb on level 2. From Baggage Claim, take the elevator or escalator up to level 2. Exit the terminal building and proceed across the pedestrian crosswalk. The RTC bus stop is located across from door 44.
Two-hour and 24-hour passes are sold from the ticket vending machine (TVM) at the transit stop located on the Zero Level at the south end of the bus plaza.
Single rides can be purchased on board the vehicle with cash only.
|Departing City||Flight Time|
|Dallas/Ft. Worth||2.5 hours|
|Los Angeles||45 minutes|
|Departing City||Flight Time|
|New York City||5 hours|
|New Orleans||4 hours|
|San Diego||55 minutes|
|San Francisco||1.5 hours|
|Washington D.C.||5 hours|
|E Gates at T3|
|Air Canada||888-247-2262||D Gates via T3|
|B Gates at T1|
|Alaska Airlines||800-426-0333||E Gates at T3|
|Allegiant Air||702-505-8888||A Gates at T1|
|American Airlines||800-433-7300||D Gates via T1|
|British Airways||1-800-247-9297||E Gates at T3|
|Condor||www.condor.com||E Gates at T3|
|Copa||www.copaair.com||E Gates at T3|
|Delta||800-221-1212||D Gates via T1|
|Edelweiss||1-877-359-7947||E Gates at T3|
|Frontier||800-432-1359||E Gates at T3|
|Hawaiian||800-367-5320||D Gates via T3|
|Interjet||www.interjet.com||E Gates at T3|
|E Gates at T3|
|Korean Air||800-438-5000||E Gates at T3|
|MagniCharters||1-877-672-2424||E Gates at T3|
|Omni Air||877-718-8901||A Gates at T1|
|B Gates at T1,
C Gates at T1
|Spirit Airlines||800-772-7117||B Gates at T1|
|E Gates at T3|
|Sunwing||flysunwing.com||E Gates at T3|
|Thomas Cook||thomascook.com||E Gates at T3|
|D Gates via T3|
|Virgin America||1-877-359-8474||E Gates at T3|
|Virgin Atlantic||800-862-8621||E Gates at T3|
|Volaris||1-866-988-3527||E Gates at T3|
|E Gates at T3|
Note: United and Hawaiian use Terminal 3 for Ticketing/Check-In and Baggage Claim but operate from the D Gates concourse which is easily accessible via an Automated Transit System located on Zero Level of Terminal 3.
Free Wi-Fi Service at McCarran Airport
McCarran Airport offer FREE wireless internet connection at all it's Terminals. Connection is easy. All you have to do is turn on your Wifi enabled device to automatically detect the wireless network.
Read and accept the terms and conditions to McCarran Wifi. Enter your email address and start surfing the web.
If you need help configuring your system to the McCarran Wifi network, call 261-HELP (4357) Mon - Fri. during business hours or call 261-4144 after 5pm and on weekends.
|Las Vegas taxi||Las Vegas Airport Shuttle Vans|
|Registered Las Vegas taxi companies||Hotel Shuttle Vans|
|Approximate taxi fare to your hotel||Westcliff Airport Express Bus|
|Car Rental / Car Hire at Las Vegas Airport||Las Vegas Strip Map|
|Car Rental Companies at Las Vegas Airport|
If you plan to visit Off-the-Strip Las Vegas hotels by bus, here is a list of hotels with their corresponding bus routes. Las Vegas RTC Bus Routes