Of course, a Las Vegas taxi is another way to get around. There are approximately 3,000 vehicles in the Las Vegas taxicab fleet with approximately 9,500 taxicab drivers in Las Vegas. Rest assured, there is no shortage of taxis to take you to your destination.
Be sure you have enough cash for the fare because most Las Vegas taxi drivers will not accept credit cards as a valid form of payment. The few that will accept credit cards will charge you a $3.00 fee over and above the meter charge for the convenience of using a credit card.
The base fare is $2.88 per mile but you should know that there is an initial charge of $3.50 when the meter starts to run. Each additional 1/12th mile is .23 cents. If you are starting your trip from McCarran Airport, expect an additional charge of $2.00. The meter is a funny thing. If it detects that the cab is going slower than 8-12 MPH then it will charge $.27 (twenty-seven cents) every 30 seconds. So your fare will continue to go up even when the cab isn't moving.
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 McCarran Airport Fee.
Credit/Debit Card Fee is $3.00
**3% Excise Tax will be added to all rates and fees
The maximum number of passengers allowed in any taxi is five (5), including infants and children. If members of your group exceed 5 you'll have to split up. For newcomers to Las Vegas, you may want to find out approximately how much it will cost to get to your destination before you get into a Las Vegas taxi.
Fares are fixed for Taxi rides from McCarran International Airport to hotels on the Strip. Here is how much it cost to get to each hotel.
There is a 5 person maximum and the fare is the same no matter how many passengers are traveling.
It is against the law for Las Vegas taxicab drivers to pick passengers up by the wayside. If you are on the strip and you need a taxi, go to the nearest casino. There is usually a spot where taxicabs line up to pick up waiting passengers. It is a very orderly process, done on a first-come first-served basis, and there is usually someone there to help things along.
You will have to wear a seat belt while in the cab. A car seat is not required for your infant if none is available, but if you have one with you then you will need to use it. (Read about the complete Las Vegas child car seat law here. ). Please keep in mind that an unrestrained child poses serious danger.
Nevada law requires Las Vegas taxicabs to have air conditioning and heat.
Taxicab passengers can only be charged the amount shown on the taxi meter and all fares must be paid in U.S. currency.
There are 16 registered taxi companies servicing the Las Vegas valley. The taxicabs for each company have unique color combinations and numbers.
You should also know that Las Vegas taxicab drivers must obey the passenger's directions as it relates to route taken.
All trips from McCarran International Airport to hotels on or around the Vegas Strip operates on a fixed rate. Here's a list of Las Vegas hotels with taxi fares.
If you discover that you have left something behind, immediately contact the taxi company, or call the Nevada Taxicab Authority at (702) 668-4000.
Las Vegas Taxicab Authority
2090 E. Flamingo Rd, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Web site: http://taxi.state.nv.us/
All Las Vegas taxi companies have lift-equipped vans that can accommodate one wheelchair or scooter. Call ahead of time to arrange a pickup.
Taking a Taxi from Terminal 1 at McCarran International Airport
At Terminal 1, taxicabs are available on the east side of baggage claim, outside door exits 1 - 4.
Taking a Taxi from Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport
At Terminal 3, taxicabs are located outside on Level Zero.
Taxi fares from McCarran International Airport to
|Alexis Park All Suite Resort||Mandalay Bay Resort|
|Delano Las Vegas||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino|
|Desert Rose Resort||Motel 6 Tropicana|
|Excalibur Hotel Casino||OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas|
|Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas||Tropicana Las Vegas|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||Luxor Hotel and Casino|
|Howard Johnson by Wyndham|
|ARIA Resort & Casino||Park MGM|
|Bally's Las Vegas||Planet Hollywood Resort|
|Bellagio Las Vegas||Polo Towers|
|Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas||Jet Luxury at The Signature Hotel|
|Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations||The Orleans Hotel & Casino|
|Marriott's Grand Chateau||The Signature at MGM Grand|
|New York-New York Hotel & Casino||Travelodge by Wyndham|
|Paris Las Vegas||Vdara Hotel & Spa|
|Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas|
|Artisan Hotel Boutique||Las Vegas Marriott|
|Caesars Palace||The LINQ Hotel + Experience|
|Circus Circus Hotel, Casino||Mirage Resort & Casino|
|Encore at Wynn Las Vegas||The Palazzo at The Venetian|
|Flamingo Las Vegas||Residence Inn Marriott Conv. Ctr.|
|Gold Coast Hotel and Casino||Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino|
|Harrah's Hotel and Casino Las Vegas||SAHARA Las Vegas Hotel|
|Hilton Grand Vacations at The Flamingo||The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod|
|Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise||SpringHill Suites|
|Hilton Grand Vacations on the Las Vegas Strip||Treasure Island (TI)|
|Las Vegas Convention Center||The Venetian Las Vegas|
|Palace Station Hotel and Casino||Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa|
|The Palms Casino Resort||Westgate Las Vegas|
|Resorts World||Wynn Las Vegas|
Note: Tips or gratuities to taxi drivers in Las Vegas are optional and NOT required.