Las Vegas Taxis
The lowdown on getting a taxi in Las Vegas
Why take a taxi?
We’ve found that Las Vegas Taxis come in handy after a night out on the Strip, for a trip to one of the
or a ride to the airport.
Did you know that the Taximeter Cabriolet (aka taxi, cab, taxicab) has been ferrying us around, in one form or another, for centuries? Admittedly, they’re not the cheapest mode of transportation in Las Vegas but neither are they extortionate and what’s particularly reassuring, when you’re in a new place, is that they know where they’re going even if you don’t!
In Las Vegas, if we’re going somewhere we’ve not been before we always ask how much it will cost to get from A to B to make sure the price isn’t excessive. For example it cost us under $20 to go from
to McCarran Airport on a weekday afternoon but on a busy Saturday night it was nearer $30 from McCarran to
Las Vegas Taxi Fee Breakdown
Be prepared for an initial charge of $3.30 as soon as you enter the taxi followed by $2.40 per mile travelled. When the taxi’s moving between 8-12 mph you’ll be charged 20 cents every 24 seconds.
Fares vary according to day of the week, time of day and traffic congestion so make sure you have plenty of cash on you as most cabs do not take credit cards!
Taking a Taxi From McCarran Airport
If you’re getting a taxi from the Airport expect an additional charge of $1.80 but never agree to a taxi driver taking you through the I-215 tunnel from McCarran airport to the Strip as this is definitely not the shortest route and will just end up costing you more!
How Many People Do Las Vegas Taxis Take?
Las Vegas Taxis take a maximum of five people (regardless of age), so if there’s a big group of you, you’ll have to take more than one cab – and make sure you wear a seatbelt.
Where Can I Find a Taxi in Vegas?
16 taxi companies operate in the Clark County area so it’s really easy to get a cab as they’re everywhere. You can’t hail them on the Strip though. It’s best to go to the nearest hotel where there’s usually a whole line of them.
Other Transportation Options
1. Getting around Las Vegas on Foot
2. Las Vegas Monorail
3. Taking the Deuce Bus
4. Using the Airport Shuttle Service
5. Renting a Car
6. Take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon
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