The Nevada Taxicab Authority has simplified the rate structure for rides between McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Strip. Instead of the usual metered rates based on distance and time, it is now a flat rate based upon which Strip hotel you are going to or coming from. It also applies to a few off-Strip hotels like The Orleans and Palace Station.
- Zone 1 is the closest to the airport and is the least expensive.
It is $19 and covers South Strip hotels between Sunset Road and Tropicana Avenue as well as nearby off-Strip hotels like the Hard Rock/Virgin Hotel and Alexis Park.
- Zone 2 is $23 and covers the Center Strip hotels between Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road as well as off-Strip hotels like The Orleans
- Zone 3 is $27 and covers the North Strip hotels from Flamingo Road to the Strat as well as off-Strip hotels like the Rio, Palms and Artisan.
The rates apply to trips both to and from the airport. With the flat rate, ‘long hauling’ is no longer an incentive for drivers since the final fare is no longer based on the meter.
If you are heading downtown or further from the Strip, the standard metered rates will apply (and long-hauling is still possible). Visit my taxi fare estimator post to estimate the cost of a taxi ride outside the new Zones.
The Taxicab Authority has a nice FAQ page for further details.