• Airport

    The McCarran International Airport serves Las Vegas.

    • Thirty-one airlines fly to and from McCarran daily.
    • McCarran has two terminals: Terminal 1 (domestic flights) and Terminal 3 (domestic and international flights). Because the two terminal are not physically connected, it is important that you know which airline operates at which terminal building. There is an inter-terminal shuttle that runs every 15 – 30 minutes.
    • The airport is just two miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and 15 miles from downtown.

    To and From the Airport

    Taxis and Limousine Service

    More than ten taxi companies provide service to and from the airport. All taxi cabs have medallions issued by the state.

    • Some taxis will not accept credit card payments. Customers should notify the driver prior to getting into the taxi if they plan to use a credit card for payment.
    • Fares can vary dramatically depending on route taken, destination, traffic, time of day, day of week and terminal of origin.
    • There is an initial charge of $3.50 when the meter starts to run.
    • There is a $2.00 charge on all fares originating at the airport.
    • Drivers can only charge a passenger the amount shown on the taximeter plus any applicable credit card transaction fees. A 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.

    Find more information about taxi service from McCarran International Airport.

    Walk-up limousine service, as well as other luxury vehicle options, are available at the airport. You can make a reservation in advance, visit McCarran International Airport's limousine information webpage.

    Ridesharing - Uber, Lyft

    Pick-up Location

    From Terminal 1, exit on the arrivals level and head to T1 Parking garage, then take the elevator up to Level 2M of the parking garage to meet your driver.
    From Terminal 3, exit on the arrivals level and head to T3 Parking garage, then take the elevator down to the Valet Level (V).

    Drop-off Location

    Passengers are dropped-off at the Departure curbs area at the passenger's carrier of choice.

    An airport surcharge of $2.45 will be added to all fares if you are being picked up or dropped off at McCarran International Airport.

    Shared-Ride Shuttles

    A number of providers offer shared-ride shuttle service between the airport and hotels. These shuttles will make multiple stops. Find information about shared-ride shuttles to/from the airport.

    Car Rental

    McCarran Airport operates an offsite Rent-A-Car Center located three miles from the airport. It is open year-round, 24 hours a day. A dedicated McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttle runs frequently to and from the airport.

    Public Transportation

    The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) provides bus service to and from the airport. For more information about bus service and route information visit the RTC website.

    To and From the Convention Center

    Sands Expo/Venetian is 4.5 miles from McCarran International Airport, about a 15-minute drive.

    Shuttle Bus

    The Academy provides shuttle bus service for AAO 2020 meeting attendees between all official Academy hotels and the Sands Expo/Venetian. A schedule will be available closer to the meeting.

    Ridesharing - Uber, Lyft

    Pick up and drop off for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft is immediately outside of the Sands Expo front entrance. 

    Taxis

    Ask your taxi driver to drop you at the Sands Expo, 201 Sands Avenue - this is the closest entry to the meeting.

    • Some taxis will not accept credit card payments. Customers should notify the driver prior to getting into the taxi if they plan to use a credit card for payment.
    • Fares can vary dramatically depending on route taken, destination, traffic, time of day and day of week.
    • There is an initial charge of $3.50 when the meter starts to run.
    • Drivers can only charge a passenger the amount shown on the taximeter plus any applicable credit card transaction fees. A 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.

    Learn more about taxis in Las Vegas.

    Las Vegas Monorail

    The Las Vegas Monorail travels a 4-mile route behind the Las Vegas Strip from MGM Grand to the Sahara Station. Learn more and purchase discounted tickets.

    Walking

    Many visitors find that it is easier to walk between hotels, and that "The Strip" is best experienced on foot. View a walking map with estimated journey times between hotels.

    Parking

    Covered public parking, inluding handicapped and overnight parking, is available for free at The Venetian/Palazzo. Enter the parking structure from the "Strip" (Las Vegas Blvd) and follow signs to the parking garage. The garage is in close proximity and walking distance to meeting events.

    Public Bus

    The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) provides bus service to and from Sands Expo/Venetian. Find more information about using the RTC system.