Las Vegas McCarran LAS Airport Overview

McCarran International Airport LAS serves the City of Las Vegas and the surrounding Clark County in southern Nevada.  Gambling can start right at McCarran, which has 1,300 slot machines throughout its terminals, and the Airport welcomes you to fabulous Las Vegas with slot machines around every corner and big billboards touting the latest must-see shows.
McCarran Airport is located in the town of Paradise - only five miles south of the central business district of Las Vegas, and less than a mile from the famous Las Vegas Strip (and only minutes from all the big hotels). Situated between Interstate Highways 15 & 515, it is accessible from Tropicana Avenue (SR 593) to the north, or the Las Vegas Beltway (I-215) to the south, entering the airport via the McCarran Airport Connector, which includes Paradise Rd./ Swenson Street and the Airport tunnel.

With four runways and an estimated 45 million passengers yearly, LAS Airport serves as focus city for Allegiant & Southwest airlines and is served by a multitude of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. 

McCarren International has two passenger terminals:
Domestic T1 and new International T3.
  NOTE: Passengers of Air Canada, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country & United:  These airlines use Terminal 3 for ticketing & baggage claim only;  arrivals & departures are at D gates.

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'Bags To Go' locations & tel.numbers (Nevada area code is 702):    Las Vegas Convention Center 943-8120;   McCarran Rental Car Center, Main Lobby 261-7740;   Luxor Hotel 262-4186;   MGM Grand, Main Lobby 281-7490;   Palazzo Hotel 607-7777; and   Venetian Hotel 414-4689.  You can check your bags prior to your arrival at McCarran Airport by using 'Airport SpeedCheck Advance' (at a fee). Passengers of participating airlines can visit one of seven locations  to check baggage hours prior to scheduled flight departure. With this technology, 'Bags To Go' agents tag & store bags and issue your boarding pass, whereupon Bags To Go transports bags to McCarran for TSA screening and subsequent loading onto your plane.   Instead of going to the ticketing counter you can then proceed straight to the security checkpoint & gate.
- Reaching your Rental Car: While buses take rental car customers to the rental car facility, be aware that there is a long distance from your gate to the outside rental car buses.  The bus transfer takes at least 15 minutes, and by the time you get into your rental car (provided you made prior reservations) you wait at least another 15 minutes.  From May thru September (National Parks' high season), set aside a 1-hour transfer - particularly on your way back to catch your flight.

Important Telephone numbers:

  Airport Administration -  702.261.5100
  General Information -  702.261.5211 
  Lost & Found - 702.261.5134
  Paging - 702.261.5211
  Parking Information -  702.261.5121
  Rental Car Center - 702.261.6001
  TDD - 702.261.3111.

Present and Future Airport Developments:  
  - The current link between Concourse D and the two terminals is getting 7 more international gates, to be completed by 2016/17.
  - The extension of the Las Vegas Monorail to McCarran Airport is in the planning stage; its Airport station would be between the MGM Grand and the Harmon Ave. & Koval Lane.  The proposed extension would add underground stations at Terminals 1 and 3.
 


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