Las Vegas International Airport, or LAS, is the main public airport serving the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. The airport is located about five miles south of Downtown Las Vegas. In 2019, the airport processed over 51 million passengers.
Over 30 airlines operate at the Airport, including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Air Canada, KLM, Virgin, Spirit, Air France and British Airways.
The airport operates flights to over 80 domestic and international destinations worldwide, including North America, Europe, and Asia. The airport is an operating base of Allegiant Air and a crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest and Spirit Airlines.
Airport Stats & Facts
- LAS Harry Reid is named after U.S. Senator Harry Reid.
- LAS was built in 1942 and opened to airline flights in 1948.
- In 1997, LAS became the first airport in the country to introduce a shared system of ticket counters and gates known as Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE).
- In 2005, LAS started offering free Wifi throughout its passenger terminals.
- In 2012, Terminal 3 started its operations at the LAS. The Terminal, which cost over $2 billion, is one of the largest public projects in Nevada.
- A $51 million project to convert 8 domestic gates into swing gates to receive domestic and international flights was completed at the LAS in June 2017.
- LAS peak hours are between 5am & 11am and between 7pm & 9pm. The busiest days are usually Thursdays and Fridays.
- During peak hours, you should drop-off your passenger at curbsides of the departure terminal. For pickups, If you are using Uber or Lyft, you should use the level 2 of the parking garage of Terminal 1, or the Valet level of the Terminal 3 parking garage.
- According to airport guidelines, you should arrive two hours prior to your domestic flight and three hours prior to your international flight. TSA security wait times could cause delays. To avoid the risk of missing your flight, make sure to reach the airport well before your flight time.
- It’s also helpful to take a look at Las Vegas airport terminal map before leaving for the airport.
Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off
- If you are going to LAS to pick up a passenger, make sure to identify the Terminal where your party would be arriving. If they are arriving at Terminal 1, you should go to the pickup section of Terminal 1 which is located across the pedestrian bridge from baggage claim on Level 1 of the parking garage. If your party is arriving at Terminal 3, the pickup section of this terminal is on Level 1 of the parking garage.
- You cannot park at the pickup sections. If your passenger hasn’t arrived yet, you should use the short-term parking sections located on both terminals. Short-term parking is free at LAS for the first 15 minutes.
- For departures from Terminal 1, go to Level 1 adjacent to ticketing/check-in. For departures from Terminal 3, go to Level 2 adjacent to ticketing/check-In. You should not park your car at the departure curbsides.
- For arriving flights, check out our LAS Arriving Flight status page which shows LAS arrival times, delays, time-to-land and gate info.
- For departing flights, see our LAS Departing Flight status page to check actual and scheduled departure times, flight delays, map tracking and LAS airport gate info.
- You can also book a flight at LAS directly and check the best fares and offers at the airport.
LAS Airport Terminals
Reid International Airport has 2 terminals, 5 concourses and 110 gates. Both terminals are located in separate buildings, which are not connected to each other. Therefore, before leaving for the airport, you should know your terminal for departure or pickup.
Terminal 1: Terminal 1 has four concourses. Each concourse is connected to a central pre-security area. Ticketing and baggage claim are located on Level 1 of the central area of the Terminal.
Level 2 of Terminal 1 has security checkpoints, retail outlets and a lounge of military service members.
Airlines operating at this terminal include Contour, Delta, Southwest, Spirit, American and Allegiant.
Terminal 3: All international and some domestic flights are processed on this terminal. Terminal 3 has 14 gates. Level 0 of Terminal 3 contains areas for customs and baggage claims.
On Level 2, check-in, security checkpoints, and all gates are located.
Several domestic and international airlines operate from Terminal 3, including KLM, Korean Air, AeroMexico, Virgin, Copa, United, Alaska, JetBlue and Frontier.
- LAS serves about 30 domestic and international airlines, including American Airlines, Air Canada, Copa, Delta, Frontier Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue and Eurowings.
- The airport is a major hub and operating base for Allegiant Air and serves as maintenance and crew base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
- View the full list of airline served at LAS.
There are numerous parking options available at the airport. These options include:
Both terminals of LAS offer short-term parking. This parking should be used if you want to park your vehicle for three hours or less.
At Terminal 1, short-term parking is on Level 2M or on Level 1 near the passenger pickup area.
You can reach the short-term parking area by following the overhead signs. You can also call the airport help desk at 702.261.5122 for guidance on parking.
At Terminal 3, short-term parking is on Level 1.
Short-term parking at LAS costs $3 per hour for the first three hours. Each additional hour after the three-hour window costs $4. Daily maximum cost for short-term parking is $36.
You can use long-term parking at LAS if you plan to park your car for more than three hours.
On Terminal 1, the long-term parking area is located in the garage adjacent to Terminal 1 on levels 1M, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
On Terminal 3, long-term parking is on levels 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Long-term parking at LAS costs $10 if you park your car for up to 3 hours. Each additional hour after the three-hour window costs $2. Daily maximum rate $18.
Economy parking costs $4 for 0-2 hours. Each additional hour after the first two-hour window costs $2. Daily maximum rate is $12.
On Terminal 3, economy parking is located adjacent to the parking garage which is within walking distance of ticketing/check-In areas.
On Terminal 1, economy parking is located at 576 Kitty Hawk Way, just off of Paradise Road. However, starting April 16, this parking lot is temporarily closed. You can use the Terminal 3 economy parking and take the inter-terminal shuttle to Terminal 1.
Valet parking is a great option if you want to avoid the hassle of finding parking slots.
Valet parking area is located Level 2 of Terminal 1 and on Level V of Terminal 3.
Valet parking at LAS costs $10 for the first hour. For each additional hour, the rate increases by $2. Daily maximum limit is $30.
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
This is the best parking option if you plan to wait for your passenger. Cell phone parking lots at the airport are free.
This parking lot is located near passenger pickup curbs at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Cell Phone parking operates from 6 A.M. until 1 A.M.
On Terminal 1, public bus operates on Route 108 - Paradise, Route 109 and the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) route. The bus stop is on Level Zero of the Terminal.
On Terminal 3, the bus operates between Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) and Centennial Express (CX) routes. The bus stop is located at the Departures curb on Level 2.
LAS has a special automated people mover system, also known as Tram. The Tram has three separate lines: Green, Blue and Red. The Green Line connects the main terminal to the C Gate Concourse, while the Blue Line connects the main terminal to the D Gate concourse. The Red Line connects the D Gates concourse to Terminal 3.
You can use the free shuttle service to move between the two terminals of LAS. The service operates after every 15-30 minutes.
At Terminal 1, the shuttle stop is located at Level Zero. At Terminal 3, the stop for the shuttle service is at Level Zero in the center of the curb.
Several inter-city shuttle services are available at LAS which you can use to reach famous destinations, including Searchlight, Laughlin, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Lake Havasu City, St. George, Zion National Park, Cedar City and connections to Salt Lake Express.
You can also use ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to reach the airport or your destination. Pickup area for Uber or Lyft is one level 2 of the parking garage on Terminal 1.
On Terminal 3, the pick-up section is located on the valet level of the Terminal 3 parking garage.
You can also use Taxis at LAS. On Terminal 1, you can find taxicabs on the east side of baggage claim, outside door exits 1 - 4.
On Terminal 3, the taxicabs section is located outside Level Zero.
Amenities & Services
There are plenty of options at LAS for shopping, dining, entertainment and relaxation. The airport has outlets of nearly all restaurants and fast food chains, including Burger King, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Cinnabon. The airport features:
- Shopping stores, restaurants, coffee shops and bars
- Gaming slot machines
- Free Wi-Fi
- Shoeshine and shoe repair shops
- Smoking areas
- Travel and VIP lounges
- Kids play area
- Art section
- Sleep stations
The HArry Reid Airport is owned by Clark County. The operator of the airport is Clark County Department of Aviation.
Address: 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
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LAS Airport: A Brief History
- LAS was built in 1942 and opened to airline flights in 1948.
- In 2003, LAS introduced Common-Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosks, which allow passengers to check-in and print boarding passes.
- When Terminal 3 was completed in 2012, the Terminal 2 of the airport was closed permanently.
- LAS control tower was closed for several days in 2020 after a controller tested positive for COVID-19.
- On September 8, 2015, a British Airways flight aborted takeoff after the plane’s left engine failed, causing fire. 14 passengers suffered injuries during the evacuation and the runway was closed for several hours.
Are there lockers for luggage? We have an 8 hour layover.
Asked by donna - Sun, 20 March
Because of changes in the airport’s security policies, the airport does not offer luggage storage inside the airport.
Is there a ticket office for Delta?
Asked by aleksander juska - Mon, 28 February
How can I get from B Gates to D Gates?
Asked by Gregory VanHorn - Sat, 26 February
Take the blue line on the airport tram to reach Gate D from Gate B.
Is there a quiet place I can take a meeting?
Asked by Katherine - Tue, 22 February
On the second level of terminal 1, there is a quiet hallway next to the post office where you can take meetings.
What Terminal does Spirit Airlines use?
Asked by Lisa - Wed, 16 February
Spirit Airlines uses Terminal 1.
Is Mccarran Airport and Harry Reid the same airport?
Asked by carolyn - Sat, 12 February
Yes, as the Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS) has officially changed its name to Harry Reid International Airport.
Where does Uber or Lift pick up?
Asked by Mary L Brown - Sun, 6 February
Rideshare pickup for Uber/Lyft/Other is located in each terminal:
For Terminal 1: Located at Level 2 of the parking garage. For Terminal 2: Located at the Valet Level of the parking garage.
How long to get to Executive shuttle to St George, Utah?
Asked by Brady McKaig - Fri, 4 February
It takes a little over two hours to get between these two locations via the Salt Lake Express shuttle. Shuttle pickup depends on what Terminal you are flying into.
Do I have to reserve a luggage cart or skycap upon arrival in the baggage claim ?
Asked by Laura - Sun, 23 January
No, SmarteCarts can be rented with a major credit card at the baggage claim. Skycaps should also be milling about so you can request their help if available.
How far is Harry Reid Airport from McCarren Airport?
Asked by HENRY - Thu, 20 January
They are the same. McCarren Airport was renamed to Harry Reid Airport in December 2021.
How much time is needed for a flight coming into terminal 1 and a connecting flight (but different airline) leaving out of terminal 3 with checked baggage
Asked by Tracy - Wed, 19 January
We recommend asking your airline about what they recommend for timing connecting flights.
We are flying into Las Vegas from Maui on Friday afternoon the 28th. It arrives at 3 pm. I want to book a flight to Spokane on Frontier that departs at 4:50. Is Frontier in the same concourse and will I have time to make it to the Frontier gate?
Asked by Thomas Vanek - Wed, 12 January
Frontier typically operates out of Terminal 3, D Gates. You did not say the airline you are arriving from Hawaii on, so we can't tell you the exact distance but given 1 hour and 50 minutes it should work out from any arrival gate to D Gates for your departure.
Where do you pick up passengers arriving on Frontier Airlines?
Asked by Georgia - Sun, 2 January
Where is United Airlines' ticket countert, Terminal 1 OR Terminal 3?
Asked by Janette - Fri, 31 December
Where is the casino in the airport?
Asked by Jonalyn Gonzales - Mon, 27 December
We have a 13 hour layover. What does the terminal look like? Is there a place we can rest for a while?
Asked by David Ricci - Wed, 24 November
You have a few options. First is the airport gym, Zero Level Fitness. There are three sleep rooms you can rent. Each room comes equipped with a single bed and access to fridge, microwave, luggage storage, showers, lockers and the fitness center. Rates are $20/Hour • $35/2 hours (minimum) • $110 (10 Hours). It's located on Terminal 1. Take the elevator from behind Baggage Claim #10 to Level 0.
Next, you can pay to use The Club at LAS, located in Terminal 1D and Terminal D. Here's more information about the lounges and how to book a pass can be found here.
Finally, there are several hotels located close to the airport with free shuttles. This includes Best Western McCarran Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport, Hyatt Place Las Vegas, and Travelodge Las Vegas North.
Do Frontier airlines and American airlines get baggage at the same building? Two family are traveling they want to meet at the airport for limo transportation but dont know if they are able to meet at one point
Asked by Evelyn Barrera - Wed, 17 November
How far is Concourse B from Concourse D - Hawaiian Airlines to Southwest Airlines?
Asked by Mariegrace Ganal - Tue, 16 November
Take the shuttle - Head to end of Concourse, past B1, turn left at the end, exit past security into Esplanade, take 2nd right to security checkpoint for Concourse D, go through security, take tram to Concourse D. Shuttle time is approx. 10 to 20 mins
Are there Kiosks to print boarding passes?
Asked by sterling - Fri, 5 November
Yes, there should be a kiosk to print your boarding pass for any airline. However, it's always best to check your airline's check-in process.
Is there a certain amount of time before your flight that you must be at the airport in order to be allowed to board the flight, if so how long before?
Asked by Samon - Fri, 5 November
If you are talking about how close can you cut it to departure time, that varies by airline. Usually by "final boarding" which is more or less 10 minutes before they close the doors and push back. We don't recommend trying to cut it this close unless a) there are other flights to your destination or b) you are prepared to spend the night at the airport.
I’m tracking my luggage on as.com/ American Airlines baggage and it says my bag was unloaded off the plane in Las Vegas airport.Where do I go to retrieve it? Is there a phone number I can call?I’m not flying out till Wed.and am changing airlines.Thank you in advance for your help.
Asked by Tina Huff - Tue, 2 November
Will I have to provide proof of my sons age when flying?
Asked by Savannah - Mon, 1 November
Phone number for baggage claim office?
Asked by Linda Harder - Sun, 31 October
Please contact your airline directly for any baggage issues. Good luck!
For Southwest TSA precheck, where do you go to pass though?
Asked by Mary - Thu, 28 October
I left my Volvo car keys (yellow para cord key fob) and apple air pods on the X ray machine today, who do I contact?
Asked by Ben Soppitt - Thu, 28 October
What terminal is United airlines in - I'm picking someone up on Saturday?
Asked by Robert - Tue, 26 October
Hello, is there transport at the airport for people with disabilities i.e.. wheelchair transfers to hotels?
Asked by ALLAN KYLE - Tue, 26 October
Can you check your baggage outside?
Asked by Chris - Sat, 23 October
Can Uber drivers pick up and drop off passengers at the terminals?
Asked by Stephen M. - Fri, 22 October
How many hours prior to flight can I check bags and go through security?
Asked by Diane Kinnamon - Tue, 19 October
Is Jetblue departing and arriving in Terminal 3?
Asked by Kathleen M Waelter - Tue, 19 October
Is there a church/chapel?
Asked by Express - Mon, 18 October
Do you do transfers for people in wheelchairs to and from Hotels?
Asked by ALLAN KYLE - Sat, 16 October
How late are the shops open?
Asked by Ami - Sat, 16 October
Are the skycaps open at Southwest?
Asked by Kim Hilton - Fri, 15 October
Could you please tell me how do I get from gate D35 to Gate C12
Asked by tracy urasaki - Fri, 15 October
Are the rental cars on site?
Asked by Greg - Fri, 15 October
I am dropping off and picking up people arriving at Terminal 1 at about the same time. If I park in the Short-Term parking lot, can the departing party walk to the Southwest counters to check in for their flight?
Asked by Gini Kramer - Thu, 14 October
I just left my sport coat on the shoe shine stand, by mistake, near gate D18 (next to the water fountain). How do I report it?
Asked by Noel - Wed, 13 October
Where is the cell phone parking for Terminal 3 at LAS?
Asked by Ellen - Tue, 12 October
The cell phone lot is located off Kitty Hawk Way. at the south end of the airport's Economy Lot.
What Terminal is used for Hawaiian Airlines?
Asked by Jeanne - Tue, 12 October
Are there Covid testing facilities in the airport?
Asked by Wendy - Tue, 12 October
What Terminal does Skywest use?
Asked by Nancy - Tue, 12 October
Flight cancelled at LAS. How do I retrieve my luggage?
Asked by Peggy - Sat, 9 October
If we park in the parking ramp and cross the bridge, where do we check our bags? Before we get on the tram or after?
Asked by Karen Leis - Sat, 9 October
Is there still a smoking lounge?
Asked by Susan - Fri, 8 October
What Carousel number is luggage going to be for JetBlue flight 957 tonight?
Asked by Missy - Wed, 6 October
Need help tracking down a missing cell phone lost Friday night (10/1) possibly on one of the transit buses or at the rental car center. Is there someone I could talk to for help? Doesn't appear to have been turned in at the rental car counter at this time.
Asked by Robert McDonald - Tue, 5 October
How do I pick a passenger up who is flying on Delta at McCarran Airport?
Asked by Elizabeth Stewart - Mon, 4 October
If I have a 6 hour layover and arriving and departing on southwest do I need to go through security again?
Asked by Helen - Fri, 1 October
From Terminal 1 Long Term parking, what level do we need to user for check in 1, 3. 4, 5, OR 6?
Asked by Frankie - Mon, 20 September
What terminal is American Airlines located in LAS?
Asked by Mary Kolesar - Mon, 20 September
Will we make our connection arriving today scheduled at 3:48pm at gate C3, connecting with flight at gate B19 departing at 4:35pm?
Asked by Pete - Sat, 30 January
You do not have far to go, less than 10 minutes approx. Head to security checkpoint at end of concourse past gate C25, go through security into Concourse B to your gate.