Las Vegas McCarran LAS Airport Security Wait Times

Las Vegas McCarran Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Las Vegas McCarran Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    LAS McCarran TSA Wait Times

    Wondering what Las Vegas airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place! According to a Washington Post article, the average Las Vegas McCarran is one of the slowest in the nation with an average wait of 17.3 minutes. The best Las Vegas McCarran airport security wait times occur on Tuesday from 6-7pm. The worst Las Vegas McCarran security lines are on Sunday at 6-7am, where you could wait up to 37 minutes.

    IMPORTANT: Terminal 1 & Terminal 3 are not physically connected. Passengers must be sure to know which airline operates at which terminal.

    CLEAR LAS Expedited Security

    LAS features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in LAS McCarran airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

    In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at LAS.

    Las Vegas McCarran Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of Las Vegas McCarran delays by checking LAS Arrival Delays, LAS Departure Delays, or use iFly's LAS Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of LAS McCarran airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

    McCarran Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    There are a total of 4 security checkpoints at Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS). CLEAR is now available in all LAS Terminals. Unlike some airports where you can go through any checkpoint and get to your gate, the LAS layout dictates that you may need to use the checkpoint corresponding to your departure gate.


    TSA Terminal A/B Checkpoint [Terminal 1]

    Gates: A and B only

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM - 1:00 AM

    PreCheck Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, & Friday, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM


    TSA Terminal C Gates Annex Checkpoint [Terminal 1]

    Gates: C Gates Only

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 3:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    PreCheck Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM


    TSA Terminal C/D Checkpoint [Terminal 1]

    Gates: C or D Gates

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, Open 24 hours

    PreCheck Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM


    TSA Terminal D/E Checkpoint [Terminal 3 - International]

    Gates: D or E Gates

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, Open 24 hours

    PreCheck Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM


    TSA PreCheck at Las Vegas McCarran Airport

    LAS TSA Pre Lanes can be found at all security checkpoints. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    LAS TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next LAS flight - there’s an enrollment center in Las Vegas McCarran Terminal 1, Level 2 before C Gates. According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 7:00AM - 9:00AM, 9:20AM - 11:00AM, 11:30AM - 1:00PM and 1:20PM - 3:30PM Monday-Friday.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at LAS, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About LAS Security Wait Times

    Security wait times at Las Vegas McCarran LAS Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    LAS TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Las Vegas McCarran LAS Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at LAS. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.