Transportation in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has a public transportation system called RTC. You will also find essential information and phone numbers for the region’s international airport.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is the transit authority transportation planning agency and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC is helping to create sustainable communities by supporting all types of transportation, including walking, biking and mass transit, all key to cutting congestion in the Las Vegas Valley. RTC’s transit system is comprised of the Citizen Area Transit, Metropolitan Area Express, Deuce and the upcoming ACE routes. Transit passes can be purchased online, through mail orders or in person at the Downtown Transportation Center (DTC), South Strip Transfer Terminal (SSTT), RTC Administration Building, vendor locations throughout town or ticket vending machines (TVMs). RTC representatives are available at the DTC and SSTT to answer questions about routes and schedules, sell transit passes and process applications for RTC reduced-fare photo ID cards. The DTC and SSTT customer service booth is open seven days a week. Visit the website at www.rtcsnv.com/transit/fare-information for more information.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail Company runs the only privately owned public transportation system in the United States. The elevated train system travels along a 3.9-mile route, making seven stops and connecting major hotels and attractions along the Las Vegas Strip. The current stops are SLS Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotel (LVH), Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s/Quad, Flamingo/Caesars Palace and Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Stations. The monorail operates Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday – Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Learn more at www.lvmonorail.com.
McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is currently the sixth busiest airport in the nation and is part of the Clark County Airport System, which operates five airports, including four general aviation airports. There are more than 50 retail shops and over 50 restaurants, lounges and snack bars at the airport. Flight status and contact information for individual air carriers can be found on the airport’s website at www.mccarran.com. Important numbers at McCarran: Administration (702) 261-5100; General Information (702) 261-5211; Flight Info (702) 261-4636; Parking Info (702) 261-5121; Facsimile (702) 597-9553; Lost & Found (702) 261-5134; Paging (702) 261-5211; TDD (702) 261-3111.