Getting There in Las Vegas

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More than 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year by plane, car or train. Because Las Vegas is such a popualr travel destination, just about every airline on the planet flies here -- and frequently. Deals and discounts on flights to Las Vegas are plentiful as well just about any time of the year.

OAG is the largest online directory of airlines, so if you have an airline in mind, visit: http://www.oag.com/northamerica/airlineandairport/airlinedirectory1.asp.

McCarran International Airport ( www.mccarran.com) is located at the southern end of the Strip about 5 miles (8km) south of downtown. Several companies run shuttles and limos between the airport and major Las Vegas hotels and Las Vegas attractions. Just a few of these companies include: Bell Trans ( www.bell-trans.com), Grayline/Coach USA (702-739-5700), and Ambassador/Ritz ( www.ambassadorlasvegas.com). Taxis are also available and city buses ( www.rtcsouthernnevada.com) run along the Strip into downtown. Taxi companies include Checker/Yellow/Star (702-873-2000), Western Cab Company (702-736-8000), and Desert Cab Company (702-386-9102), to name a few.

Anytime is a good time to visit Las Vegas, especially if you plan to spend most of your time gambling, dining at Las Vegas restaurants, clubbing, going to shows, or other indoor Las Vegas activities. You can certainly go anytime if you plan to take full advantage of everything your Las Vegas hotel has to offer such as swimming pools, spas, lounges, restaurants, special attractions, thrill rides, shopping, and more. If you plan to spend a significant amount of time enjoying the great outdoors, the best times to go are spring and fall when temperatures rarely reach more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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