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How much should the Taxi fare be from Airport to The Plaza

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by rotweiler, Aug 19, 2014.

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  1. rotweiler

    rotweiler Newbie

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    Hi,

    We are staying at the Plaza next month. How much should it cost in a taxi from the airport to The Plaza? Is there anything I should tell the driver in terms of the route to take to avoid being long hauled?

    Thanks
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  2. Droyus

    Droyus Tourist

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    Don't take cabs from the airport!!

    Taking a taxi from the airport to any hotel is an expensive mistake. Take an airport shuttle instead! They leave from the west side of the baggage claim...taxis leave from the east side.

    A Bell Trans shuttle bus only costs a flat rate of $8-$9 from the airport to The Plaza (or any other downtown hotel). If you take a cab you'll wind up paying anywhere from $25-$30, even if you don't get long hauled. Add about $10 to your fare if he takes the tunnel.

    Save yourself a lot of money and a lot of worry about long hauling and take a shuttle instead. You can also have them pick you up at hotels for equally cheap rides back to the airport.
     
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    My group just took a cab from the airport to the Plaza several weeks ago. We paid $32.....which included tip.
     
  5. merlin

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    $25 -$30, if they dont tunnel/freeway you, tell them to take swenson to paradise to lv blvd. The bus is only $2, you might consider that.
     
  6. Joe

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    If you don't mind the four block walk with luggage, take the WAX (Westcliff Express) bus. $2 ea way. It drops off on 4th St right before Fremont St. Pick it up at Level Zero at the airport.
     
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    I would take the WAX before I would take a shuttle. It actually is quicker in many instances. The shuttle can take an hour or more. A taxi, like anywhere, depends on traffic. If you get in a traffic jam, it can cost $50.
     
  8. nhcris

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    If you don't want to walk to the WAX, lose time on a shuttle or gamble on taxi fare and you feel like splurging, a town car from Presidential is $56 (before tip). That includes being met at baggage claim and getting luggage assistance. I busted my arm this summer & I am taking a late flight on a holiday Friday, so I decided to go this route on my upcoming trip. Instead of dreading the taxi line & wondering if I will get long hauled, I am even looking forward to this part of the trip :)

    Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I also found a great non-stop first class deal out of Boston, so my vacation will truly start the moment I board the aircraft :thumbsup:
     
  9. tmsmt

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    We just returned from Las Vegas today. We planned to take the WAX downtown from airport but it was earlier in the day so only running each hour and after waiting about an hour and ten minutes and the text option still not showing it coming we got on the next 109 that came. That worked but lots of stops and didn't get to get off right at Fremont.. We did see the WAX dropping people off after we got to Fremont Street and had wandered for a bit so it hadn't showed for a while after we gave up and took the 109. I really didn't want a shuttle since we always have to wait forever for it to fill up and we always end up being last dropped off. We took WAX last time and it worked perfect.

    For our return again I didn't want shuttle so we took a cab. First, no cabs around downtown at 5:00am. TheD valet guy said they are all on the strip that time of day but maybe one would show up to drop somebody off and we could get it. Yikes! That made me nervous but one showed minutes later. He took the freeway which google maps shows it the longer route by far. I didn't tell him shortest route when we got in so he must have figured we wanted fastest. It cost $30.10 before tip so slightly higher than shuttle for three people. There is an extra airport fee from airport but not to airport so I'm not sure how much that would add going the other direction.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I have never NOT been able to immediately get into a cab at the Binion's cab-stand. (Casino Center, between Fremont & Binion's). Seems like there are always 2 or 3 cabs there.

    Now, if you're down by Plaza/Golden Gate, and there are no cabs at the Plaza cab-stand, walk southeast through the Golden Gate valet parking lot, and you will run into the cab-stand area for the Nugget. They are typically stacked up there as well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on cabs downtown early AM. We have always used shuttle and it was nice to use a cab but I was nervous to try it again if it was true that they are few and far between downtown in the morning hours. If we do it again we will just plan to go to one of those stands instead. We seldom have much luggage so no problem there.
     
  12. kiwiboy1

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    Just did this recently for $29 with "OK" traffic taking Paradise.

    Hate the shuttles, it can easily take over an hour on them, especially downtown. Who has that time to waste in Vegas? Plus we 3 or more people it doesn't save you money.

    The WAX is great assuming it leaves within 15 minutes of your arrival and is MUCH quicker than the shuttle only stops twice and is $2.
     
  13. melbedewy

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    The bus and/or taxi can take just as much time as the shuttle depending on traffic. Taxi might bang you for 50 bucks with traffic and longhaul. Great way to start a vacation. :vomit:
    Go with the shuttle every time from the airport is my rule. When not renting a car.
     
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