(Tip) Hiring a Taxi in Vegas

Here's some tips related to Taxi cab hiring in Las Vegas:

You pay $3.30 for the pickup, $1.80 for airport pickup, $0.50 per minute any time the cab is going slower than 10 mph such as at lights and then $2.60 per mile.  The above numbers all assume about four minutes of time at lights or going slow.  Most strip resorts on the south end can be reached for less expense via the airport's north exit and then either Tropicana or Paradise.  If you're staying anywhere on the strip south of Flamingo Road, I recommend telling your airport taxi driver "Please take the north exit, not the interstate."  If you're west of I-15 or north of Flamingo Road, such as Rio, Palms, Orleans, or the north end of the strip, then the interstate will probably be faster due to the cost of waiting at lights, so it's okay to go that route in those cases.

Here's a chart of estimated cab fares from the airport to most of the strip resorts with tip included.  I took the mileage numbers from the Las Vegas Taxi Cab Authority and rounded them up to the nearest tenth since most of their estimates seemed low.  I then added the mileage fee, the $3.30 pickup fee, $1.80 airport fee, $2.50 for an estimate of five minutes waiting time and a 20% tip.  They won't be 100% accurate but should give you a rough idea, at least for the purposes of how much cash to bring or when deciding if it's worth it to rent a car.

Resort Taxi Authority

 Total price   estimate 

Name Mileage Estimate  with 20% tip 
Alexis Park 2.4  $                16.61
Aria 3.4  $                19.73
Bally's 3.8  $                20.98
Bellagio 3.7  $                20.66
Bill's Gamblin' Hall 3.6  $                20.35
Boulder Station 7.2  $                31.58
Caesars Palace 4.6  $                23.47
California 6.8  $                30.34
Cannery Hotel West 16.6  $                60.91
Circus Circus 4.8  $                24.10
El Cortez 6.7  $                30.02
Encore 4.1  $                21.91
Excalibur 3.3  $                19.42
Fiesta Henderson 11.8  $                45.94
Fiesta Rancho 9.9  $                40.01
Fitzgerald's 6.7  $                30.02
Flamingo 4.2  $                22.22
Four Queens 6.7  $                30.02
Four Seasons 3.7  $                20.66
Fremont 6.7  $                30.02
Gold Coast 4.8  $                24.10
Golden Gate 6.7  $                30.02
Golden Nugget 6.7  $                30.02
Green Valley Ranch 8.3  $                35.02
Hard Rock Hotel 2.1  $                15.67
Harrah's 3.8  $                20.98
Hooters Hotel 3.7  $                20.66
Horseshoe 6.7  $                30.02
Imperial Palace 3.8  $                20.98
Lake Las Vegas 18.5  $                66.84
Las Vegas Hilton 4  $                21.60
Luxor 3.4  $                19.73
Main Street Station 7.6  $                32.83
Mandalay Bay 3.7  $                20.66
Mandarin 3.6  $                20.35
MGM 2.7  $                17.54
Mirage 4  $                21.60
Monte Carlo 3.1  $                18.79
New York New York 3.2  $                19.10
Orleans Hotel 4.6  $                23.47
Palace Station 5.8  $                27.22
Palazzo 4.2  $                22.22
Palms Hotel 5.4  $                25.97
Paris Hotel 3.5  $                20.04
Planet Hollywood 3.3  $                19.42
Platinum 3.2  $                19.10
Red Rock Station 15.1  $                56.23
Rio Hotel 4.4  $                22.85
Riviera 4.6  $                23.47
Sahara 4.7  $                23.78
Sam's Town 7.3  $                31.90
Sands Expo 4.1  $                21.91
Santa Fe Station (Rancho) 14.4  $                54.05
Signature 2.9  $                18.17
Silverton 5.8  $                27.22
South Point 6.5  $                29.40
Stratosphere 5  $                24.72
Sun Coast Hotel 14.4  $                54.05
Sunset Station 8.5  $                35.64
Terrible's Casino 2.5  $                16.92
Texas Station 9.7  $                39.38
Treasure Island 4.2  $                22.22
Tropicana 2.8  $                17.86
Trump Tower 4.1  $                21.91
Union Plaza 6.7  $                30.02
Vdara 3.7  $                20.66
Vegas Club 6.7  $                30.02
Venetian 4.1  $                21.91
Westin 3.2  $                19.10
Wynn Resort 4.1  $                21.91



Article ID: 98
Last updated: 08 Apr, 2012
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