Update: June 2018
Uber and Lyft are now picking up all over Vegas. Operations started on September 15, 2015 and so far all is going smoothly. There are no restricted areas for use of the ride share services. Both Services are operating at the McCarran Airport. A short ride to the Airport from a nearby hotel will typically cost 12-13 dollars but only about 4.50 of that will go to the driver because of all the fees that are added. Both Uber and Lyft allow tipping from their App.
Uber Rates as of June 2018
How to get picked up at the Las Vegas Airport, Uber and Lyft
In case You do not know what Uber is: Uber is a ride share company that works like a taxi but You summons Your car by using an App on Your smart phone. The fare comes directly out of Your account that You set up in advance. To set up an account go here.
Use Uber/Lyft all over Vegas : In the app You will see a "set location" button, move that around until Your location is reading the real exact address of where You are wanting to be picked up. If You are too lazy to do that then just pick what it gives you then immediately contact the driver and tell Him/Her exactly where You want to be picked up. You can also text that same number if you prefer instead of calling. Get Your first ride free and set up your account here.
Each Las Vegas Strip hotel has a dedicated area where Uber and Lyft can pick up and drop off, some have the same area as taxi's but most are separate. Ask the Taxi guy in the vallet area where the pick up is for Uber and Lyft THEN open Your app and request pick up. The pick up should be in minutes so there is no need to summons a car while You are in the Casino, wait until You know where the pick up spot is and You are standing in that area. Get Your first ride free and set up Your account here.
Uber/Lyft are not ALWAYS cheaper than a Taxi now that both are adding misleading service fees. A short ride to and from the Airport can be about the same in a Taxi or Ride Share.
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