Information and Travel Guide for Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
The Las Vegas McCarron International Airport covers 2,800 acres of land and sees nearly 40 million passengers every year. This puts it at 22nd in the world for passenger traffic. It handles both domestic and international flights.
As this is Las Vegas, there are a total of over 1,200 slot machines throughout the airport.
The airport currently stands on the site of an older airport, called Alamo Airport, which was built in 1942. This was the same year that Clark Gable crashed right from this airport and died in the famous TWA Flight 3 crash.
In 1948, the airport was bought out and renamed McCarran Airport. The airport was seeing only about 1.5 million customers per year at this time. It was moved just slightly after this, and the growth began not long after.
Terminal 2 was added about 30 years later. The 90s brought a unified hardware to the entire airport, which was the first of many steps to make traveling through the airport much easier and much faster. Through the next few years, continued additions were made to keep McCarron up with the technology and to make sure that the airport continued to satisfy all of its customers.
Services and Amenities
Financial services - ATMs, currency exchange, bank
Passenger services - Post office, lost and found, shoe shine, Smartcarte service for baggage, translation services, airline lounge
Free Wi-Fi and recharge zones
Hotel and casino at the airport
Customs and border protection
USO Las Vegas
Kids play area
There is short term parking near each of the terminals, as well as special motorcycle parking spaces available. The parking garages are covered, but there are economy parking lots for a more affordable price. There is also a special area for larger vehicles to park. Shuttles are available for use, though, so you don't have to walk from terminal to terminal.
If you get a parking citation, you can pay it online, so you won't have to come back to the airport or to Las Vegas to take care of it.
There are many ways to get to where you want to go when you are leaving the Las Vegas McCarron International Airport. You can rent a car if you want to drive around on your own. You can also call for a taxi or limousine service, or take advantage of public transportation that is available. There is a public bus available.
All of these can take you into Las Vegas. There is no question about how much there is to do in this incredibly famous tourist city. Even if you don't gamble, Las Vegas is packed with places to stay and fun things to do.
Telephone numbers: Airport administration: (702)261-5100 Flight Information: (702)261-4636 Parking information: (702)261-5121 General information: (702)261-5211 Fax: 702 597 9553 Address: McCarran International Airport, PO Box 11005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89111-1005, USA Number of Terminals: 2 E-mail: Via the airport's website Website: www.mccarran.com Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October) Location: The airport is located 2km (1 mile) from the Las Vegas Strip (South) IATA airport code: LAS