Discover insider information on the best ways to reach the Las Vegas Street Circuit
The Las Vegas Street circuit is one of the most highly anticipated races of the Formula 1 season. With an all new circuit situated right through the Las Vegas strip, this race is sure to be a new fan favorite. With the Las Vegas Grand Prix rapidly approaching, it is important to figure out the easiest and most efficient ways to reach the circuit. This transportation guide will provide you with the best routes to take for attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
The Las Vegas street circuit is situated ten minutes from the Harry Reid International Airport and it is within walking distance of all the major attractions. Because of its centrally located area, the circuit itself is very easy to reach.
Flying directly into Las Vegas is the best and easiest option for many racegoers. The airport is located 4.34 km (2.7 mi) away from the Las Vegas Strip which is roughly a 12 minute drive depending on traffic and the time of day. The Harry Reid International Airport has many different modes of transportation available to take you into the city (taxis, rideshare, shuttles, etc.).
This is a further option if you are traveling to Vegas for the Grand Prix. LAX is located 458.98 km (285.2 mi) from the Las Vegas Strip. There are a number of different ways to reach Las Vegas from Los Angeles. The most popular way would be to rent a car and drive to the city. This takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. Another way to reach Las Vegas would be to take a bus. Ticket prices range from $20 - $100 USD a ticket, but be aware that prices are subject to a surcharge on busy weekends or even depending on how far in advance you book your bus. The best website to check for bus tickets and prices would be to check Megabus.
Like Los Angeles, this is a further option if you are traveling to Las Vegas for the Grand Prix, but it is worth looking at. The drive time from Phoenix to Las Vegas is 4 hours and 45 minutes, but keep in mind that this is dependent on traffic and the time of day you are traveling. The best and most convenient way to reach Vegas would be to rent a car. There are numerous car rental companies close to the Phoenix airport as well as buses that you can book to take you from Phoenix to Vegas. Times for this range from 6 hours to 9 hours of travel which is a much longer trip, but the prices are very affordable ranging from $15 - $100 USD. Check out the greyhound website to see other bus times, prices and companies.
The Harry Reid International Airport is only a 15 minute drive to reach the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. There are many car rental locations right near the airport, and prices are very affordable depending on the day of the week as well as how long you are renting the car for.
Parking may be difficult when you reach the location of the race. The strip, along with many other streets, will be closed for the event which will limit the number of parking spots. If you are staying at a hotel, there will most likely be a voucher or a discount for the parking payment. Taxis and rideshares are a great option if you are planning on driving to the circuit as it eliminates the need for parking.
SThe airport has a city bus that runs every 15 minutes. It runs down to the Strip, Downtown Vegas and some residential areas. In order to use the bus, you must buy a pass through the RTC app. You could also purchase a ticket from the vending machines at the airport or directly from the bus driver.
The bus shuttle from the Harry Reid Airport is a very convenient option for arriving at the strip. The shuttle will stop at several hotels along the way, so it can take up to 30-45 minutes to reach your final destination. The price for a round-trip airport shuttle to the strip is about $30 USD per person.
The best way to get around when you are in the heart of Vegas is to travel by foot. All the major landmarks and tourist attractions are reachable by foot, which is the cheapest and quickest option to get around as the traffic will be very bad due to the race weekend.
If you're attending the Las Vegas GP now or in the future, we highly recommend starting with our "Know Before You Go" discussion for all the insider tips and tricks you need to maximize your experience.
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