|Getting around Vegas|
While there will be plenty of do at the Conference, and Bally's will certainly be hopping, you may want to go out to explore more of what Vegas has to offer - on and off the strip. In some cases, you can walk to your destination (i.e., take a quick jaunt across Las Vegas Blvd to go to the Bellagio or Caesar's Palace). But, other destinations may not be within walking distance (i.e., the far ends of the Strip, downtown).
So, we've provided you with a bit of information - directly from VisitLasVegas.com - to help you with transportation needs.
We will add to this page as we come up with other options.
SCOOTER RENTAL: If you're looking for a little help getting around the conference...or Las Vegas...Las Vegas Scooters has extremely reasonable rental rates. They will deliver the scooter to Bally's and pick it up when you're done with it. They have a variety of rates based on the length of the rental. Most are less than $100 for a week! Check them out!
Airport to Hotel (and back) Transport Options
McCarran airport has a page specifically dedicated to transportation. It includes information about taxis, ride share, limos, and shuttles. However, we have whittled that down a bit for you below.
Bally's does not have free shuttle service to and from the airport. However, there are a variety of shuttle services available in Las Vegas. Costs vary. For a list of the more popular services, you can visit Vegas.com. Here's what we've come up with:
If you are taking a shuttle back to the airport after the conference, go to the North Tower Lobby (on Flamingo Rd) to be picked up for your ride.
Uber and Lyft are currently authorized to provide ride sharing services at the airport. Simply arrange for a ride using the app on your smart phone or mobile device.
Uber & Lyft pick up point is available at the Bally’s North Tower lobby (On Flamingo Road).
Uber & Lyft drop off is at the front entrance of the Bally’s Hotel/Casino
More than ten taxi companies provide service to and from the airport and locations throughout Las Vegas. Taxi cab service is regulated by the Nevada Taxicab Authority, a Nevada State agency responsible for issuing medallions and setting fares.Some taxis will not accept credit card payments. Customers should notify the attendant if they plan to use a credit card for payment. There is a $2.00 charge on all fares originating at the airport. The maximum number of passengers allowed in any taxi is five (5), including infants and children.
If you need a taxi at the hotel, go to the MAIN entrance on the Las Vegas Blvd side of the property.
Earth Limo & Buses (725-777-3333) is offering GCLS Conference attendees a 10% discount. When you call, use the phrase “10% discount honored by Jenna." Jenna Campbell is the Customer Service Manager (her direct line - 702-888-5883).
The preferred method to reserve is to call, but if you reserve online please note the discount on your form.
Bally's preferred rental car company is Hertz. If you wish to rent a car, contact Rachel Messinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) and use Discount Code: CV #O22L4890.
The Strip, Downtown, and surrounding areas
About: The Las Vegas Monorail stops at seven points on the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah’s/The LINQ, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate and SLS Las Vegas.
Cost: A single ride is $5; a day pass is $13; and they also have two to seven-day passes with prices that range from $23-$56. If you’re a Nevada local, you can buy a single ride for $1; restrictions apply depending on how many you want to buy.
Recommendation: Great to use if you’re at or near a hotel that the monorail stops at and want to visit another hotel with a stop or near a stop. This is also a great option for anyone attending a convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The monorail also offers free shuttle rides at various off-the-Strip hotels. If you’re looking to go to the Strip, be sure to see if they have a shuttle at your hotel.
What you need to know: The monorail does not run all night. After a certain hour, you will need to take a different form of transportation.
About: Taxis are the main form of transportation used throughout Vegas. There is an abundance of them all over the city and, most likely, always a few waiting within a taxi line at a hotel during all hours of the day and night.
Cost: Varies depending on traffic and time of year. Additionally, taxis requested at the airport have an additional fee included.
Recommendation: Taxis are great to use when you want to go from property to property, to and from the airport, or if you’re just trying to get back to your house after a night at the club. There are plenty of them throughout town so you never have to worry about there not being enough drivers at a late hour.
What you need to know: What you need to know: Unlike other cities, you cannot hail a taxi on the street in Las Vegas. Taxis are required to pick up a fair at a physical address, such as a hotel taxi line. Hotel have specific areas for taxi pick-up, usually near the valet or main entrance. If you have any concerns with a taxi driver, you can call the Nevada Taxicab Authority at 702-668-4005 to report any issues.
About: The Deuce is the name of Las Vegas’ form of public transportation that’s operated by the Regional Transportation Committee. While the bus runs throughout town, there are two routes you can specifically take for the Strip and Downtown. These are Deuce on the Strip, which will stop at about every property on the Strip, and SDX Strip & Downtown Express, which stops at about half the stops as the other route.
Cost: A two-hour pass is $6; a 24-hour pass is $8; and a three-day pass is $20. You can buy your ticket on the bus.
Recommendation: If you’re looking to check out the old Strip and don’t want to pay a lot and don’t mind riding a bus, this is what we recommend. It is the cheapest form of transportation from the Strip to Downtown Las Vegas/Fremont Street.
What you need to know: Unlike taxis, The Deuce will actually pick you up on the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re looking to head back to your hotel after midnight, you’ll have to catch The Deuce on the Strip as the express bus will only run until midnight.
This is also the most cost effective way to get to your hotel from the airport. The Deuce does not stop at the airport, so you’ll have to take the Route 109 bus to the South Strip Transfer Station to get on The Deuce. Access to Route 109 is located in Terminal 1.