Virgin Australia operates flights to Las Vegas, via Los Angeles, from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Las Vegas Airport Information
Virgin Australia flies into Terminal 5 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and connects through to Terminal 1 of Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport with partner airline, Delta Air Lines.
McCarran International Airport is located eight kilometres (five miles) south of downtown Las Vegas, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Taxis are available on the east side of baggage claim, outside door exits 1–4 of Terminal 1.
- Shuttles: Group shuttles are available on the west side of baggage claim, outside door exits 7–12 of Terminal 1.
- Buses: A covered RTC bus stop is located on Level Zero outside Terminal 1.
A courtesy shuttle service – as marked with the McCarran logo – is available between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The shuttle can be caught from the shuttle bus stop located on Level Zero outside Terminal 1. Services run every 12–15 minutes.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, there’s no city on Earth like it… a neon-lit strip of hedonism and outlandish indulgences, hidden away in the sands of the Mojave Desert. Home to casinos, wedding chapels and grand debauchery, Sin City is a favourite haunt for those looking to be wowed. And wow the city does. Hotels tower into the sky, mimicking the world’s most famous landmarks. Money waxes and wanes from slot machines, blackjack tables and roulette wheels. Fountains dance, choreographed to classical music and light shows. While the greatest productions on Earth set up camp for years at a time, attracting millions to Nevada’s hottest draw card.
Be wooed by the pirouetting waters of the Bellagio fountain. Ride a gondola through the canals of The Venetian. Take the elevator to the top of Paris’s Eiffel Tower for a striking view of The Strip. Ride the roller-coaster at New York-New York. Sky Jump from the Stratosphere. Enjoy the pirate and wench show at Treasure Island. Get lost in the maze of shops at Caesars Palace. Dive with sharks at Mandalay Bay. Admire at the flamingos of the Flamingo. Marvel at the lava-laden eruptions of the volcano at Mirage. Party in a pool. Eat a buffet lunch. Revel on the streets. Or gamble in the Old Town.
Catering perfectly for a tourist crowd and for those with a penchant to spend big, Vegas is a shopper’s paradise. Most big name casinos have ample retail opportunities on-premise. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace particularly stand out, hosting more than 160 boutiques and shops – ranging from H&M to Louis Vuitton. Shopping opportunities also abound outside the casinos. Malls like Town Square, Fashion Show, Hawaiian Marketplace and Crystals all offer top name brands on The Strip. While off The Strip centres like Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Premium Outlets are must-visits for bargains.
Be prepared to gain a few kilos while visiting Las Vegas, the thriving metropolis sure knows how to put on a spread! Sin City hosts one of America's hottest restaurant markets. Celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina, Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Charlie Trotter and Gordon Ramsey all helm establishments in The Strip's top casinos. Brazilian steakhouses, French bistros, sushi trains, Chinese eateries, Mexican cantinas and Italian trattorias are packed into every nook and cranny of the desert city’s grid. Popular fast-food chains, all-American favourites and coffee houses line the streets. Room service allows for breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed. While the city’s all-you-can-eat buffets are institutions, and must be experienced to be believed.
Outside of gambling, drinking is Las Vegas’s favourite pastime. Very few towns in the United States are as open to drinking as Sin City. The drinks flow free when gambling at the casinos – often served by scantily-clad hostesses. The law permits drinking in public, and many holidaymakers choose to wander The Strip with a giant novelty cups in hand. Bars pockmark the city, and can be found on rooftops, by pools, in lobbies and cloaked under demure disguises. Nightclubs are big business, in particular venues like Tao, 1 Oak, Tryst, Chateau, XS and Pure, which attract a who’s who of the world’s rich and famous.
Las Vegas Holiday Packages
Experience all that Las Vegas has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Las Vegas holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.