Here’s how to get to the Las Vegas Strip Circuit & around the city by car, public transport and more while attending the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2024.
- The 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix is scheduled for November 21-23
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Formula 1 sped into Las Vegas for the first time in over 40 years with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix taking place in November 2023. The Las Vegas Strip Circuit is spread out over 6km around the city, passing by famous landmarks along the Las Vegas Strip. The track heads as far east as Harmon Avenue, north to Koval Lane and west to Sands Avenue. The Strip and its surrounding area already has plenty of well-established public transport options available.
During race weekend, rolling road closures were in place from 17:00 on each day of the event, with full closures in place from 19:00. Roads re-opened at 02:00 each day. Further information about road closures can be found in our Trackside Guide.
Las Vegas Airport
Located in Paradise, just 5km south east of the Las Vegas Strip, Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) is Las Vegas’ main airport. Formerly known as McCarran International Airport, the airport serves upward of 40 million passengers per year and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. With 1,300 slot machines inside the airport itself, there’ll be no doubt about which city you have just arrived in!
The airport has two terminals (Terminal 1 & Terminal 3), each with its own shops, restaurants and parking areas. Note that the terminals are not physically connected, so it’s important to know which terminal you need in advance of arriving. Shuttle services run between terminals at 20-30 minute intervals.
Terminal 1 serves domestic flights only, while Terminal 3 serves domestic flights and is a hub for international travel from a range of airlines, including Air Canada, British Airways, Korean Air and more.
LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY? Flights into Las Vegas are expensive on race weekend, so it may be worth considering flying instead to Los Angeles (LAX) and then hiring a car to get to Las Vegas, a 4.5 hour drive away.f
From the airport to the Las Vegas Strip
It’s just a ten minute car journey from the airport to the Las Vegas Strip. If you need to rent a car upon your arrival, there is a large Rent-A-Car Center located at 7135 Gilespie Street, just over 5km from the airport.
Shuttle buses to the Rent-A-Car Center depart every five minutes from both terminals. There are a wide range of rental car companies operating here, including Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz. Be prepared for longer wait times during peak periods. Alternatively, a number of hotels in Las Vegas offer their own car rental services.
Buses operate from the airport. Terminal 1 is served by Route 108 – Paradise, Route 109 – Maryland Parkway and the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) route, while the WAX and Centennial Express (CX) routes operate from Terminal 3. The latest route information and fares can be found on the Regional Transportation System of Southern Nevada’s website. Paratransit services are also available for eligible clients.
Inter-city shuttle services are available for those staying further afield. Travelling with a larger group? Well-priced group shuttles run from both terminals, making multiple stops at hotels and resorts across Las Vegas. More information is available here.
Taxis are available from both terminals. Take a look at the airport’s website for recommended taxi companies. A journey to the Las Vegas Strip should cost you no more than $20, but be aware that there is a $2.40 additional charge for journeys which start or end at the airport, plus a $3 fee for the use of a credit or debit card.
Lyft and Uber both operate at the airport. At Terminal 1, the ride share pickup point is on Level 2 of the parking garage, while the pickup point is on the Valet Level of the parking garage at Terminal 3.
Getting to the Las Vegas Grand Prix
Whilst you’re in Las Vegas, you might as well take in all the attractions that the city has to offer. Taking a walk around the city will enable you to drop in at the many casinos and entertainment hot spots. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of the many hotels around the circuit, your grandstand seats could be within walking distance of your accommodation.
We recommend downloading the official Las Vegas Grand Prix app, which features interactive maps which will help guide you to your designated ticket zone. The app will also show real-time road closures.
See below for the best ways of soaking up the sights of Sin City, including free public transport services. Be aware that regular routes and timetables are likely to be disrupted in the weeks leading up to the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
If you’re staying within walking distance of the circuit, race organisers have strongly encouraged making your journey to the track on foot to avoid potential traffic. The yet-to-be-launched Las Vegas Grand Prix app will provide the best walking routes from your hotel to your assigned zone of the circuit.
As mentioned above, there is a large car rental center near the airport and other rental firms can be found in and around the city. Take care if you’re driving yourself around the city. Plenty of alcohol is consumed in Las Vegas, meaning drink driving and drunk pedestrians are common. Parking spaces can be limited and expensive but there are some free parking spaces available in an evening. Check here for the latest parking rates around the city.
On race weekend, there will be road closures and delays. You may need to find an alternative route. Rolling street closures will be in place from 5pm Thursday-Sunday, so it’s a good idea to get to the vicinity of the track before then.
It could be tricky to find a parking spot near the circuit on race weekend. The majority of the city’s resorts will have parking on-site, though to use these you’ll need a pass or proof of reservation at that resort.
The Regional Transportation Commission runs great public transport services throughout the city. The Deuce on The Strip service will take you where you want to be on the famous Las Vegas Strip, while the DVX Line runs downtown and to Fremont Street. Buses run 24 hours per day, every day of the week.
The RTC also run a free shuttle service, called the Downtown Loop. This service runs as far south as The Strat and as far north as the Mob Museum, stopping at notable locations in the Arts District along the way. The shuttle runs 11:00-18:00 from Monday to Thursday and 15:00-22:00 on Friday and Saturday.
Free tram services are available in Las Vegas. The all-electric Aria Express tram, the Mandalay Bay Tram and the Mirage-Treasure Island trams all link some of Las Vegas’ most notable casinos. Services are very frequent and run almost 24 hours a day.
A list of reliable taxi firms in Las Vegas can be found here, or you can ask your hotel for recommended companies. It’s not possible to hail a taxi on the street in Las Vegas. You need to be picked up from a physical address. Note that no more than six passengers can travel in cabs in Las Vegas. You can get a general idea of the fare for your journey using this calculator.
On race weekend, rideshare, Uber and Lyft pick-up and drop-off zones will be located at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and the Hughes Centre. Ticketholders will be advised on the best drop off point to enter their zone of the circuit closer to the race date.
An enjoyable way of getting around during your stay in Las Vegas is to ride on the 6km Las Vegas Monorail. Avoiding the traffic, the monorail connects seven stations along the east side of The Strip, with trains arriving every 4-12 minutes. A range of affordable fare plans are available, from single ride fares at $5, to a 7-day pass with unlimited travel at $56. In 2023, the monorail service operated around the clock during F1 race weekend.
200 bikes are available for hire across 21 stations in Downtown Las Vegas. A 24 hour ‘Dasher Pass’ will offer 24 hours of access to the bikes, costing $5 and an additional $4 per 30 minutes after the first half hour. Pedal-assisted, electric bikes are also on offer. Beware that the cycling infrastructure is not great in the city.
Shuttle services for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend have not yet been announced. Details will be posted here when available.