Sleeping in Airports

Las Vegas Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Las Vegas Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I don’t believe I ever got to sleep, because all through the night this GIANT Wheel of Fortune slot machine aid…WHEEL……OF…..FORTUNE…followed by a loud roar from a “crowd”. – Joe in Oregon

LAS Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Las Vegas Harry Reid Airport (Code: LAS).

What to Expect

Las Vegas Airport is a mid-sized airport with two terminals – Terminal 1 and 3. Terminal 1 has three concourses (A, B and C), and Terminal 3 has one (E). The D concourse is a satellite concourse accessed from both terminals. The entire airport is connected by a series of people movers and inter-terminal shuttles.

Food and drink options are generally good, but at the time of our November 2023 update no eateries are open 24 hours a day. Amenities include a fitness facility, a walking track and – of course – 1300 slot machines! There is also free WiFi, and there are plenty of power outlets for charging devices.   For those looking for a little added comfort, there are first class lounges, two of which have showers, that economy class passengers can pay to access.  See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Las Vegas Airport Guide
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Sleeping in Las Vegas Airport

Overall, Las Vegas Airport isn’t great for airport sleepers. Most of the chairs have armrests, announcements are made overnight, and temperatures can be quite cold. That said, if you have to sleep here, there are a few options. Couches are located landside in Terminal 1 by the sound-free slot machines, airside in Terminal 1 near the D gates behind Starbucks, and in Terminal 3 near the stairs to luggage claim or between gate E9. There is also a quiet hallway next to the post office on the second level of Terminal 1. No matter where you go, bring noise cancelling headphones or earplugs and a warm layer to stay comfortable.   Explore our guide to sleeping in Las Vegas Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.  If you’re looking for uninterrupted sleep, there are sleep rooms located at the fitness facility, and there are hotels nearby that are connected by shuttles.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Las Vegas Airport Hotels & Day Rooms

Day Rooms inside Las Vegas Airport

  • Zero Level Fitness – Three sleep rooms are available to rent by the hour inside the airport gym. Each room comes equipped with a single bed and access to showers, towers, and the fitness centre. Rates are $40 (2 hours) • $90 (5 hours) • $120 (10 Hours). Hours: 24 hours (Mon-Thurs) • 12am-8pm (Thurs) • 12am-8pm (Fri) • Closed (Sat) • 10am – 12am (Sun). Location: Terminal 1. Take the elevator from behind Baggage Claim #10 to Level 0. To check room availability call 702-261-6611.

Hotels near the Airport

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Las Vegas Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

  • Best Western McCarran Inn – Free airport shuttle is available from 6:00AM to 2:00PM and 4:00PM – 11:00PM.  » Check Rates
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport – Free 24/7 airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Travelodge Las Vegas North – Free airport shuttle is available from 7:00AM to 10:00PM.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Las Vegas Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Terminal 1
  • Centurion Lounge – Location: Concourse D, Airside, opposite Gate D1.  Accessible to passengers in Terminal 1 or 3 via the transit system.  Lounge Access: American Express® Card Members • Lounge membership programs.
  • The Club at LAS (Terminal 1) – Location: Airside, Concourse D, Gate D1. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
Terminal 3
  • The Club at LAS (Terminal 3) – Location: Airside, Gate E2. Showers are available.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • United Club – Location: Terminal 3, Concourse D, between Gates 33-35. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of United Airlines ticket • United Club Membership.

Military Lounges

  • USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Level 2, between Gates A and B • Terminal 3, Landside, Level 0, near Baggage Carousel 21.

Related Pages: Las Vegas Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the terminal operate on varying schedules. At the time of our November 2023 update there are no restaurants open 24 hours. Vending machines are also available in the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

Need a charge? Power outlets are readily available throughout the terminal. In the gated areas of both terminals, you will also find seats with built-in power outlets and Recharge Zone workstations for charging laptops, all free to use.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Showers are available inside the Club at LAS lounge (Terminal 1 and 3), Centurion Lounge (Terminal 1, American Express Card holders only) and Zero Fitness (Terminal 1).  For access information and rates see Airport Lounges and Fitness sections.

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in the airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Art at the Airport – Art exhibitions are available throughout the airport.

Aviation Museum – The Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum offers an entertaining and informative view of the history of aviation in Southern Nevada. The main exhibit is located in T1, Landside on the Level 2 Esplanade, with additional exhibits in the boarding areas, the gate areas, and along moving walkways throughout the airport. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available throughout the airport. Carts are not permitted airside past security checkpoints. Rates: $6.00 per cart.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Private nursing suites are available which offer a bench, a table and outlets with USB ports. Locations: Terminal 1, near Gate C25 • D Concourse • Terminal 3, near Gate E7. Baby change facilities can be found throughout the airport in family washrooms.
  • Children’s Play Area – Location: T1, airside, D Gates, Level 2 (above the rotunda).

Fitness

  • Fitness – When you get tired of just sitting (and sleeping) around the airport, burn off some energy at ZEROlevel Fitness gym. The facility includes a large cardio floor, weight machine floor, free weights, group fitness studio, showers, sauna (Temporarily closed), and more. The facility also has sleep rooms [ see Airport Hotels above ] A day pass for the fitness centre is $17 plus a $35 enrollment fee. Location: T1, landside, Esplanade. Hours: Open 24 hours (Mon – Thu) • 12:00AM – 8:00PM (Fri) • 10:00AM – 12:00AM (Sun) • closed on Sundays.
  • Walking Path – When your idea of airport exercise doesn’t include tight connections and frantic running to the next gate, enjoy your time at the airport with a more leisurely stroll or power walk along one of the designated walking paths. The FlyFit! walking routes range from from .5 to 1.5 miles. Location: T1 (A/B Gates, Esplanade and D Gates) and T3 (E Gates). Note: this may only be realistic if you are travelling light as there is no luggage storage available.

Gaming – This is Las Vegas after all, so you will find lots of slot machines around both terminals. If you are trying to sleep, you will want to find an area away from these noisy machines. Bring ear plugs. Good luck!

Information Desk – There are two information desks: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim • Terminal 3, Level 2, E Gates.

Medical Services & Pharmacy – unavailable.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available throughout the airport. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
  • Banking Services – A full-service Wells Fargo Bank is located landside in the T1 shopping Esplanade. Currency exchange service available. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) and closed Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Currency Exchange – Wells Fargo offers currency exchange. See “Banking” for location.

Pet Relief Area – Designated outdoor pet relief areas are available outside of Terminal 1 on the Baggage Claim and Ticketing levels, and outside of Terminal 3 on the Departures level. Indoor pet relief areas are available airside in Terminal 1, near Gate C25 and D gates, and airside in Terminal 3, near Gate E11.

Police – Las Vegas Metro offices are located in several areas of both terminals.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailboxes. Airport Mailers used to also be available at all security checkpoints.

Shopping – The Duty Free Store by Dufry is located airside in T1 (near Gate D17) and T3 (near Gates E7 and E1). In addition to the wide variety of retail shops available, items can be purchased from 24-hour vending machines (over the counter medication, electronics, make-up, etc. located airside in both terminals.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Designated smoking areas are available in these areas: Barney’s Lounge (C Gates) • Bud Track Lounge (Esplanade) • Gaming Lounges (B, C & D Gates) • outdoors near the ticketing and baggage claim (landside).

Spa – Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more available at XpresSpa. Location: T1, Airside, near Gate D32 (Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) (Temporarily closed) • T1, Airside, Level 2, near Gate B15 (Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) • T3, Airside, Gate E3 (Hours: 8:00AM – 11:00PM).

Airlines
Las Vegas airport is served by the following airlines: Advanced Airlines • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Avelo • Avianca • Breeze Airways • British Airways • Condor • Contour • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • El Al Airlines • Eurowings • Fly Lynx • Frontier Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hawaiian Airlines • InterJet • JetBlue • Korean Airlines • New Pacific Airlines •Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country • SWOOP • United Airlines • Virgin Atlantic • Vivaaerobus • Volaris • WestJet.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Bus service to and from the Las Vegas airport is operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). Terminal 1 is served by Route 108 (Paradise), Route 109 (Maryland Parkway), and the Centennial Express (CX) route. The RTC bus stop for Terminal 1 can be found on Level Zero, outside of the terminal and to the right of the pedestrian crosswalk. Terminal 3 is served by the Centennial Express (CX). The bus stop can be found on Level 2, near exit door 44. RTC Paratransit service is available by reservation for eligible passengers. For information or to make a reservation, consult the RTC website or contact RTC by telephone.

Car Rental

Car rentals are handled at the Rent-A-Car Center, located three miles from the airport on 7135 Gilespie Street. Blue and white Rent-A-Car Center shuttle buses run to and from the airport every 5 minutes. The following car rental agencies provide service at Rent-A-Car Center: Advantage • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Sixt • Thrifty.

Group Shuttles

Group shuttles are a shared ride service operating to and from the airport. Group shuttles make multiple stops according to the destinations requested by the passengers on board the shuttle. For more information, visit the Las Vegas Airport website.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels offer free airport shuttle service:  Best Western McCarran Inn   •  DoubleTree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport   •   Homewood Suites Las Vegas Airport   •  La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South   •   Staybridge Suites Las Vegas   •   Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport.

Hotel shuttles depart from Terminal 1, West side of Baggage Claim, outside doors 7 -13   •   Terminal 3, Level 0.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter-City Shuttles

Shuttle services are available for travel between the airport and communities outside of Las Vegas. For fares, schedules, and additional information, visit the Las Vegas Airport website.

Inter-Terminal Shuttles

Harry Reid Airport operates courtesy shuttles between Terminals 1 and 3. The shuttles run every 20 to 30 minutes. If you need to get from one terminal to the other, look for shuttles with the Harry Reid International Airport logo. The Terminal 1 shuttle stop is located outside of the building on Level Zero, across the pedestrian walk towards the covered parking garage. The Terminal 3 shuttle stop is located outside in the centre of the curb at Level Zero.

Limousines

Arrive at your destination in style! Opt for a walk-up limousine, which does not require prior arrangement and can be hired from Terminals 1 or 3. Luxury sedans, stretch limousines, and SUVs are available for hire.

  • Terminal 1: Limousine queues can be found on the west side of the baggage claim area, outside of exit doors 7 – 13.
  • Terminal 3: Limousines can be found outside of the terminal on Level Zero. Limos on the west side of the terminal serve passengers arriving into the airport on domestic flights. Limos on the east side of the terminal serve passengers arriving into the airport on international flights.

Ride App

Lyft and Uber pick up from Terminal 1 (Level 2, Parking Area) • Terminal 3 (Valet Level, Parking Garage. A ride to the city centre cost approximately $45.

Taxi

Several companies provide licensed taxi service between the airport and the Las Vegas metro area.

  • Terminal 1: Queues for taxi service are available on the east side of baggage claim, outside of exit doors 1- 4.
  • Terminal 3: Taxis can be found outside of the terminal on Level Zero, outside of exit door 52.

Layover Sightseeing

Do you want to make the most of your stopover or long layover by getting out of the airport to do some sightseeing?  Check out our Las Vegas Airport Layover Sightseeing guide or explore Things to do in Las Vegas on Tripadvisor.

Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Las Vegas Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.