What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…this is especially true with money. Sin City is filled with adrenaline-fueled casinos, never-ending cocktails, and luxurious mega-resorts. Your wallet has never been so tempted to be emptied at any hour of the day. Before going it’s definitely worth checking out these hacks & tips to help your travel budget…
Cheapest time to go: January and February
Most Expensive: June and July
When to fly: Fly out on a Tuesday, return on a Wednesday
Best time to buy: On a Wednesday 4-6 weeks in advance
Cheapest Flight & Hotel Packages always found using:
Best Airlines: Air Canada, WestJet, and Delta Air Lines have the lowest fares.
Am I getting a good deal? Good deals for this route are priced below $394.
Hostel Prices: Dorm for $20-30 USD/person. Not recommended as they are away from the strip.
2-3 star hotel prices: $30-80 USD/night using Expedia
4-5 star hotel prices: $80+ USD/night using Expedia
Super Shuttle: $15 USD/person for a one-way to a centrally located Las Vegas hotel.
Taxi: Taxis cost $18-30 plus tip from the airport to a Strip location.
The Westcliff Airport Express (WAX): Departs at least every hour from the zero level at both T1 and T3 from around 6am to 11pm. The WAX travels down Tropicana Avenue and stops at the MGM Grand. This stop is an easy walk to Tropicana, Hooters Casino, MGM. Next the WAX stops in front of NYNY. From this stop Excalibur is across Tropicana, from Excalibur there is Atram to Luxor and Mandalay Bay to the south.
Tip: Most hotels and resorts in the Las Vegas beach area offer a complimentary shuttle. Be sure to check with your hotel to arrange this.
Car Rental: Average prices are $200/ week (taxes included).
Monorail: The Monorail is $12 USD for a one day pass but there are also a few free routes depending on your destinations.
Taxis: Taxis are your best option and will cost around $15 USD per trip.
*Taxis are the best option as hotel valet prices are expensive with a rental car.
Food & Drinks:
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant or buffet: $10-20 USD/person
Mid-range 2 course meal: $50-100 USD/ person
Beer: $5.00 USD each
Cocktail: $8-10 each
*Check out Groupon for Las Vegas food & drink deals between 50-90% off