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    Taxi

    by kris-t Updated Nov 27, 2012

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    The Strip

    There are 16 taxicab companies servicing the Las Vegas valley.
    The base fare is $2.60 per mile.
    There is an initial charge of $3.30 when the meter starts to run.
    If you are starting your trip from the airport, there is an additional charge of $1.80 McCarran Airport Fee.

    Make sure you have enough cash for the fare because most Las Vegas taxi drivers will not accept credit cards.

    Note: Time of the day, route taken, day of week, destination, and traffic can dramatically affect the price.

    Tips at least 15%.

    Rmember that you can not hail taxis from the street. Taxis are not allowed to stop on the street. Just go to the nearest hotel and get in the taxi waiting line.

    Try not to be long-hauled by a taxi driver in Las Vegas. But... as one taxi drives said: "If that is the worst thing that happens to you on your trip to Las Vegas, thank your lucky stars!"

    By law:
    All cabs are equipped with cameras;
    You are required to wear a seatbelt;
    You can not drink alcohol in the cab.

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  • Executive Las Vegas Limos

    by sdavidson243 Written Jan 27, 2012

    Review of Executive Las Vegas Limo
    I wanted to take the time to go step by step through my experience working with Executive Las Vegas Limos because I don’t want anyone else to encounter the atrocious customer service and grievous transportation issues that occurred at the Las Vegas Sales Conference.
    To preface, the Hard Rock Concierge services recommended we work with Executive Las Vegas Limos because they were dependable and fairly priced. For the initial planning phase, I worked directly with Esteban and Kelsie (HRH Concierge) who served as the intermediary between myself and the Executive Las Vegas Limos company. Kelsie and Esteban sent me a detailed manifest of all the rides I had booked. Even though I was planning the event and was the logistical point of contact, I had to have another co-worker, “Jane Smith”, sign and pay for the services because of our company’s internal policies. I gave Executive Las Vegas Limos all of my contact information (in case things didn’t go according to plan because I didn’t trust their capabilities to call internationally—all guests here were international).
    Now, I’d like to go step by step through ALL of the chaos to make it clear where Executive Las Vegas Limos was deficient.

    Reservation
    I gave all of the accurate flight information for a 1:20pm arrival for two people. Under the heading “special instructions” on my manifest were the names of the passengers. I called around 1:15pm before the first pickup to double check that things would go accordingly—I was told everything was in order and that the driver was already on site. At about 2:30pm, I received a call from Executive saying the driver had been waiting for over an hour and that he never made contact with the passengers, so he left the premise—all without calling me! It turns out my two passengers waited and waited, looking for someone with a sign with their names on it—the driver had NOT read the special instructions and instead put the name of “Jane Smith” on the sign, my co-worker who signed the credit card authorization for the limo services.

    Reservation
    I gave all of the accurate flight information for a single passenger pickup, arriving late Monday evening. I received calls around midnight from Executive, saying that the driver saw that the flight had landed, but did not make contact with the passenger AGAIN! I emailed/called my passenger and found out after talking to Hard Rock Hotel registration that she had already arrived after waiting more than 15-30 minutes for her driver.

    Reservation
    I had to spend my time calling back and forth to confirm that Executive Las Vegas limos were on site, and met with all seven passengers for this pickup.

    Reservation
    The driver was late to the pickup for 10 people in front of the main Hard Rock Hotel entrance—once we located him, the driver took my group to the WRONG race track location. Not only did he take them about a mile away from their true destination, Exotics Racing, but he also LEFT them without making sure they were being properly taken care of or at the right location.

    Reservation
    The driver made the group of ten passengers wait for 30 minutes because he was not ready—I had mentioned in writing that the pickup time could be an hour earlier but Executive Limos did not act on that information.

    IMPORTANT:
    At this point, I had called many, many times and was told the remaining rides were being personally overseen by the supervisor on shift, Claire. I had sent an incredibly detailed description of the remaining pickups and drop-offs (with emails and phone numbers), and I also asked for Executive to call each passenger before to confirm location and time to prevent more issues (though they did NOT do this ask I asked!)

    Reservation
    I received a call at 12:55pm from the driver that they were outside waiting for myself and the other couple passengers heading to Las Vegas airport. When we got outside, there were other Executive Las Vegas cars, but not our driver. It turned out that there was a miscommunication about HRH meaning a new set of towers at the Hard Rock Hotel instead of the typical main entrance that I had been using as drop off and pick up for ALL of the prior rides.

    IMPORTANT:
    I finally was able to escalate my case to Angelo, the General Manager, who vehemently confirmed that he would personally make sure EVERY SINGLE RIDE I had left with Executive would be taken care of so that I could attend to my other duties at the Sales Conference. I gave him all of my contact information, he confirmed he received the very detailed emails I sent to Claire, and I told him to call if he had ANY questions whatsoever.

    Reservation
    I called to confirm that the two passengers would CALL Executive Las Vegas Limos 30 minutes ahead saying when and where they would like to be picked up on the Las Vegas strip and be taken back to the Hard Rock Hotel. I received THREE CALLS from Executive Las Vegas Limos around midnight (even though they had the cell phone numbers of the two passengers) saying that the driver had waited for more than an hour and was leaving the Bellagio Hotel. They did NOT follow any of the instructions for this pickup.

    As you can clearly see, the service provided by Executive Las Vegas Limos was beyond atrocious. I would highly recommend you tell others NOT to work with this company because of their truly inexcusable level of incompetence.

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    Stretched Limousines

    by machomikemd Written Sep 27, 2011
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    like in other major cities, las vegas has it's share of Limousines and really huge and stretched limousines but here in vegas, there are more limousines in service per square feet than in other Major cities simply because las vegas is one major gambling and entertainment city where people are prone to excesses. Stretch Limos can fit anywhere from 6 people to 20, depending on the size. They come in many makes and models, including Chrysler 300 limousines, Jaguar limos, and Lincoln Town car Limos. Renting a stretch limo is a great way to go out with a crowd, from a bachelor party to a birthday to your wedding party. Some stretch limo rentals have custom made interiors, and can have anything from a full bar to a plasma TV and prices are about $ 20 per person per hour. Stretch Hummer limousines and SUV Limos are built for a bigger crowd, great for parties of over 15. You can commonly find stretch Cadillac Escalade limos, stretch Lincoln Navigator limos, stretch Ford Excursion limos, and stretch H2 Hummer limousines, as well as other exotic models and prices are about $ 15 per person. there are a variety of limousine companies you can call or you can just get a limousine from your hotel.

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    Taxis in Las Vegas

    by machomikemd Written Sep 26, 2011
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    like in other major cities, las vegas has it's share of local taxicabs and they are numerous especially around the strip area and in las vegas, it is legal for taxis to take 5 people. Here are some tips:

    When you enter a taxicab, the driver will start the taximeter (referred to as the “drop”) and an initial charge of $3.30 will register. If a taxi ride originates at McCarran International Airport, an additional airport surcharge of $1.80 per trip is added to the taximeter. After the initial “drop”, the taximeter will assess a fare of $2.60 per mile ($.20 for each 1/13th of a mile traveled). If the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving less than 8-12 MPH, the taximeter will assess a charge of $.25 (twenty-five cents) every 30 seconds ($30.00 per hour waiting time). That is why the taximeter continues to accumulate charges even when the taxicab is not moving. Once the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving at a speed greater than 8-12 MPH the fare calculates on the actual distance traveled.

    Drop for initial activation of taximeter $3.30
    Each additional 1/13th mile ($2.60 per mile) $.20
    Waiting time per hour $30.00
    McCarran Airport fee per pick-up $1.80



    NOT ALL TAXICABS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AS PAYMENT…

    LAS VEGAS TAXICAB COMPANIES

    Cab Numbers

    Cab Name & Addresses

    A-Cab Co.

    DARK GREEN SKIRTING - WHITE BODY

    1500 Searles

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

    Phone: 702-365-1900

    Cab Numbers: 1000 – 1499



    Ace Cab Co.
    WHITE BODY – RED ROOF
    5010 South Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
    Phone: (702) 888-4888
    Cab Numbers: 6500 – 6999


    A-North Las Vegas Cab (ANLV)
    WHITE BODY – BLUE ROOF
    5010 South Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
    Phone: (702) 888-4888
    Cab Numbers: 4500 – 4999


    Checker Cab Co.

    WHITE BODY – CHECKER PATTERN ON UPPER FENDERS & DOORS

    5225 W. Post Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: 702-873-8012

    Cab Numbers: 3500 – 3999



    Deluxe Cab Co.

    WHITE DOORS, ROOF& BUMPERS, GREY SKIRTING, GREY FENDERS

    257 Elliot Road

    Suite #A

    Henderson, Nevada 89015

    Phone: 702-568-7700

    Cab Numbers: 8000 – 8499



    Desert Cab Co.

    BLACK SKIRTING, WHITE BODY, ORANGE ROOF

    4575 Wynn Road
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
    Phone: 702-386-4828

    Cab Numbers: 4000 – 4499



    Henderson Taxi

    Scheme #1: BLACK SKIRTING, WHITE BODY, YELLOW ROOF

    Scheme #2: BLACK SKIRTING, WHITE BODY, 6” HORIZONTAL YELLOW STRIPE ALONG UPPER QUARTER PANELS AND DOORS

    1910 Industrial Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

    Phone: 702-384-2322

    Cab Numbers: 5600 – 5999



    Lucky Cab Co.
    BLACK SKIRTING, WHITE BODY & ROOF, MAGENTA FENDERS

    4195 Diablo Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: 702-477-7555

    Cab Numbers: 2500-2999



    Nellis Cab Co.
    METALLIC BLUE SKIRTING & FENDERS, WHITE DOORS & BUMPERS

    5490 Cameron Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    Phone: 702-248-1111

    Cab Numbers: 500 – 999



    Star Cab Co.

    WHITE BODY, GREEN ROOF

    5225 W. Post Road.

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: 702-873-2000

    Cab Numbers: 2000 – 2499



    Union Cab Co.

    BLACK FENDERS, WHITE DOORS, BUMPERS & ROOF

    5010 South Valley View Blvd.

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: (702) 888-4888

    Cab Numbers: 7500 – 7999



    Vegas Western Cab Co.
    WHITE BODY, LAVENDER ROOF

    5010 South Valley View Blvd.

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: (702) 888-4888

    Cab Numbers: 6000 – 6499



    Virgin Valley Cab Co.
    WHITE BODY, PURPLE ROOF

    5010 South Valley View Blvd.

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: (702) 888-4888

    Cab Numbers: 7000 – 7499



    Western Cab Co.
    BROWN SKIRTING, WHITE BODY

    801 South Main Street

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

    Phone: 702-736-8000

    Cab Numbers: 1 – 499



    Whittlesea Blue Cab Co.

    Scheme #1: BLUE SKIRTING, WHITE BODY, RED ROOF

    Scheme #2: BLUE SKIRTING, WHITE BODY, 6” HORIZONTAL RED STRIPE ALONG UPPER QUARTER PANELS AND DOORS

    1910 Industrial Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

    Phone: 702-384-6111

    Cab Numbers: 5000 – 5599



    Yellow Cab Co.

    YELLOW BODY

    5225 W. Post Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

    Phone: 702-873-2000

    Cab Numbers: 3000 – 3499



    Cab Numbers

    1 - 499


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    Western Cab

    500 - 999


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    Nellis Cab

    1000 - 1499


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    A-Cab

    1500 - 1999


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    NOT ASSIGNED

    2000 - 2499


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    Star Cab

    2500 - 2999


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    Lucky Cab

    3000 - 3499


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    Yellow Cab

    3500 - 3999


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    Checker Cab

    4000 - 4499


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    Desert Cab

    4500 - 4999


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    ANLV

    5000 - 5599


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    Whittlesea Blue Cab

    5600 - 5999


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    Henderson Taxi

    6000 - 6499


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    Vegas-Western Cab

    6500 - 6999


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    Ace Cab

    7000 - 7499


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    Virgin Valley

    7500 - 7999


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    Union Cab

    8000 - 8499


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    Deluxe

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    Limos - or cabs????

    by Hermanater Updated Sep 23, 2011
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    After the wedding the young ones went to Freemont street. Since there was a large group 18) of us (mainly 17 - 22 years olds), I decided that a limo was the best way to get all these partying kids back to the hotel. For $5 each we could have hopped on the bus or, I collect the money and for $30 of my own, get a limo and we won't lose anyone. The kiddies were getting tired since it was 2 am.
    I asked the guy at the Golden Nugget to get a limo for us.

    Well....... what shows up? A freakin wild party limo. Neon lighted floor, booming stereo and a stripper pole. So much for a quiet ride home. The kids got a second wind and partied until 4:30 am. Me being ALOT older (my daughter was the bride after all), went to bed.

    We found that a large gruop, getting around was so much cheaper by limo ($100) then any other way.

    (date is wrong in photos, should have been 2011 not 2010)

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    Cab vs Shuttles

    by joiwatani Written Sep 19, 2011

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    Is that one way? Most of the airport transfers that you buy on Expedia is from the airport to the hotel and then from the hotel to the airport. Three weeks ago, we took the Belltrans because it is the cheapest way to get to our hotel. The only thing about taking this shuttle bus is that you have to call them in advance (at least 24 hours) that you needed to be picked up from the airport and also from your hotel.

    If you are more than five, this is the cheapest way to do it. However, if you are only 4, taxi cab is better.

    The cab drivers know where the traffics are and they know how to avoid them. They go to the back of the hotels most of the time to avoid the traffic...

    If you have a lot of luggages, the cab's trunk won't be able to fit though...So, this is something that you might like to think about.

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    Short Taxi Trips

    by Rixie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are long lines of taxis waiting in front of the convention center when the convention/trade show closes each day. It’s an amazing site to see taxi after taxi pulling away from the curb!

    There are also taxi ranks at all of the major hotels. If you share a short ride with several colleagues -- e.g. going to a restaurant half a mile away -- it doesn't cost much, and it certainly beats trying to trudge around in the heat.

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    VIP Service at the McCarran Airport Taxi Line

    by brewjohnson Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Taxi Line when you arrive in Vegas can be enormously long. While the line goes extremely fast, you can easily spend 45 minutes or an hour waiting for a cab. If you want to skip the line, here's a tip - look for the bell hop guys in the baggage claim area with luggage racks. If you tip them, they will take you and your luggage to the front of the line to the VIP area where you don't really have to wait. I normally give them $15 or $20 bucks, but less may work too. Basically, I figure $15 bucks is worth an hour of my time. That way I can get to the tables quicker and lose hundreds of dollars that much faster. LOL.

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    Taxi Cab Tips

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If or when you’re in Las Vegas there is some etiquette or rules they have here. If you’re exiting a hotel and require the services of a taxi driver, they are usually lined up by the main entrance of the Casino’s. It is customary to enter the very first one lined up. I know that in the big cities, if you can hail one down or it is first come first serve. Not in Vegas, they have a code so they line up in order as they arrive so you ask the first one first. I’ve seen them refuse some people who have not observed this rule.

    Safety Tip for anywhere~ Before you enter a Taxi Cab, make sure the face is the same on there License board, so you know that they are legit.

    Tips:
    Driver ~ 15% of fare, no less than 25 cents

    Help with luggage ~ $1 per bag up to 5 bags
    $2 per bag 5 bags or more or if bags are very heavy (over 50 lbs. each) Shame on you, who wants a hernia!!!

    Tipping a Taxi Cab

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    airport taxis

    by onembh Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Just been to Vegas with a large group of guys . We had to take a number of taxis (approx 5) from the airport to our hotel. It was an interesting result on the fares ! they ranged from $11 to $28 even though the cabs had meters , so it would seem that some of our guys were taken round the block!
    We did travel around in taxis a few times and most were ok but a stark difference in drivers as some would be nice and chatty others stone dead serious and still expect a tip !!

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    Taxi is Everywhere

    by freddie18 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are many options if you want to take a taxi in Las Vegas. I am giving you contact information of some of the Taxi companies for your convenience:
    *A-Cab Co.
    5881 South Cameron
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    702-369-5686
    *A-North Las Vegas Cab
    5010 South Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    702-643-1041
    *Ace Cab Co.
    5010 S Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    702-736-8383
    *Checker Cab Co.
    5225 West Post Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    702-873-2000
    *Deluxe Cab Co.
    249 Elliot Road
    Henderson, NV 89015
    702-568-7700
    *Desert Cab Co.
    90 West Oakey
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    702-386-9102
    Henderson Taxi
    1910 Industrial Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    702-384-2322

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    Taxi

    by clueless83 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    While I wouldn't recommend getting a taxi up and down the strip (monorail is much better). Taxi is a good way to get from airport to hotel. I loved the experience of going from desert and nothingness to in-your-face neon advertising and giant everything. I can't remember how much the taxi cost us but in the back of the taxi was copies of 24/7 magazine which is free and contains loads of adverts, vouchers and info for things to do when in Vegas. I tend to feel uncomfortable in taxis but this ride was fine.

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    TAXIS

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Taxi drivers are not allowed to pick up passengers off the street. Call a cab company to arrange for pick-up or go to a taxi stand at at hotel.
    There is a five-person maximum and the fare is the same no matter how many passengers are travelling. Basic taxi fare is an initial charge of $3.20 plus $2.00 per mile, plus .37 cents a minute while stopped at red lights or crawling in traffic at speeds of 12 mph or less. Add a $1.20 fee for every trip originating from McCarran Airport. From the airport expect to pay $9.00 to $11.00 to get to the south end of the Strip, $11.00 to $15.00 to get to the center Strip, $14.50 to reach the Stratosphere Hotel area and $16.00 to $18.00 to get Downtown, plus tip.
    The major cab companies are:
    ABC 702-736-8444
    Ace 702-736-8383
    Checker/Star 873-2000
    Desert 386-9102
    Henderson 384-2322
    Lucky 477-7555
    Western 736-8000

    Information courtesy of "What's On" Magazine

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    An Affordable Option

    by jenn_d Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    You are bound to see limos in the taxi area of the finer hotels and most of the casinos. Our group was waiting in line at the taxi stand when one member ran over to the limo driver to inquire about the price. It was $49 from the strip to a reatuarant right near the convention ccenter. Much cheaper than if we had all piled in taxi cabs. The driver gave us his card and after dinner we called for pick up. It felt like we were splurging but we knew we found a great deal!

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  • taxi ride

    by caroleehs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We were leaving our hotel ( Imperial Palace) to go to the airport to go home after a fun week in Vegas. A taxi was hailed from the lineup in front of the hotel and we told the driver our destination. He turned to pull out on the strip and we told him that was the long way- to take the back road ( Koval) would be easier. He said he knew how to go and proceeded towards downtown-the wrong direction. We got very nervous and told him to turn around and he refused. When I said I was writing down his name(I was too nevous to see it) he pulled into the Wynn and said he was dropping us off at no charge and we could get another taxi. We wrote down the cab # and called the company. They were no help ( told me to write a complaint) but did give me the commission's phone #. They said he would be suspended. What a scary situation!!!!

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