Flights to Las Vegas
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Student flights from the UK to Las Vegas
Vivaaa, Las Vegas! We all need a vice now and again, and Sin City is stuffed with them. The party capital of the world is everything you’ve heard it is: a neon-lit metropolis in the middle of the desert, full of gigantic casinos and luxury hotels.
Even if you don’t have much money to gamble (aka to throw away), just being here for the atmosphere is a travel experience in its own right. Get lost in the mega casinos (they’re purposely designed to make finding the exit difficult, and no windows mean you can quickly lose track of time), watch the huge fountains outside the Bellagio, and try to get into a pool party at the Wynn. The Hoover Dam is about half-an-hour’s drive away, so when the bright lights get too much, go have a look!
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What are the main Las Vegas airports, and how do I get from them to central Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is served by one international airport: the McCarran International Airport. Thankfully, it’s located close to “the Strip,” or the main city of Las Vegas, and has plenty of transportation options.
McCarran International Airport / LAS: Located just five miles from downtown Vegas, flying into McCarran Airport and getting to the city centre is a straightforward affair. There are a variety of airport shuttle buses that will take you to The Strip for about $10, though keep in mind that many of the larger hotels will also offer a shuttle service that might be included in the cost of your stay. A taxi or an Uber/Lyft will take about 15 minutes and cost around $10-15.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Las Vegas?
Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.
Las Vegas universities and campuses
The main Las Vegas higher education establishment is The University of Nevada, which is located a couple of miles or so from the strip. The university accepts international students from all over the world. There are currently students from around 70 different nations, including the United Kingdom, studying there. While Las Vegas isn’t exactly known as a studying spot, if you really want to, it is possible!
Las Vegas lifestyle and culture
Most people visit Las Vegas for the casinos and party scene, and this has come to define the general lifestyle as far as the Strip is concerned. But you might be surprised to find that away from all the bright lights, Vegas is actually a pretty normal American city. It’s surrounded by the great outdoors, so there’s plenty on offer for adventure enthusiasts, like rock climbing, hiking and kayaking. It’s also pretty close to places like Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.
Exploring Las Vegas on a student budget
All the big, famous casinos are free to enter and you can explore at your leisure, so you can absolutely soak up the atmosphere without spending a penny. If you do have a penny or two to spare, there is no shortage of low-stakes slot machines, so you can have a little gamble at no risk to your bank account! Classic sights like the Bellagio Fountains are free to enjoy, too. Be forewarned: food and drinks in Las Vegas (at least on the Strip) are generally pretty expensive, so plan accordingly! If you want to save on accommodation, try staying in a hotel off the Strip—although plenty of centrally-located hotels have deals that’ll help your wallet and keep you close to all the action.