Las Vegas Monorail – Pre-Order Your Tickets by Feb. 17
On March 1-5, the Las Vegas Monorail is opening at 6 a.m., one hour early, for PMA attendees and exhibitors. The Monorail will directly connect you to PMA 09 at the Las Vegas Convention Center without the hassles of traffic and wasted time. Pre-purchase ticket offer available for PMA attendees. Offer only available until Feb. 17, 2009. The monorail has seven stops along the Strip for convenient travel to all of the following destinations: Sahara, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s/Imperial Palace, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas, and MGM Grand.
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PMA 09 Hotel Shuttles
Complimentary shuttle bus service is available through PMA during convention hours to and from most PMA 09 hotels and the LVCC, South Hall. Your badge is your bus ticket. Most hotels are no more than a 35 minute ride from LVCC.
McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is the main airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County. It is located 1 mile (1.6 km.) from the Strip; 3.5 miles (5.6 km.) from the Convention Center; and 5 miles (8 km.) from Downtown Las Vegas. Ranked among the 10 busiest airports in the world based on the amount of passenger activity, the airport serves over 40 carriers and offers direct flights to more than 100 U.S. cities.
There are several companies operating shuttle services to the Las Vegas Strip and downtown hotels. The cost for a one-way trip to the Strip is approximately $5. All shuttles are located outside the baggage claim area of McCarran International Airport.
All taxis are metered with fares beginning at $3.30, plus $2.65 per mile. There is an additional $1.80 fee for trips originating from McCarran International Airport.
Parking at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Parking for all PMA 09 attendees is available in parking lots both in front of and nearby the Las Vegas Convention Center. Parking fees are $10 per entry. No overnight parking is permitted.
The Deuce is a double decker bus providing an alternative transportation option along the busy Las Vegas Strip. Accommodating 97 people, the Deuce provides an economical and environmentally sound transit option. One ride passes are $2.00, while a 24-hour all access pass is $5.00 (good on the Deuce, CAT and MAX systems).
In addition to normal Las Vegas Strip service, the Deuce also provides a departure only service for all visitors of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This departure service is available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with departures approximately every 20 minutes. Service includes regular southbound Deuce stops from Circus Circus to the South Strip Transfer Terminal.
Las Vegas Strip Trolley
Ride in a bus mimicking a San Francisco-style cable car on old-fashioned wooden-slat seats with wrought iron and brass accents. Trolleys run from 8:30am - 12am; Fare is $2.50, exact fair is required. Trolleys run about every 20 - 30 minutes. Stops are at the following properties: Stratosphere, Circus-Circus, Slots of Fun, Fashion Show Mall, The Mirage, New York-New York, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, Tropicana, MGM Grand, Bally's, Imperial Palace, Harrah's, Riviera, Sahara, and Las Vegas Hilton.
Hotel Arranged Shuttles
Many properties are happy to assist their guests as needed. Check with the hotel you are staying at to see if they provide transportation to the Las Vegas Convention Center.