Thinking of renting a car in Las Vegas? If you plan to stay around the Strip and Fremont Street, using transportation options like Uber, Lyft, taxis, and the budget-friendly “Deuce” might be a better idea.
But, if you want to explore less crowded places or plan trips to spots like Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon, you need the flexibility and freedom that come with renting a car.
Before you book a rental car at Las Vegas Airport, we recommend reading through our guide below.
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Local Currency: The local currency in Las Vegas is the United States Dollar (USD). We recommend withdrawing dollars at one of the Las Vegas Airport ATMs before arriving at your accommodations in Las Vegas.
Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.
Las Vegas Country Code: +1 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.
Speed Limits: 48 km/h (30 mph) in the city and 88 – 120km/h (55 – 75 mph) on major highways and roads.
Average Las Vegas Gas Prices: Las Vegas’ current gasoline prices range from an average of $1.11 per liter with a low of $1.01 per liter and a high of $1.29 per liter. Note to tourists — Please remember that Las Vegas gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.
Types of Car Rentals
Las Vegas Airport car rental options include everything from convertibles to premium cars and compact SUVs, with daily rental rates as low as $46 per day.
🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!
|Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
|Nissan Versa or similar
|Nissan Altima or similar
|Jeep Compass or similar
|Kia Sedona or similar
|Ford Mustang Cabrio or similar
|Dodge Charger or similar
Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Las Vegas Airport is to book before your arrival and experiment with dates to get the best rates possible.
Car Rental Companies
Harry Reid International Airport hosts various car rental agencies, including Thrifty, Easirent, and FOX.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you’ll find a list of some frequently asked questions when it comes to car rentals at Las Vegas Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies, and more.
What are the requirements to rent a car at Las Vegas Airport?
Renting a car in Las Vegas requires you to be 21 or older and have a valid driver’s license. You also must have a major credit card or debit card in your name. If you’re using a debit card, you’ll have to show two proofs of address and provide a return airline ticket or round-trip itinerary for rentals from out-of-state.
Do I need an international license to rent a car in Las Vegas?
No, you don’t need an international license to rent a car in Las Vegas. Nevada accepts licenses from other states or countries. If you’re under 18, you must follow Nevada’s teen driving restrictions, but an International Driver License is not necessary for foreign visitors. However, we still recommend getting an International Drivers Permit (IDP) before arriving at Las Vegas Airport as a backup in case of an emergency.
How much money does it cost to rent a car in Las Vegas?
Car rentals at Harry Reid International Airport can start as low as $46 per day. The cost might change depending on when you’re renting, how long you’re keeping the car, the type of car, and insurance options.
How do I make a car rental reservation at Las Vegas Airport?
We recommend booking your Las Vegas Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.
What type of car should I rent in Las Vegas?
The type and size of rental car you should rent in Las Vegas depends on the size of your group as well as your budget.
Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Las Vegas Airport:
|Car Rental Type:
|# of Passengers
|Model / Make:
|Small Car (Mini, Economy)
|Chevrolet Spark or similar
|Medium Car (Compact)
|Ford Focus or similar
|Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)
|Hyundai Elantra or similar
|SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)
|Chevrolet Bolt or similar
|Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)
|Kia Sedona or similar
Do I need insurance for a rental car at Las Vegas Airport?
We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Las Vegas At just $8.83 USD per day, this is an absolute no brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.