Last updated 1/1/22
Please double check their sites for more recent info.
First, a few words about caution in Vegas. The entire city runs on tourism, and a significant number of terrible people also count on tourists to be victims. So please travel in packs and exercise more than the usual amount of caution about your wallet and your person, especially if you’re drinking. Over the years we’ve found that – when surrounded by thousands of roller derby friends – people tend to get a false sense of safety at RC. But there are very very bad people in Vegas (and everywhere) and you should be wary. Please. And look out for each other always!
Smart phone stuff
g-maps on your phone will give you transit options (anywhere you are in the world) if you click the wee bus icon at the top of the directions window.
Derby Ride Shares
If you like meeting new derby friends or are traveling in a group, consider joining our RollerCon Ride & Room Shares facebook group. It’s not uncommon to organize carpools there, and derby folks will frequently offer to do rides for cheaper than rideshare apps (we see lots of grocery runs, too, in there). The group is closed and we try not to let non-derby people in, but you should still EXERCISE CAUTION if you’re arranging something with people you do not know!
- Feel like walking or skating? Here’s an interactive RollerCon map that will help you find the important stuff, like sushi, skateparks and urgent cares.
Las Vegas McCarren Airport Transportation Info (provided by the airport, not double-checked by us)
The City Bus
The double-decker local bus known as The Deuce (what marketing genius named the brown bus that?!) goes up and down the Strip all night and day if you want to see the sights. Local bus #108 takes about 30m to go from the airport to Westgate (but you have to do a little walking, too). Both charge a graduated fee starting at $3: https://www.rtcsnv.com/
Monorail tickets can be for one ride ($5), a 24-hour day ($13) or other options. Get a RollerCon discount on multi-day passes at this link: RC19 Monorail Discount
Local Tours & Airport Shuttles
Showtime Tours averages $8 from McCarren to Westgate per person. Get a quote b/c it might be cheaper if more people are going to the same place. They also do other tours, too: showtimetourslv.com
Lyft estimate is around $12 plus tip depending on time of day, etc. Don’t forget to CHECK THE LICENSE PLATE to be sure you’re getting in the right car. The quote link will get you a $20 discount if you are new to them: https://estimatefares.com/
Uber is still semi-regularly in the news for their “macho” culture and organizational sexism, so meh.
Here’s a bunch of other options including limos if you are fancy: