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Airport and Ground Transportation

McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

McCarran International Airport is the main airport for public and military use in the Las Vegas Valley.  It is located approximately 5 miles south of downtown Las Vegas.

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Taxi Service

Taxi service is regulated by the Nevada Taxicab Authority. All taxi companies accept credit cards. Maximum number of passengers in any cab is six.

Travel tip: Remember to jot down the cab company, vehicle number and driver’s name when traveling to/from the airport in case you leave something behind.

TAXIS

Limousine Service

If you are looking for a luxury Las Vegas experience, then limousine service may be what you are looking for.  In a similar manor to taxis, there is a walk up line where you can request a limousine transfer.

LIMOUSINES

Uber/Lyft

Uber and Lyft both provide transportation from the airport. Please refer to the pickup locations at the link above.  Locations change depending on arrival terminal.

RIDE SHARING

Immigration & Visa Requirements

All visitors to the United States must have a valid passport and visa for travel unless subject to the visa waiver program.

Attendees must apply for a visa with the U.S. embassy (consular division) or a U.S. consulate with ample time for processing. Please visit Travel.State.Gov for more information about the visa application process and U.S. Department of State requirements for travel to the United States.

Advance travel planning and early visa application are important.  AIAA strongly suggests that you submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a minimum of 120 day s in advance of the date of anticipated travel.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 37 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Nationals of VWP countries must meet eligibility requirements to travel without a visa on VWP, and therefore some travels from VWP countries are not eligible to use the program. VWP travelers must have a valid authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travel, be screened at the port of entry into the United States, and be enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT program.

For more information, including a full list of VWP countries and regulations, please visit the Visa Waiver Program website.

Request an Invitation Letter

To request a letter of invitation, please fill out and submit the online form.

If you plan to attend ASCEND, held in the United States and you require a visa for travel, you must apply for a visa with the U.S. embassy (consular division) or a U.S. consulate with ample time for processing.  Advance travel planning and early visa application are important.  AIAA strongly suggests that you submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a minimum of 120 day s in advance of the date of anticipated travel.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

APEC provides business travelers with expedited visa interview appointments at embassies and consulates, and access to express immigration lines at all international airports. Please visit the APEC website for more details.

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