Your flight from Dallas Fort Worth International to Las Vegas McCarran will take just under 3 hours if you are flying direct, and there are lots of flights available if you do. Southwest, American, Virgin America and Spirit Airlines all operate flights on this route, with numerous flights running daily, so the choice is yours. Various options from national and international airlines are also available if you want a connecting flight, but direct is the most convenient.
Plan ahead – what to expect at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
You can arrive at Dallas Fort Worth International either by car, or by train, via the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The airport has five terminals overall, and all are connected by the Skylink high-speed train, which you can take once you’ve passed through security to arrive at any terminal in under 5 minutes. The airport prides itself on providing a range of family-friendly services, so have a look at Skyscanner’s information on Dallas Fort Worth and see for yourself.
Make sure you bring photographic ID issued by the government - a passport or driver’s license is most common. You don’t have to use a passport as long as your travel remains within the US, however you do need to show some form of photographic ID issued by the government in order to pass through security and board your flight. If you have any questions about what forms of ID will be accepted for you or other members of your travelling party, please refer to the official TSA website.
When you Arrive in Las Vegas
Depending on the airline you choose to travel with, you will arrive in Las Vegas McCarran at either Terminal 1 or Terminal 3. In case you were wondering where Terminal 2 is, it’s no longer in use, so don’t worry if you can’t find it! Terminals 1 and 3 are in separate buildings, but each have their own parking and baggage claim areas, meaning you won’t have to go far to collect your luggage. However, if someone is picking you up at the airport, make sure they know which airline you’re flying with and the terminal where you’ll arrive, so that they find you in the correct location. For maps and up-to-date flight information have a look at the official McCarran International Airport site, and don’t forget to check out Skyscanner’s information page on landing in Las Vegas.
Climate and Time Zone
Las Vegas is two hours behind Dallas, as it falls in the Pacific Time Zone. While, like Dallas, Las Vegas very hot in summer and mild in winter, with temperatures very rarely reaching below freezing, it is also extremely dry for most of the year, thanks to its location in the Mojave Desert. This means the sky will most likely be bright and clear when you travel there. Dallas is no stranger to severe thunderstorms and the unwelcomed tornado, but you won’t have to worry about twisters in Las Vegas, thanks to the continually dry air. If you’re travelling in winter, you’ll be happy to know that ice storms virtually never occur in Las Vegas, although the city occasionally experiences a freak snow fall, the most recent of which was in 2008. You can, however, glimpse snow on the nearby mountains in winter months thanks to their higher elevation. No matter what the season, you know your time in Las Vegas will be unforgettable!
All information on prices and airlines valid as of November 2015.