Although there aren’t any direct flights to Las Vegas from Glasgow, finding a good deal is not hard. It does take a bit of patience and you need to search on multiple websites, but it surely pays off in the end.

Airport choices

Las Vegas is served by McCarran International Airport, which receives flights from other US cities and from all over the world. The airport is a major hub for Southwest Airlines and a smaller hub for US Airways. If your hotel doesn’t offer a shuttle to pick you up at the airport, there are taxis and limousines available at the airport. Or you can rent a car.

Glasgow’s main airport is Glasgow International Airport, which receives flights from Europe and international destinations. The airport is connected to the city center by shuttle buses. The city’s second airport is Glasgow Prestwick International Airport but it mostly receives flights from European low-cost carriers.

Best airline choices

There aren’t any direct flights to Las Vegas from Glasgow so you’ll need to fly via Dublin, Philadelphia or JFK. The airlines offering indirect flights on this route include:

  • US Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Aer Lingus
  • Virgin America
  • JetBlue

Typical prices

Las Vegas is a travel destination year round but the airfare does vary from season to season because you are flying between continents. And both is Europe and in the US flying during the holidays and the peak tourist season (summer, winter holidays) always means you’ll be paying a bit more for your ticket.

The more stops you make on your way to the destination, the more expensive your flight will be. So it’s a good idea to look for indirect flights which require a single connection. For the European leg of the journey don’t be shy to opt for the low-cost carriers.

If you are after the short travel time for flights to Las Vegas from Glasgow (including the stop over) is via Philadelphia. You’ll be traveling for 13 to 18 hours. In mid-September a round trip ticket costs about $900 per person. As fall approaches, the prices go down and with a bit of flexibility you can find round trip flights at $690 per person.

Money saving tips

It is always a good idea to start your search by looking at discount websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire and Priceline. Skyscanner is also a good choice, especially since they list European low-cost carriers. They make it easy to compare prices and hence finding the cheapest airfare is an easy thing to do.

Then check the websites of the two airlines which use Las Vegas’ airport as hub: US Airways and Southwest Airlines. There are more chances to find good deals offered by them rather than by other airlines.

Flying mid-week means there are more chances to find a cheap flight, especially when it comes to a trans-Atlantic flight. Book your ticket about 6-8 weeks before departure. If you book too far in advance, you might have the unpleasant surprise to pay a bit too much for your flight.