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Getting from the Las Vegas Airport to Hoover Dam

While in Las Vegas, make time to visit the engineering marvel that attracts more than 1 million sightseers every year. The Hoover Dam is the 726-feet tall, concrete gravity-arch dam that holds back the Colorado River. This dam, located in the Black Canyon on the Nevada-Arizona border, provides power to three separate states and is responsible for creating one of the world's largest man-made bodies of water, Lake Mead.

Learn how to get from the Las Vegas Airport to the Hoover Dam. Plus find out what exciting activities are available once you arrive.

How to Get to the Hoover Dam from the McCarran International Airport

The Hoover Dam is located just over 30 miles from the McCarran International Airport (LAS). On average, the drive takes approximately 45 minutes.

Driving Directions from LAS to the Hoover Dam

Follow these step-by-step instructions to drive from the Las Vegas Airport to the Hoover Dam.

Experience the Hoover Dam by Helicopter, Airplane, or Bus

Papillon provides helicopter tours and bus tours that run from Las Vegas to the world-famous Hoover Dam. We also offer numerous helicopter, airplane, and bus tours that include sights of the engineering marvel en route to the Grand Canyon. Bonus: our tours have clearance to fly closer to the Hoover Dam, offering an unrivaled view of the massive structure.

Experience the incredible aerial views of this Industrial Wonder of the World by air or gaze out the window of a state-of-the-art motorcoach while gathering historical insights from our sightseeing tour guides.

Discover helicopter, plane, and bus tours to the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas

Las Vegas Airport to Hoover Dam FAQs

How far is the Hoover Dam from the Las Vegas airport?

The Hoover Dam is located just over 30 miles from McCarran International Airport (LAS). On average, the drive takes approximately 45 minutes.

Is the Hoover Dam on the way to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas?

Yes! The Hoover Dam is on the way to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. The world-famous gravity-arch dam is located approximately 40 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, 95 miles from the Grand Canyon West Rim, and 240 miles from the National Park at Grand Canyon South Rim.

The dam's convenient location makes it the perfect pit stop for bus tour riders to stretch their legs. Helicopter and airplane guests traveling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon get to experience fantastic aerial views of the Hoover Dam as well.

Learn more about tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

Is it free to visit the Hoover Dam?

It is free to walk or drive across the Hoover Dam. But if you would like to park at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center or experience a tour of the Hoover Dam there is a fee. 

Papillon offers many incredible bus, helicopter, and airplane tours of the Hoover Dam. The price of each tour is listed conveniently on the website next to the booking location.

At Papillon, we pride ourselves on our transparent pricing. All taxes and fees, including any Hoover Dam passes and tours, are already included. No guesswork. Just great prices.

Learn more about Papillon tour fare information and rules.

What are the addresses for the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas Airport?

  • McCarran International Airport (LAS) 
    5757 Wayne Newton Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89111
  • Hoover Dam Parking Garage & Visitor Center
    81 Hoover Dam Access Road
    Boulder City, NV 89005