Contrary to what you may expect, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get to the Hoover Dam from the Las Vegas Strip. In fact, there are plenty of inexpensive and convenient options out there. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we’ve done the research for you on the cheapest ways to get to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and this is what we found:
Ultimately, if you have your own car, driving to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas might be your best bet. Unlike tour buses that make several stops along the way, you have the ability to reach the Hoover Dam in under an hour. And, since the distance from the Strip is about 35 miles, it will only cost you a few dollars in gas.
Rent a Car
You’re probably thinking, “how can a rental car be a cheap option?” Well, you’d be surprised at the low rates you could get by renting in Las Vegas. In fact, Budget Rent A Car offers rentals as low as $38 per day and has several special offers to choose from. This is the best option for individuals who want the freedom to drive around and do things on their own time—without worrying about putting extra mileage on their own vehicle.
Ride sharing is another option that won’t cost you a fortune. According to the Uber fare estimator, lower rates for an Uber ride to Hoover Dam range from $0-$27. This is quite the deal considering taxis are closer to $100 one way!
Shuttle buses, especially those from Hoover Dam tour companies, are probably the most convenient option that requires little to no effort in booking. Skip the rental car line, the fuss of downloading and navigating a new app, and settle for roundtrip transportation when you book your tour. At Black Canyon River Adventures, we offer pick up and drop off at your Las Vegas hotel for only $59 per person.
Since you’re already planning a day trip to the Hoover Dam, why not complete it with a raft tour down the Colorado River? Take a look at our Black Canyon Raft Tour, where you’ll spend approximately three hours on the river with a knowledgeable tour guide on a motor-assisted inflatable raft. Give us a call at 800-455-3490 or visit us online to learn more.