The Las Vegas Loop was approved for construction in October 2021 by the Clark County Commissioners, making it the first ‘Teslas in Tunnels’ loop in Las Vegas. The loop is a grandiosely designed marvel that cuts down the Las Vegas Convention Center cross-campus walk from a 45-minute walk to a mere 2 minutes loop drive.
It is a very attractive project because it cuts lots of time from major centers in Las Vegas, including the LVCC and the Allegiant Stadium, all for a small bus ticket price. The commute will be shorter, and the one-way rides and tunnel design make it one of the most secure ways to move about the city.
Read on to learn of all the open stations in the Vegas loop. Get to know how to book a ride on the various platforms and how you get to commute from one station to another. Go through the linked Vegas loop maps to see its full scale and future constructions.
Where is the Las Vegas Loop?
So, what is the point of the Vegas loop?
Did you know that about 32 million people visited Las Vegas in 2021? About 2.2 million of said visitors solely attended events and conventions like the CES gadget shows hosted in huge centers, including the Las Vegas Convention Center. All of this equates to huge traffic and lots of commuting hurdles when moving around Vegas.
The Vegas Loop is a project from the Boring Company founded by Elon Musk that aims to solve this problem. It is an underground tunnel network built underneath Vegas to provide fast and unobstructed commutes throughout the city.
It is still an ongoing project, with most of the currently functioning network servicing the Las Vegas Convention Center. The fully completed Vegas Loop will start from the airport, proceed to Allegiant stadium, and connect multiple places till its end on Fremont Street Experience.
Visitors Authority CEO Steve Hill is part of the team that approved the project with the vision of enabling fast and short commutes.
In his prediction, the Vegas Loop is expected to offer two-minute rides between its farthest stations. This is a huge difference compared to the 45-plus minute rides it currently takes to move across such distances.
Vegas Loop will connect many Vegas destinations with the LVCC across 34 miles of tunnels.
The tunnels underneath Vegas only have Tesla vehicles that are operated by chauffeurs. Although higher speeds are expected, the current Tesla speed in the tunnel is 35 miles per hour, and each vehicle only carries three passengers. Book your ticket today to get a joyride in the expansive system.
Las Vegas Tunnel Map: A Wide Las Vegas Shuttle Project
So, how long is the Las Vegas loop?
The loop covers a total of 29 miles (expected 34 miles) with projected 55 stations aimed at linking the Vegas Strip to Harry Reid International Airport, Downtown Las Vegas, and Allegiant Stadium.
Some parts of the project have been completed, but some of the main city-wide access areas are still under construction.
The yellow outlines on the map indicate the operational tunnels that are open to the public. Blue lines show the approved projects that are still under construction or expected to open in the coming few months. Dotted blue lines are the tunnels still under the proposal.
Updates to the Vegas Loop Project: May 2023
The Clark County Commissioners approved an expansion project on the Vegas Loop on May 3rd 2023. The expansion involves the addition of 18 new stations and roughly 25 miles of tunnels.
As seen in the updated map below (in red), the new Vegas Loop will extend further out from the Vegas Strip corridor. The major stations along the new route include a station on Town Square and another at Blue Diamond.
With that in mind, we can see that the project will extend into Clark Country and not just the Las Vegas city limits.
The 18 proposed stations include:
- Las Vegas Boulevard South and Elvis Presley Boulevard
- 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
- The Westin Hotel
- Las Vegas Boulevard South and Harmon Avenue
- Spring Mountain Road and Twain Avenue
- Spring Mountain Road and Procyon Street
- UNLV Gaming
- UNLV Athletics
- UNLV Athletics 2
- UNLV Housing 1
- UNLV Housing 2
- Thomas & Mack 2
- 4769 Deckow Lane
- The Virgin Resort Hotel
- Harmon Square
- 5051 Las Vegas Boulevard South
- Town Square Las Vegas
- Blue Diamond and Las Vegas Boulevard South
Currently Operational Vegas Loops and Stops
As seen on the map, the active sections of the Vegas Loop include the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop and the Resorts World Station, connected to the LVCC by Riviera Station.
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop
The LVCC Loop is currently the most widely used section of the entire Tesla Loop project. It consists of three stops that are spread throughout the campus at the LVCC South station, the Central, and the West station.
The small footprint LVCC Loop is expected to extend to 51 stations in addition to the current stops. The Clark County Commissioners approved the expansion in October 2021, opening direct routes from major resorts like the Westgate and Encore. The stops will be spread from Allegiant Stadium, through major points on the Strip, and up to the airport.
Right now, you can only use the tunnel to enter the new West Hall station at LVCC, connecting you to the North, Central, and South Halls.
The Resorts World Passenger station is a recent great addition to the LVCC loop since it offers unobstructed and direct access to the LVCC from the resort. No other hotel or casino has an open station like this, which adds the allure of booking your stay at Resorts World.
At the moment, the Resorts World- LVCC Loop only stops at the Riviera station, near the West Hall in Las Vegas Convention Center, before proceeding to the LVCC West station.
A future phase of the project is expected to make the journey much shorter with a direct link from the Resorts station to the LVCC West station. Please keep in mind you cannot book a ride from the Riviera Station; it is for departures only.
The estimated loop drive time from Resorts World to the convention center is under four minutes. A significant difference compared to the 30-plus minutes walk you would normally take when navigating along the Strip on foot.
Also, walking on the LVCC from West Hall to Central Hall takes about 25 minutes. You can easily save yourself about half an hour by taking the LVCC loop, which shortens the journey to less than 2 minutes.
How to Ride the Vegas Loop?
The Vegas Loop is open to the public at the LVCC Loop and Resorts World Stations alone. LVCC Loop stops have been in operation since April 2021, while the Resorts World station opened in mid-2022.
The best way to experience the full marvel of the Vegas Loop is to drop by the Resorts World Station at the North end of the Strip. Anyone has access, and you can get to move around in the Tesla Model X/Model Y, not only to the LVCC but also in the Resorts World Complex.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that only attendees at the LVCC can use the Vegas loop to stop at the convention center. You are required to have your LVCC pass with you, or you will not be allowed to depart at any of the LVCC stations.
If you are just joyriding, the journey will take you in a loop from and to the Resorts World Station. A day pass for joyriding across the Loop from Resorts World is just $2.50, but you can get one ride for $1.50.
Resorts World president, Scott Sibella, commented that the station is open only during convention days. Future projects will ensure the LVCC loop stays open throughout the week but right now it remains closed when there are no events.
Tesla Tunnel Las Vegas Cost to Ride: Vegas Loop Price
You can check the current pricing of the Las Vegas Loop tickets in the Vegas Loop official booking site if you are wondering how much the Las Vegas loop costs.
Keep in mind that you will need to show valid Las Vegas Convention Center attendee credentials when riding through the loop.
|Vegas Loop Route||Price per Vehicle||Estimated Time for Distance Covered|
|Harry Reid International Airport to & from the Las Vegas Convention Center||$10||5 minutes for the 4.9 miles trip|
|Allegiant Stadium to & from the Las Vegas Convention Center||$6||4 minutes for the 3.6 miles trip|
|Downtown Las Vegas to & from the Las Vegas Convention Center||$5||3 minutes for the 2.8 miles trip|
|Resorts World to & from the Las Vegas Convention Center||$3.50||2 minutes for the 1.3 miles trip|
So, you may be wondering. With all this convenience, doesn’t it get crowded at the loop? According to the management, the LVCC loop can transport more than 4,400 guests in just one hour. Moreover, every current vehicle in the loop can carry three passengers at a go, with future expansion expecting to have vehicles that can carry 12 passengers.
However, initial reports from the first few weeks of operation show that the 2-minute ride promised by the Visitors Authority CEO is yet to be reached. The LVCC loop reportedly offers 4-minute rides, sometimes five, instead of the promised 2-minute rides.
The short time difference is not a problem for most convention attendees, but many are concerned about its safety in terms of fire hazards and accidents. The Boring Company has been able to put most guests’ minds at ease by ensuring Police and Fire Departments frequently test the systems. As far as the road goes, the Vegas Loop is the future of fast and safe commuting in Vegas.