Laughlin hosts many yearly and special events. Whether it’s the Laughlin Desert Challenge, our famous Laughlin, NV Fourth of July Celebration or the Laughlin River Run, aka Biker Weekend, there is always “Fun in the Sun” when visiting Laughlin, Nevada.
Laughlin, NV is virtually crime free but, we suggest you read the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s safety tips which apply anytime.
Where is Laughlin, Nevada?
Laughlin is located in the southeastern most corner of Clark County, Nevada, bordering Arizona and California. Laughlin is a growing gaming community, which lies on the banks of the Colorado River.
Transportation to Laughlin
Many of the Hotel and Casinos are affiliated with transportation companies. Call the hotels and ask if they have transportation from your area. Checking with your local travel agencies and bus companies is another way to find transportation to Laughlin, Nevada. Here are a few that we have found:
Air Service: *Editor’s note: Flying to Laughlin/Bullhead City Intl. Airport (IFP) is not available from all destinations. Most travelers will have to fly to Las Vegas then make their way to Laughlin via, bus, shuttle, or rent-a-car. Hitch-hiking not recommended 🙂
Airlines with flights directly to Laughlin, NV
Sun Country Airlines (800) 359.6786
Flying from destinations in Texas, Iowa, Seattle, Portland and Denver to name a few.
Western Express Air (866) 887-5969 from Riverside, CA with new expanded service to Deer Valley and Mesa, AZ.
SkyQuest Charters (800) 227.3849 Offering flights from eleven cities in California and various cities in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, the Southwest and Midwest onboard a McDonnell Douglas 800 series jet aircraft seating 148 passengers. Associated with Riverside Resort.
SunFest (877) 938.1171 Snowbirds in Canada will find it even easier to flee the snow country and enjoy a reprieve from hats and gloves. Laughlin is a relatively inexpensive destination and offers a particularly good value for Canadians looking to stretch their exchanged dollar. Direct non-stop flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Bellingham.
*Fly to Vegas, drive to Laughlin. The best deal we have found is to fly to Las Vegas on Southwest Air, then rent a new vehicle from Fox Rent-a-Car at McCarren Airport (Las Vegas’ Airport).
Bus Service: editor’s note: Avoid the bus, rent-a-car is cheaper, faster, more fun.
Greyhound Bus – no longer serves Laughlin-Bullhead City area. Closest terminal is Kingman, AZ.
Flamingo Bus Tours 1.800.352.6464 from the Phoenix Area.
Las Vegas to Laughlin turnaround bus tours. Good deals = FREE + fun book w/buffet
Key Tours 1-702-362-9355, 1-800-261-2691
Showtime Tours 1-702-895-9976, 1-800-704-7011
Local Bus Service
Silver Rider offers Laughlin visitors and residents transportation around the community and connecting service to the Bullhead City bus system. The service, from the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition, runs 24 hours a day on Casino Drive. For information, call 702-298-4435
Las Vegas Shuttle Service: editor’s note: these shuttle services are fine if you physically can’t drive. They’re over-priced. It is much better to rent a car.
Reservations are required.
Aloha! Shuttles of Arizona
Tri-State Super Shuttle
Car rental: Agencies located at Laughlin/Bullhead Airport. Shuttles to Hotels available.
Avis Rent A Car
(800)831-2847 or (520)754-4686
600 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Hertz Car Rentals
(800)654-3131 or (520)754-4111
600 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Enterprise Rent A Car
(800)736-8222 or (520)754-2700
600 Hwy. 95, Suite 103, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Lucky Cab & Limo Company of Nevada
Bullhead Taxi & Limo
One of the regions most popular attractions, water taxis shuttle Laughlin visitors from resort to resort along the Colorado River. Tickets and information can be obtained at each resort dock area or by calling Desert Recreation at 928-754-2684.
Besides driving to Laughlin, the best, least expensive, way to get here is to fly to Las Vegas, NV then catch a shuttle service or rent a car. Laughlin is 90 miles south of Las Vegas. It is a scenic drive throughdesert terrain on a four lane highway (NV 95).
Driving to Laughlin is very easy from McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. From the airport drive east on Tropicana Blvd to the US 515 freeway. Go south 10 miles to NV 95. Clearly marked signs to Laughlin and Needles, CA will direct you south through the towns of Searchlight, NV and Cal-Nev-Ari, NV. 5 miles south of Cal-Nev-Ari you will turn left (east) on NV State Rt 163, near the Gas Station and Casino billboards.. Drive 21 more miles east and you’re in Laughlin. Travel time is approx 1 hr and 30 minutes.
To Laughlin From: Miles Hours Flagstaff, Arizona 195 3.0 Lake Havasu, Arizona 70 1.2 Las Vegas, Nevada 94 1.5 Los Angeles, California 330 5.5 Phoenix, Arizona 240 3.8 Reno, Nevada 541 8.0 Riverside, California 280 4.2 San Bernardino, California 255 4.0 San Diego, California 370 6.0 Tucson, Arizona 355 5.5
If you need a map, we recommend Mapquest.com