So just wondering what the best/economical way of getting to Vegas from LA is?
I've seen one way flights from LAX airport for $57, but concerned that about the amount of wasted time and money getting to the airport and through security etc.
Would I be better off catching a bus or driving myself? Is there anything to see enroute? It will be just myself and my wife if that makes any difference.
Thanks again you guys are legends
It slightly depends on your other plans as well. What kinda trip are you doing, just a few days of Vegas, or part of a longer trip in the southwest.
Things to do and see along the way include Joshua Tree NP and Death Valley NP, both a small detour, but basically nog that far.
It is about 6 hours from LA to Vegas and I wonder if buses are much cheaper than flying. Still, if there is two of you, it'll cost at least $120 for the flights (and then transfer, extra time like you say).
The smallest car will be half or even just a third of that, plus fuel. Still cheaper and not taking too much time more. And you will be able to see some great desert scenery! You could do a part of Route 66 as well....
Michael gave you good advice. I would rent a cheap car and drive this leg. But there is another option that I found using 'craigslist'. $37 oneway to Vegas. Good luck with your planning.
I say drive it. Hire a car at LAX and hit the road - took me 5 hours approx when I did it, plus you then have the bonus of your own car to go where you like, when you like! Also consider a trip to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon while you're over that way - both worth a visit and easily do-able with your own wheels