5 Transportation Options for Getting Around Vegas & the Builders’ Show

Las Vegas Monorail

Las Vegas becomes a hive of activity during the NAHB International Builders Show® (IBS). With 60K+ expected IBS attendees flocking to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), it’s time to master the art of efficiently getting around town and the show. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or it’s your first time, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate your transportation options during the show. 

#1 Shuttle Services 

Parking and rideshares can get expensive, so we highly recommend utilizing your access to various shuttles available during the show. For attendees seeking hassle-free transportation, shuttle services offer a convenient solution. 

Official Show Shuttles 

Complimentary shuttle buses operate between official IBS and NKBA Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) hotels and the LVCC. Check the shuttle routes and hours for seamless travel. 

Vegas Loop 

Experience the future of transportation with the LVCC’s free on-campus Vegas Loop, which swiftly transports passengers throughout the campus in electric Tesla vehicles. Turn a 25-ish minute walk between halls into a 2-minute ride underground.   

Special Event Shuttles 

Shuttles run from official IBS and KBIS hotels to special events, such as the DCW Opening Ceremonies and Closing Concert. 

#2 Monorail 

For a unique transportation experience within the city, jump on and off the Las Vegas Monorail. Offering discounted passes to IBS attendees, the Monorail connects the LVCC to various hotels along the Strip, providing a fast and efficient mode of travel. 

There’s no need for extra tickets or day passes between the Show and seven Monorail stations. Once you’ve purchased a monorail pass, it links to your IBS badge. Just scan your IBS badge at any monorail station and enjoy the ride!   

#3 Driving & Parking  

If you’re driving to the LVCC, peak travel times are typically 8:00 – 10:30 AM and 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Plan your commute accordingly to avoid traffic congestion.   

Familiarize yourself with the roadways beforehand and plan your route to the LVCC to minimize the chances of getting lost. Rather than battling the traffic on the Strip, consider using Paradise Road as an alternate route to access parking lots. 

Parking at the LVCC is limited, so it’s wise to plan accordingly. Utilize the designated parking lots, such as the Platinum Lot, and be prepared for a parking fee of $15 with no re-entry. 

#4 Taxi Services 

If you prefer taxiing around town, here’s what you need to know. 

Airport Taxis 

At Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), you can find taxis at designated spots in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. 

Convention Center Taxis 

Taxis are available outside the main entrances of the West Hall, North/Central Hall and the South Hall of the LVCC. 

Hotel Taxis 

Taxis are also available at IBS Official Show Hotels for added convenience. 

#5 Ridesharing 

Uber and Lyft provide convenient ridesharing options. 


Ensure smooth airport pickups by selecting the appropriate pickup locations at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). 


Designated areas around the LVCC facilitate seamless Uber or Lyft pickups and drop-offs.  

Whether you prefer the independence of driving, the convenience of taxis, the camaraderie of shuttle services, the speed of the Monorail or the innovation of the Vegas Loop, there’s a transportation option to suit everyone at IBS in Las Vegas. By leveraging these tips and services, easily navigate the city for a productive and enjoyable Builders’ Show experience. 


  1. Dan L Herbert says:

    The shuttle info says”check the shuttle schedule” What it doesn’t do, is tell me where to find the shutlle route and times… Schedule?

    1. Campbell McCarthy says:

      The “Official Shuttles” page is linked in this blog post. Please find a direct link here: https://www.buildersshow.com/hotel-shuttles

      Look for the blue underlined text on the page that says, “Hotel Shuttle Routes” then click on the text to be taken to the route pdf file.

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