Other options for getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas are limited and more time-consuming than driving or flying. Prices are current as of mid-2011.
- Greyhound operates buses between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It takes about 5 to 7 hours and costs $40 to $70 each way. They also offers special deals and web-only specials on their Lucky Strike Casino Service.
- Megabus runs from Los Angeles Union Station to Las Vegas, with seats sometimes as cheap as $1 if you reserve well in advance (but more often in the $40 to $50 range). Their drop off point is near the airport and close to a local public transit bus stop. The trip takes about 5.5. hours.
- GotoBus runs buses from various locations in Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The trip takes about 5 hours. The costs is $25 to $40 one way. Because they offer a variety of locations on different routes, take care if booking a round trip to be sure it takes you back to where you started from.
- Amtrak: When you first see this, you're probably going to think we put it the wrong section, but we didn't. Twice a day, Amtrak runs a bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Fare is $55 and it takes about 6 to 8 hours. To reserve it, select Las Vegas - Bus Service, NV (LVS) as your destination, leaving from Los Angeles - Union Station, CA (LAX).
Taking the Train from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
As of March, 2013, there is no commercial train service between these two cities, so it just isn't possible. A new service called Las Vegas Railway Express or "X Train" is in the works, with initial claims that they'd be up and running in late 2013. Check their website to see if they managed it