Denver's close proximity to Las Vegas makes it an obvious choice for a weekend getaway. In fact, Las Vegas is the most popular route to fly out of the Denver. Take the quick, less-than-2-hour flight over the Rocky Mountains and soon enough you will be getting into trouble in true Hangover style with your very own wolf pack. Whether you're going for a bachelor party, bachelorette party or just simply to party, Vegas expenses can add up quick. Everything from the hotel to gaming to clubbing to eating and drinking costs more when you're in the live-tonight-like-it's-your-last mindset. Try and save before you visit by finding cheap flights from Denver to Las Vegas with these tips from Hopper.
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A quick and easy way to save $150 is by booking your ticket at least 10 days in advance. In fact, tickets increase dramatically if you book within 10 days of your departure. If it's a bachelor or bachelorette party, plans will likely have been in the works for months and you won't have to worry. However, if it's a shotgun wedding you're attending, try to convince the bride and groom to at least wait 10 days out. Patience definitely pays off when it comes to travel.
Book your trip for September and you can save up to $50 compared to other months. Plus, September is one of the best months to visit, especially towards the end of the month when temperatures start to drop into the 80s. The crowds at the pool are also better because most kids are back at school. With the beginning of college and professional football, the sports books also start to get lively. Nevada is the only state in the union that allows legal betting on all major sporting events, so start thinking of bets to place now.
The Las Vegas party mentality never stops, even midweek, which is why travelers with flexible schedules should think about departing for Sin City on a Tuesday. Not only can you save up to $33, but the Vegas scene is also less crowded midweek. That means that you have a better possibility of playing the exact poker tables you want, partying at the specific clubs you want and even getting a reservation at that impossible-to-eat-at restaurant.
Extending a Las Vegas trip to Wednesday can save you up to $53. Plus, the extra days can be spent at some of the area's off-the-Strip attractions. For instance, Red Rock Canyon is located about 20 miles west of Sin City. It features stunning rock formations and native vegetation as well as miles of hiking trails and boulders for rock climbers. Hoover Dam and the 110-mile-long Lake Mead, which the dam created, are also located within an hour's drive of Vegas.
Take time out of your busy work week to book your flight on a Thursday because it can save you up to $10. While that isn't a significant amount, it's enough to keep you entertained at the Vegas slot machines for a while. It can also be used towards the $8.33 Single Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill. For an additional $.92, you can add five slices of bacon to make it more heart-attack worthy. Yum!
Frontier Airlines offers the best deals for non-stop flights to Las Vegas. Tickets can be as low as $123. Spirit Airlines offers the second-best rates at $132, while United Airlines has rates that average $195. The 627-mile flight takes about 2 hours, while indirect flights can take almost four hours.
Airlines offering direct flights from Denver to Las Vegas:
- Frontier makes the journey in 2 hours for $123 round trip, on average.
- Spirit makes the journey in 2 hours for $132 round trip, on average.
- United makes the journey in 5.75 hours for $195 round trip, on average.
Already a Frontier fan? Frequent fliers on Frontier can use 20,000 miles to book a round-trip ticket from Denver to Las Vegas. While passengers will have to pay the about $11 in taxes, the basically free flight means a savings of about $123. That could be better spent on one of the Cirque du Soleil shows. Ticket prices range from $75 to $200, but there's almost no better way to spend your money than watching acrobats to Michael Jackson music in the show One.
If you want the very best ticket price, Hopper's When to Fly and Buy Reports provide the most up-to-date travel deals for those flying from Denver to Vegas. As the most popular flight route out of Denver, there are more than 5,000 searches for flights from Denver to Las Vegas each day. Visitors to the site can search for the best non-stop flight deals on their own, or they can opt to create a price alert that will email them when prices for the specific route get cheaper.
Frontier is one of a few airlines that has a carry-on bag fee, which sometimes customers don't realize until they check-in for their flight. To help customers prepare for this additional cost, Hopper created an Airline Fees Calculator for travelers to calculate the true cost of their tickets. The calculator will help customers to understand upfront exactly what their travel money is being spent on (whether the fees are hidden or not). Frontier, however, does allow personal items (purse, backpack, laptop bag) without an extra fee, so it's also important to think about how much luggage you will need at the time you purchase your ticket.
The Denver to Las Vegas route offers hundreds of flights each week, which is why it is important to remember that a good rate for this flight is about $124 round trip. Tickets average about $114-$124 for non-stop flights and $196-$213 for flights with stops. Some lucky travelers, however, have found rates for as low as $74.