With flights from Cleveland to Las Vegas drawing in more than 2,000 daily searches from travelers in the last four weeks alone and with Sin City ranking as the most popular destination from the Hopkins International Airport overall, it’s clear to see that Ohio natives have a real penchant for the Nevadan party city and what it stands for. And with all those exhilarating metropolitan rollercoasters, energetic gaming halls and bouncing super clubs, who can blame them?
Here’s a selection of eight tips that we think will help fliers find cheap flights from Cleveland to Las Vegas, ranging from details on the best days to depart, best months to travel, and the cheapest airlines to go for.
Our stats have shown that travelers looking to depart out of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for Las Vegas this year would do well to bag their seats at least two weeks before take-off. That’s because in the 14 days leading up to departure, prices on the route skyrocket more than $220, all the way to a whopping total of $650 return on average. In short, a little forward planning here will go a long way to bolstering those chip stacks for the poker tables!
Any Ohio locals eager to escape the shivering cold of Lake Erie’s shores this year for a dose of Las Vegas’ glitzy lights and hedonism are in luck, because we’ve discovered that flights in January are among the cheapest of the whole year — coming in with an attractive average price tag of under $400. That’s not to say Vegas will be scorching hot then, because it won’t, but the crowds will be smaller and the casino halls will be just as fun!
As usual, we found that demand for flights between these two cities peaks around the start of the weekend, with most people from Cleveland eager to hit the Sin City strip on either a Thursday or a Friday, and willing to pay around $49 more for the luxury. That means anyone able to depart out of Cleveland on a Tuesday (the cheapest day to fly overall) is in line to make some pretty nice savings on their ticket into town.
We’ve also discovered that airfares on this route dip dramatically for travelers returning from Las Vegas to Cleveland’s Hopkins International on a Wednesday, offering up a possible saving of around $69 when compared to the most popular weekend flights. In fact, with more than 29,000 searches in the last four weeks alone, we think that those much-coveted Sunday returns — with their massive airport wait times, soaring prices and super high demand — are perhaps best avoided anyway.
While prices between Ohio’s Forest City and Nevada’s biggest party town tend to remain relatively steady throughout most of the week when it comes to the best day to book flights, our average price charts show an attractive little dip on Thursdays, which suggests possible savings of up to $30 for travelers buying their tickets then. OK, it may not seem like much, but remember — in Las Vegas every dollar could mean the jackpot!
With Las Vegas ranked as the most popular destination with fliers out of Cleveland Hopkins International overall, it’s easy to see why so many airlines currently offer both direct and indirect flights on the route. That makes for some healthy competition, with budget carrier Spirit Airlines currently taking the biscuit as the cheapest, boasting average round trip fares of just $174 in the last four weeks, followed by Frontier Airlines with their nonstop average of $264 return.
Airlines offering direct flights from Cleveland to Las Vegas:
- Frontier makes the journey in 4.5 hours for $264 round trip, on average.
- Spirit makes the journey in 4.5 hours for $174 round trip, on average.
- United makes the journey in 4.5 hours for $404 round trip, on average.
Airlines offering connecting flights from Cleveland to Las Vegas:
- American makes the journey in 6.5 hours via Dallas for $424 round trip, on average.
- Delta makes the journey in 6.5 hours via Minneapolis for $391 round trip, on average.
- US Airways makes the journey in 7 hours via Phoenix for $394 round trip, on average.
If you’re interested in discovering all the ins and outs of the flight statistics we use to pinpoint these top tips, then be sure to check our Hopper’s When to Fly and Buy Reports page, where it’s possible to get detailed, up-to-date breakdowns on more than seven million pieces of data related to travel on the flight from Cleveland to Las Vegas — ranging from yearly price trends and monthly ticket highs, to airline market share and more.
You’ve got your Hunter S Thompson at the ready, have prepped your party gears and trained your poker face, and now you’ve just got to book that bargain $260 return trip flight to Sin City you saw earlier and hit the airport, right? Well, maybe not. Perhaps it’s best to check out our Airline Fees Calculator first, which will show you the total price of your airfare after all those sneaky additional charges have been added. That way, you’ll know exactly how much cash you’ve got to splash on the strip.
While we’ve seen some of the luckiest travelers out of Cleveland bag uber good deals on the route to Vegas for as little as $138 return, we think it’s wise not to dwell on that too much. Simply put, the vast majority of passengers on flights between these two cities will be paying in excess of $300 return on average, making bargain chasing here a dangerous business. So, be sure to follow these tips, and bear in mind that anything around the $264 mark is a really great deal!