This post will compare each of the major tourist attraction discount passes available in Las Vegas. You’ll learn about not only how each pass works, but also how they will help you save money.
The following section will explain the general differences between each type of pass and how they work. This information can help you to pick the type of discount service you want.
While some passes are easy to use whenever you want to save money, others will only provide savings on a specific number of attractions.
Make sure to consider whether or not ease of use is more important to you than the cost of the pass itself.
This type of attraction pass will provide easy access to dozens of attractions over the course of a specific period of time.
Rather than paying for each individual activity, you will pay for access to the pass for anywhere from 2-5 consecutive days.
The main advantage of an all-inclusive pass is that you can usually use it whenever and wherever you want without pre-purchasing tickets.
At times, you’ll also get skip-the-line access to certain attractions. This can make it a lot easier to see and do everything you want while on vacation.
The main disadvantage of this pass is that it is usually the most expensive option. Even so, you can usually save much more money and enjoy many additional activities when you efficiently use an all-inclusive pass.
There are 3 all-inclusive passes to choose from and we detail them here.
Rather than paying for access to dozens of activities over a 2-5 day period, a flex pass will give you access to 2-7 different attractions for one low price.
If you’re only interested in a few specific services offered by an all-inclusive pass, this could be a great alternative that actually costs less.
The primary advantage of this pass is that you will only be paying for the attractions you want to visit and are sure that you have time for.
If you’d rather not pay a higher price for a pass that includes several services you might not use, you may want to consider this option.
Flex passes are also usually active for much longer than an all-inclusive pass – some for up to 30 days!
As for disadvantages, the fact is that you probably won’t save as much money as you would with an all-inclusive pass.
This option will allow you to pick as many attractions as you want and save a specific amount of money on all of them.
While you are limited to 2-7 activities with the flex pass, the opportunity to build your own pass will allow you to choose even more fun things to do.
Unlike the flex pass, you’ll save 20% off on all the attractions you select.
While the obvious advantage is that you can limit the risk of paying for things that you may not experience, the disadvantage is the lower savings potential.
In addition to passes which provide access to a variety of different attractions, there are also some services which focus more on specific activities.
These attraction passes will typically offer discounts on food, drinks, nightclubs, day clubs, and even thrill rides.
While some of these passes will only include discounts at specific locations, others offer unlimited admission to rides or clubs in Las Vegas.
Some deals are better than others, and you may even want to consider combining one of the more affordable options with another pass.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for with the all-inclusive, flex or build your own pass, make sure to check these services for additional discounts.
This section covers a variety of subjects such as prices, attractions included, how to use the pass and any special services that might be included.
This attraction pass is similar to the Las Vegas Pass below, though it includes free entry to fewer attractions.
The card includes 39 attractions including some activities that you won’t find with their competitors.
You also get skip-the-line access to locations like the Stratosphere Tower. With this pass, you can save up to 60% of regular admission prices.
When you purchase a 3, 4 or 5-day pass, you can choose one of the following premium attractions in addition to the standard attractions.
Premium Attractions (choice of one)
Just some of the attractions included (free entry to all)
Although the 3-5 day passes are clearly a bit more expensive than the alternative offered by the Las Vegas Pass, these options also include one premium attraction which is worth at least $120.
While their competitors may be a bit cheaper in some cases, they don’t necessarily offer as many activities or as much value.
Even if none of the premium attractions are of interest, you’ll still save more money with a 5-day pass (less than $64 per day) than you will with a 2-day pass (more than $67 per day).
It’s important to note that your number of days starts with your visit to your first attraction. Your pass must be used on consecutive “calendar” days, not on a 24-hour basis.
One nice feature of this pass is that you have one year from the date of purchase to activate your pass. If your trip gets postponed, no problem. You can still use your pass as long as it’s within 365 days from purchase.
Also, if your trip is entirely canceled, the Go Las Vegas Card has a risk-free guarantee which allows you to return any passes which have not been activated within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
In addition to potentially saving up to 70% off admission prices, this premium pass also has some attractions that you might not get from other services.
As with other all-inclusive passes, all you have to do is decide how many days you plan to use it and pick the best option for your needs.
The Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass is available for either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days.
This service also includes skip-the-ticket-line privileges at some attractions.
You can either pick up your pass at an established location or use their app on your mobile phone.
Premium Attractions Included
Other Attractions Included
Needless to say, this is a bit more expensive than some of the other all-inclusive passes. That said, they do offer a lot of activities that you won’t find with any other tourist pass.
The main difference to note is that they do not offer a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
This may be a deal breaker for some visitors, but if you’re more interested in visiting popular attractions and seeing great Las Vegas shows, this is an excellent alternative.
There are also special offers included with the pass at popular locations and attractions like Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and more.
The Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass becomes activated the moment it is first used, and it must be used for the consecutive days you have chosen.
You can purchase the pass up to 12 months before your trip to Las Vegas, and if you decide not to use it at any time within that year, you can return a non-activated pass for a full refund.
It’s easy to use: simply choose the number of days you want the pass to last for and receive free entry into the 60+ attractions included as you want.
You’ll get skip-the-line access to locations like the Stratosphere Tower, which is a real time saver.
Also, the pass gets you discounts at restaurants like Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.
It’s important to note that the Las Vegas Pass works on consecutive days, not 24 hours, so if you activate your pass at 5 pm on the first day be aware that will count as day 1 of your pass.
The pass is activated when you visit your first attraction.
Conveniently, this pass is available either as a traditional card that you can put in your wallet or a mobile pass which you can access on your smartphone.
Just some of the attractions included:
Depending on how you use the Las Vegas Pass, you could easily save a lot of money.
The hop-on-hop-off bus tour alone is worth over $50, and it will take you to many of the other attractions included for free with the pass.
If you use the bus tour to get around and enjoy at least 2 or 3 different activities in one day, you’ll easily get your money’s worth and then some.
In addition, this service also includes both a guide and a map of the city, making it much easier to find each attraction.
The Las Vegas Pass is valid for 12 months after its date of purchase.
This allows you to purchase your pass during a sale and take advantage of it several months later, potentially saving money on airfare as well!
In this section, we provide all of the necessary details for the flex passes you can get in Las Vegas.
We include pricing information, how to use the pass, what types of activities are offered and how much money you can save.
This is the flex pass version of the Go Las Vegas Card. Rather than paying per day, you’ll pay one flat price for either 3, 4, 5 or 7 different attractions.
You will have a relaxing 30 days in which to visit your choice of attractions.
Although their premium attractions are not included with this pass, you still save up to 55% on popular activities you choose from a list of 45 attractions.
Like other flex passes, it will be important to consider the value of each attraction before choosing what you want to do so that you can save the most money.
Just some of the attractions to choose from:
The first thing to note is that prices for the Explorer Pass are lower than the basic Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass.
You’ll also note that this flex pass includes some popular attractions that are not offered by their competitors, such as Madame Tussauds, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and VIP access to the Stratosphere Tower.
The more attractions you choose, the more you will save. While picking 3 choices will run you about $27 per activity, you’ll only have to pay $20 each if you pick 7 choices.
Although there are a few activities on this list that are already cheaper than that, it’s worth noting that the average value of each attraction is over $46.
In other words, as long as you pick wisely, you’ll save plenty of money with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.
The Explorer Pass offers a great deal of flexibility. You can choose which attractions to visit in advance or decide as you go.
Once it has been activated, you will have 30 days to visit each of the attractions you choose.
Like the Go Las Vegas Card, you have one year from the date of purchase to activate your Explorer Pass.
It also comes with a risk-free guarantee which allows you to return any passes which have not been activated within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
This pass will allow you to select 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 different attractions to visit.
Unlike the Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass, this pass is only available as a premium pass which includes access to special activities such as a Grand Canyon tour or a helicopter ride.
Depending on which attractions you choose, it’s possible to save up to 63% with the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass.
You’ll also have the chance to save even more with coupons for various shopping locations around the city.
Flex Pass Prices
The price of a Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass is comparable to the Las Vegas Pass, but you won’t have access to nearly as many activities. The average value of each attraction included is just under $60, so the 2 attraction pass won’t be worth it unless you choose two of their more expensive services.
In this case, the best way to save is by getting a pass with the most attractions. The average price you’ll pay for each attraction at this level will be about $54, which is less than the $60 average value of each activity.
One of the biggest advantages of the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass is that it is fairly open-ended. You don’t have to use it in any specific order, so you can choose to visit each attraction at your own leisure whenever it fits into your schedule.
In addition, the pass is valid for a full 30 days after it is first validated, so you’ve got a month to decide when you want to enjoy each activity.
Much like many of their competitors, the Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass can be purchased up to 12 months before you intend to use it. You will have a full year to activate the pass and another month to use it. As a result, this could be a great option for either locals or visitors from out of town.
While flex passes give you the opportunity to pay one flat price for a set number of attractions, building your own pass allows you to save a specific amount of money on as many activities as you want.
This section will provide details about how much money you can save and what types of services you can enjoy.
This pass can save you up to 20% off the regular entry price to two or more attractions. Since the savings are capped at a set percentage, there are even more activities than usual to choose from. You can add as many of the 60+ attractions and activities offered.
The only catch here is that you must pick your attractions at the time of purchase instead of choosing them as you go. Some customers may prefer the open-ended freedom of either a flex pass or an all-inclusive pass over picking their activities ahead of time.
Just some of the attractions you can choose from:
This is a comparison between savings with the Explorer Pass and the Build Your Own Pass. We will be comparing the price for three choices.
Build Your Own Pass
As you can see from the potential savings, you could actually save more money on some activities by building your own pass instead. The key here is to keep attractions like the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and rides such as the Big Shot at the Stratosphere in mind.
Both of these activities are less than $20 per person, so a flex pass which can cost more than $20 per activity would not save you any money. The opportunity to build your own pass is the best way to save on lower cost services.
Another advantage of this pass is that you can save money on activities that aren’t included with any other competitors. If you have any interest in seeing Carrot Top live or taking a VIP Pawn Stars tour, this is going to be the best way to save money on those activities with an attraction pass.
Much like the Explorer Pass and the Las Vegas Go Card, this pass is valid for one full year after the date of its purchase. This means that travelers can buy it well in advance and then search for the best airfare prices over the course of the next year.
Once it is activated, you will have 30 days to enjoy all of the activities you have chosen at your leisure. You will also have 30 days after purchasing the pass to return it for a full refund if you decide not to use it after all.
These passes aren’t as extensive as the 3 types we’ve already discussed, but they will give you the opportunity to save money on services such as food, drinks, and even thrill rides all over Las Vegas.
This section will provide information about how much you can save, what services are included and how much each pass will cost.
Although the name might imply that this is specifically a restaurant pass, the Las Vegas Bite Card also includes discounts at various shows, tours, attractions, and even a wedding!
This is the definition of a discount pass, as you will have access to a variety of discounts at several locations. Cardholders can expect to save up to 50% on everything included.
Unlike other Las Vegas attraction passes, the Las Vegas Bite Card is actually valid for a full year. This makes it an excellent option for both locals and visitors from out of town. The more you plan to do and see in Vegas, the more money you will save with this pass.
The only problem with this card is that you will probably have to use it for a lot of different things in order to actually save a lot of money. Many of the services included provide B1G1 type offers, but others will give you something like $20 off of a $100+ check. Depending on how frequently you use it, this could be a great deal.
Las Vegas Meal Ticket
If you’re looking for a pass that will literally take care of almost all of your food needs, this may be the best option on our list.
Although their competitors provide a lot of great discounts, the Las Vegas Meal Ticket gives you breakfast, lunch, and dinner at your choice of 10+ popular restaurants for 1, 2, or 3 days at a time. Rather than getting a variety of B1G1 deals, you’ll pay one flat price per day.
As with most discount passes that require you to pay per day, you’ll save more money with the 3-day pass ($70.66 per day) than with the 1-day pass ($84.99 per day). Since you get three meals per day, that’s $23.55 per meal with the 3-day pass and $28.33 per meal with the 1-day pass.
Each restaurant offers a very specific set of options for Meal Ticket holders, so you will have to pay more for menu items that aren’t included. This pass can save you a lot of money and make it easier to pick a good place to eat.
That said, visitors who want more variety might find another discount pass more preferable.
This pass will grant you entry into nearly 50 different clubs and venues in Las Vegas. Much like an all-inclusive pass, all you need to do is show your V Card to get free admission at each included location.
The pass will never expire, so you can use it as many times as you’d like on multiple trips to the strip. In addition to free entry at dozens of nightclubs, day clubs, and lounges, you’ll also receive discounts at popular destinations like Planet Hollywood.
The V Card is designed for people who want to party and have a fun time while they’re in Las Vegas. This card is aimed at an adult audience, and it’s an easy way to get into some of the most popular clubs in town.
It’s important to note that there are some limitations, as certain venues will only open their doors for V Card holders on specific days of the week. There are also blackout dates on Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and New Year’s Eve Weekend.
Vegas Party Pass
Much like their competitors, this pass provides access to several different clubs and lounges in Las Vegas. While the cover charge will be waived at many locations, others offer either guest list access, free drinks or even free limos.
The main difference between the Vegas Party Pass and the V Card is that they have half as many clients. That being said, their list of venues includes some pretty big names, so you may want to consider this as a cheaper alternative.
The Vegas Party Pass is intended for an adult audience and it provides access to a lot of venues that are off-limits to children. Think of this as the less extensive and much more affordable version of the V Card.
In addition to free admission and other services, this pass can also be used for special discounts at certain venues.
Stratosphere Tower Unlimited Ride Pass
If you’re interested in visiting the Stratosphere Tower and hopping on a few of their rides, this is a great opportunity you may want to consider. Rather than just getting one ride, this pass will grant you unlimited rides on all three of their main attractions.
Although admission to the observatory itself will not be included, you will find that it is available with almost every all-inclusive, flex and build your own pass in Las Vegas.
Each of these rides usually costs $15 per ticket. Even if you only use this pass to ride all three attractions once, you’ll still save money. With that said, this pass will grant you unlimited access to each ride, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure.
Tickets for the X-Scream, Big Shot, and Insanity are all included with the flex passes and the build your own pass above, but this is a much better deal. While those offers are limited to one ride, this pass will guarantee as many rides as you want.
If these three attractions aren’t enough for you, there is also an attraction called the Sky Jump which will allow you to safely jump off the building and all the way to the ground.