Your Ultimate EDC Las Vegas 2023 Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Navigating EDC Las Vegas: Your Comprehensive Guide to Parking, Shuttle Passes, Helicopter Transfers and more

EDC Las Vegas 2022
EDC Las Vegas 2022
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EDC Las Vegas, the iconic Electric Daisy Carnival, is back and ready to ignite the desert sky once again. From May 19 to May 21, 2023, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will come alive with an unparalleled fusion of music, art, and pure euphoria. As the world’s premier electronic music festival, EDC Las Vegas promises an experience like no other, drawing dance music enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.

However, the celebration doesn’t stop at the festival gates. Brace yourself for an entire week of extraordinary festivities as EDC Week kicks off on Wednesday, preceding the main event. With an array of pre-parties, and nightclub events hosted by renowned artists and venues across Las Vegas, EDC Week sets the stage for an unforgettable musical journey that culminates in the three-day extravaganza at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know About Transportation, Parking Options, and More at EDC Las Vegas

As you gear up for this mind-blowing experience, we understand the importance of having all the essential information at your disposal. That’s why we’ve curated a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions guide (FAQs) covering crucial aspects of EDC Las Vegas 2023. 

In this blog post, we’ll delve into essential topics such as EDC shuttle buses, registering your EDC wristband, parking options, items prohibited at the festival, locker rentals, and camping accommodations. By addressing these key areas, we aim to equip you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the festival grounds with ease, make the most of EDC Week’s pre-parties, and fully immerse yourself in the pulsating energy and exhilarating atmosphere of EDC Las Vegas 2023.

EDC Las Vegas Wristband

How to activate the EDC wristband?

To activate the EDC wristband go to, and enter your wristband ID; it is a series of letters and/or numbers located on the inside of the wristband. If you don’t immediately see the Print ID when you flip over the wristband, you may need to lift the fabric slightly to reveal the code.

When should I put on my EDC Orlando wristband?

Do not put on or tighten your wristband until the festival day. Keep it somewhere safe until the event arrives.

What do I need to do at the festival entrance with my wristband?

Scan your wristband at the scanner and wait for security to wave you through. If you encounter any issues scanning your wristband, visit the customer service booth near the gate for assistance.

What should I do if my wristband is damaged, lost, or stolen?

If your wristband is damaged, lost, or stolen, you can have it replaced at the box office for a $20 replacement fee. Be sure to visit the designated box office for assistance.

EDC Shuttle Pass

Is the EDC Shuttle Pass for sale?

Yes, you can buy the EDC Shuttle Pass directly from the EDC website. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, the passes are sold out. The only place to purchase an official EDC Las Vegas Shuttle pass is through the official EDC Las Vegas website with the official ticketing partner, Front Gate Tickets. Third-party services are not endorsed and will not have access to the event grounds.

What are the departure and return times for the EDC Shuttle passes?

The departure and return times vary depending on the type of shuttle pass you choose.

  • Standard Shuttles: The shuttles operate continuously from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm from all Standard Shuttle Stops. Return shuttles begin at 3:00 am and conclude 60 minutes after the music ends at the Kinetic Field. Please note that shuttles do not run between 11:30 pm and 3:00 am.
  • Premier Shuttles: Premier departure times are at 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 11:00 pm. Premier return times are at 3:00 am, 4:00 am, and 6:00 am.

Are there any additional shuttle options available?

Yes, there is an Opening Ceremony & Early Departure Shuttle option available as an add-on during the purchase process for all shuttle pass holders. This shuttle operates from The Rio from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday only, specifically for those heading to the festival grounds early for the Opening Ceremonies. Premier riders also have access to expedited security lines from The Rio.

How long will it take to get to the festival with shuttle buses?

The exact travel time to the festival cannot be accurately predicted due to traffic conditions on the day of the event. However, the experienced shuttle team will have thoroughly vetted routes to circumnavigate festival traffic and get you to the party as quickly as possible.

Are there items I am not allowed to bring onto the shuttles?

There will be a security pre-check at all shuttle stops, and any items that are prohibited inside the festival are also prohibited on the shuttles. This includes outside food and drink. It is advised to thoroughly review the list of acceptable and prohibited items to ensure compliance and a smooth boarding process.

I don’t need my shuttle pass anymore. Can my friend use it?

Yes, it is permissible to give your shuttle pass to a friend. However, if they lose it, they will need a photocopy of your ID and the credit card used for the purchase to have the pass reissued for a $20 replacement fee. It is recommended to provide your friend with this information in advance to facilitate the process if needed.

EDC Las Vegas Parking & Drop-Offs

What are the options for parking at EDC Las Vegas?

To access Premier Parking, take I-15 North to Exit 58 at Apex. Turn RIGHT on N Las Vegas Blvd and follow the signs for Yellow Lot/Premier Parking. Turn RIGHT into the Yellow Lot at Entry 9. It is important to note that this is the only route to the Premier Parking Lot, and only those with Premier Parking passes will be allowed on this route.

What are the operating hours for Premier Parking?

Premier Parking Lot opens at 3 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Is there free parking at EDC Las Vegas?

Yes, General Parking is free and is available in the largest parking lots on the west and south sides (Brown and Green Lots), accessible via Las Vegas Blvd.

How should I remember where I parked my car in the General Parking lots?

It is recommended to take note of where you park your car, check signs for the lot number, take note of landmarks, pin your location, and even take a photo. Additionally, pay attention to the route you walk to the venue, so you can easily find your way back to your car after the show.

What are the operating hours for General Parking?

General Parking lots open at 3 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Can I use rideshare services or taxis for transportation to and from EDC Las Vegas?

While rideshare services and taxis are encouraged, availability may be limited due to high demand and longer wait times. It is recommended to have alternative transportation options in mind, particularly for late night/early morning hours. Carpooling with friends or utilizing other transportation methods are suggested alternatives.

Where can rideshare, taxi, and general drop-offs and pickups occur?

All rideshare, taxi, and general drop-offs and pickups must occur at the designated Guest Drop-Off and Pickup location (Mid-Brown Lot). Approach Las Vegas Motor Speedway from I-15 North, via E. Tropical Parkway exit, and follow the signs for the Rideshare/Taxi/Pick Up & Drop-Off lot. Passenger drop-offs/pickups will not be allowed on-street near the Speedway or anywhere along Las Vegas Blvd between the Speedway and Downtown Las Vegas for safety reasons.

Helicopter Ride for EDC Las Vegas

Can I book a helicopter ride to EDC Las Vegas?

Yes, you can book a helicopter ride to EDC Las Vegas for a truly memorable experience.

How can I book a helicopter ride?

Maverick Helicopters is the exclusive provider of helicopter transfers for EDC. You can book your helicopter ride through Maverick Helicopters’ website or by contacting their customer service.

What can I expect during the helicopter ride?

The helicopter ride offers breathtaking aerial views of Las Vegas and EDC. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery and get a unique perspective of the festival as you fly in a luxury helicopter.

Where does the helicopter ride depart from?

The helicopter ride originates from Maverick’s private terminal, where the festivities will begin prior to departure. You’ll have a VIP experience from the moment you arrive at the terminal.

How long is the helicopter ride?

The helicopter ride is approximately 15 minutes long, providing you with an efficient and convenient way to reach the festival grounds.

Does the helicopter ride bring me closer to the festival grounds?

Yes, the helicopter ride drops you closer to the festival grounds than any other travel service. This means you can arrive at the venue quickly and conveniently, maximizing your time at the festival.

What are the rates for individual seats on the helicopter?

The rates for individual seats on the helicopter are as follows:

  • One-way: $650 per person
  • Round-trip: $950 per person

Are there private charter options available?

Yes, Maverick Helicopters offers private charter rates for up to 7 passengers. The rates for private charter are as follows:

  • One-way: $4,400
  • Round-trip: $6,500