Getting Around

The pride of St Louis is the city's clean, efficient light rail system called the MetroLink, regarded as one of the best mass transit systems in the United States. Using the MetroLink, visitors can see most of St Louis' attractions without a car.

The system's zone covers the airport and East St Louis, stretching through downtown. Trains stop at multiple stations in Missouri and Illinois before the line ends at Shiloh-Scott. A basic MetroLink fare is $2.50.

The MetroBus network, which covers not only the city but also most of the county, also serves St Louis. Buses run to schedule from about 4am until after midnight. A basic bus fare is $2. There are taxi ranks near most major hotels and attractions in the city, while cabs can be ordered from various companies.

Those who opt for self-driving will find the city easy to navigate, as the downtown streets are laid out in a grid pattern and there is also a good network of highways. There is abundant parking in high-rise garages.

Airports

St Louis International

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) northwest of St Louis.

St Louis International (STL)

Overview

The Metrolink light rail system departs from both terminals to the city centre several times a day. Shared van services provide transport to city centre hotels; bus services, and airport taxis are also available from both terminals.

Location

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) northwest of St Louis.

Getting to the city

The Metrolink light rail system departs from both terminals to the city centre several times a day. Shared van services provide transport to city centre hotels; bus services, and airport taxis are also available from both terminals.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside Exit Door 14 of Terminal 1, and outside Exit Door 12 of Terminal 2. Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are also in operation.

Transfer between terminals

A free 24-hour shuttle service runs between the two terminals.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, currency exchange services, an interfaith chapel, restaurants, snack bars, shops, postal services, club lounges, and an information desk. Disabled facilities are good.

Parking

There is both short-term and long-term parking, with a myriad of locations and price differences. Parking can ranges from $5 to $23 and is cheaper farther away from the terminals. A free shuttle serves certain parking lots.

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