Getting Around

The pride of St Louis is the city's clean, efficient light rail system called the MetroLink, which is 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.

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. There are taxi ranks near most major hotels and attractions in the city, while cabs can be ordered from various companies. Rideshare options include Lyft and Uber.

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's also a good network of highways. There is abundant parking in high-rise garages.


St Louis International

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

St Louis International (STL)


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.


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.


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.


There is both short-term and long-term parking. A free shuttle serves certain parking lots.