Downtown St. Louis starts at the banks of the Mississippi River, where you’ll find Gateway Arch National Park.

St. Louis Transportation Options

No matter what direction you’re coming from, getting from point A to point B in St. Louis is a breeze.

Thanks to some colorful new signs and a mobile friendly site, visitors easily find their way to neighborhoods and must-see venues.  Attraction corridor signs are located along major thoroughfares that are home to a high concentration of visitor amenities, including downtown, the Gateway Arch, Grand Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo and and other popular St. Louis stops.

Airlines and Airports

There are four general aviation airports serving the area: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV), Spirit of St. Louis Airport and St. Louis Downtown Airport. Our central location means shorter flights, easy access and a wide choice of non-stop flights between major destinations.

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

For more information please call 314-426-8000 or visit the official St. Louis Lambert International Airport website, St. Louis Lambert International Airport averages more than 250 non-stop departures to 60+ destinations daily.

Airlines Serving St. Louis Lambert International Airport

  • Air Canada – 888-247-2262
  • Southern Airways Express (Air Choice One) – 800-329-0485
  • Alaska Airlines – 800-426-0333
  • American – 800-433-7300
  • Cape Air – 800-352-0714
  • Delta – 800-221-1212
  • Frontier – 800-401-9000
  • Lufthansa – 800-645-3880
  • Southwest  – 800-435-9792
  • Spirit – 855-728-3555
  • United – 800-864-8331

The following are official airport transportation providers:

General Aviation Airports

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport – 618-566-5200 or
Spirit of St. Louis Airport – 636-532-2222 or
St. Louis Downtown Airport – 618-337-6060 or

MetroLink and MetroBus

Metro Transit is a world-class transportation system. Metro’s light-rail network MetroLink has been called one of the best mass transit systems in the country.  The rail system offers multiple lines and stops through St. Louis County and City and the Metro East, stopping at or near many of St. Louis attractions. Beginning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, MetroLink stretches 48 miles through Missouri and Illinois and includes stops at 37 stations. Trains usually run every seven minutes during peak hours, and every 10 minutes throughout the rest of the day, and every 15 minutes or so on weeknights.

MetroBus, operates over 70 routes in Missouri and Illinois designed to help you reach the places you want to go. To plan your trip, you can use their online Trip Planner, Google Transit or download the Metro On The Go app (available on the App Store and Google Play) and plan your trip from your mobile device.

Taxis and Car Rentals

Taxi stands are located at most downtown hotels. The fare from the airport to downtown St. Louis is around $45, with airport shuttles charging $15 one way, $25 for round trip. Various limousine and car services are available as well, including Uber and Lyft.

Local taxi companies:

ABC and Checker Cab – 314-725-2111

Yellow Cab of St. Louis – 314-993-8294

Laclede Cab Co. – 314-535-1162

Car Rentals

For those who want to handle the driving themselves, there are a number of national car rental agencies located at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and throughout the area.




Enterprise Rent-a-Car





Visitors who chose to drive their own vehicles will find no shortage of parking in downtown St. Louis. 46,000 spaces are available in garages and on surface lots throughout downtown. Additionally, 2,700 smart metered curbside parking spaces are available on the streets. Visitors can find convenient preferred parking with or by looking for signs with a white “P” in a blue circle. Preferred parking providers have uniform credit card payment options, security, accessible spots, identifiable signage, and wayfinding to make parking safe, affordable, and convenient.  


Amtrak is located in the St. Louis Gateway Transportation Center. The downtown facility serves inter-city bus carriers and offers direct access to the MetroLink light rail and the local bus network.

For a 10 percent discount for convention attendees, email the Group Sales desk at Please include in the subject line “Attn Convention Fares.” Convention organizers may also phone requests to the Amtrak Group Desk at 800-872-1477. For more information about Amtrak, visit