No matter what direction you’re coming from, getting from point A to point B in St. Louis is a breeze, whether you prefer to drive yourself or rely on taxis or public transportation.
Thanks to some colorful new signs and a mobile friendly site (www.getaroundstl.com), visitors will have no problem finding their way to neighborhoods and “must-see” venues. “Attraction Corridors” signs are located along major thoroughfares that access a high concentration of visitor amenities including Downtown, Gateway Arch, Grand Center Arts and Entertainment district, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo and more! , visitors will find it easily to navigate their way to popular attractions.
Here are the best options for traveling around St. Louis.
Downtown St. Louis Preferred Parking
Visitors who chose to drive their own vehicles will find no shortage of parking in downtown St. Louis. 46,000 spaces are available in high rise 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 www.GetAroundSTL.com a mobile website listing parking options around Downtown St. Louis or by looking for 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. Look for a white “P” in in blue circle or go to the mobile website to find Preferred Parking garages and lots.
Metrolink & MetroBus
Metro transit is a world-class transportation system, always at your service to help you live, work and play where you want, when you want. It’s a modern, efficient public amenity. 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. Those attractions include, Busch Stadium, America’s Center, Union Station, Forest Park, the Gateway Arch and more. Metro generally operates from 4 a.m. to 1 am. during the week and on weekends
MetroBus, operates over 70 Metrobus routes in Missouri and Illinois designed to help you reach the places you want to go.
Downtown & Forest Park Trolley
There is a more economical way to get around downtown St. Louis these days, thanks to the Metro Downtown Trolley. Colorful Metro buses that have been painted to look like trolleys travel a circuit that links riders to many of downtown’s most popular destinations, including St. Louis Union Station, Busch Stadium, the America’s Center convention complex, City Museum, and dozens of restaurants and hotels.
In addition to the Downtown Trolley, visitors can explore Forest park onboard the Metro Forest Park Trolley. The Forest Park Trolley is a great way for Forest Park visitors to conveniently navigate through the Park and its many attractions. The Forest Park Trolley operates daily between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April through September and will connect all of the popular Forest Park attractions with the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station.
Tickets for both Trolleys are $2 for adults, $1 for children (ages 5-12) for unlimited use all day. Children ages 4 and under ride free.
Taxis & rental cars
There is no shortage of Taxi’s in St. Louis. Taxi companies maintain stands at the America’s Center convetion complex, at the airport and major hotels throughout St. Louis. Taxi drivers are uniformed and their vehicles must meet strict standards enforced by the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission including completing a hospitality training program run by Explore St. Louis. You can download the St. Louis Taxi app for St. Louis County and Yellow Cab and the STLTaxi App for Laclede Cab. Rental cars are another option. There are a number of national car rental agencies located at the airport and throughout the area, including Enterprise and National.
In addition to Taxis, MetroLink and Metrobus systems, Go Best Express Airport shuttle provides a clean, safe, affordable way of getting from the airport to downtown hotels. This express, non-stop bus service runs every 30 minutes from 4 am – 11 pm for only $25 one way