Getting to St. Louis

Located at the geographic hub of the United States, St. Louis is easily accessible via plane, train and automobile.

Lambert Airport

By Air

Our location makes it possible for visitors to fly to St. Louis from most major U.S. cities in three hours or less. St. Louis Lambert International Airport is situated 13 miles from Downtown St. Louis and is connected to Downtown and much of the region by MetroLink light. Once on the ground in St. Louis there are many options for getting around.

At St. Louis Lambert International Airport, a $2.6 billion runway expansion project maximized operational capacity and minimized inclement weather delays. A $97.5 million Terminal 2 expansion added 12 gates, allowing Southwest Airlines the capacity to operate up to 120 additional flight departures per day.

On average there are 250 daily departures from St. Louis to 70 non-stop destinations. Thirteen airlines, along with their affiliates and charter companies, offer service to/from St. Louis.

By Train

If you’d rather travel to St. Louis on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution.  The trains run daily from stations located in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood and at the Gateway Transportation Center located on South 15th Street. Along with Amtrak the Gateway Transportation Center serves Greyhound and Burlington Trailways interstate buses and is conveniently located one block from a MetroLink Light Rail Station and Historic St. Louis Union Station.

By Car

If you’re driving to St. Louis with your own wheels, our easy-to-use network of interest highways makes it a short drive to local attractions.  From the east, I-70, I-64 and I-55 head west across the Mississippi River and into downtown St. Louis. I-70 runs north of downtown past the airport and west through Missouri. I-55 turns south past the Anheuser-Busch brewery and continues through southeastern Missouri. I-64, which the locals call Highway 40, continues west through St. Louis, past Forest Park to the Missouri River. I-44 begins in downtown St. Louis and runs southwest along the former path of Route 66 to Springfield, Missouri.