St. Louis Transportation

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 (, 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Ride Share

Lyft and Uber both operate throughout the St. Louis area and can be a great way for visitors to get around town. You can visit their websites or download their mobile apps to get started.