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About Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)

The largest airport in Missouri, Lambert-St Louis International Airport serves the air transport needs of the biggest city in the state, St Louis. Our Lambert-St Louis guide provides essential information on how to get to the airport, facilities within the terminals and options on where to stay nearby.


The Airport Information Booth (tel: +1 314 890 1333) is located on the lower level of Terminal 1, in the baggage claim areas. Additionally, The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission operates booths in both of the airport's terminals (tel: +1 800 916 8938 [Monday-Friday]; or: +1 314 423 5855 [weekends]), offering advice and information about the local area.


Driving directions:

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is located just north of Interstate 70, and south of Interstate 270.

From central St Louis, head north onto Interstate 70 and follow this road northbound until exit 238A, which leads onto Air Cargo Road. From here, follow signs to the terminal. The total drive time from central St Louis to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

Free shuttles operate between the terminals.

Airport Info

St Louis
10701 Lambert International Boulevard

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) northwest of St Louis.

No. of terminals:

+1 314 890 1333

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Local services are operated by Metrobus (tel: +1 314 231 2345; Greyhound (tel: +1 800 231 2222; runs long-distance and inter-city services to and from Lambert-St Louis International Airport. The bus station is a short distance south from Terminal 1, and is served by the airport's courtesy shuttles.

Shuttle:Shared-ride shuttles provide services to downtown St Louis hotels: call for advance booking (tel: +1 877 785 4682; The fare from the airport to central St Louis is approximately US$25 (depending on exact drop-off destination) and the journey time is around 40 minutes.

Taxi:Metro West Transport (tel: +1 636 272 8294; provides taxis at the airport, readily available outside the arrivals areas of both terminals. Fares to central St Louis cost between US$35-45 and the journey time is around 35 minutes.

Public transport rail:

Rail:St Louis' Metrolink (tel: +1 314 231 2345; light rail network stops at both terminals, linking Lambert-St Louis International Airport with the city centre on the Red Line. A pass valid for two hours from the airport on the Metro system (bus and light rail) costs US$4. The journey time by light rail into central St Louis is around 30 minutes.

Terminal facilities


US Bank is located in Terminal 1. Bureau de change facilities and ATMs are also available.


There are numerous restaurants, snack bars, fast-food outlets, bars and cafés located in the terminal buildings, the majority of which are found beyond the security areas.


There are various shops at Lambert-St Louis International Airport, ranging from newsstands to gift shops and wine merchants. There is currently no duty-free outlet.


Lockers and left-luggage services are not available. Lambert-St Louis International Airport's police department (tel: +1 314 890 1370) handles lost and found items in the terminals and car parks.


Other facilities at Lambert-St Louis International Airport include an interfaith chapel in Terminal 1, massage facilities and shoeshine booths. There are also 'animal rest areas' for those travelling with pets.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Some airlines offer executive lounges in Lambert-St Louis International Airport. Meeting space and conference rooms are available for events (tel: +1 314 426 8007) but there are no conference rooms.

Alternatively, the nearby Holiday Inn St. Louis Airport (tel: +1 314 427 4700; offers extensive meeting and conference facilities, along with a fully-equipped business centre.

Communication Facilities:

Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Lambert-St Louis International Airport. A post drop is situated on the lower level of Terminal 1. Data ports and public telephones are also available in the terminal buildings.

Disabled facilities:

Lambert-St Louis International Airport has lifts and disabled toilets. Wheelchairs are available from airlines or can be requested from security personnel. All car parks are accessible to disabled travellers and every parking shuttle bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking:

The Airport's primary parking service is operated by Super Park, which manages two terminal multistorey car parks and four additional car parks that are serviced 24 hours a day by free shuttle buses. The two terminal garages offer hourly parking rates; while an intermediate car park (connected by a tunnel to the main terminal) offers daily parking rates.

Long-term parking is available at car park D and at a parking area on Cypress Road. Additional information is available from Super Park (tel: (314) 890 2800; A free 'cell phone lot' is available for drivers picking up arriving passengers.

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Lambert-St Louis International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty, which all have desks on the lower level of the main terminal.

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