Travel notes

About St. Louis

With its delightful mix of Southern hospitality and Midwestern sensibility, St. Louis has a down-home vibe unlike any other major American city. Since its early days as a trading post on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, St. Louis has attracted a diverse range of cultures that today are represented by a patchwork of more than 75 distinct neighborhoods. This gives Missouri's largest metropolis a small-town charm that invites exploration. St. Louis is the kind of city that can be approached from many angles. There are cultural amenities here to satisfy even the most discriminating connoisseur of art, music and fine cuisine, and there are more free activities to enjoy than in any other Midwest city. From historic sights and architectural gems like the Gateway Arch to beer, baseball and the blues, there's good reason for any traveler to say, "Meet me in St. Louis!"

St. Louis

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is located 14 miles (23 km) northwest downtown St. Louis, in the state of Missouri, U.S. The airport is commonly known as Lambert Field or Lambert.
The airport was named after Albert Bond Lambert, a pioneer St. Louis aviator and an Olympic medalist.

Ground Transportation

Terminal Shuttle
STL Airport provides free 24-hour shuttle service between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.  The shuttle runs between Exit 12 at both terminals in 8-15 minute intervals.
Shuttle Service
GO BEST Express Airport Shuttle
Click link above for online reservations and service area info. (877) STL-GOVAN
(877) 785-4682 Customer Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day. Shared ride shuttles leave the Airport approximately every 30 minutes between 6am and 10pm and begin servicing routes to the airport at 4am.

Taxi Zones:

  • Terminal 1:  Exit Door 14 to Garage Yellow Level 
  • T2:  Exit Door 12

Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $4.00 per pickup.  Airport taxis are regulated by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. 
For general information:

Ride Share
Transportation Network Companies Lyft and Uber operate at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Reservations must be made online.   Uber and Lyft Passenger Pick-Up Areas: T1: Exit 17 curbside T2: Exit 12 or 14- roadway island

St Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Tourism & Visitor Information

Explore St. Louis operates booths in T1 and T2 bag claim areas, offering advice, information and directions for events and attractions in the St. Louis Area.
For St. Louis visitor information call 1-800-916-8938, Monday-Friday and (314) 423-5855, Weekends 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Visitor Information Center open during events at the America's Center Convention Complex-Washington Ave.

Downtown St. Louis dining (.pdf)

America's Center Convention Complex

701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
+1 314-342-5036

Visitor Information Center open during events at the America's Center Convention Complex-Washington Ave.

Parking at the America's Center Convention Complex
701 N 7th St Garage
Indoor garage attached to the America's Center 341-421-4063
Rates: $2 first hour, $1 each additional hour Daily Max $20  

US Bank Plaza Garage
Across the street from America's Center 505 N 7th St St. Louis, MO 63101 314-241-7777
Rates: $3 per hour Daily Max $16  

6th and Convention Plaza
Open surface lot–self park 314-231-9108
Rates: $2 per hour Daily max $17