About the Area
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is located around 14 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. It is the busiest and the biggest airport in Missouri.
The city of St. Louis has a unique charm and style that appeals to its visitors. It offers a variety of attractions and activities for all ages, and there are just so many things to do here that visitors would often find themselves wanting to extend their stay.
The dining options are also vast and varied, as St. Louis is a recognized food destination. Here, you can experience creative and unique dining experiences attractive to food lovers, and food critics all over the nation.
For kids and kids-at-heart, Six Flags St. Louis is a must-visit place. It offers tons of fun through its thrilling rides and amazing shows. Children also love visiting the St. Louis Aquarium, Magic House, the City Museum, and the St. Louis Zoo.
You may also shop until you drop in St. Louis’s specialty boutiques, take a stroll in the Citygarden or at the Missouri Botanical Garden, try locally crafted beers, experience the colorful nightlife, and engage in many more activities.
Essential Travel Info & FAQ
STL has two terminals with a total of five concourses. Four of these are in Terminal 1 while the fifth is in Terminal 2. However, only Concourse A and Concourse C in Terminal 1 are currently operational along with Concourse E in Terminal 2.
Terminal 1, which has a total of 45 operational gates, handles all domestic flights as well as international flights to and from Canada. Terminal 2 (which has 18 gates) handles all the remaining international flights.
Both terminals have a good selection of retail shops, so you can easily purchase books, magazines, gadgets, gifts, and much more. There are also several restaurants, snacks, and juice bars to choose from so you can get a refreshment before your trip.
STL has the Admiral Club lounge for exclusive club members. Terminal 1 also has one of the biggest USO facilities in the country, while a satellite USO facility can also be found in Terminal 2.
ATMs can be found at both terminal buildings and in three concourses. Foreign currency exchange services are also available at U.S. Bank which is located in Terminal 1 near the security checkpoint for C Gates. U.S. Bank offers full banking services and operates from 8:00 AM to 5:00 P.M. on weekdays.
STL offers an hour of free WiFi to passengers per day to allow them to stay connected while at the airport. If they need to use the Wi-Fi connection for more than 60 minutes, passengers can opt to avail of the Wi-Fi plan, which costs $7.95 per day.
The airport offers seven parking options to choose from. Each of them differs in terms of prices and features. Both terminals have garage facilities, and there are five surface parking options, all of which are conveniently located and within walking distance to the terminal buildings. Cell phone lots are also available for those who are going to pick up passengers from the airport.
Are there car rental facilities?
The car rental facility is located off-airport, but shuttle services are provided by car rental companies 24/7. If you need assistance with your rental, you can approach the customer service counters at the lower level of Terminal 1 in between Exit doors 12 and 17.
There are also other transportation options at the airport such as taxis, ride sharing, limousines, and local bus services. The MetroLink light rail is also accessible from both Terminal 1 and 2, at Exit Door #1 and Exit Door #12 respectively. Should you need to travel in between terminals, you can take the free terminal shuttle service which operates 24 hours a day.
This four-runway airport serves approximately 15.9 million passengers annually. It is a very busy airport with more than 259 daily departures traversing 74 nonstop destinations both domestic and international. Among the domestic routes, the following are the top destinations:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Denver, Colorado
- Chicago-O’Hare, Illinois
- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
- Orlando, Florida