Lambert St. Loius Intl Airport Transportation

The Lambert St. Louis International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Missouri, offers domestic and international flights. Located approximately ten miles from downtown St. Louis, the airport features two terminals, multiple parking options, restaurants and shops. Terminal and long-term parking lots give passengers a place to park their cars while they travel. However, alternative transportation options are available for people who don't want to drive to the airport.

Metro operates the city's light rail system, known as MetroLink. The integrated regional transportation system features more than 30 stations and spans over 40 miles. The train transports passengers from St. Louis County, the city of St. Louis, St. Clair County in Illinois and Monroe County in Illinois directly to the airport terminals. The airport has MetroLink stations located in the upper level of Terminal 1 and south of Terminal 2, near the parking garage.

The local bus, known as MetroBus, also services the airport. If you take the bus to the airport, you need to get off the bus at the Bus Port. From there, board the airport's courtesy terminal shuttle. The shuttle transports passengers between the Bus Port, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

If you're staying in a downtown hotel and flying home, ask the hotel staff about the airport shuttle service. The airport shuttle services all of the hotels in the downtown St. Louis area, the Central West End and downtown Clayton. If you plan to take the airport shuttle to the airport, you don't have to make reservations. However, prearranging your ride guarantees you a seat on the shuttle bus.

In addition, you can call any local taxicab company, limousine company or van service company to arrange for airport transportation. Taxicabs in St. Louis run on meters, so the cost of the trip depends on the length you travel. If you're traveling on a budget, call multiple companies to find the cheapest rate.