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Airport Guide to Lambert-St Louis International (STL)

Airport Name

Lambert-St Louis International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 13 miles northwest of St Louis.

Terminals

2

IATA Code

STL

Telephone

314 426 8000

Airport Overview

Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL), or Lamberts as it's affectionately known, is located 10 miles (17km) northwest of the city of St Louis, Missouri, and is in close proximity to connecting interstate highways. With four long runways and more than 12 million passengers per year, Lamberts is the state’s busiest airport; nonstop flights to Lambert-St Louis International Airport arrive from 88 domestic and international hubs.

Lambert-St Louis has a certain historical pedigree, too. It served as a balloon-launching base in the 19th century and was later visited by the Wright Brothers on one of their early flights. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt took a flight from here, becoming the first US President to fly, and a few years later the first experimental parachute jump took place over the airfield.

A new construction project – launched in spring 2011 – is set to improve passenger services, boost airport operations and offer good views of the establishment. Terminal 1 is already an architectural spectacle, with exciting LED lighting that may be viewed from the interior and exterior of the building, as well as new flooring, ticket counters, signs, security checkpoints and an atrium, all of which have resulted in a completely new and attractive look for Lambert-St Louis International Airport.

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Terminal Transfer

Lamberts has two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is linked to Concourses A, B and D; Terminal 2 connects to Concourse E. A free shuttle service runs between terminals.

 

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Getting into Town

Train: Both passenger terminals at Lambert are connected to the MetroLink light rail line, which goes all over the St Louis metropolitan area. The platforms are outside Exit 1 at Terminal 1 and just south of Terminal 2. Trains run every 20 minutes and ticket passes cost $3.75. A trip to the town of St Louis will take about 25 minutes.

Taxi: Several taxi companies pick-up passengers outside Terminal 1 (take Exit Door 14 –to Terminal: 1 Garage Yellow Level) and Terminal 2 (take Exit Door 12). Fares are around $2.50 for every 1/10 mile and $0.17 for each additional mile. Additional passengers are charged at $1 each, while a $1 per trip fuel surcharge and $3 surcharge applies for each trip originating at Lambert Airport.

Bus: The bus station at Lamberts handles local bus service MetroBus, as well as Greyhound, and is located south of the main terminal. Travel time is 20-25 minutes and fare is $1.75, with reduced fees for seniors, people with disabilities and children aged 5-12.

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Car Parking

Airport parking consists of two short- and long-term garages at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which cost $2.50 per hour and $21 per day. Then there's lot A ($13 per day), lot B ($10 per day), lot C ($9 per day) and lot E ($7 per day). A free shuttle service runs from the car parks to the main terminals.  

 

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Information Desks

Information desks are situated in both terminals at the baggage claims areas.

 

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.

Luggage: A lost-and-found section is managed by the St Louis Airport Police Department.

Conference and business: The airport features a private banquet and meeting space by the Missouri Vineyards wine bar and restaurant located in Terminal 1, with catering available on request. The American Airlines Admirals Club offers a bar and snack area, three conference rooms, six personal computers, data ports, a photocopier, printer and paper shredder.

Shopping: There are no duty-free stores at Lamberts. However, there is a modest selection of retail outlets, including the likes of the News and Gift Shop, PGA Tour Shop, Bookmark-Inmotion and Paradies.

Food and drink: Burger King, Starbucks and Budweiser Stadium Club Bar & Grill provide passengers with an authentic American dining experience, while Manchu Wok offers an exotic menu for those who relish Asian cuisine. Italian food lovers can satisfy their taste buds at Pasta House and California Pizza Kitchen.  

Other facilities: Lambert offers standard airport facilities, including a police station, wheelchair assistance and public telephones. For passengers traveling with service animals, the airport boasts two secure animal relief areas. 

Wi-Fi: Lambert offers Wi-Fi access through Boingo at a cost of $7.95 per day. If you already have a wireless subscription, you can access the Internet using your own provider account.

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Car Rentals

Car rental companies operating at Lamberts include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.