St Louis International

Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL)


Situated 10 miles (17km) northwest of central St Louis, Lambert-St Louis International Airport is the busiest airport in Missouri, serving roughly 12.3 million passengers each year. Named for Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic medalist and manufacturer of Listerine, the airport is affectionately known as simply 'Lamberts'.

Flights to Lambert-St Louis International Airport come from 88 destinations; while most are domestic cities within the US, there are several international routes to places like Toronto and Cancun. The busiest routes to Lambert-St Louis International Airport are short flights to Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

The airport is attractive, with futuristic LED lighting in Terminal 1 and many new facilities. There are also exhibitions of glass screens by local artists in Concourses A and C. Terminal 1 was damaged by a tornado in 2011, however reconstruction is underway and expected to be completed sometime in 2012; operations are proceeding in the meantime.


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) northwest of St Louis.

Getting to the city

The Metrolink light rail system departs from both terminals between 4am and just before 1am to the city centre. Shared van services provide transport to city centre hotels, and airport taxis are also available from both terminals.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Airport information: +1 314 426 8000.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside Exit Door 14 of Terminal 1, and outside Exit Door 12 of Terminal 2.

Transfer between terminals

Free shuttles as well as the Metrolink run a regular service between the two terminals.


Airport facilities include ATMs, currency exchange services, restaurants, snack bars, shops, postal services, and an information desk. Disabled facilities are good.


Parking right outside the two terminals costs $5 for two hours, up to a daily maximum of $23. There is cheaper parking farther from the terminals, which is serviced by a free shuttle, and costs between $7 and $15 a day.

Departure Tax





Flights to Lambert-St Louis International Airport are available via Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Cape Air, Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, United Express and US Airways.


Wifi is available throughout the airport for a flat fee of $7.95 per 24 hours.

Business Lounges

The Missouri Vineyards Wine Bar and Restaurant in Terminal 1 has banquet and meeting facilities, while the American Airlines Admirals' Club offers conference rooms, computer terminals, data ports, and copying and printing facilities.

St Louis International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.