St Louis Transport
The pride of St Louis is the city's clean, efficient light rail system, called the MetroLink, which is regarded as one of the best mass transit systems in the United States. Using the MetroLink visitors can see most of St Louis' attractions without a car. The system's zone covers the airport and East St Louis, stretching for 34 miles (55km) through downtown, with trains stopping at 27 stations in Missouri and Illinois before the line ends at suburban Belleville. Shuttle services carry visitors from some MetroLink stations to nearby attractions. A basic MetroLink fare is $2.25. St Louis is also served by the MetroBus network, which covers not only the city but also most of the county; buses run to schedule from about 4am to 2am. A basic bus fare is $2. There are taxi ranks near most major hotels and attractions in the city, or cabs can be ordered from various companies. Those who opt for self-driving will find the city easy to navigate as the downtown streets are laid out on a grid pattern and the city is served by a good network of highways. There is abundant parking in high-rise garages.
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