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St. Louis Useful Information

St. Louis Useful Visitor Information

Photo courtesy of St. Louis CVB

Business travelers, families and friends will find many things to enjoy in St. Louis.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport:
Airport Code: STL
Miles from Downtown: 11
Delta Air Lines gates: Concourse A

To help navigate between terminals, there is a free terminal shuttle that runs continuously between Terminals 1 and 2.

Rental car counters are located in the lower level of the Main Terminal between doors 12 and 17. Rental car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty.

Taxis are plentiful at the airport and serve a wide metro area. For taxi information, visit www.stlouislamberttaxi.com.

Public Transportation: Visitors can reach downtown and metro St. Louis via the local buss service. The Bus Port is located just south of Terminal 1. A light rail system also brings passengers to downtown St. Louis. Board the MetroLink on the upper level of Terminal 1.

Limo services and hotel shuttles are also options for navigating to and from St. Louis airport. For a full list of transportation providers, visit the airport website.

Getting Around St. Louis:
Much of St. Louis’ commerce and tourism—Busch Stadium, City Museum, Gateway Arch and more—is located in the downtown area, and walking to and from destinations is quite easy. However, the metro area is large, and many popular restaurants, tourist sites and businesses are not within walking distance of downtown. If you’ll be traveling outside of the downtown area, renting a car is the most reliable option.

The MetroLink light rail system runs 46 miles from the Lambert St. Louis Airport to past the Missouri-Illinois border. For more information on fares and timetables, and also information on the MetroBus transit system, visit www.metrostlouis.org.

Visiting St. Louis:
Online Resources:
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission http://www.explorestlouis.com/

Visitor Information Centers:
Kiener Plaza:
Downtown St. Louis, Sixth & Chestnut

America’s Center in the Convention Complex:
Seventh & Washington

Forest Park, Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center:
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park, east of the History Museum

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport:
Main Terminal lower level by the baggage claim area
East Terminal lower level by the baggage claim area

St. Louis Union Station:
South Plaza entrance, lower level by Houlihan's

Geography and Climate:
St. Louis, with an almost 3-million metro population, has a long history as a trading port along the Mississippi River, and much of the vibrancy of the city still revolves around the river. The Gateway Arch serves as a beacon for downtown St. Louis, and it can be a useful tool for orienting yourself to the city, which spans 66.2 square miles. The climate falls under the humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons with often erratic weather such as tornadoes and ice storms. Summers are stifling hot and humid, with an average July temperature of 90 degrees Farenheit. Winters are mostly dry with an average January temperature of 21 degrees Farenheit.

In Case of Emergency:
Since 2004, St. Louis has come under fire for having a high rate of crime, but the areas most frequented by tourists are docile. As with any urban area, visitors should take precautions when in unfamiliar areas, and wandering at night in low-traffic areas is not recommended. The emergency phone number is “911,” and a hospital is:
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
22 N Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO

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