St. Louis Lambert International Airport (IATA: STL, ICAO: KSTL, FAA LID: STL), formerly Lambert–St. Louis International Airport, is an international airport serving St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It is 14 miles (23 km) northwest of downtown St. Louis in unincorporated St. Louis County between Berkeley and Bridgeton. Commonly referred to as Lambert Field or simply Lambert, it is the largest and busiest airport in Missouri with over 270 daily departures to over 80 domestic and international locations. In 2017, 14.7 million passengers traveled through the airport. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and serves as a hub for Air Choice One and Cape Air, and was formerly a hub for Ozark Air Lines, Trans World Airlines, and American Airlines. It is the largest U.S. airport classified as a medium-sized primary hub and currently the second busiest after Dallas–Love.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport is the primary airport in the St. Louis area, with MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, about 37 miles (59 km) east, serving as a secondary metropolitan commercial airport. The two airports are connected by the Red Line of the city’s light rail mass transit system, the MetroLink. Both airports are currently served by commercial passenger airlines.
Named for Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic medalist and prominent St. Louis aviator, the airport rose to international prominence in the 20th century thanks to its association with Charles Lindbergh, its groundbreaking air traffic control, its status as the primary hub of Trans World Airlines, and its iconic terminal. Designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the building inspired terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.
STL Airport provides free 24-hour shuttle service between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The shuttle runs between Exit 12 at both terminals in 8-15 minute intervals.
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Customer Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day. Shared ride shuttles leave the Airport approximately every 30 minutes between 6am and 10pm and begin servicing routes to the airport at 4am.
Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $4.00 per pickup.
Airport taxis are regulated by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.
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ADA accessible taxis are available through the following companies:
Transportation Network Companies Lyft and Uber operate at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Reservations must be made online.
Uber and Lyft Passenger Pick-Up Areas:
T1: Exit 17 curbside
T2: Exit 12 or 14- roadway island
Light Rail (MetroLink)
MetroLink is the St. Louis metropolitan region’s light rail system and is operated by Metro as part of a fully integrated regional transportation system.
MetroLink has 37 stations and stretches 46 miles. It serves several municipalities in St. Louis County, Missouri, St. Clair and Monroe Counties in Illinois, and the City of St. Louis. Advance fare required.
Metrolink Station Terminal 1 is at Exit Door 1, Ticketing Level, east of all ticket counters.
Metrolink Station Terminal 2 is at Exit Door 12, through the parking garage.