Stuck on a Saint Louis layover at the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL) in Missouri? The airport is a main hub for American Airlines, and is located roughly 13 miles from the Saint Louis city center which makes it accessible to those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck in the airport during your Saint Louis layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. The airport offers a lot in the way of restaurants at retail, listed here by terminal location and a user-friendly map. The airport also offers a large range of services included Wireless Internet and Meeting Rooms in Terminal 1 (tel: 314-486-2980). In addition, you can also find the following at the airport: Post Office in Terminal 1, Interfaith Chapel in Terminal 1, ATMs in Terminal 1 & 2, shoe shine in all locations, Foreign Currency exchange and banking at US Bank in the lower level of Terminal 1, and Animal Relief Areas in both terminals. For more information on any of these services, click here and find the appropriate tab.
An American Airlines’ Admirals Club is located in Concourse C after security. The lounge offers workstations, computers with internet access, telephones, showers, children’s rooms, music rooms and other amenities.
If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many options. For hotels specifically near the airport, click here, and for a comprehensive list of Saint Louis hotels at varying price points, click here.
If you’re looking to leave the airport during a long layover and explore St. Louis, there’s many transportation options. Taxis are available for passenger pickup at Terminal: 1 Exit Door MT 14 –to Main Garage Yellow Level and Terminal: 2 Exit Door ET 12. Journey time to St. Louis is roughly 20-30 minutes and average taxi fare runs around $35. Shared shuttles (1-877-785-4682) leave the airport every 15 to 30 minutes between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. In addition, there are rental cars available at the airport, and bus and limos. Local bus service is available via MetroBus and Greyhound, and there is also a MetroLink light rail. For more information on all modes of transportation to and from the St. Louis airport click here and choose the appropriate tab.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions For Things To Do On A Saint Louis Layover:
At over 630-feet over the Mississippi River, you can ride a tram to the top of Gateway Arch and check out the panoramic view from the Observation Deck. The complex, with historical exhibits, shopping, movies, provides tons of things to do at Gateway Arch.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Considered to be one of the best public gardens, the Missouri Botanical Garden is home to 79 acres, including a 14-acre Japanese garden, Henry Shaw’s 1850 home, and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
Just 15 miles from Saint Louis is the Cahokia Mounds, an ancient Indian civilization that was the largest in North America. The site once included 120 man-made earthen mounds, although only 80 are left today.
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