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Which St. Louis Airport is best to fly or closest?

Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) or MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV)

OVERVIEW OF AIRPORTS IN ST. LOUIS,MISSOURI

Two airports serve St. Louis, Missouri; Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV). Lambert-St. Louis Airportis the primary airport serving St. Louis, many major airlines operate from this airport.MidAmerica St. Louis Airportis the secondary commercial domestic hub in St. Louis, Missouri. It serves as a public and military airport as it is located close to Scott Air Force Base. We summarize all the information you need to know about the airports, to make your next trip easy.

Lambert-St. Louis Airport Vs. MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL)

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV)

    Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV)
Airport Maps Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) Map MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV) Map

Getting To The Airports From The City Centre

Distance from City Centre 14.4 miles(23.3 kilometres) 22.5 miles(36.3 kilometres)
Public Transport Operating Hours 24-hours 24-hours
Train

Metro St. LouisMLR line runs every 15 minutes.
Fare: $3
Journey time: 31 minutes

http://www.metrostlouis.org/

N/A
Shuttle Services

Shuttle bus line 49 connects to line 4 bus every hour.
Fare: $4
Journey time: 1h 17 min

http://www.metrostlouis.org/

N/A
Bus

Greyhound USA1342&1364 lines run 5 times daily.
Fare: $8-$17
Journey time: 30 min

https://www.greyhound.com/

Burlington Trailways line 1490 runs once daily.
Fare: $15-$22
Journey time: 20 minutes

https://burlingtontrailways.com

Metro St. Louis
21X runs every 2 hours to the Metro St. Louis MLR train station which runs every 15 minutes.
Fare: $5
Journey time: 55 min

http://www.metrostlouis.org/

Private Transfers

On demand from $16-$180,
Journey time: 18 min.

N/A
Taxi

round $40 - $50,
Journey time: 18 min.

Around $60-$80
Journey time: 30 min

Uber

Available on demand $24-$35

Uber fare estimator

Available on demand $35-$45

Uber fare estimator

Lyft

Available on demand $30-$35

Lyft Fare Estimator

Available on demand $30-$35

Lyft Fare Estimator

   

Which Airport Is Most Suitable For Me?

How Close to City Centre

Lambert-St. Louis Airport is the closest to the city centre at 23.3 km to the city centre.

It takes 31 minutes by train and 18 minutes by taxi for the journey to St. Louis' central.

Airport shuttles, buses, taxis, private transfers, and car rental services serve Lambert-St. Louis Airport.

This airport is located 36.3 kmfrom the city centre making it the farthest among the two airports.

It is served by bus, train, taxi and car rental services.

It is a 55 minutes journey to the city centre by bus and 30 minutes by taxi.


Cost Factor

Lambert-St. Louis is the main airport serving St. Louis, it is served by cheap transport services and is closer to the city centre.

Hotel accommodation is more expensive from this airport, but car rental is affordable for both airports. Public transport fare is cheaper and faster from this airport than at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport because it has a direct train to the city centre from the airport.

BLV is a secondary airport serving St. Louis.
This is a more expensive airport in terms of flight fares, hotel accommodations and car rental services.

Although, bus fares from the airport to the city centre is low, Lambert-St. Louis is still a better option for travellers who wish to travel to this city.

 

 

Airport Delays

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Average

Avg Flight Arrival Delays:No Delays.

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Average

Avg Flight Arrival Delays:10 min.

Flight Fares From 02-01-2019 searched on 12-12-2018

Flight Fares Atlanta $176, Denver $247, Dallas $178, New York $213, Las Vegas $240, Montego Bay $750, Toronto $547. Jacksonville (FL) $473, Las Vegas (NV) $513, Myrtle Beach (SC) $463, Orlando / Sanford (FL) $401, Phoenix/Mesa (AZ) $445, Punta Gorda (FL) $181.

Hotel Prices Per Day From (01-01-2018 to 02-01-2018) Searched on 12-12-2018

Hotel

Marriott St. Louis Airport (3.5-star) - $147,

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Airport (3-star) - $140,

Hampton Inn St Louis-Airport (2.5-Star) - $150.

Best Western Plus MidAmerica Hotel (2.5-Star)- $92,

Super 8 by Wyndham O'Fallon (2-star) - $54,

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - O'Fallon /Shiloh (2.5-Star) - $106.


Car Hire Prices Per Week (01-01-2018 to 02-01-2018) Searched on 12-12-2018

Car Hire

Economy Cars: (Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Rio, Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Aveo, Toyota Yaris, Mazda 2) $81.53-$129.67

Intermediate Cars:(Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Vw Jetta, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Sonata) $86.26-$129.79

Luxury Cars: (Buick Lacrosse,Cadillac Cts, Audi A8, Chrysler 300) $231.54-$260.35.

Economy: (Ford Fiesta, Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Rio, Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Aveo, Toyota Yaris, Mazda 2)$81.53-$129.67

Intermediate : (Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze,Buick Verano, Ford Fusion,Buick Verano, Toyota Corolla, Vw Jetta, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Sonata) $86.26-$129.79

Luxury: (Ford Taurus,Buick Lacrosse, Cadillac Cts, Audi A8, Chrysler 300)$231.54-$260.35.

Car Hire Companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Advantage, Avis, Dollar, E-Z Rent A Car, National, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Payless, and Thrifty.
Online car hire Car Hire Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) Car Hire MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV)

Airport Facilities

Shopping and Dining Airport Shoeshine, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Beers Of The World, Bliss, Bookmark-Inmotion, Brioche Doree, CNN Newsstand, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili's, Discover St. Louis, Ebony News, Eddie Bauer, Eighteen-76, Great American Bagel, Great Wraps, Grounded in St. Louis, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Hudson, Jamba Juice, Kids Works, La Tapenade, Maxiga, Mike Shannon's, Missouri Vineyards, Natalie's Candy Jar, Pasta House/Schlafly, Schlafly Tap Room, Spectacles, St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room, St. Louis Sports, Starbucks, Stella Artois Bar, Tech on the Go, The Great American Bagel,Vino Volo, and a vending machines offering a variety of items. Roy-el on the Fly offer a variety snacks, water, adult beverages, sandwiches, pizza, candy, soda and so on. There are other restaurants and shops located outside the airport on highway 64 exits 23, 16 & 14.
Lounges American Airlines Admirals Club, Wingtips Lounge, USO Lounge, and
The Pasta House.
N/A
Wi-Fi Services Free WiFi available. Free Wi-Fi available.
Transfer in and Around The Airport Lambert-St. Louisairport has 2 terminal buildings T1 & T2. T1 is a domestic Terminal with 2 concourses A & C while the international Terminal, T2 has concourse E. Both terminals are connected by a free airport bus shuttle for passenger transfer. MidAmerica St. Louis Airport has a single passenger terminal building.
Currency Exchange & ATM cash Points US Bank operates full banking and foreign currency exchange services at the airport. ATM Machines are available After Security | Gate/Area: C15, Gate/Area: Mid Level - Stage, Before Security | Gate/Area: ET12, After Security | Gate/Area: E20, After Security | Gate/Area: A10, and Gate/Area: Mid Level - Stage. ATMs are located in the main terminal buildings arrival hall for cash withdrawal.
Important phone numbers STLAirport: +1 (314) 890-1333 /426-8040, Lost & Found: +1-(314) 890-1370. BLVAirport: +1-618-566-5656,Lost & Found:  +1-618-566-5265.
Major Operating Airlines

Air Canada Express, Air Choice One, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Apple Vacations, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, and WOW air.

Allegiant Air.

Major Connecting Destinations

Atlanta, Denver, Chicago-O'Hare, Orlando-MCO, New York-LaGuardia, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago-Midway, Las Vegas, Phonex, Toronto, Los Angles, Cancún, Punta Cana, Montego Bay, and many more.

Fort Walton Beach, Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, Punta Gorda (FL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Myrtle Beach, and Phoenix/Mesa.

Tourist Info Centres Discover St. Louis Info centres are located in both terminals. A Tourist Info centre is located in the arrivals area of the airport.
Official website http://www.flystl.com/ http://www.flymidamerica.com/

ST. LOUISAIRPORTS

Which St. Louis airport is closest to central St. Louis?

Lambert-St. Louis Airport (STL) is theclosest to central St. Louis locatedjust 44.4 miles (23.3 km) and using the Metro St. Louis MLR line will get you to the city in 31 minutes. MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV)is located 22.5 miles (36.3 km) away and the fastest public transport link Metro St. Louis 21X connects to MLR train which takes 55 minutes to central St. Louis.

Compare airport distances and transfer times to the center of St. Louis by public transport below.

Distance to Central St. Louis:

Lambert-St. Louis Airport: 6 miles / 9.7 km
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport:20 miles / 32.1 km

Lambert-St. Louis Airport to Central St. Louis Journey Times:

By Train (MLR): 31 minutes
By Bus (Greyhound USA 1342 & 1364): 30 minutes
By Taxi: 18 minutes

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Central St. Louis Journey Times:

By Bus (Metro 21X + MLR): 55 minutes
By Taxi: 30 minutes

What is the best airport to fly into in St. Louis?

Lambert-St. Louis airport is the best airport to fly into when flying into St. Louis, whether you are travelling for business or for vacation. The airport is close to the city centre making transfer journey times shorter to central St. Louis and is served by top airlines like American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, WOW air and many other airlines to different destinations. The airport is served by Metro trains and buses to the city centre taking 30-31 minutes to the city centre where all the attractions are located. The airport is the primary airport so it handles more passengers compared to BLV meaning more queues, flight delays and crowd at the airport with enough facilities to get you engaged during delays.

BLV (MidAmerica St. Louis airport) is the farthest airport to central St. Louis, it is a smaller airport with fewer delays and less queues. Allegiant Air is the only airline serving the airport with mostly domestic flights within the United States and its fast Metro bus and train connection takes 55 minutes to the city centre making it slightly longer than STL and very inconvenient for people travelling with a lot of luggage and/or young children. This airport is most suitable for backpackers and travellers flying into St. Louis within the country, but business travellers who are not on limited time can use this airport.

Is Lambert-St. Louisairport better than IAH?

If you want to fly into St. Louis and see the top attractions within the city with short transfer journey times from the airport, then Lambert-St. Louis is a better option. The airport is close to the city centre and all its attractions, taking just 31 minutes using the Metro MLR or alternatively by taxi which takes just 18 minutes to central St. Louis. Although it is closer to the city centre, it is a much bigger airport than BLV with 2 terminals so expect longer queues and some flight delays. Most business travellers will likely use this airport because of its close proximity to the city centre.

Which airport is closest to the attractions in St. Louis, Missouri?

Lambert-St. Louis airport is close to the Gateway Arch a 630-foot monument clad in stainless steel located 24.9 km away from the airport and the MLR line will get you there in 50 minutes for $3 or $40-$50 by taxi and $24-$35 by Uber in 20 minutes. Other attractions to see in St. Louis include Gateway Arch Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, City Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, Cahokia Mounds, Saint Louis Art Museum, Busch Stadium, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery, Old Courthouse, Missouri History Museum, Soulard, Chain of Rocks Bridge, Tower Grove Park, Saint Louis Science Center, The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, Citygarden Sculpture Park, Budweiser Brewery Experience, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park, MUSEUM OF WESTWARD EXPANSION, The Butterfly House, Gateway Arch - Odyssey & Tucker Theaters, The Old Cathedral The Basilica Of Saint Louis, King Of France, National Blues Museum, Graffiti Wall, and many more.

How much it Cost from Lambert-St. Louis or MidAmerica St. Louisto Central St. Louis?

From Lambert-St. Louis Airport by:

Train (MLR): $3 - http://www.metrostlouis.org/ Train runs every 15 minutes daily.

Bus (Greyhound USA 1342 & 1364): $8-$17 - https://www.greyhound.com/ Bus runs every 30 minutes daily.

Taxi: $40 - $50 – tel: +1 314-531-8766Available 24/7.

Uber: $24-$35- https://www.uber.com/en/gb/ Available on demand.

Lyft: $30-$35- https://www.lyft.com/fare-estimateAvailable on demand.
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From MidAmerica St. Louis Airport by:

Bus (Metro 21X + MLR): $5 - http://www.metrostlouis.org/ Bus runs every 15 minutes from daily.

Taxi: $60-$80 - Available 24/7 at the airport.

Uber: $35-$45 - https://www.uber.com/en/gb/ Available on demand.

Lyft: $30-$35 - https://www.lyft.com/fare-estimateAvailable on demand.
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How much are Hotels at Lambert-St. Louisand MidAmerica St. LouisAirports?

Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at https://www.tripindicator.com//hotel.html

Lambert-St. Louis Airport Hotels: From $140 per night
MidAmerica St. LouisAirport Hotels: From $54 per night

How much doe car hire cost at Lambert-St. Louisor MidAmerica St. LouisAirports?

All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.

Lambert-St. Louis Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars (Ford KA, Fiat Panda etc) Prices starting at $81.53 per day
Compact Cars (Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc) Prices starting at $86.26 per day
Luxury Cars (Cadillac Cts, Audi A8, etc): Prices starting at $231.54 per day.

Compare prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com//car-hire/st-louis-airport.html

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars (Ford KA, Fiat Panda etc) Prices starting at $81.53 per day
Compact Cars (Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc) Prices starting at $86.26per day
Luxury Cars (Cadillac Cts, Audi A8, etc): Prices starting at $231.54 per day.

Compare prices here - https://www.tripindicator.com//car-hire/st-louis-airport.html

Which Is The Main International Airport Serving St Louis?

Lambert-St. Louis Airport (STL) is St Louis's primary airport serving the city, and major airlines operate from this airport with domestic and international flights to many destinations.

How Many Terminals Does Lambert-St. Louis Airport Have?

Lambert-St. Louis Airport has 2 terminal buildings (Terminal 1 & Terminal 2). T1 has 2 concourses A & C for domestic flights and T2 concourse E for international flights. The terminals are linked by a free airport shuttle bus for inter-terminal transfers.

Which Airport Is Closer To The City Centre?

Lambert-St. Louis Airport is closer to the city centre at 23.3 km and is connected to St. Louis city centre by buses, train, shuttles, taxis and more.

What Best Hotels Are Near The Airports?

At STL, Marriott St. Louis Airport (3.5-star),Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Airport (3-star), and Hampton Inn St Louis-Airport (2.5-Star).
At BLV, Best Western Plus MidAmerica Hotel (2.5-Star),Super 8 by Wyndham O'Fallon (2-star), and Holiday Inn Express & Suites - O'Fallon /Shiloh (2.5-Star).

What Things To Do Near St. Louis Airports?

Some of the things to do near St. Lousi airports include visiting the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis Blues-Scottrade Center, Busch Stadium and Anheuser Busch Brewery, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum, University of Missouri, St. Charles Historic District, St. Louis Muny, Forest Park, Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Garden, Westport Plaza, Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Club, Tapawingo National Golf Club, Missouri Bluffs, Harrah's St. Louis - Riverport Casino, Ameristar Casino , Westfield Shopping Town West County, St. Louis Mills Mall, St. Louis Galleria, Plaza Frontenac, Westfield Northwest, Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, Saint Louis Art Museum, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, James S. McDonnell Prologue Room, Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, St. Louis Galleria and many more.

Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL), MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV) Terminal Maps

For Lambert-St. Louis Airport(STL) Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com//stl-lambert-st--louis-airport-terminal-map.html

For MidAmerica St. Louis Airport(BLV) Terminal Maps visit https://www.tripindicator.com//blv-midamerica-st--louis-airport-terminal-map.html

 

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