St. Louis Lambert Airport STL
St. Louis Airport was formerly known as Lambert - St. Louis International Airport. It is 14 miles (23 km) northwest of downtown St. Louis in unincorporated Saint Louis county between Berkeley and Bridgeton.
STL covers an area of 2,800 acres (1,133 ha). It is owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Saint Louis City Airport Commission. It is also connected to the Metrolink light rail.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Lambert Airport is the largest and the busiest airport in Missouri.
- STL has over 259 peak daily departures to 74 nonstop domestic and international locations.
- In 2019, the airport served more than 15 million passengers.
- STL Airport is busy during the morning hours between 5:00 am - 6:00 am.
- Passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before an international flight departure and 2 hours before a domestic flight, to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
- Please take a look at the St. Louis Airport map before heading to the airport for a flight.
- For Arriving Flight Status: Arrival flight status provides arrival times, time-to-land, delays, and gate information of the St Louis Lambert Airport.
- For Departing Flight Status: Departing flight status lists actual vs scheduled departure times, flight delays, map tracking, and STL gate info.
- To get the best fares at Lambert Airport, book a flight at STL here.
There are two Terminals and five concourses at St. Louis Airport. For additional information, and to see the terminal locations, please refer to the STL Airport terminal map.
This terminal was opened in 1956 and it has 4 concourses.
- Concourse A
- Concourse B
- Concourse C
- Concourse D
This terminal was opened in 1988 and it has 1 concourse.
- Concourse E
The various airlines served by St. Louis Airport include Air Choice One, Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, plus more.
Short-Term and Long-Term Parking:
Parking at STL Airport is available at the terminal. There are several parking options at St. Luis Airport such as daily, hourly, long-term, etc.
Many parking lots offer affordable off-site parking near STL Airport. Most of the parking lots allow 24x7 access.
The passengers have various options for ground transport to their next destination, after arriving at the airport. Some of the transportation options include airport shuttles, car rentals, and buses. Also, many passengers utilize ride services like Lyft, taxis, and Uber.
Airport Car Rental
Car Rental can be easily availed at STL Airport. There are multiple car rental agencies onsite at the airport. Enterprise, Hertz, and other well-known car rental providers offer airport travelers a variety of vehicles to choose from.
Airport Shuttles are another great way to travel from St Louis Lambert Airport. You can get a ride to almost any nearby location with the availability of various shuttle services.
Buses & Trains
Public Transportation is available from the airport to all major areas nearby. The airport is connected to MetroLink's Red Line via stations at both the terminals. MetroLink lines provide direct or indirect service to downtown St. Louis, the Clayton area, and Illinois suburbs in St. Clair County. Also, 2 MetroBus lines are available at the Lambert Bus Port.
Amenities & Services
To make your stay enjoyable, St. Louis Airport provides travelers with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Shoeshine stations and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Currency exchange.
Address: 10701 Lambert International Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63145, USA
Phone: (314) 890-1333 /426-8040
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St. Louis Lambert Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1930, the airport was officially christened Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport.
- In 1933, the first terminal building was opened.
- In 1971, the airport became Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
- In 1982, December, an extension for Concourse C and Concourse D were completed.
- In 2012, Concourse C was opened after undergoing a renovation.
- In 2015, STL Airport released a new Five Year Strategic Plan.
- In 2016, renovations of Terminal 1 was completed.
- On September 7, 2016, the name of the airport was changed to St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
- In 2017, STL began to renovate four unused gates in Concourse D and renamed them as E gates.
- In July 2019, it was announced that Lambert would receive $5.29 million in infrastructure grants as part of $478 million in airport infrastructure grants awarded by the FAA.
Lambert Airport FAQs
Q. Is St. Louis Airport the same as STL?
A: Yes. While the official name is St. Louis Lambert International Airport, it is also known by its IATA code STL and also commonly referred to as Lambert Field or Lambert.
Q. How far is the St. Louis International Airport from Downtown St. Louis?
A: The airport is 14 miles (23 km) northwest of downtown St. Louis.
Q. What cities can I fly from STL?
A: You can fly to many cities from St. Louis Airport. To see where you can fly from the airport, have a look at our direct flights’ page.
Q. Can you sleep at St. Louis Airport?
A: The airport remains open 24 hours a day and passengers are permitted to sleep in the airport. Also, visitors can stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome STL layover ideas.
Q.How do I request a wheelchair?
A: Wheelchairs are provided free of charge. A trained staff member will escort and assist the traveler through the entire airport process.
Q. Where can I leave my belongings for a few hours of the day?
A: For security reasons personal items are not permitted at the airport as currently there are no lockers or other storage spaces.
Currency at STL
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