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St. Louis, MO Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 96
Total Sleeping Rooms 38,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 4,000
Committable Meeting Rooms* 108
Convention Center Space 853,311 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 502,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 145,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $130
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $54
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $256
*Maximum for a single hotel

St. Louis, MO Airport Information

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Approximate taxi fare: $42 USD

Lambert-St. Louis International is an airport of "firsts," being the first municipally-owned airport as well as the location of the first plane ride of President Theodore Roosevelt and the first parachute jump. Located only 13 miles northwest of downtown, it is the 31st busiest airport in the U.S. The airport provided service to 12.4 million passengers in 2014 and offers an average of 250 flights each day. The airport operates two terminals and airport serves more than 63 nonstop national and international destinations with 9 airlines.

In 2014, the airport completed a $70-million renovation of Terminal 1 and its concourses. The renovations gave the terminal a modern makeover with new and improved restrooms, expanded checkpoint, new flooring, new lighting, improved wayfinding and signage, and new installations of art. There’s also been major upgrades to retail shops and restaurants, which now offer popular local options such as Mike Shannon’s Grill, Schlafly’s Bar & Grill and Anhueser Busch’s Eighteen-76. The airport has two parking garages and six surface parking options (www.superparkinglot.com) that accommodate intermediate, short- and long-term parking. A free shuttle bus connects the lots and terminals. The MetroLink light rail also connects the airport's terminals to downtown, making stops at points of interest such as the Gateway Arch. A two-hour pass from the airport is $4.

The airport has two parking garages and five open-air parking lots that accommodate intermediate, short- and long-term parking. A free shuttle bus connects the lots and terminals. The MetroLink light rail also connects the airport's terminals to downtown, making stops at points of interest such as the Gateway Arch. A two-hour pass from the airport is $4.

Airline carriers serving Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Air Choice One
  • American
  • Cape Air
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Southwest
  • United
  • US Airways

St. Louis, MO Train Information

Amtrak service in St. Louis arrives at the Gateway Station. Opened in 2008, it is the state’s largest rail transportation station. The station sees over 900 Amtrak passengers daily as part of the Amtrak's Illinois Routes, Missouri River Runner and Texas Eagle. Together these routes include the cities of Chicago, Kansas City, Missouri, Dallas and San Antonio. For more information about Amtrak, please visit www.amtrak.com.

St. Louis, MO Ground Transportation

MetroBus

The MetroBus runs over 50 routes throughout St. Louis City and County. Hours vary by route and day of the week. MetroBus fare is $2, with reduced fares for children ages 5-12, seniors ages 65 and older and people with disabilities. Exact change is required.

MetroLink

The St. Louis MetroLink is a 46-mile-long light rail transit system with 37 stations. The system consists of two lines connecting Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Shrewsbury, Missouri, to Scott Air Force Base near Shiloh, Illinois. MetroLink stops at numerous points of interest including Union Station, Busch Stadium, Laclede's Landing and Forest Park. Each day an average of 67,684 people ride the MetroLink, which runs daily with hours based on day and location. Cash fare $2.25 and a day pass is $7.50. Reduced fares are available for children ages 5-12, seniors ages 65 and older and people with disabilities. Fare is free for children under 5. More information is available at www.metrostlouis.org.

Rental Cars

Various rental car companies operate in St. Louis. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty serve the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Courtesy buses are available to take passengers from the rental car services in the main terminal to their respective offsite lots.

Taxis

St. Louis has numerous taxi cab services available, with over 700 on-call companies holding licenses with the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. One of the oldest and largest companies is St. Louis County Cab with 250 vehicles. Sample fares, which are in accordance with the MTC's guidelines, for the company are $3 for the first 1/10 mile and $0.20 for each additional mile. Additional charges include $1 for each additional passenger, $1 per trip fuel surcharge and $3 surcharge for each trip originating at Lambert Airport.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Columbia, MO 127 mi 2 hr 4 min 3 hr 5 min USD $448+
Indianapolis, IN 242 mi 3 hr 50 min 3 hr 5 min USD $286+
Kansas City, MO 249 mi 3 hr 51 min 4 hr 15 min USD $286+
Memphis, TN 292 mi 4 hr 31 min 3 hr 25 min USD $358+
Chicago, IL 297 mi 4 hr 50 min 1 hr USD $208+
 
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