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St. Louis Lambert AirportSt Louis Lambert International Airport, 10701 Lambert International Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63145, USA
Facts and History about St. Louis Lambert Airport
St. Louis Lambert International Airport, formerly known as Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, is also referred to as St. Louis Airport, St. Louis International Airport, Lambert Field, Lambert Airport or simply just Lambert. The airport’s IATA code is STL and the ICAO code is KSTL, and the airport also goes by the name STL or STL Airport. This airport is not to be confused with the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport that is located only 37 mi/60 km east of STL.
It is an international airport that serves the greater, metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area and it is the largest and the busiest airport in the state of Missouri.
The airport is located approximately 14 mi/22.5 km northwest of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The airport is owned by the City of St. Louis and it is operated by St. Louis City Airport Commission. It is the hub for Air Choice One and Cape Air.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport got its name from Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic silver medalist golfer and the first person in St. Louis to receive a pilot’s license.
Starting out as a balloon launching field called Kinloch Field in the 1890s the airfield had a visit by the Wright brothers and their Exhibition Team and the airfield was also where President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S President to fly. Charles Lindbergh's first piloting job was for Robertson Aircraft Corporation flying airmail from Lambert Field, a job he left only a week before his record-breaking flight to Paris in 1927. At this point the airport was still owned by Lambert, but in 1928 he leased the airport to the City of St. Louis for $1 before he sold it to them later that same year. This made it the first municipally owned airport in the country.
The first terminal building opened in 1933 and in 1945 a new terminal was built as an expansion of the airport and yet another terminal, a three-domed design, was completed in 1956 with a fourth dome added in 1965.
Today the airport has two terminals named simply Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is the larger of the two with 68 gates and four concourses lettered A-D, while Terminal 1 is where all international flights without border preclearance are processed and it has 18 gates and one concourse named E.
The airport has four concrete surfaced runways, three parallel and one crosswind. The runways measure 11,019 ft/3,359 m, 9,003 ft/2,744 m, 9,001 ft/2,743 m and 7,607 ft/2,319 m respectively where the shortest is the crosswind located runway.
The airport saw 6,302,402 passengers come through it in 2020, which was a decrease from 2019 when they saw more than 15 million passengers move through it. However, the airport’s busiest year was in 2000 when they marked over 30 million travelers for the year.
Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at St. Louis Lambert International Airport
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Transfers at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Terminal Shuttles – The complimentary Terminal Shuttles provided by STL provides transfer between the airport’s terminals, parking lots and the Bus Port approximately every 8-15 minutes. Departure locations at the terminals are outside Doors 12.
Rental Cars – The car rental companies at St. Louis International Airport are located off-airport. Complimentary shuttles transfer their customers between the airport’s terminals and the different car rental companies’ locations. Rented vehicles are returned to the location of the rental car company.
Buses – A Bus Port is located near Terminal 1 and can be reached using the Terminal Shuttles, and from Terminal 1 through a tunnel.
No local buses service the airport, but Greyhound buses stop here on their way to and from the Greyhound bus station in central St. Louis. More general information about buses at St. Louis International Airport.
Hotel Shuttles – Hotel shuttles are sometimes offered by hotels for their guests’ convenient transfer between the accommodation and the airport. Toll free phones are available in both terminals baggage claim areas. Need to book a hotel? See a selection of hotels near St. Louis International Airport.
Taxis – Taxi cabs can be found outside both terminals. ADA accessible vehicles are provided either through on-call upon arrival or through pre-arrangement. It takes roughly 35 minutes to travel between the airport and downtown St. Louis and it will cost around $50. More information about taxis at St. Louis International Airport.
Ride Shares – Uber and Lyft provide services at the airport. These transfers are arranged by the traveler through the respective company’s app or website.
Light Rail – Each terminal has its own MetroLink Station. MetroLink is a light rail system connecting the airport with not only central St. Louis but also with the several St. Louis County, Missouri, municipalities and St. Clair and Monroe Counties in Illinois. Tickets are a few $ and are purchased at the stations. More information about rail connections at St. Louis International Airport.
Amtrak – There are no Amtrak services at the airport, but at the St. Louis Gateway Transportation Center in central St. Louis.
Parking at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Each of the two terminals has a parking garage located right in front of it and there are a total of 5 parking lots on top of that, as well as two Cell Phone Lots. A complimentary shuttle service is provided by the airport transfers travelers between the lots and the airport’s terminals with a frequency of every 8-15 minutes. More details about parking at St. Louis International Airport.
Wheelchair Assistance at St Louis Lambert International Airport
The airport provides wheelchair assistance through the airlines. This should be requested at least 48 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time.
Smoking at St Louis Lambert International Airport
The airport has dedicated smoking areas outside the terminals. Smoking inside is prohibited.
WiFi at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Visitors at the airport have access to 60 minutes of free WiFi. The system is provided by Boingo and extended surf time can be purchased through their website.
Luggage Carts at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Luggage carts for rent are available in both terminals’ baggage claim areas as well as along Departure Drive Terminal 1. The rental cost is $5.
Banking and Currency Exchange Services at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Banking and currency exchange services are available in Terminal 1, for US Bank customers. Those who are not customers can find more information about currency exchange by visiting the US Bank website. Their offices are located near the security control for C Gates.
Dining at St Louis Lambert International Airport
Both terminals offer a small range of options for something to eat and drink before departure. Most establishments are located on airside, once through the security control, but each terminal has at least one establishment open during day time on landside as well.
Shopping at St Louis Lambert International Airport
A small variety of shops can be found on the airside of both terminals. A few establishments can normally be found on the landside as well.
Closest International Airport to St Louis Lambert International Airport
The closest international airport to St Louis International Airport is Indianapolis International Airport located 234 mi/377 km away.
Things to do in St. Louis, Missouri
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States of America.
St Louis Lambert International Airport Contacts
Address: St Louis Lambert International Airport, 10701 Lambert International Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63145, USA
General Phone: +1 314-890-1333
General Contact Form: https://www.flystl.com/contact-us
Lost and Found Phone: +1 314-890-1370
Official Website: https://www.flystl.com/
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