St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) Guide

ABOUT STL
Commonly referred to as Lambert Field, St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is located 14 miles northwest of the downtown area. The facility was officially named Lambert–St. Louis Flying Field in honor of Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic silver medalist golfer in the 1904 summer games. In 1925, the airport became home to Naval Air Station St. Louis.

Designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the building inspired terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

In 2018, 15.6 million passengers traveled through the airport. STL sees 259 peak daily departures to 74 nonstop domestic and international locations. Lambert is often referred to as a reliever hub for the American Airlines hubs at Chicago O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth.

In early 2017, Lambert began to renovate four unused gates in Concourse D and renamed them as E gates. As of April 2019, Southwest Airlines is the dominant carrier at STL, accounting for over 62% of passengers over the previous 12-month time period.

Other carriers flying through STL include Air Canada, Air Choice One, Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Cape Air, Contour Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express.

AIRPORT DINING AND AMENITIES
STL features several shopping and dining options that offer both local fare and global cuisine.

Travelers flying with children will enjoy the transportation-themed St. Louis International Play Port, located near gate C3. The play area is an interactive, educational exhibit featuring a kid-sized plane and air traffic control tower and a kids version of the MetroLink light rail train.

STL offers 60 minutes of free WiFi per day to allow passengers and visitors to stay connected. Additional time is $7.95 per day. Boingo provides STL's WiFi system.

PARKING
With four easily accessible locations, parking near STL with The Parking Spot is as affordable as it is convenient. Find The Parking Spot locations at 10534, 10486, and 9050 Natural Bridge Road, and on 4607 Airflight Drive. All four The Parking Spot locations offer reservable spots that are up to 50% less expensive than parking at the airport, are located just a few minutes from the STL, and include complimentary door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport.

  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • On-call shuttle hours between 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water
  • Short and long-term parking options
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app
  • Valet parking for select locations and parking types
  • Covered parking at select locations

HOTELS NEAR STL
Marriott St. Louis Airport 10700 Pear Tree Ln, St. Louis, MO 63134 Ph.: +1.314.423.9700
Renaissance St. Louis Airport 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134 Ph.: +1.314.429.1100
Hilton St. Louis Airport 10330 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134 Ph.: +1.314.425.5500

ATTRACTIONS NEAR STL
Holocaust Museum (12 Millstone Campus Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146) - “The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center preserves the legacy of the Holocaust, educates about its causes and empowers visitors to make the world a more tolerant place by rejecting all forms of hate, racism, and bigotry.” (6.5 miles from STL)

Gateway Arch (100 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102) - Visit the world’s most iconic arch. At 630 feet, which is 63 stories, 192 meters, or 7,560 inches tall, the St. Louis Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. (2.3 miles from STL)

FAQ
Q. What time does STL airport open?
A. While the doors to STL’s main terminal are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, terminals to the gates are open on a limited basis. Terminal 1 is open 4 am - 8:30 pm. Terminal 2 is open 3:45 am - 9:30 pm. Terminal 3 is open 3:30 am - 10 pm.
Q. Is there a kid friendly area at STL?
A. STL has a children's play area located near gate C3. This is a transportation-themed educational play exhibit featuring a kid-sized plane and air traffic control tower and a kids version of the MetroLink light rail train.
Q. Does STL have free wifi? br>A. STL offers 60 minutes of free WiFi per day to allow passengers and visitors to stay connected. Additional time is $7.95 per day. Boingo provides STL's WiFi system.
Q. Does STL have a pet relief area?
A. There are pet relief areas conveniently located outside of the terminal as well as in each of the terminals.
Q. Is vaping allowed at STL?
A. No vaping or smoking of any kid is permitted inside the airport. There are designated smoking areas outside of the airport.
Q. Are there smoking lounges at STL?
A. There are no smoking lounges inside STL.
Q. How far is STL from Gateway Arch?
A. STL is about 2 miles from the Gateway Arch.
Q. What terminals are for which airlines?
A. Terminal 1 serves Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and private charter flights. Terminal 2 serves American Airlines, Air Choice One, Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, and Frontier Airlines. Terminal 3 serves Southwest and International Charter Airlines.

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