Getting Around St. Louis
The pride of St Louis is the city''s clean, efficient light rail
system, called the MetroLink, which is regarded as one of the best
mass transit systems in the United States. Using the MetroLink
visitors can see most of St Louis'' attractions without a car. The
system''s zone covers the airport and East St Louis, stretching for
34 miles (55km) through downtown, trains stopping at 27 stations in
Missouri and Illinois where the line ends at suburban Belleville.
Fares are exceedingly cheap and rides are free between Laclede''s
Landing and Union Station weekdays from 10am to 3pm. Shuttle
services carry visitors from some MetroLink stations to nearby
attractions. St Louis is also served by the MetroBus network, which
covers not only the city but also most of the county, buses run to
schedule from 4am to 2am. There are taxi ranks near most major
hotels and attractions in the city, or cabs can be ordered from
various companies. Those who opt for self-driving will find the
city easy to navigate, the downtown streets laid out on a grid
pattern and the city being served by a good network of highways.
There is abundant parking in high-rise garages.