St. Louis is a very well connected city within the United States. There are a few international flights to St. Louis from Mexico and Canada, but all the domestic major airlines fly to St. Louis (Delta, American, United, Southwest).

Getting to St. Louis

By plane

Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL) is the largest airport serving St. Louis, with annual passenger traffic of approximately 13 million people. The airport is 14 miles northwest of the city center and is directly served by the MetroLink light rail line. A 2-hour MetroLink transfer ticket costs $4 from the airport. Taxis and ride app providers Lyft and Uber pick up and drop off passengers at the airport.

By train

Amtrak (+1 800 USA-RAIL, 551 S 16th St.) offers five daily arrivals from Chicago, two daily arrivals from Kansas City and one daily arrival from Los Angeles / San Antonio / Dallas / Little Rock with many smaller intermediate station stops on each route.

By car

St. Louis can be accessed by Interstate 70 West from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and points eastward; I-64W from Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and points southeastward; I-55N from Arkansas, Tennessee, and points southward; I-55S from Illinois; I-44E from Tulsa; and I-70E from Kansas City. There is a loop around St. Louis which is I-270 (I-255 on the Illinois side).

By bus

The bus terminal, which is serviced by both Greyhound and Megabus (430 S 15th St, next to the train station).

  • Greyhound (+1 314 231-4485) operates service to most cities including Chicago, Bloomington-Normal, Kansas City, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Megabus (+1 877 462-6342) operates service to/from Chicago, Memphis, Dallas, and Little Rock. Fares range from as little as $1 when reserved very far in advance.

Transportation in St. Louis

The conference venue is approximately 1 mile away from the two conference hotels and the Knight Center is on campus. City bus lines provide transportation across the region. The MetroLink light rail system provides transportation to and from Washington University (University City-Big Bend station), the Ritz-Carlton and Sheraton Hotels (Forsyth station) and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Convention Center station). Taxis may be hailed from the street in very few locations in St. Louis, but taxi services may be called for pick up. Various car rental companies and ride app companies provide services in St. Louis.