While you may still have to deal with some sluggish rush-hour traffic, the St. Louis congestion is relatively modest compared to similar metro areas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, St. Louis consistently ranks below the national average commute time to work. It’s also known as a 20-minute city, due to the fact that its popular spots are in the same area with little-to-no travel time needed to hop between them.
Whether you prefer to hop on the nearest public transportation or drive yourself around St. Louis, navigating around the Gateway City is a breeze.
Here’s how you can get to where you need to be:
- MetroLink and MetroBus. As one of the best mass transit systems in the country, MetroLink’s rail system offers multiple lines and stops through St. Louis County near several St. Louis attractions: Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch, Forest Park and more. MetroLink operates during the week and on weekends from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. MetroBus also operates over 70 MetroBus routes in Missouri.
- Downtown Trolley. The Downtown Trolley, a bright and vibrant bus painted to look like a trolley, links riders to many downtown St. Louis attractions such as Busch Stadium, City Museum, restaurants and more. Tickets run $2 for adults and $1 for children for all-day unlimited use.
- Taxis. In addition to MetroLink and the Downtown Trolley, there is no shortage of taxis in St. Louis. You can even download the St. Louis Taxi Cab app so you always have a ride around town once you make the move.
- Drive yourself. St. Louis is predominantly a driving town. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 236,000 workers commute into St. Louis County each day. While there are plenty of public transportation measures available, the city’s short commute and close proximity make it super convenient to drive to work every day. Are you planning on moving to St. Louis and prefer to walk around on foot? You’ll have no problem finding your way around neighborhoods and must-see venues. St. Louis has “Attraction Corridor” signage located along major streets that see large amounts of visitors.
Transportation tip: In St. Louis, one of the major Highways is 64. However, you’ll rarely hear a traffic report or someone’s directions mentioning Highway 64. St. Louis residents call it Highway 40 since it’s Interstate 64 and Missouri Highway 40.
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