Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to St Louis (STL)

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Baggage included in every fare

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Inflight entertainment

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Visiting from Melbourne to St Louis

St Louis

Dive into St Louis, the second largest city in Missouri and feast on the unique vibe of the largest city in the Great Plains. Beer, bowling and baseball are some of the top attractions, but history and culture, linked to the Mississippi River, are a vital part of the scene. Be sure to visit the symbolic Gateway Arch National Park that is very impressive. Many music legends, including Scott Joplin, Tina Turner and Miles Davis, made their start here and live-music venues keep the flame burning. This US city sitting near the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is a sensational place for food, nightlife and outdoor activities. 

When to visit

The best time to visit St. Louis is May through October as the warm weather is a great time to enjoy events and outdoor activities. Plan your visit in May and visit Forest Park for St Louis Microfest - a family friendly festival full food, local beers and live music. July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 32°C. October is beautiful time to plan your visit to St Louis with comfortable temperatures (14°C -20°C) and gorgeous fall colours.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STC),Opens external site in a new window is an international airport serving metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Commonly referred to as Lambert Field or simply Lambert, it is the largest and busiest airport in Missouri. It is located is 23 km northwest of downtown St. Louis. The airport has two terminals.

Arriving in St Louis

The staff at St Louis Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into St Louis from the Airport

There are many transport options available for passengers at St Louis airport to get to downtown. There are taxi zones located outside terminal 1 and terminal 2 taking approximately 20 minutes to get to St Louis. From STL airport there are several bus options for all local MetroBus and Greyhound Bus services, located just south of terminal 1. The light rail, Metro link is a convenient way to get to St Louis, taking around 35 minutes. Ride share companies Lyft and Uber operate from the airport and car rental is a great way to get around. There is a free 24-hour terminal shuttle service between terminal 1 and terminal 2.

Getting around St Louis

The best way to get around St. Louis is to drive or use MetroLink. Metro's efficient light rail system offers stops throughout the city, to see the main attractions. Taxi and ride share options are available and a fun way to get around St Louis is to hire a bike or an electric scooter. There are day tours to join to experience St Louis such as the Laura Plantation tour, Missouri Botanical Gardens and the Saint Louis Zoo. Foodies will love the Hills St Louis food tour to sample iconic foods including pizza and toasted ravioli.  

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.