Plan Your Trip
Use our online Trip Planner or download Transit, our official trip-planning app (available on the App Store and Google Play) to plan your trip from your mobile device. If you would like personal assistance or have any questions, contact Metro Transit Information directly at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Purchase Your Fare
You will need a current ticket, pass or transfer to ride MetroLink. Tickets and passes can be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines located at all MetroLink stations. Cash and coins are accepted, as well as Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.
If your ride involves one trip on MetroLink, purchase a MetroLink One-Ride Ticket. It’s good for two hours in one direction, but only on MetroLink, not MetroBus.
If you plan to use both MetroLink and MetroBus, purchase a MetroLink Two-Hour Pass. The MetroLink Two-Hour Pass gives you unlimited use of the Metro system on both MetroLink and MetroBus, in any direction, for two hours.
A Metro One-Day Pass gives you unlimited use of the Metro system, on both MetroLink and MetroBus, for an entire day.
For more information on different types of fares, check out our Fare section on this website.
Validate Your Ticket
Certain MetroLink tickets come pre-validated with a time stamp, but some do not. Double check your ticket to make sure it has a time stamp, and if it doesn’t, insert it in one of the red validation machines located at all MetroLink station platforms.
Board Your Train
MetroLink operates two lines: the Red Line and Blue Line. The Red Line provides service between the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station in Missouri and the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station in Illinois. The Blue Line provides service between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station in Missouri and the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station in Illinois.
You can determine the direction and line of a MetroLink train by looking for the red or blue signs located on the front and sides of the train cars.
Both lines stop at all MetroLink stations between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and the Fairview Heights Station. Transfer to a different train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station if you need to continue on another line.
Enjoy Your Trip
Once you’ve boarded, take a seat, watch for your stop and enjoy the ride. MetroLink operators will announce each upcoming MetroLink station, and schematic maps are located in every car.
Passenger Code of Conduct
To help ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of all who use Metro Transit services, please comply with the following:
- Pay the correct fare/have ticket ready
- Respect other passengers
- Service animals welcome
- Use headphones; keep volume low
- Food and drink in closed containers only
- Shirts, pants or skirts and shoes required
- Do not lie down or place feet on seats
- Do not disturb the operator; emergencies only
- Do not be loud or unruly
- No littering
- No smoking, e-cigarettes or vaping
- No alcohol or drugs
- No hazardous, combustible or dangerous materials
- No weapons of any kind
- No soliciting
5th & Missouri
150 N. 6th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201
8th & Pine
199 N. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
800 Scheel St., Belleville, IL 62221
8398 Eager Road, St. Louis, MO 63144
Central West End
420 South Euclid St, St. Louis, MO 63110
401 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
600 N. 6th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
660 Rosedale Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112
100 S. Front Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201
929 N. 15th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205
9720 W. Route 161, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
250 DeBaliviere Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112
Grand MetroLink Station and Scott Avenue Transit Plaza
3560 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103
200 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Lambert Terminal 1
10701 Lambert International Airport Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63145
Lambert Terminal 2
10101 Lambert International Airport Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63145
7911 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143
1460 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville, IL 62223
4300 Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63134
1000 McMorrow Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117
888 Metro Plaza Lane, Shiloh, IL 62221
7201 Lansdowne Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
260 N. Skinker Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130
401 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
21 Sunnen Drive, St. Louis, MO 63143
236 Metro Way, Swansea, IL 62226
301 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
University City-Big Bend
7000 Forest Park Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63130
Find Answers to Your Questions
To plan your trip, use our online Trip Planner or check out MetroLink schedules. If you have any questions, contact Metro Transit Information by calling 314-231-2345 (PHONE), 618-271-2345 (PHONE), 314-207-9786 (TEXT) or visit our Customer Care page.