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Rental Car locations near St Louis Gateway Station

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#1 MikeM


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:33 PM

All - I have a trip planned in April to take the Texas Eagle from Ft Worth to St. Louis, and will need a car there for a few days.  On past trips, I reserved at the Budget location located across the street from the Gateway station in a hotel.  This time, I noticed that this location is showing as closing as of 3/20/17.  Has anyone rented cars in St. Louis lately, and if so can you offer recommendations what would be a good option?  As it is, I reserved a car at the Avis location located in the Westin hotel located about a mile from the station.


Bonus question, if I keep the Avis reservation the web site says it's near St Louis Union station, not sure if that means the old Union Station - if so how hard is it to catch light rail from Gateway to the old station?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:17 PM

Looks like the two stations are fairly close with light rail between



Avis, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise are not far so they may pick you up at the station.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:20 PM

Can't you just request to be picked up? Most non-airport rental locations can do that.

Do you have an address?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

Take the light rail to the airport. Better hours and more options!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:32 PM

If it's the Westin downtown, that's right by the "Stadium" Metrolink station (which is the opposite direction from Union Station starting from Amtrak and the "Civic Center" station).  It's an easy transfer--the light rail platform is just outside the station building, and the stadium is one stop east.  I'd probably walk that distance, but with bags maybe it's worth the $2.50 for a short ride if they won't come pick you up!


When I've needed to rent a car in town, I've often found the best deals to be at the Budget at the airport.  Some of the neighborhood Enterprise locations are often good--prices vary a lot even a few miles apart--but getting to one might involve a bus adventure.

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