Red Bird Express

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* The Redbird Express Service is currently suspended for the 2021 season due to the pandemic * 

Due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board of Trustees has decided to postpone the start of the 2021 Red Bird Express service. The popularity of the Red Bird Express for St. Louis Cardinals’ home games makes social distancing impossible. MetroLink is a great option for those fans heading to the home games in 2021. The Board will re-examine this decision as the region changes its COVID protocols.

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Getting to the Game

Buses leave from: 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, Il, 62208, near the Water Tower. The first bus leaves 2 1/2 hours prior to game time with frequent service up to 40 minutes prior to first pitch.

The Red Bird Express will drop you off curbside at the corner of Clark and Broadway – a few steps from Gates 5 and 6.

Returning to St. Clair Square

Return trips will originate on Clark Street between Broadway and 4th.

Please note that there are numerous games with post-game extracurricular activities, and we CANNOT accommodate everybody who wants to stay for every event. Our last bus leaves Busch Stadium to return to St. Clair Square 45 minutes after the official end of the game.

In the event of an early exit (rain delay, extra innings, heat-related, etc…), passengers always have the option to exit the stadium and board the bus to return. Buses will depart as soon as they have a near-capacity load. Passengers may see some delays this year for reasons outside the control of SCCTD.

Important Items to Remember

All Fares are round trip only even when only riding one-way. No passes, tickets, or transfers accepted on Special Service. All Buses are wheelchair lift-equipped and unload/load as close as possible to Busch Stadium (Gate 5 & 6).

Round Trip Ticket Prices

Adults = $8.00
Children 2 – 12 years old = $4.00
Children under 2 = Free
Red Bird Express ticket booth

Red Bird Express departure Times for 2020 Season



Game Time First Bus Leaves Last Bus Leaves
12:15 PM 9:45 AM 11:35 AM
1:15 PM 10:45 AM 12:35 PM
2:15 PM 11:45 AM 1:35 PM
3:15 PM 12:45 PM 2:35 PM
6:05 PM 3:35 PM 5:25 PM
6:15 PM 3:45 PM 5:35 PM
6:45 PM 4:15 PM 6:05 PM
7:05 PM 4:35 PM 6:25 PM
7:15 PM 4:45 PM 6:35 PM

All times are subject to change if game time changes. Check your local listing for any last-minute updates and changes.