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Welcome to Salem, Missouri

Our Community Transportation

Transportation in the area is excellent. Just 25 minutes from Interstate 44, our highways are well maintained and easily traveled. The Salem Municipal Airport offers convenient access for light aircraft. A local shuttle van is offered by SMTS at very low cost, with daily service in Salem and scheduled service to other communities and healthcare facilities.

Salem is less than thirty minutes from Interstate 44, and is served by Missouri Highways 72, 32, 19, and 68.

Area Highway Map
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Distance From Salem in highway miles…
Jefferson City, MO 90 miles
Springfield, MO 120 miles
St. Louis, MO 120 miles
Branson, MO 165 miles
Kansas City, MO 240 miles
Memphis, TN 280 miles
Chicago, IL 415 miles
Dallas, TX 539 miles
Atlanta, GA 585 miles

SMTS, Inc.


Meramec Region
Serving Crawford, Dent, and Phelps Counties

Call (573) 729-3133 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for rates and to schedule service.

Local service in the Salem area is available daily, Monday through Friday. Scheduled trips to Columbia (twice per month), St. Louis (three times per month), and Springfield, Missouri (once per month) are available. To insure a ride, appointments should be called in at least 2 working days before the day of the appointment.

SMTS is a member of the United Way Fund and Missouri Employees Charitable Campaign.

Airport Salem Municipal AirportThe Salem Municipal Airport is a public-use, unmanned, general aviation airport. The airport is undergoing continuous improvements with grants from the federal government, including a newly resurfaced runway, and plans for an improved taxiway and ramp area.

Airport Identifier: K33
Runway ID:
Runway Length:
2998 ft
1241 ft
pilot controlled
100LL self-serve with credit card

A heated pilot facilty provides access to maps, telephone, and restroom, and can be unlocked using the Springfield VOR frequency on the combination keypad. There are 12 hangars, ranging from open "T" hangars to larger, enclosed hangars. For questions about hangar leasing, contact the Salem City Clerk at 573-729-5211, or e-mail-


Special thanks to The Salem News for the generous use of many of the photos in this website.

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