Gateway Arch National Park is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64 and 70 converge near the park.
Please note: Visitors now enter the Arch through the west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are now exit only.
Traveling By Car
See the directions below from all the major interstates in Missouri and Illinois
Exiting from Missouri Interstates 55, 44, 64/40, &70:
Interstate44 East/55 North: Take Exit 292 for Lumiere Place Blvd./Washington Ave./Eads Bridge then take the u-turn from the left lane to access Pine Street and downtown.
Interstate64 East: Take Exit 40 for Last Missouri Exit. Turn left onto Gratiot, then left onto Fourth Street. Continue north on Fourth Street to access downtown.
Interstate70 East: Take Exit 249B for Tucker Blvd. Turn left onto Market Street to access downtown.
Exiting from Illinois Interstates 55, 64, &70 via Poplar Street Bridge, Martin Luther King Bridge, Eads Bridge, and Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge
Poplar Street Bridge: (55 South/64 West): After crossing the bridge, continue on 64/40 West and take Exit 40A for Stadium/Tucker Blvd. Continue straight off the exit then turn right on Walnut Street to access downtown.
Martin Luther King Bridge: After crossing the bridge, turn left under the interstate onto Carr Street followed by an immediate left onto Broadway to access downtown.
Eads Bridge: After crossing the bridge, continue straight on Washington Avenue to access downtown.
Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge: After crossing the bridge, take the left exit for North Tucker Blvd. Turn left on Market Street to access downtown.
The Gateway Arch is easily accessible from St. Louis' MetroLink Lightrail. Board at any station and exit at 8th and Pine or Lacledes Landing and follow the signs to the Memorial (a ten minute walk). The trip from Lambert St. Louis International Airport to Gateway Arch National Park is 28 minutes, with departures to and from Lambert every 15-20 minutes.
Drop off and parking for Bus Tours
Three bus drop-off areas are available to better serve our visitors. 1) On Memorial Drive alongside the Old Cathedral Parking lot, 2) on the north and south sides of Luther Ely Smith Square near thwe west entrance to the Gateway Arch, and 3) on the south side of the Old Courthouse on Market Street.
Bus, RV and Oversize Vehicle Parking
Available along Leonor K. Sullivan Drive from south of the Poplar Street Bridge to the flood wall. This is approximately 1/3 of a mile from the Gateway Arch. This parking area is outside of the park's jurisdiction like other city owned or commercial parking areas.
Please note that it is a considerable walk from all parking points to the Arch. The Old Courthouse is located adjacent to many public parking areas within one to two city blocks. GPS coordinates for the Old Courthouse are N38°37.5201, W090°11.33214
Due to security measures at the Gateway Arch, all visitors to the Arch must pass through an airport style security checkpoint. No weapons--including firearms, knives, pepper spray, mace, or electronic weapons--are allowed. If you have pre-purchased your tram ticket, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tram time.