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. We have no designated parking lots at the park and instead rely on the ample city parking garages or street parking nearby. We recommend that visitors plan parking in advance.
Traveling By Car
From Missouri Interstates:
Interstate 44 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.
Interstate 64 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.
Interstate 70 East: Take Exit 249B for Tucker Blvd. Turn left onto Market Street to access downtown.
From Illinois Interstates:
Traveling By MetroLink
The Gateway Arch is easily accessible from St. Louis' MetroLink regional transit system. Board at any station and exit at 8th and Pine or Lacledes Landing and follow the signs to the park (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 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 the west entrance to the Gateway Arch, and 3) on the south side of the Old Courthouse on Market Street.
Security Note: All visitors to the Arch must pass through an airport style security checkpoint. No weapons -- including firearms, fixed-blade 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.
Last updated: December 29, 2023