Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64 and 70 converge near the park.
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:
Interstate 44 East/55 North: Take Exit 292 for Washington Avenue/Eads Bridge/3rd Street 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.
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.
During construction, please allow extra time as these routes may change due to unscheduled street closures or roadwork. To see a list of current closures, please visit:
Missouri Department of Transportation Weekly Updates
Missouri Department of Transportation's Traveler Information Map
The Jefferson Memorial is easily accessible from Board at any station and exit at 8th and Pine and follow the signs to the Memorial (a ten minute walk). The trip from Lambert National Airport to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is 28 minutes, with departures to and from Lambert every 15-20 minutes.
Drop off and parking for Bus Tours
A bus drop-off area is available to better serve our visitors. It is located alongside the Old Cathedral parking lot, with access from Memorial Drive. Parking for buses and recreational vehicles is available in the privately-owned parking lots on the south end of the Arch grounds at 2nd and Poplar Streets.
Bus, RV and oversize cab parking is 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
Additional bus drop off information
Additional Parking Information
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.