Fees & Passes

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Key Information

  1. Make a reservation

    This park has a timed entry system. You may need to make a reservation in advance.

    Reservations and timed entry

Reservations and Timed Entry

Tram Ride to the Top Reservation

Jan 2–Dec 31

Pre-boarding tour and top of the arch ticket

Prices vary by date of visit. Begin your tour with an interactive pre-boarding experience featuring 60s-inspired animation and Gateway Arch trivia. Then, be transported 630 feet to the top of Arch for exhilarating views. Please allow 45 - 60 minutes for your Tram Ride to the Top experience. Adult (16 and up): Starting at $15 Child (3-15): Starting at $11 Infant (2 and under): FREE Park Pass Holder: Starting at $12 Tickets available at www.gatewayarch.com
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If you wish to browse in the Museum and Visitor Center, there is no entrance fee. When park visitors 16 and up buy tram or movie tickets, $3.00 of their ticket price goes to the National Park Service (entrance fee). Therefore, if visitors have an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, they do not have to pay that $3.00 fee and they effectively get a $3.00 "discount" on the tram ride to the top and the documentary movie.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Tickets Available

To view ticket prices and buy tickets online for the Tram Ride to the Top, Riverboat Cruises, and the acclaimed documentary Monument to the Dream, click here.

Spring and summer are busy times at the Arch. Sometimes we sell out of tram tickets to the top. Reserve your spot in advance online or by calling toll-free 877-982-1410.

On Fee Free Days periodically throughout the year, the NPS does not collect that $3.00 entance fee on the ticket price, so every visitor gets the $3.00 "discount" on the Tram Ride to the Top and the documentary movie. The Museum Under the Gateway Arch is always free for all visitors and does not require a ticket or an entry fee.

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, fixed-blade knives, pepper spray, mace or electronic weapons - are allowed.

During summer and school holidays, lines may become long throughout the day, so we recommend you arrive early.

Groups of 20 or more may call in advance for reservations. For pricing and group reservations, call toll free at (voice) 1-877-982-1410

Free ranger-led tours are given on a regular schedule both outside on the Arch grounds and inside the museum. Arrangements for special ranger-led tours can be made in advance by calling 1-877-982-1410.

Image of 2023 Annual Park Pass
America the Beautiful Pass 2023

Photo on the pass by Karla Rivera, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2021 Share the Experience Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner

For more information on America the Beautiful Park Passes (such as Annual Passes, Senior Passes, Veterans Passes, Military Passes, 4th Grade Passes, Access Passes, and Volunteer Passes) click here.

Last updated: January 3, 2024

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