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Gateway Arch Driving Directions

If you are driving to the Gateway Arch, please see below for directions from all major interstates in Missouri and Illinois. Once you’re downtown, find parking at one of the many Preferred Parking locations near the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse.

Exiting from Missouri interstates 55, 44, 64/40 and 70

  • I-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.
  • I-64 East | Take Exit 40 for the Last Missouri Exit. Turn left onto Gratiot Street, then left onto 4th Street. Continue north on 4th Street to access downtown.
  • I-70 East | Take Exit 249B for Tucker Boulevard. Continue south on Tucker Boulevard, then turn left onto Market Street to access downtown.

Exiting from Illinois interstates 55, 64 and 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, take exit 40D for Memorial Drive. Keep right on the exit and follow signs for Memorial Drive. Continue on Memorial Drive then take a forced left onto Walnut Street to access downtown.
  • Martin Luther King Bridge | After crossing the bridge, follow the road to the right, then turn left under the interstate onto Carr Street followed by an immediate left onto Broadway Street to access downtown.
  • Eads Bridge | After crossing the bridge, continue straight on Washington Avenue then turn left on Broadway to access downtown.
  • Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge | After crossing the bridge, take the left exit for North Tucker Boulevard. Continue south on Tucker Boulevard, then turn left on Market Street to access downtown.
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Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
Driving Directions

For visitors heading to the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and wishing to park on the levee (cash fee required), please click here for directions to the riverfront via Chouteau Ave.

Please Note: Riverfront Detour on Weekends

Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. access is restricted from 8:00pm–6:00am every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. During these times, levee parking and access to the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch is only available from the NORTH via Biddle Street.

Pedestrian Directions

Click here to view a pedestrian map of the Gateway Arch grounds and surrounding areas.

A note on accessibility:

  • Approaching from the west, all walking paths onto the Arch grounds from the City are open.
  • From the east (on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard), use the Grand Staircase. For wheelchair access, use the ramps from the riverfront to the Arch grounds.
  • From the north via Laclede’s Landing, the 1st and 2nd Street entrances to the park are also wheelchair accessible.

For additional information or assistance, contact our Call Center at (877) 982-1410.

Using Public Transit

By train, bus, or trolley, the Gateway Arch is easily accessible from throughout the St. Louis metro area. To find the MetroLink train station nearest you, visit the Metro Transit system map. Exit at the 8th and Pine station. Exit at the Laclede’s Landing station and walk south through the park to the Gateway Arch entrance. If you have not already purchased your tickets online at gatewayarch.com, tickets are available once inside to the left at the ticket center.

MetroBus serves the greater St. Louis and Metro East Illinois region. Refer to the Metro Transit map to determine the best route to the Gateway Arch from your location.

The Downtown Trolley is a fun and convenient way to visit many of downtown’s most popular attractions, including the Old Courthouse, Kiener Plaza, Citygarden, the City Museum, Scottrade Center, and, of course, the Gateway Arch. View the trolley route and schedule here. Purchase tickets aboard the Trolley or at the MetroStore located at 801 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63101. All-day tickets are just $2 per adult and $1 per child or senior citizen.

Call (314) 231-2345 or email transitinformation@metrostlouis.org for more information about MetroLink, MetroBus or the Downtown Trolley.

Bus Directions

Bus drivers, use the directions below to access the Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch from all major Missouri and Illinois interstates.

For directions to bus pick-up/drop-off areas and designated bus parking, including any current detours, see below. For maps and turn-by-turn directions, see below.

Please note that pick-up and drop-off areas are exclusively for loading and unloading passengers.

Gateway Arch Entrance Drop-Off

 

  • Bus drop-off is located on Market Street & Chestnut between Memorial Dr. & 4th on either side of Luther Ely Smith Square.
  • Closest drop-off to the Gateway Arch entrance.
  • Bus drop-off available for a MAXIMUM of 15 minutes. No parking is allowed in this space.

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From Illinois: Poplar Street Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Poplar Street Bridge, use the right lane to take exit 40B for I-44 toward I-70/Kansas City/Walnut St.
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue toward Memorial Drive.
  • Take the forced LEFT at Walnut St. then take an immediate RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.
  • Follow the road as it turns LEFT.
  • Bus Drop-Off will be on the RIGHT.

From Illinois: MLK Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Martin Luther King Bridge, make a SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on Lumiere Place Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT on Carr Street (crossing under I-44).
  • Turn LEFT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 0.5 miles.
  • Turn LEFT on Chestnut Street.
  • Continue on Chestnut Street across 4th Street.
  • Bus drop-off will be on the RIGHT.

From Illinois: Eads Bridge

  • Heading WEST on Eads Bridge, continue straight onto Washington Avenue.
  • Turn LEFT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway then turn LEFT on Chestnut Street.
  • Continue on Chestnut Street across 4th Street.
  • Bus drop-off will be on the RIGHT.

From Illinois: Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, take the LEFT exit for N. Tucker Blvd.
  • Continue south on Tucker Blvd. then turn LEFT on Cole Street.
  • Continue EAST on Cole Street then take a RIGHT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately ½ mile.
  • Turn LEFT on Chestnut Street.
  • Bus Drop-Off will be on the RIGHT.

From Missouri: Interstates 55 Northbound & 44 Eastbound

  • Heading NORTH on I-55/EAST on I-44, take exit 291B for Walnut St.
  • Continue onto Memorial Dr then take the forced LEFT at Walnut St.
  • Take an immediate RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.
  • Follow the road as it turns LEFT.
  • Bus Drop-Off will be on the RIGHT.

From Missouri: Interstate 64 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-64, take Exit 40 – the “Last Missouri Exit” – to South 6th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Gratiot St.
  • Turn LEFT on S. 4th Street.
  • Continue NORTH on 4th Street for ½ mile then turn RIGHT on Chestnut St.
  • Bus Drop-Off will be on the RIGHT.

From Missouri: Interstate 70 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-70, take Exit 249A to continue on 44-West/55-South.
  • Take exit 292B for Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway then turn LEFT on Chestnut Street.
  • Continue on Chestnut Street across 4th Street.
  • Bus drop-off will be on the RIGHT.

Old Cathedral Drop-Off

 

  • Bus drop-off is located on Memorial Drive at Walnut Street near the Old Cathedral Parking Lot.
  • Allows for an ADA accessible path for those visiting the Gateway Arch.
  • Bus drop-off inlet has space for 4 buses at a time. No parking is allowed in this space.

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From Illinois: Poplar Street Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Poplar Street Bridge, continue on Interstate 64 West.
  • Take exit 40A toward Stadium/Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT on Clark Ave.
  • Take the first RIGHT onto S. 8th Street.
  • Continue south on 7th Street to Chouteau Ave.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Take 3rd LEFT onto S. 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

From Illinois: MLK Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Martin Luther King Bridge, make a SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on N 3rd Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Carr Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway then turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Take 3rd LEFT onto S. 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

From Illinois: Eads Bridge

  • Heading WEST on Eads Bridge, continue straight onto Washington Avenue.
  • Turn left on Broadway.
  • Continue South on Broadway then turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Take 3rd LEFT onto S. 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

From Illinois: Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, take the LEFT exit for N. Tucker Blvd.
  • Continue south on Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Continue east on Chouteau Ave.
  • Cross Broadway/4th Street then turn LEFT onto S. 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

From Missouri: Interstates 55 Northbound & 44 Eastbound

  • Heading NORTH on I-55/EAST on I-44, take exit 251C for Downtown/Memorial Drive.
  • Follow signs for Arch and merge onto Memorial Drive.

From Missouri: Interstate 64 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-64, take Exit 40 – the “Last Missouri Exit” – to South 6th Street.
  • Continue STRAIGHT off of the exit on 6th street.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Turn LEFT on South 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

From Missouri: Interstate 70 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-70, take Exit 249A to continue on 44-West/55- South.
  • Take exit 292B for Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Take 3rd LEFT onto S. 2nd Street.
  • Turn LEFT at the T onto Poplar Street.
  • Follow Poplar Street to the RIGHT onto Memorial Drive.

 

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Drop-Off

 

  • Recommended for those visiting the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch first on their itinerary
  • Located on South Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard between Poplar Street and the Gateway Arch Grand Staircase
  • Allows for an accessible path to the Gateway Arch Riverboats

ALERT: Riverfront Detour on Weekends—Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd access is restricted from 8:00pm–6:00am every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. During these times, levee parking and access to the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch is only available from the NORTH via Laclede’s Landing Blvd. Click here for detour directions.

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From Illinois: Poplar Street Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Poplar Street Bridge, continue on Interstate 64 West.
  • Take exit 40A toward Stadium/Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT on Clark Ave.
  • Take the first LEFT onto S. 8th Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Walnut Street.
  • Continue east on Walnut Street then turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Continue north on 4th Street.
  • Cross Washington Avenue then follow signs for 3rd Street/N. Broadway.
  • Cross under the interstate (I-44), and turn RIGHT on Biddle.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Illinois: MLK Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Martin Luther King Bridge, make a SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on N 3rd Street.
  • Continue north across Carr Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Biddle Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Illinois: Eads Bridge

  • Heading WEST on Eads Bridge, take a right on Memorial Drive at the stoplight.
  • Continue north on Memorial Drive across Convention Plaza (Lumiere Hotel & Casino will be on your right).
  • Continue north across Carr Street and turn RIGHT on Biddle Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus
    drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Illinois: Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, take the LEFT exit for N. Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT on Cole Street.
  • Continue east then turn LEFT on North Broadway.
  • Turn RIGHT on Biddle Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Missouri: Interstates 55 Northbound & 44 Eastbound

  • Heading NORTH on I-55/East on I-44, continue past the Memorial Drive exit on I-44 eastbound.
  • Take exit 292 for 3rd Street/Washington Ave./Eads Bridge.
  • Continue straight (north) across Washington Ave. and Convention Plaza (Lumiere Hotel & Casino will be on your right).
  • Continue north across Carr Street and turn RIGHT on Biddle Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Missouri: Interstate 64/40 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-64, take Exit 40 – the “Last Missouri Exit” – to South 6th Street.
  • Continue STRAIGHT off of the exit on 6th street.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Continue north on 4th Street.
  • Cross Washington Avenue then follow signs for 3rd Street/N. Broadway.
  • Cross under the interstate (I-44), and turn RIGHT on Biddle.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past
    bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

From Missouri: Interstate 70 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-70, take Exit 249B for Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT on Cole Street.
  • Continue east then turn LEFT on North Broadway.
  • Turn RIGHT on Biddle Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
  • Continue south (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at Bus Drop-Off for the Gateway Arch Riverboats and continue past bus drop-off (crossing under the Eads Bridge) to arrive at bus parking.

Old Courthouse Drop-Off

 

  • Best for those visiting the Old Courthouse first on their itinerary
  • Located on the southern edge of the Old Courthouse on Market Street between 4th and Broadway Streets

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From Illinois: Poplar Street Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Poplar Street Bridge, continue on Interstate 64 West.
  • Take exit 40A toward Stadium/Tucker Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Clark Street then take the next RIGHT turn onto 8th Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Walnut Street.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street then left on Market Street.

From Illinois: MLK Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Martin Luther King Bridge, make a SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on N 3rd Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Carr Street (crossing under I-44).
  • Turn LEFT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn LEFT on Walnut Street.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Market Street.

From Illinois: Eads Bridge

  • Heading WEST on Eads Bridge, continue straight onto Washington Avenue.
  • Turn LEFT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 0.75 miles.
  • Turn LEFT on Walnut Street.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Market Street.

From Illinois: Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

  • Heading WEST on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, take the LEFT exit for N. Tucker Blvd.
  • Continue south on Tucker Blvd. then turn LEFT on Cole Street.
  • Continue EAST on Cole Street then take a RIGHT on Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn LEFT on Walnut Street.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Market Street.

From Missouri: Interstates 55 Northbound & 44 Eastbound

  • Heading NORTH on I-55/EAST on I-44, take exit 290C (Formerly exit 208) for Park Ave./7th Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Park Ave.
  • Cross 7th Street then turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Continue NORTH on 4th Street then turn LEFT on Market St.

From Missouri: Interstate 64 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-64, take Exit 40 – the “Last Missouri Exit” – to South 6th Street.
  • Continue STRAIGHT off of the exit on 6th street.
  • Turn LEFT on Chouteau Ave.
  • Turn LEFT on S. 4th Street.
  • Continue NORTH on 4th Street then turn LEFT on Market St.

From Missouri: Interstate 70 Eastbound

  • Heading EAST on I-70, take Exit 249A to continue on 44-West/55- South.
  • Take exit 292B for Broadway.
  • Continue south on Broadway for approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn LEFT on Walnut Street.
  • Turn LEFT on 4th Street.
  • Turn LEFT on Market Street.