Travel & Parking

Getting to St. Louis

By Air

Our location makes it possible for visitors to fly to St. Louis from most major U.S. cities in three hours or less. St. Louis Lambert International Airport is situated 13 miles from Downtown St. Louis and is connected to Downtown and much of the region by MetroLink light. Once on the ground in St. Louis there are many options for getting around.

On average there are 250 daily departures from St. Louis to 70 non-stop destinations. Thirteen airlines, along with their affiliates and charter companies, offer service to/from St. Louis.

By Train or Bus

If you’d rather travel to St. Louis on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution. The trains run daily from stations located in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood and at the Gateway Transportation Center located on South 15th Street.

Along with Amtrak the Gateway Transportation Center serves Greyhound and Burlington Trailways interstate buses and is conveniently located one block from a MetroLink Light Rail Station and Historic St. Louis Union Station.

By Car

If you’re driving to St. Louis with your own wheels, our easy-to-use network of interest highways makes it a short drive to local attractions.

From the east, I-70, I-64, and I-55 head west across the Mississippi River and into downtown St. Louis. I-70 runs north of downtown past the airport and west through Missouri. I-55 turns south past the Anheuser-Busch brewery and continues through southeastern Missouri. I-64, which the locals call Highway 40, continues west through St. Louis, past Forest Park to the Missouri River. I-44 begins in downtown St. Louis and runs southwest along the former path of Route 66 to Springfield, Missouri.

Getting Around St. Louis


Metro transit is a world-class transportation system, always at your service to help you live, work and play where you want, when you want. It’s a modern, efficient public amenity. Metro’s light-rail network MetroLink has been called one of the best mass transit systems in the country. The rail system offers multiple lines and stops through St. Louis County and City and the Metro East  Metro generally operates from 4 a.m. to 1 am. during the week and on weekends.

Taxis & Rental Cars

There is no shortage of Taxi’s in St. Louis. Taxi companies maintain stands at the America’s Center convetion complex, at the airport and major hotels throughout St. Louis. Taxi drivers are uniformed and their vehicles must meet strict standards enforced by the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission including completing a hospitality training program run by Explore St. Louis. You can download the St. Louis Taxi app for St. Louis County and Yellow Cab and the STLTaxi App for Laclede Cab.

Ride Share

Lyft and Uber both operate throughout the St. Louis area and can be a great way for visitors to get around town. You can visit their websites or download their mobile apps to get started.

Parking in St. Louis

Hyatt Hotel Parking

Conveniently park at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch’s parking garage. Details and rates can be found HERE.

There are also various overnight parking garages in close proximity to the hotel such as the Mansion House Garage at 200 N. Fourth Street.

Downtown Parking

Visitors who chose to drive their own vehicles will find no shortage of parking in downtown St. Louis. 46,000 spaces are available in high rise garages and on surface lots throughout downtown. Additionally, 2,700 smart metered curbside parking spaces are available on the streets.

St. Louis Preferred Parking

Visitors can find convenient preferred parking with a mobile website listing parking options around Downtown St. Louis or by looking for a white “P” in a blue circle. 

Preferred Parking providers have uniform credit card payment options, security, accessible spots, identifiable signage, and wayfinding to make parking safe, affordable, and convenient. Look for a white “P” in in blue circle or go to the mobile website to find Preferred Parking garages and lots.