2015 BGCI Congress Travel & Transportation

On behalf of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Botanic Gardens Conservation International, we are looking forward to welcoming you to St. Louis in April 2015!


Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. Photo courtesy Explore St. Louis.

Weather
In April, weather in St. Louis could be snowy, rainy, hot, or cold. Nature keeps us guessing. Check the updated local forecast.

Dress Code
Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.

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Airport Travel & Transportation

Airport Information

St. Louis is served by the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), located approximately 10 miles from downtown St. Louis.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
10701 Lambert International Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63145-0212
www.flystl.com
(314) 426-8000

Driving directions from the airport to the Congress host hotel, the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, can be found on the hotel’s website.

Airport Transportation Options

MetroLink is the recommended method of transportation for Congress attendees. The St. Louis MetroLink light rail system provides service from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to downtown St. Louis. Trains leave approximately every 20 minutes. The 8th and Pine Station is the closest to the Hilton, located approximately four blocks away. The MetroLink fare is $4. For more information, visit www.metrostlouis.org.

Shuttle Service
Go Best Express Shuttle provides service to the Hilton from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Shared ride shuttles leave Lambert approximately every 15 to 30 minutes between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and begin servicing routes to the airport at 4 a.m. Shuttles outside these hours require reservations. Please check for availability. Shuttles to the airport require reservations: 1-877-STL-GOVAN (1-877-785-4682). Customer Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day. For more information or to book online, visit www.gobestexpress.com.

Taxi Service
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport works with the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $3 per pickup. ADA accessible taxis are available through the following companies:

Rental Cars
Rental car counters are located in the lower level of Terminal 1 (Alamo, Avis, Budget and Enterprise).

 

Transportation Options Downtown

Discounted Parking for Host Hotel Guests
Those who are driving in and staying at the Congress's official host hotel, the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, can use the self-park garage directly across from the hotel: Stadium East Parking, 200 S. Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.

  • Self-parking: $10 per day, with in and out privileges
  • Valet parking: $18 per day, with in and out privileges
Botanic Gardens Conservation International, the world’s greatest force for plant conservation is co-organizing its 9th Education Congress in partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden.
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2015 BGCI Education Conference Logo
April 26–May 1, 2015
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri