Passengers enjoy a view of the Garden's Central Axis pools from aboard the Garden's eco-shuttle tram

Rest your feet, relax and enjoy the sights —experience the Missouri Botanical Garden on our tram! Rides provide an excellent opportunity to learn about our displays, buildings, and gardens to explore during your visit.

Contact for questions regarding daily operations.


Trams run continuously from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. with stops at the Central Axis, William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, Japanese Garden, and Tower Grove House. View Garden map for location information

Trams do not operate during severe weather and cannot be guaranteed on days preceding, during, and after special events. Operations are subject to cancellation without notice. 

Daily tram operations cease for the season on October 30, 2022.


  • $5 for Adults and Children (age 3-12)
  • Free for Infants (age 2 and under) when seated on a lap
  • Free for Garden members at the Friends and Family level and above 

Tram passes are valid for the entire day of purchase, subject to available capacity.   

Purchase Information

Purchase tickets upon boarding. Cash not accepted; credit card transactions only.

Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Private Rides and Rentals

Contact Group Sales for information on reserving private shuttles.


The Garden tram system can accommodate one visitor using a wheelchair or power chair at a time up to the loading ramp's 800-Lb limit. The tram cannot accommodate motorized scooters; visitors may opt to check motorized equipment at the Visitor Center before transferring to a complimentary wheelchair. 

In addition, individual motorized scooters are available to rent at the Visitor Center for a $30 fee. 

The Garden tram can accommodate visitors using wheelchairs or power chairs up to the 800-Lb loading ramp limit.

Garden visitors can rent individual motorized vehicles for exploring grounds. Note: the Garden tram does not accommodate these vehicles.

Learn more about the Garden during your ride or before your visit with our MyGuide self-guided digital tours. 

No Tram Service August 30 Through September 6

Due to Japanese Festival setup and removal, trams will not operate from Tuesday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 6.