Travel & Accommodations

Travel to St. Louis

St. Louis is easily accessible by most major airlines and Amtrak.

The St. Louis airport (STL) is located about fifteen miles (thirty-minute drive) from downtown.
St. Louis is on Amtrak’s ( Illinois Service, Missouri River Runner and Texas Eagle routes. The Amtrak station is located in downtown St. Louis, about 1.2 miles from the convention center.
The assembly will provide shuttle service between the airport and the seven assembly hotels on the peak arrival days (Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15) and between the convention center and the airport on the peak departure date (Saturday, June 23).

For those arriving at other days/times, options include:

  • Metrolink – $4 one-way
  • GO BEST Express – $45 per person, round trip
  • Taxi – about $40 one-way between the airport and downtown.  Cabs are readily available at the airport and the Hyatt.

More information about these arrangements and options will be provided well in advance.

Commissioners, advisory delegates, and others whose GA expenses are covered by the Office of the General Assembly or the Presbyterian Mission Agency will receive an email with instructions and a link for booking airline reservations through Concur (an on-line booking tool) and Balboa, the assembly travel agency, so that the fare is charged to the appropriate GA budget. Please wait to receive this email to book travel. 

Assembly Accommodations

Rooms are blocked at seven hotels in downtown St Louis.

Discounted rates at these assembly hotels are available to all participants, including observers, who register in advance through the GA Meeting Service. For a reservation, complete your registration as early as possible, and not later than May 4. (Note that available rooms may sell out before this deadlinedo not delay.)

Reservations for rooms in these assembly hotels are made only through the G.A. registration process. Do not call the hotels for a reservation or book through their on-line reservation process.

Taxes totaling 17.429% are in addition to these rates listed below.

Hotel NameRate Per NightGuest Parking
(Daily Rate)
Courtyard Downtown/ Convention Center$169$30 (valet only)
Drury Inn Convention Center
(rate includes breakfast)
Embassy Suites Downtown
(rate includes breakfast)
$155$32 (valet only)
Hampton Inn Gateway Arch Downtown
(rate includes breakfast)
Hilton at the Ballpark$140$27
Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center$129$15
Marriott Grand$159$25


Parking is available at the each of the assembly hotels (see the hotel list for rates) and the convention center. Several parking facilities in downtown St. Louis offer lower rates.  Download a map and list here.