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Alton to St. Louis drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Alton to St. Louis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Alton to St. Louis. If you're planning a road trip to St. Louis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Alton
drive for about 23 minutes

11:23 am  Days Inn Pontoon Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 13 minutes

12:36 pm  Collinsville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

1:46 pm  Fairmont City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

2:57 pm  East Saint Louis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

4:06 pm  arrive in St. Louis
stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

driving ≈ 1 hour


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Alton, Illinois.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Days Inn Pontoon Beach
Collinsville
Fairmont City
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Busch Stadium  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Anheuser-Busch, Inc  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Fairmont City:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Gus' Pretzels
        Hodak's Restaurant & Bar
        Six Row Brewing Company
        The Shaved Duck
    hotels around Fairmont City:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
East Saint Louis  (3 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Busch Stadium  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around East Saint Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Fitz's
        Seoul Taco
    hotels around East Saint Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about East Saint Louis:
        What's the best neighborhood in East Saint Louis for a first time visitor?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Saint Louis, Missouri.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in St. Louis?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in St. Louis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Lemp Mansion  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in St. Louis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pappy's Smokehouse, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ted Drewes  (4 mentions)
Pastaria  (2 mentions)
Companion  (2 mentions)

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What are some things to do in St. Louis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Forest Park  (10 mentions)
St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
City Museum  (5 mentions)
Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about St. Louis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Good St. Louis dines?  (6 answers)

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Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?  (5 answers)

profile  Shelby from Scottsdale asked:
Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?  (5 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a St. Louis to Alton drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Alton to St. Louis. Or get a full Alton to St. Louis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Alton well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Alton!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 25 miles
driving time of 34 minutes
3 East Saint Louis travel answers
61 St. Louis travel answers





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