Metro St. Louis provides transportation around the St. Louis region by bus, MetroLink light rail and special services for registered ADA-eligible customers.
WashU employees and students are eligible for a U-Pass, which allows individuals to ride the MetroLink and Metro buses for free.
There are MetroLink stations and MetroBus stops on and within close walking distance to Danforth Campus as well as near North Campus, West Campus and Medical School Campus.
A current U-Pass and WashU ID, or payment of applicable fares, are required to ride all Metro St. Louis transit services.
Metro Bus Routes Serving the WashU Area
- The #1 Gold Line serves the Danforth Campus, the Medical Campus, West Campus and downtown Clayton.
- The #2 Red Line serves the Danforth Campus, North Campus, the St. Louis Galleria, the Schnucks grocery stores on Clayton Road and Olive, the DeMun area, Brentwood Square and Maplewood Commons.
- The Green Line serves the Danforth Campus, The Village, Lewis Center, Greenway Apartments, the 560 Trinity building, WashU Lofts Apartments and the Big Bend Metro station.
MetroLink is a light-rail system that runs from the Shiloh-Scott station in Illinois to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Shrewsbury in Missouri. It provides a car-free way for the WashU community to travel to popular downtown St. Louis locations and the airport.
Getting to MetroLink Stations
The university provides the Danforth Campus Circulator shuttle that provides shuttle service from the MetroLink stations at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway, and Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway to various locations around the Danforth Campus and the South 40.
Metro Park & Ride
If you don’t live close to a bus stop, you can park for free at a Metro Park & Ride to take a MetroBus or MetroLink directly to campus. Many Park & Rides are located at MetroLink stations that enable you to take a train directly to a MetroLink station on or very near our campuses, including two MetroLink stations on Danforth Campus, one within a few minute walk to both North Campus and West Campus and one on the Medical Campus.
To learn more about Metro Park & Rides and view a map of all locations, please visit Metro’s website.