Metro St. Louis provides transportation around the St. Louis region by bus, MetroLink light rail and special services for registered ADA-eligible customers.
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.
Important: A new temporary stop is available just east of Hoyt for buses heading westbound on Forsyth. This stop will be temporary until a permanent stop is placed on Forsyth in front of the Steinberg Hall circle drive later this fall. For Metro buses heading eastbound on Forsyth, the new stop will be located in front of Hillel.
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.