St. Louis Metro Transit

Metro Transit 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 St. Louis Metro transit services.

Metro Bus Routes Serving the WashU Area

  • The Gold Line serves the Danforth Campus, the Medical Campus, West Campus and downtown Clayton.
  • The 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.

Schedule and route information for all Metro bus lines


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.

Find out how to get your U-Pass, which allows you to ride for free on the MetroLink and Metro buses.

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.

Safety on Metro Transit

The Washington University Police Department provides tips for safe transit off campus. Metro Transit St. Louis also provides helpful safety tips.