Below are directions to Washington University in Saint Louis.
From the airport, Lambert St. Louis (Airport Code: STL)
Driving from the airport
MetroLink (commuter train)
Metrolink, St. Louis' light rail commuter train system, has two stops on the Danforth Campus: Skinker station, located at the north-east corner of Skinker and Forest Park Parkway near One Brookings Drive, and University City-Big Bend station, located at the north-west corner of Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway near the Village.
To reach these from Lambert St. Louis Airport:
When planning your route via online map services (Google Maps, etc.), choose your destination on the Danforth Campus:
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
Forest Park Parkway & Throop Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Drivers with GPS devices can enter these coordinates into their devices for detailed directions to campus from their current locations.
From Lambert St. Louis airport
Heading west on US40/I-64 (from points east of campus, including Illinois)
Heading east on I-44 (from points west of campus)
Heading north on I-55 (from points south of campus)
Heading south on I-70/I-55 (from points north of campus)
University departments or activity sponsors may make parking arrangements for campus guests in advance of their visit. Members of the university community are encouraged to call Parking Services at (314) 935-5601 so that our staff may assist you in planning your parking and/or transportation for special events and invited guests.
Visitor meters are are located in a variety of locations on the Danforth Campus. The cost is 25 cents for 15 minutes (with a maximum of two hours). The enforcement schedule and time limits are indicated on each meter. Many of the parking meters on the Danforth Campus are double-sided, which means that one parking meter accepts coins and marks time for two separate parking spaces. If you are parking at one of these two-sided meters, please make certain that you select the appropriate space after inserting your coins. Visitor parking meters are designated as purple on the campus parking map.
Visitor parking is conveniently located in the Danforth University Center Garage. The charge is $1.00 per hour, with a maximum charge of $5.00 for the day. Payment will be required upon exiting the garage; cash and credit cards are accepted.
Pay and Display
Visitor parking is available in the lot east of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Display receipt on vehicle dashboard as proof of payment. The cost for parking in this area is $1.00 per hour. The enforcement schedule and time limits are indicated in the parking lot.
Visitors to campus may purchase monthly or daily parking permits, which allow for parking in most yellow zones. Daily parking permits are $5.00, and are available at the Office of Parking Services or at the Campus Bookstore. Please note that daily permits are not valid in the Danforth University Center Garage. Monthly permits are $100.00 and may be purchased only from the Office of Parking Services.
Visitors who will be parking on campus during weekends (from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday) are permitted to park in yellow zones without displaying a parking permit (with the exception of the Danforth University Center Garage).