Maps, Directions and Parking

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Public Transportation

Metrolink, St. Louis’ light rail commuter train system, has two stops on the Danforth Campus: Skinker station, located at the northeast corner of Skinker Blvd. and Forest Park Parkway near One Brookings Drive, and University City-Big Bend station, located at the northwest corner of Big Bend Blvd. and Forest Park Parkway near the Village. The primary stop for the Medical Center is the Central West End station.

To reach the Danforth Campus from Lambert St. Louis Airport:

  • Board the light rail train headed toward the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station.
  • Exit at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station and board the next train headed for Shrewsbury.
  • Take this train either one or two stops to the Skinker station or the University City-Big Bend station.

To reach the Medical Center from Lambert St. Louis Airport:

  • Board the light rail headed toward the Forest Park-DeBalivere station.
  • Take this train to the Central West End station.

MetroBuses also stop outside Mallinckrodt Center on Forsyth and in various locations around the Medical Center. Please visit the Metro St. Louis website for the latest schedules and routes.


Driving to Washington University in St. Louis

When planning your route via online map services (Google Maps, etc.), choose your destination:

On the Danforth Campus

Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
Forest Park Parkway & Throop Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

On the Medical Center campus

Find your location on the map.

Google Maps

  • Search for “WUSTL” to route to Brookings Hall on the Danforth Campus.
  • Search for “WUSTL Knight Center” for the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center.
  • Search for “WUSM” to route to 660 S. Euclid at the Medical Center.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • One Brookings Drive -90.304077, 38.647947,0.
  • Danforth University Center -90.3060526,3 8.6464866,0

From Lambert St. Louis airport

  • Take I-70 east toward St. Louis.
  • Merge onto I-170 south via exit 238B, Clayton.
  • Merge onto Forest Park Parkway via exit 1E.
  • Turn right onto Big Bend Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Forsyth Blvd.

Heading west on US40/I-64 (from points east of campus, including Illinois)

  • Exit at Clayton/Skinker (34B).
  • Turn right onto Skinker Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Forsyth Blvd. after approximately 1 mile.

Heading east on I-44 (from points west of campus)

  • Exit at Jamison and turn left.
  • Turn left on Arsenal St. and proceed over the bridge.
  • Turn right on McCausland Ave.
  • McCausland Ave. becomes Skinker Blvd.
  • Turn left on Forsyth Blvd. after approximately 1 mile.

Heading north on I-55 (from points south of campus)

  • Take I-55 to I-270 west or north. Take I-44 east exit.
  • Exit at Jamison Ave. and turn left.
  • Turn left on Arsenal St. and proceed over the bridge.
  • Turn right on McCausland Ave. McCausland Ave. becomes Skinker Blvd.
  • Turn left on Forsyth Blvd. after approximately 1 mile.

Heading south on I-70/I-55 (from points north of campus)

  • Merge onto I-70 via the left-hand ramp toward St. Louis.
  • Merge onto I-170 south via exit 238B, Clayton.
  • Merge onto Forest Park Parkway via exit 1E.
  • Turn right onto Big Bend Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Forsyth Blvd.

Parking

Visitors are encouraged to use the visitor parking options provided by Washington University Parking & Transportation Services. All visitor parking is indicated in purple on the Danforth Campus parking map (PDF).

University departments or activity sponsors may make parking arrangements for campus guests in advance of their visits.

See parking and transportation information for the Medical Center.