Directions to Campuses

Below are directions to Washington University in Saint Louis.

  • Danforth Campus is located at One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.
  • Medical Center visitors, please visit the Washington University School of Medicine.
  • North Campus is located at 700 Rosedale Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112.
  • West Campus is located at 7425 Forsyth Blvd. St. Louis, 63105.
  • The Danforth University Center is located at 6475 Forsyth Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130.

Danforth Campus Directions

From the airport, Lambert St. Louis (Airport Code: STL)
Driving from the 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.

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:

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

MetroBuses also stop outside Malinckrodt Center on Forsyth. 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 (WUSTL)
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

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

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

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Drivers with GPS devices can enter these coordinates into their devices for detailed directions to campus from their current locations.

  • 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 and proceed over the bridge.
  • Turn right on McCausland.
  • McCausland becomes Skinker Blvd.
  • Turn left on Forsyth 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 and turn left.
  • Turn left on Arsenal and proceed over the bridge.
  • Turn right on McCausland. McCausland becomes Skinker Blvd.
  • Turn left on Forsyth 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 meters located on campus or park in designated visitor parking lots. All visitor parking is indicated in purple on the Danforth Campus parking map.

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.

Meters
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.

Hourly Parking
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.

Day Passes
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.

Weekend Parking
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).

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