Travel & Transportation

Different Methods, One Destination

Explore transportation options, find directions, and plan your route.


Directions from the Airport

St. Louis Lambert International Airport is the Local airport

From I-170E (or Lambert International Airport)

Take Exit 238A for I-170 South to Exit 1E for Forest Park Parkway exit

Go east on Forest Park Parkway through Clayton, past Big Bend Boulevard to Throop Drive (first stoplight after Big Bend)

Turn right (South) onto Throop Drive. Approximately 15 minutes


We recommend you use Throop Drive and Snow Way, Washington University for GPS directions.

By Taxi

Cab fare is approximately $30 each way. Uber and Lyft Ridesharing apps are approximately $25.00 each way. 

By MetroLink

You can take the light-rail system to the University City/Big Bend Station. After exiting the train, take the elevator or stairs to the street level. Washington University’s Danforth campus is on the Southeast corner (Big Bend and Forest Park Parkway).

The Charles F. Knight Center is located on the north side of the Danforth Campus at the intersection fo Throop Drive and Snow Way, directly across from the Milbrook Garage.


Visitor parking is available on the fourth level of Millbrook Garage. Pull a ticket at the gate when you enter. Parking rates are per hour and you pay as you exit. If you are a guest at an event, special rates or validations may be provided. Please check with your host. 

Parking is free weekdays between 5 pm and 7 am and on weekends.