Visitor Information

Traveling to WashU

Washington University’s Danforth Campus is centrally located in the St. Louis metropolitan area and is readily accessible from the major highways.

PLEASE NOTE: There is construction on campus that is blocking Hoyt Drive from connecting to Throop Drive.

For mapping your destination (not for mail or package delivery), use the following address:

6540 Snow Way
Saint Louis, MO 63130

The chemistry complex of buildings (Louderman Hall, McMillen Laboratory building, Laboratory Sciences Building, Radiochemistry Building, Bryan Hall, and Cyclotron Building) can be found on the Danforth Campus map.

 

Flying to St. Louis

  • Rent a car: Please follow driving directions below.
  • Take a taxi: Cab fare is $25-$30 each way.
  • Ride the MetroLink (commuter railway). The trip to the Danforth Campus will take approximately 30-40 minutes and cost approximately $4. 
    • Board the train at either the Lambert Airport Main Station or the Lambert Airport East Station (trains leaving the airport travel in only one direction).
    • Exit the train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station. Cross the platform and wait for the next westbound train going to Shrewsbury I-44. Board that train and take it one stop to the Skinker Station. This station is at the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway (see map).
    • Exit the train and take the steps or elevator up one flight, then take the underground bridge across the tracks.
    • Walk up the ramp, then take the steps or ramp to ground level. You will see Brookings Hall southwest of the station.
    • The Chemistry complex of buildings (Louderman Hall, McMillen Laboratory building, Laboratory Sciences Building, Radiochemistry Building, Bryan Hall, and Cyclotron Building) can be found on the campus map at the link above.

 

Driving Directions

From Downtown St. Louis (East)

  • Take Interstate 64/ Highway 40 west to the Skinker exit.
  • At the top of the ramp, turn right onto Skinker.
  • Turn left onto Forest Park Parkway.  
  • Turn left onto Throop (you will pass Hoyt Drive).  
  • Turn left at the first stop sign (Throop).  
  • Turn left into Millbrook garage for visitor parking.
  •  McMillen Laboratory Building (and other Chemistry buildings) are located to the east/south-east of the parking garage.From the West or South (via US Interstates 44 East or 55 North)
  • Take Interstate 64 / Highway 40 east to the Brentwood exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Follow Brentwood to Clayton Road.
  • Turn right onto Clayton.
  • Turn left onto Big Bend.
  • At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Forest Park Parkway.
  • At the first stop light turn right onto Throop Drive.
  • Turn left at the first stop sign (Throop) and turn left into Millbrook garage for visitor parking.
  • Laboratory Building (and other Chemistry buildings) are located to the east/south-east of the parking garage.

 

From the West or South (via US Interstates 44 East or 55 North)

  • Take Interstate 64 / Highway 40 east to the Brentwood exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Follow Brentwood to Clayton Road.  Turn right onto Clayton.
  • Turn left onto Big Bend.
  • At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Forest Park Parkway
  • At the first stop light turn right onto Throop Drive.  Turn left at the first stop sign (Throop) and turn left into Millbrook garage for visitor parking.
  • Laboratory Building (and other Chemistry buildings) are located to the east/south-east of the parking garage. 

 

From Lambert International Airport (West)

  • Exit the airport on Interstate 70 east.
  • Turn south on Interstate 170 and proceed to the Forest Park Parkway exit.
  • Take Forest Park Parkway past Big Bend Blvd. and make first right onto Throop Drive.
  • Turn left at the first stop sign (Throop) and turn left into Millbrook garage for visitor parking.
  • McMillen Laboratory Building (and other Chemistry buildings) are located to the east/south-east of the parking garage.

Parking

Information on visitor parking, including a campus parking map, can be obtained via WashU's office of Parking & Transportation Services. The closest parking to chemistry is in the Millbrook parking garage. Visitor parking is clearly marked. Metered or other visitor parking is available in other locations.

Parking & Transportation Services