Saint Louis University offers numerous options in traveling to and around campus.
Below is a brief overview of transportation options available through SLU
Billiken Shuttle Service
The Billiken Shuttle Service is available for faculty, staff, students and SLU visitors and provides transportation around campus in a safe and time-efficient way.
There are five shuttle routes that run during the academic year:
- Grand Shuttle
- From Busch Student Center to Salus Center
- Billiken Loop
- Loops around Laclede Avenue and Lindell Boulevard
- Express Shuttle
- From the Busch Student Center to Allied Health Building
- Recreation Stadium Shuttle
- From the Busch Student Center to the Recreation Stadium to Crave and back to Busch Student Center
- Parks CAS Shuttle
- Parks CAS Shuttle provides faculty, staff and students with van transportation service to and from SLU and the Parks Center for Aviation Sciences in Cahokia, Ill. For more information and the complete shuttle schedule click here.
Shuttles are clearly marked with SLU graphics.
For the complete SLU shuttle schedule and routes, visit the shuttle page.
SLU RIDE Program
During the summer months, the Billiken shuttles do not operate. Instead, the SLU RIDE program offers on-demand van transportation to various locations on campus as well as designated scheduled morning and evening stops at the MetroLink stop on Grand. All SLU RIDE vehicles are clearly marked as University vehicles.
During the academic year, the SLU RIDE program is available to provide escorts around campus when the shuttle isn't running, especially after dark. Depending on availability and destination, a van, golf cart or walking escort will be provided for those individuals traveling from one area of campus to another.
Call (314) 977-RIDE (7433) to arrange an escort or visit the SLU Ride page.
Of course, many faculty and staff will continue to drive to campus, and there are plenty of available parking options on campus. Costs vary by location. For more detailed information regarding parking permits and where to park, call parking and card services at (314) 977-2957 or visit the parking and card services' page.
SLU also has partnered with a number of organizations to provide transportation services to the SLU community. Below is a brief overview of those options and links to their Web sites:
RideFinders, the St. Louis regional rideshare program, provides people with the resources and connections to carpooling. The process is simple and easy. Register through their online program to either find a match or add members to your already existing carpool. RideFinders provides a free ride matching service to help commuters carpool to work.
The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program
RideFinders Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program guarantees peace of mind for registered carpool participants by providing them with up to six, free taxi rides a year if they have to work late or leave work early for an emergency. Please note that there are distance restrictions, and be sure to ask about them.
Carpool participants can use the GRH Program to travel from work to home or a daycare facility, hospital or healthcare provider due to overtime, car trouble, sudden personal family illness or emergency, daycare early release or unanticipated absence of the carpool driver. GRH vouchers are only available at the parking and card services office in DuBourg Hall, Room 33.
For more information on RideFinders, visit www.ridefinders.org or call 1-800- VIP-RIDE (800-847-7433)
Trailnet provides biking, hiking, walking and conservation events and community education to diverse groups of people looking to lead healthier and more active lives. Hallmark programs include the Bicycle Fun Club, Safe Routes to School and Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Metro operates the St. Louis metropolitan region's public transportation system and includes MetroBus, MetroLink, and Metro Call-A-Ride. MetroLink is the light rail transit system; MetroBus is the public bus transportation system; and Metro Call-A Ride is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules.
Metro Discounted Passes
In 2006, SLU launched a new program to help University employees save on the cost of monthly transit passes from Metro. Full-time employees can purchase the passes on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction through Metro's "Partial Expense Reduction for Commuters Transit Benefit Program," or PERC. Sign up for the passes that provide transportation for the MetroLink/MetroBus at one of the SLU Parking and Card Services office locations.
Full-time student semester passes are also available for purchase at parking and card services at a disounted student rate.
Metro Transportation Options
There is a MetroLink station located along Grand Boulevard between Chouteau Avenue and Highway 40. It is a few blocks away from either end of campus. THIS STATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. For schedule and information about this station please visit metro's page.
The University offers transportation to campus locations from the stop using the Grand Shuttle. Light rail riders also can take a MetroBus to arrive on campus. Buses No. 13 and No. 70 stop northbound at Grand Boulevard and Laclede Avenue and southbound near the School of Medicine and SLU Hospital
Confused on how to get from home to SLU using Metro?
- Find your best route from home to the University, and plan your trip by visiting Metro's online Trip Finder.
- How to take MetroLink to SLU after arriving at the Metro Station