SLU offers students a variety of free transportation options for getting around campus. Each weekday, a shuttle runs around the perimeter of the main campus, between the main and medical campus, and to the flight field in Cahokia, Ill. Although they run continuously throughout the day, using the shuttles does add a significant amount of transportation and waiting time, so many students prefer to drive their cars. On Saturdays, a shuttle runs from campus to key locations for students, such as St. Louis Public Library (in the Central West End shopping district), Target, Walmart, Schnucks (grocery store), Bed Bath & Beyond, and the St. Louis Galleria (mall and movie theater). Every night, the Department of Public Safety offers SLU Ride, a free van service that transports students in between campuses and from an on-campus location to a location within one block of campus. DPS also offers free student walking or driving escorts when SLU Ride is not in service.
Public buses run routes around campus, but they are not widely used by students. The MetroLink is a light-rail system with a station located a block off the main campus. The MetroLink has several stops near downtown locations, as well as popular locations west of campus, including Forest Park, the Loop, Central West End, and the Galleria. MetroLink also has stops at the Greyhound and Amtrak stations, as well as the airport. Taxis are easily accessible, and there are a variety of bars within a 10-minute cab ride.