Shopping Trips

We understand that it is difficult to get around town when you do not have transportation. The MCISA provides transportation to international students through scheduled shopping trips. Students are asked to use our online sign up form to request transportation assistance for shopping trips. Trips are scheduled to serve groups of students who are available at mutually convenient times.

Public Transportation

We encourage our students to get out and explore St. Louis during their studies.

Metro St. Louis provides bus and light rail service for the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Webster University offers free public transportation for Webster students, faculty and staff through a partnership with Metro Transit in St. Louis. Learn more.

We encourage our students to get out and explore St. Louis during their studies.

6.2 UPass Instructions

Explore the area for FREE by using your UPass for Metro.


Take a few minutes to use Google Transit to map out a route from Webster University to some popular local destinations:

  1. Go to Google Transit
  2. Enter your starting destination (Use Webster University’s address 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119 as an example.)
  3. Enter your ending destination (Choose from the list below or search for something else!)
  4. Select “Any transit mode” if you want to search both bus and train schedules
  5. Select “Best route” or change it to “Less Walking” or “Fewer Transfers” 
  6. Select “Get Directions”
6.2 Google Transit

Examples of local destinations:

  • The St. Louis Arch 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • City Museum 750 North 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • Global Foods Market 421 N Kirkwood Rd, St Louis, MO 63122
  • Galleria Shopping Mall 1155 Saint Louis Galleria St. Louis, Missouri 63117
  • Schnucks Grocery Store 8650 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves, MO 63119
  • WalMart Supercenter 1900 Maplewood Commons Dr Maplewood, MO 63143
  • IKEA 3960 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

You can also search by departure time or arrival time – this feature can be very helpful because the buses in St. Louis tend to run about every hour. 

6.2 Google Transit2

As you can see from the example image above, if I left campus at 11:58AM on July 9th, I could take the 56 Bus from directly in front of Webster Hall heading westbound and arrive at Global Foods Market in 20 minutes time. (By the way, Global Foods is one of the best international markets in our local area to find foods you might like from home! There is nothing better than finding your favorite snack or tea and sharing it with your new American friends!!)

Commuter Resources

Many Webster University students commute to campus. Please visit the Commuter Resources website for up to date information on the Commuter Council and many resources.