Getting to Bristol Zoo

Getting here

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

We encourage all of our guests to use public transport when coming to the Zoo where possible. There are lots of different public transport options and there are also several offers and promotions for guests that use sustainable transport. 

If you plan to travel by car - we do have two car parks at the Zoo. There is a £3 (cash only) charge for parking and a £1 charge for members. There is also lots of on-street parking nearby and within walking distance of the Zoo, which is free on weekends and Bank holidays.

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By Car
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By Bicycle
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Park & Ride
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By Train
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Car Hire

Travelling by bus

The First Bus 8 bus services run between Temple Meads Station, the city centre and the Zoo. Click here for the timetable.

You can also call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for more details on bus services in Bristol. 

Offer: 

Pick up a Zoo Safari ticket on the 8 First Bus in Bristol and get discounted bus travel and Zoo entry. This applies to adult and child tickets only. Click here for more information or call First Bus Bristol on 0845 606 4446.

Bristol Insight run an open-top bus service which tours the city. They normally run every 90 minutes, which increases to every 30 minutes during school summer holidays and at weekends. You can get discounts for the Zoo on the bus.

Travelling by car

If you plan to travel by car - we do have two car parks at the Zoo. There is a £3 (cash only) charge for parking and a £1 charge for members. 

On-street parking is also available on surrounding streets, as short walk from the entrance of the Zoo. These streets are within a residents' parking scheme area. Charges apply Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Free on evenings, weekends and Bank holidays.

We also have electric charge points so that guests and members of the public can charge their electric car. 

Directions:

At junction 18 of the M5, exit toward A4/A403/Bristol/Avonmouth/Docks. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Portway/A4 heading to City Centre/Bristol/A38. Sharp left onto Portway/A4176 (Bridge Valley Road). Continue to follow A4176. Bristol Zoo is located on your right hand side at the top of Bridge Valley Road.

Did you know that if you use the Long Ashton Park & Ride service you can save £3 per person? Find out more.

Travelling to us by bicycle?

If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, we have plenty of cycle racks available to keep your bike safe while you enjoy the Zoo.

You can find more information on cycling and route planning please see the links below:

Better by bike
Sustrans

We have a new cycling initiative for both members and non members.

Member offer - 

If you are a member of the Zoo, collect a cycling stamp card when you next visit and present proof of cycling (e.g. a helmet) to receive one stamp. Collect five stamps and receive a £5 discount off your next membership renewal! Members can pick up a card at the admissions desk. Good for the environment and good for you!

Non members offer -

Cycle to the Zoo when you next visit and present proof of cycling (e.g. a helmet) to receive a 20% discount off your ticket price.

Park, ride and chill – get here and back the easy way & save £3 per person!

Long Ashton Park & Ride: the Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park and Ride, seven days a week. Save £3 by using this Park & Ride service - hop on the bus & pay your fare as normal, show us your Park & Ride ticket when you arrive at the Zoo and we will deduct £3 from your Zoo ticket price. 

Click here for more information on Park & Ride services

Travelling by train

There’s a local train service to Clifton Down Station (a ten-minute walk to the Zoo). Or, from Bristol Temple Meads Station, take the number 8 bus service to the Zoo’s main entrance.

For more information on travelling by train please click here. Or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

Offers:

You can buy a joint ticket with discounted travel and Zoo entry. This applies to adult and child tickets only. For more information on this offer please click here.

Travel by train with GWR and receive 2 for 1 admission at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Click here for more information.

Need a hire car?

Bristol Zoo is proud to partner with Enterprise Car Club

Sometimes you need a car when you don't have a car. Enterprise Car Club gives you access to 950+ vehicles nationwide, available 24/7/365. Available to reserve online and through an iOS app, Enterprise Car Club have a vehicle to suit every journey - making them the perfect travelling companion to get you to Bristol Zoo. Click here to join now.

Click here to book

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