Getting to Bristol Zoo

Getting here

We encourage all of our guests to use public transport when coming to the Zoo. There are lots of different public transport options and there are also several offers and promotions for guests that use sustainable transport - such as a FREE park and ride. We also have electric charge points so that guests and members of the public can charge their electric car. We 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 which is free on weekends and Bank holidays.

Please note: There will be some closures on the M32 between junctions 1 and 3 from 8pm on Friday 10 June until 6am on Monday 13 June. The closures will allow a new bridge to be put in place over the motorway for the MetroBus bus-only junction and are required to carry out this work safely.

Our full address is: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

Park, ride and chill – get here and back the easy way.

Long Ashton Park & Ride: the Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park and Ride, seven days a week. 

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Portway Park & Ride: the Wessex Bristol 901 Portway Park & Ride service runs from the Bristol Portway to Bristol Zoo and Clifton Village. On weekends and after 10am on weekdays. 

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Bristol City Council have confirmed that they have been given permission by the traffic commissioner to operate the Sunday and Bank holiday Park and Ride at the May half term. This means that a Park and Ride service from the Portway Park and Ride will operate on Sunday 29th, Monday 30th May and Sunday 5th June. 

Travelling by bus

Pick up a Zoo Safari ticket on the 8 or 9 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.

The First Bus 8 and 9 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. 

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 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.

We have a new cycling initative 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.

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

http://www.betterbybike.info/

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Travelling by train

You can buy a joint ticket with discounted travel and Zoo entry. This applies to adult and child tickets only. 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 8 or 9 bus service to the Zoo’s main entrance. For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

For more information on this offer please click here.

For more information on travelling by train please click here.

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

General travel

The Travel West website allows you to plan a journey by all modes of transport. Click here for more information.

Travel by car 

We have two car parks at the Zoo. There is a £3 charge for parking and a £1 charge for members. There is also lots of on-street parking which is free on weekends and Bank holidays.

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) - Please note that Bridge Valley Road will be closed on Sunday 16 June, please use alternate directions below on this day. Continue to follow A4176. Bristol Zoo is located on your right hand side at the top of Bridge Valley Road.

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