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 amazing offers and promotions for guests that use sustainable transport - including 33% off Zoo entry.

Use the TravelWest journey planner to see the options available, or view our offers and information by clicking the tabs below.

If you do decide 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 Bus
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By Car
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By Bicycle
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Car Hire

Travelling by bus

The First Bus number 8 runs between Temple Meads Station, the city centre and the Zoo. View timetable >

The Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park and Ride, seven days a week. View timetable >

You can also call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for more details on bus services in Bristol. 

Offers: 

33% off entry -

As part of Bristol Zoo’s vision ‘a sustainable future for wildlife and people’, we would like to reward our guests for arriving at Bristol Zoo via a sustainable transport option. Simply show your completed voucher (download here) and proof of travel in order to take advantage of this amazing offer! Your bus ticket needs to be valid for the same day as your visit to Bristol Zoo in order for the discount to apply.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. (We will refund 33% of your online ticket price with proof of sustainable travel, gate tickets will be automatically discounted).

 

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 a 33% discount on Zoo admission. Ask our staff for details.

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 you can save 33% on your admission tickets by travelling to the Zoo via public transport? Take a look around this page to see you transport options and details about how you can take advantage of our fantastic travel offers.

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.

Offers:

Non-member offer -
 
Cycle to the Zoo when you next visit and present proof of cycling (e.g. a helmet) and fully completed voucher (download here) and receive 33% off Zoo entry. 
 
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. (We will refund 33% of your online ticket price with proof of sustainable travel, gate tickets will be automatically discounted).
 

Members offer - 

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!

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

The Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park & Ride, seven days a week. It's an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus to the Zoo. The Portway Park & Ride offers fully wheelchair accessible services. The bus service 505 starts its service at Long Ashton Park & Ride and goes to Clifton, Bristol Zoo and Southmead Hospital. Find out more >>

Offer: 

33% off entry -

As part of Bristol Zoo’s vision ‘a sustainable future for wildlife and people’, we would like to reward our guests for arriving at Bristol Zoo via a sustainable transport option. Your bus ticket needs to be valid for the same day as your visit to Bristol Zoo in order for the discount to apply. Simply show your completed voucher (download here) and proof of travel in order to get this amazing offer! 

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. (We will refund 33% of your online ticket price with proof of sustainable travel, gate tickets will be automatically discounted).

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. Find out more >>

Alternatively call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950.

Offers:

33% off entry -

As part of Bristol Zoo’s vision ‘a sustainable future for wildlife and people’, we would like to reward our guests for arriving at Bristol Zoo via a sustainable transport option. Your train ticket needs to be valid for the same day as your visit to Bristol Zoo in order for the discount to apply. Simply show your completed voucher (download hereand proof of travel in order to get this amazing offer! 

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. (We will refund 33% of your online ticket price with proof of sustainable travel, gate tickets will be automatically discounted).

2 for 1 admission -

Travel by train with GWR and receive 2 for 1 admission at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Find out more >>

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.

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