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Our address

Bristol Zoo Project,
Blackhorse Hill,
BS10 7TP

Getting here

Find the best walking, cycling or public transport options for your journey using the TravelWest Journey Planner.

Download this map.

More details for finding us by bike, bus, and car are available below.

Travelling by bike

Bristol Zoo Project is just a short detour from national cycle route 4.

If you’re planning to cycle, we have plenty of cycle racks available at the entrance (next to the Bristol Zoo Project sign).

Bristol Zoo Project is also a location for a local council funded scheme to help keep you on your bike. Across South Gloucestershire there is a network of Emergency Bike/Cycle Repair Kits available to the general public. The locations of these are shown on a map available here.

The kits contain lots of useful items including a pump, tyre patch kits, tyre levers, lights, and valves for cyclists to borrow or take.

Our kit is stored at Admissions and is available for visitors, and passers-by, to use free-of-charge – please just ask a member of the team!

You can find more information on cycling and route planning via the links below.

Travelling by bus

Please check the websites of transport providers directly for the most up-to-date information, as these are run by external companies!

Useful information

Public Transport Guide for Greater Bristol

Bus Routes Map for Greater Bristol


The new on-demand bus service, launched in April 2023, runs without a fixed timetable or route. Book through a mobile app, website or by phone.

Please go to the Travel West website for details.

Stagecoach: Route 12

The number 12 bus stops at Blackhorse Hill and Easter Compton Golf Club, which are both just a couple of minutes' walk from the entrance.

View timetable info on the Stagecoach website.

First Bus: Services 1 and 2

Visitors can catch the number 1 and 2 buses from Central Bristol to Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway.

View timetable info on the First Bus website.

From the bus stop, it is then a short 10 to 15-minute walk on a pedestrian route to the entrance of Bristol Zoo Project.

T7 Bristol to Magor Service (via Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol Zoo Project)

This provides a service between Kingsdown/Stokes Croft and Cribbs Causeway with stops at Clifton Down Station. The bus stops at Queen’s Road, Blackboy Hill in Redland, and Lampeter Road in Westbury-on-Trym. For those travelling from Wales to Cribbs Causeway and Bristol, there are stops in Magor and Chepstow.

Travelling by car

Heading north on M5

  1. Exit motorway at Junction 17.

  2. At the roundabout, take your first left, signposted B4055.

  3. Continue on the B4055 for 150 metres. The Bristol Zoo Project entrance is on your left.

Heading south on M5

  1. Exit motorway at Junction 17. There are two filter lanes on the right. Stay in the left-hand side lane, signposted B4055.

  2. At the roundabout, take the third exit, signposted B4055.

  3. Continue on the B4055 for 150 metres. The Bristol Zoo Project entrance is on your left.

From the Mall South Car Park at Cribbs Causeway

  1. Head southeast.

  2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit.

  3. Turn left towards Merlin Road.

  4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Merlin Road

  5. Turn right onto Cribbs Causeway/A4018.

  6. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Cribbs Causeway/B4055. Continue to follow B4055.

  7. Take the first left to Bristol Zoo Project.

Parking at Bristol Zoo Project

Parking is free of charge but we advise booking your admission ticket in advance during peak periods to avoid disappointment.

We have two coach parking spaces, which are strictly limited and must be pre-booked. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Book your tickets