Getting to Bristol Zoo

Getting here

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA


We encourage  use of sustainable transport when coming to the Zoo where possible.

There are lots of different public transport options, please use the TravelWest journey planner to see the options available, and see the information below by clicking the tabs.

If you do decide to travel by car, we have two car parks at the Zoo. Please note parking is limited and we cannot guarantee you a space. There is a £4.50 charge for visitors and a £2.50 charge for Members. We operate a cash-free site, but payment by card is welcome. There is also limited on-street parking nearby and within walking distance of the Zoo, which is free on weekends and Bank holidays.

If you are planning to use one of our car parks, we ask that you respect the instructions of our parking team and pay attention to any signs indicating car park availability on the day of your visit. 



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

The Bristol Community Transport 505 service runs between Long Ashton Park and Ride and Southmead Hospital. View timetables >

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

Sustainable Transport Offer

As a conservation and education charity, we promote use of sustainable transport methods. If you travel to the Zoo using sustainable transport you will be entitled to a 33% discount off standard, full price admission tickets.

You are still required to pre-purchase and pre-book and will be required to show proof of sustainable travel at admissions on arrival to validate your ticket.

Proof required:

Bike – show us your cycle helmet on arrival.

Bus or train – show us your valid ticket on arrival (your bus or train ticket must be valid for travel on the same day as your booked timed ticket).

Please be aware that you will need proof of transport for ALL tickets purchased in order to redeem your ticket. For example if you intend to claim the sustainable transport discount for 4 people on arrival, then you need 4 valid bus tickets or 4 cycle helmets.

Failure to present valid proof on arrival at admissions will result in your tickets being invalid, no refunds for your part payment will be provided and you will be asked to leave.

To claim your sustainable transport discount, use the promo code TRAVELBZG33. on checkout. This discount cannot be claimed retrospectively, so please purchase your tickets carefully.

Travelling by car

If you do decide to travel by car, we have two car parks at the Zoo. Please note parking is limited and we cannot guarantee you a space.

There is a £4.50 charge for visitors and a £2.50 charge for Members*. There is also limited on-street parking nearby and within walking distance of the Zoo, which is free on weekends and Bank holidays.

Please note, we operate a cash-free site and payment must be made by credit or debit card. On the day of your visit, please follow signs indicating where parking is available. If our car parks are full, there is limited on-street pay and display car parking available in the streets around the Zoo, but please note restrictions apply and these are monitored by parking wardens. Charges apply Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. On-street parking in pay and display bays is free after 5pm and at weekends.

Please be aware that sometimes it will appear that spaces are available in our car parks when they are showing as full. This is because on busy days we occasionally reserve additional spaces specifically for blue badge holders. To find out more about sustainable transport options and incentives click here.

If you are planning to use one of our car parks, we ask that you respect the instructions of our parking team and pay attention to any signs indicating car park availability on the day of your visit.

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

Travelling from outside of Bristol? Travel the A4 Great West Road! The Great West Way links London and Bristol. It follows a 125-mile route based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England. Find out more here!

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.

Travelling to us by bicycle?

If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, we have plenty of cycle racks available.

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

Better by bike >

Sustrans >

Sustainable Transport Offer

As a conservation and education charity, we promote use of sustainable transport methods. If you travel to the Zoo using sustainable transport you will be entitled to a 33% discount off standard, full price admission tickets.

You are still required to pre-purchase and pre-book and will be required to show proof of sustainable travel at admissions on arrival to validate your ticket.

Proof required:

Bike – show us your cycle helmet on arrival.

Bus or train – show us your valid ticket on arrival (your bus or train ticket must be valid for travel on the same day as your booked timed ticket).

Please be aware that you will need proof of transport for ALL tickets purchased in order to redeem your ticket. For example if you intend to claim the sustainable transport discount for 4 people on arrival, then you need 4 valid bus tickets or 4 cycle helmets.

Failure to present valid proof on arrival at admissions will result in your tickets being invalid, no refunds for your part payment will be provided and you will be asked to leave.

To claim your sustainable transport discount, use the promo code TRAVELBZG33. on checkout. This discount cannot be claimed retrospectively, so please purchase your tickets carefully.

Park & Ride

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

The Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park & Ride. 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. Opening times and more information available here.

Sustainable Transport Offer

As a conservation and education charity, we promote use of sustainable transport methods. If you travel to the Zoo using sustainable transport you will be entitled to a 33% discount off standard, full price admission tickets.

You are still required to pre-purchase and pre-book and will be required to show proof of sustainable travel at admissions on arrival to validate your ticket.

Proof required:

Bike – show us your cycle helmet on arrival.

Bus or train – show us your valid ticket on arrival (your bus or train ticket must be valid for travel on the same day as your booked timed ticket).

Please be aware that you will need proof of transport for ALL tickets purchased in order to redeem your ticket. For example if you intend to claim the sustainable transport discount for 4 people on arrival, then you need 4 valid bus tickets or 4 cycle helmets.

Failure to present valid proof on arrival at admissions will result in your tickets being invalid, no refunds for your part payment will be provided and you will be asked to leave.

To claim your sustainable transport discount, use the promo code TRAVELBZG33. on checkout. This discount cannot be claimed retrospectively, so please purchase your tickets carefully.

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.

Travelling from outside of Bristol? Travel on the Great Western Railway! The Great West Way links London and Bristol. It follows a 125-mile route based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England. Find out more here!

Sustainable Transport Offer

As a conservation and education charity, we promote use of sustainable transport methods. If you travel to the Zoo using sustainable transport you will be entitled to a 33% discount off standard, full price admission tickets.

You are still required to pre-purchase and pre-book and will be required to show proof of sustainable travel at admissions on arrival to validate your ticket.

Proof required:

Bike – show us your cycle helmet on arrival.

Bus or train – show us your valid ticket on arrival (your bus or train ticket must be valid for travel on the same day as your booked timed ticket).

Please be aware that you will need proof of transport for ALL tickets purchased in order to redeem your ticket. For example if you intend to claim the sustainable transport discount for 4 people on arrival, then you need 4 valid bus tickets or 4 cycle helmets.

Failure to present valid proof on arrival at admissions will result in your tickets being invalid, no refunds for your part payment will be provided and you will be asked to leave.

To claim your sustainable transport discount, use the promo code TRAVELBZG33. on checkout. This discount cannot be claimed retrospectively, so please purchase your tickets carefully.


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