Getting toChester Zoocar-free

1 At a glance

  • train to Chester
  • bus right to the entrance
  • save with combined train-bus-zoo ticket!

2 Step-by-step

There are direct trains to Chester from Liverpool, Manchester and other towns. Ask at the station for a combined rail ticket for Chester Zoo (includes bus transfer).

Train times and prices

Catch bus X8 from Chester Station (Stop S5) straight the zoo.

  • Bus times from:
    Chester Station (Stop S5)

From Chester or Liverpool, you can travel straight to the zoo on bus 1 or bus X8.

  • Bus times from:
    Chester Interchange (Stand K)

  • Bus times from:
    Chester Interchange (Stand L)

If arriving on foot, you can walk into the zoo up Flag Lane North - see map

Open map

About Chester Zoo

As seen on Channel 4's Secret Life of the Zoo... Come face-to-face with some of the the 21,000 animals in this award-winning 125 acre zoo. Enjoy free daily animals talks or take a boat trip on the lazy river.

  • County: Cheshire
  • Address: Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, CH2 1LH
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurant and cafes on site
  • Car-free offer: Save money with combined rail-bus-entry ticket from any station. 15% off by bike, with voucher*

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Chester Zoo

As seen on Channel 4's Secret Life of the Zoo... Come face-to-face with some of the the 21,000 animals in this award-winning 125 acre zoo. Enjoy free daily animals talks or take a boat trip on the lazy river.

  • County: Cheshire
  • Nearest town: Chester
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurant and cafes on site
  • Car-free offer: Save money with combined rail-bus-entry ticket from any station. 15% off by bike, with voucher*
Bike routes

You can cycle from the city centre to the zoo on the pink route or the brown route along the canal, or plan your own route on cyclestreets. National Route 5 passes right through the zoo.

* If you come by bike, you can get 15% off entry with this voucher.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Chester Station. The fare to the zoo is £8-£10.

Handy Tips

Save money with combined rail-bus-entry ticket available from any rail station.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!