Getting toChester Zoocar-free

1 At a glance

  • Take the train to Chester
  • then the bus right to the entrance
  • save money with a 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) National Rail

Catch the X8 bus from Chester station (stop S5) straight the zoo.

  • Live bus times:
    Chester Station (Stop S5)

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

  • Live bus times:
    Buses to Chester Zoo

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