We’re easy to reach by train as we're only a couple of miles from Chester station. And now you can save on your travel and zoo admission with our Combination Tickets.
Here's a map of where we are.
Buy a combination ticket from your local train station and it will include your rail travel, return bus link from Chester station to the zoo AND your zoo admission in one discounted price.
Total price for combination tickets
- Adult = Your rail ticket + £15.50
- Senior = Your rail ticket + £14.00
- Child (5-15) = Your rail ticket + £12.50
- Child (3 - 4) = Your rail ticket + £10.50
- Infant (aged 2 and under) = FREE
The combination ticket must be bought over the counter (or on the train) at the same time as your train fare. You can buy it separately, but you'll need to show a valid rail ticket for that day.
The zoo bus link leaves Chester Station from stop S5 (opposite the station) every 12 minutes from 9.24am from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays the bus leaves the station at 9.35am then every 15 minutes throughout the day.
Return buses to the station leave the Chester Zoo Park and Ride site every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday (last bus leaves 6.12pm) and every 15 minutes on Sundays (last bus leaves 6pm).
The Chester Zoo bus link will stop at the Upton Park and Ride, which is a short walk to the zoo main entrance.
Check with your local train operator for fares and routes:
Northern Rail - From Altrincham, Manchester and across Cheshire
Arriva - From Wales and Manchester
Virgin Trains - From Crewe, London & Scotland
Merseyrail - From Liverpool & Merseyside.
For all public transport enquiries phone Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or visit their website.