By Rail

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

Combination ticket

Buy a combination ticket from your local train station at the same time as your rail ticket and it will include your return bus link from Chester station to the zoo AND your zoo admission in one discounted price.

Ticket Type

You pay


£21.50 plus the price of your rail ticket 


£18.00 plus the price of your rail ticket 

 Child (age 5-15)

£17.50 plus the price of your rail ticket

 Child (age 3-4)

£16.50 plus the price of your rail ticket 

 Infant (age 2 and under)



The combination ticket can be bought over the counter at the train station (or on the train) at the same time as your train fare, or separately if you already have a valid rail ticket for that day.

Zoo bus link

The zoo bus link leaves Chester Station from stop S6 (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.

Bus tickets are only valid from Chester Station, and will not be accepted on the Number 1 service from Bache station.

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.

Train Companies

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.