Arriving 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 includes your return bus link from Chester station to the zoo AND your zoo admission in one discounted price.

Ticket Type

You pay

Adult (16+)

£24 + the price of your rail ticket

Child (age 3-15)

£20 + the price of your rail ticket

Infant (under 3)


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 X8 bus links Chester Station to Chester Zoo. You can check the bus timetable here.

You can either pay the driver on the bus or use the zoo combination ticket, available from your train station.

Train Companies

Check with your local train operator for fares and routes:

Northern Rail - From Altrincham, Manchester and across Cheshire

Transport for Wales - From Wales and Manchester

Virgin Trains - From Crewe, London & Scotland

Merseyrail - From Liverpool & Merseyside