How to get to London Zoo
Plan your journey with our suggested routes and useful travel information.
Camden Town (16 mins / 0.8 miles walk from the Zoo)
Camden Town station (Northern Line) is the nearest Underground station to the Zoo.
Camden Town to London Zoo walking route.
Chalk Farm (18 mins / 0.9 miles walk)
Camden Town station can get extremely busy, especially at weekends. Chalk Farm (Northern Line) is an ideal alternative, approximately the same walking distance from the Zoo. This route offers a pleasant walking route through Primrose Hill’s pretty residential streets and beside Primrose Hill park.
Chalk Farm to London Zoo walking route.
Baker Street (21 mins / 1.1 miles walk) / (14 mins via 274 bus)
Walking from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines) is via Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes.
Baker Street to London Zoo walking route.
Regent’s Park (24 mins / 1.2 miles walk)
The Zoo is an easy walk from Regent’s Park station (Bakerloo Line). Once out of the station and across Marylebone Road, the whole route is signposted and within leafy Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 88 bus northbound from nearby Albany Street (exit Regent’s Park tube station to the right) to approximately halve the walking distance.
Regent’s Park station to London Zoo walking route.
Camden Road station (21 mins / 1 mile walk from the Zoo).
London Overground makes travel to the Zoo easy from southwest, north and northeast London. The Zoo is an easy walk from Camden Road station, or alternatively catch the 274 bus towards Camden Town.
Approximate travel time to Camden Road station from Richmond: 45 minutes; from Stratford: 27 minutes; from West Hampstead: 14 minutes).
Camden Road to London Zoo walking route.
Please be aware of planned strike action, which may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.
Euston (Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway or London Overground).
If arriving at Euston, the fastest route to the Zoo is to take Northern Line tube from Euston to either Camden Town or Chalk Farm. Camden Town to London Zoo walking route. Chalk Farm to London Zoo walking route.
Marylebone (Chiltern Trains)
From the main entrance of Marylebone Station walk left to Baker Street, then either follow Baker Street tube walking directions, or take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes. See map of 274 bus.
Please note, if you are travelling over school or bank holidays, your journey may be affected by planned engineering works. Check your journey at National Rail.
Buses that stop near the Zoo:
88: Northbound, towards Kentish Town: Alight on Albany Street at Prince Albert Road.
88: Southbound, towards Great Portland Street: Get off on Albany Street at Regent’s Park Barracks.
These stops are just a few minutes’ walk from the Zoo. See map.
274: Northbound and Southbound: Get off on Prince Albert Road at ZSL London Zoo. See map.
Plan your journey with the TfL Journey Planner.
London Zoo’s car park is on Outer Circle, Regent’s Park – plus we're outside of the congestion charging zone. Sat nav: NW1 4SX. For more details including parking charges please see full parking information.
A disabled parking bay is available in front of the Zoo entrance, with other dedicated spaces on the main road (up to four hours). Find out more about parking options.
To help clear up London's air, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December). London Zoo is inside the ULEZ which is expanding further from 29 August 2023 . Find out if your vehicle will be affected - please plan your journey accordingly.
Cycling to the Zoo is easy. We have a public bike shed in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance.
We also have two TfL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme docking stations – one in the small car park opposite the main Zoo entrance and another in the Zoo's main car park.
ZSL takes no responsibility for any damage or theft of any cycles left in our cycle stands. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that cycles are secured before leaving them.