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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK's biggest zoo. Set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland on the Chiltern Hills, north of London, the zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is just north of London in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Directions to Whipsnade Zoo map

 

Special offer: If you are travelling to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo by bus or train you can get 2 for 1 entry into the Zoo. For details of this offer and for information on bus and train timetables please visit Intalink

By bus

The park is now served by Centrebus route X31, linking Luton Central Station, Luton Centre, Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead (Centre and Rail Station) with the zoo. It runs approximately every 2 hours, Monday to Saturday (with some extra peak time buses). For more information please contact 0844 357 6520, info@centrebus.com.

The route 31 also services ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Find out more.

By train

The nearest stations are Luton and Hemel Hempstead (both about 10 miles away from the Park).

Trains from London

First Capital Connect train services run from St Pancras to Luton with an average journey time of 30 minutes. London Midland run services from London Euston to Hemel Hempstead & Tring also with an average journey time of 30 minutes.

For information on timetables and fares please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

From the railway station, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is accessible by bus, or is approximately a twenty minute taxi ride. There are taxi ranks at both stations. You can buy your Zoo tickets at the railway station and this will include bus travel to the Zoo on selected services along with admission. For more information on fares for integrated bus and Zoo tickets, please visit www.intalink.org.uk .

By car

Only 20 minutes from the M25 (junction 21), ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is signposted from the M1 (junction 9 and junction 12) and all major roads - just follow the elephant on the above map.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo coach travel information

 

Book tickets online

Book Zoo tickets online and jump the queue!

More visitor information

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the perfect day out in Bedfordshire for people of all ages.

Our Visitor Information page has all the information you need to plan your day.