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. Chalk Farm station has lift access and this route offers a pleasant walking route through Primrose Hill’s pretty residential streets and beside Primrose Hill park. Chalk Farm to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google maps).
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 ZSL London Zoo route (opens in Google maps).
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 ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google maps).
By London Overground
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 ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google maps).
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.
Our car park is open but with limited availability.
A disabled parking bay is available in front of the Zoo entrance, with other dedicated spaces on the main road (up to four hours).
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.