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We wanted to let you know about some road closures around the Zoo which may affect your journey: 

  • There will be road closures to the B4506 (between Ivinghoe and Whipsnade) and the B4540 (Bison Hill) from Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 August 2021
  • Access to the Zoo will still be available via Dunstable on the B4541 past the National Trust Dunstable Downs visitor centre, or via Kensworth on the B4540
  • If you are coming from the M1, we advise you put Whipsnade Heath (LU6 2PZ) into your sat nav, to be directed the correct way.

Diversion signs will be in place, but please allow extra time for your journey. 


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.

Please check your local government guidance and observe any tier restrictions that apply to you, on your journey.

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

Directions to Whipsnade Zoo map


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


By bus

Centrebus local bus services 40 and 40A operate from Dunstable to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. A Whipsnade Zoo Group Ticket is available offering up to 5 people travelling together unlimited travel on the day of purchase in the Luton & Dunstable Zone plus to and from Whipsnade Zoo on services 40 and 40A. See Centrebus website for full details including costs, route maps and timetables.

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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.



ZSL Whipsnade Zoo