Plan your visit

Latest visitor information

Edinburgh Zoo is open seven days a week to visitors from across the UK in line with current Scottish Government guidance. 

Your visit will be different to normal as we take measures to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and animals. 

For the latest visitor information, please visit our FAQ page.


By car

We are here!

If you are using a Sat Nav please use postcode: EH12 6TS

Please note that car parking spaces are limited and free to use for the time being. You will also find two electric car charging points in the zoo’s main car park in dedicated parking bays which are free to use. During the day, some parking can also be found within the vicinity of the zoo but please note this space is also limited due to the residential nature of our location.

No dogs or other animals are allowed to be left in vehicles or otherwise unattended.

Public Transport 

By Bus

Lothian flamingo bus - official transport partner of RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo can be easily accessed via public transport with high frequency bus services from Edinburgh city centre. There are two bus stops outside the front entrance. Lothian 12, 26 and, 31 services all stop outside and can be picked up near both Haymarket and Waverly Station or in the city centre. The 100 Airlink Service also stops regularly outside our front entrance and operates between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

The following Lothian services pass the Zoo every few minutes:

Service 12: Seafield - Leith - Princes Street -Haymarket – Zoo – Gyle Centre

Service 26 : Seton Sands/Tranent – Portobello – City Centre – Zoo – Clerwood

Service 31 : Bonnyrigg – City Centre – Zoo – East Craigs

All Lothian buses are now low-floor and fully accessible for wheelchairs and foldable buggies. For more information, including times and fares, please visit

Other Services:

900 Citylink - Glasgow - Edinburgh

909 Citylink - Stirling - Edinburgh

904 Citylink - East Kilbride - Edinburgh

For the latest Citylink timetables and fares please visit


Lothian is an official transport partner of RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Click here to find our more about our partnership...


By Train

There are two trains stations in the centre of Edinburgh; Edinburgh Waverley Station and Edinburgh Haymarket Station. Train timetables and ticket information are available from the ScotRail website.

From Waverley and Haymarket stations, take the buses listed above (From Edinburgh City Centre) to Edinburgh Zoo.  

Alternatively, if you are coming from further afield pleas see the National Rail website for timetables and ticket information. Alternatively, Trainline is available for booking and travel information. 


By Bicycle

The Zoo is very close to Carrick Knowe cycle route (access from Downie Grove), which in turn connects by minor roads and other cycle routes to most of the city. To work out your best route, see the Spokes Edinburgh Cycle Map (available at most book and bike shops, or online at   An online cycle route planner is also available at

Cycle parking (Sheffield racks) is available on the pavement immediately outside the zoo.  There is currently no visitor bike parking on the site, but this is something we are looking into.


Just Eat Cycles

Just Eat Cycles are a network of cycle hire locations across Edinburgh, with a hire and drop off point situated near the front entrance of the Zoo.

To find out more and to view the map of locations/stations please visit:

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