We can't wait to welcome you to Edinburgh Zoo! Below you'll find information on ticket prices (save by booking online) and group rates and car park charges.

If you are looking to purchase tickets or vouchers as gifts, please visit our online shop and choose the relevant gift admission e-voucher.

For unlimited visits to Edinburgh Zoo, join the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for wild discounts, exclusive updates and unforgettable days out. Find out more about membership. 

Sumatran tiger Dharma facing towards the right with eyes closed. IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2023

Online prices

Adult: £26.50 (£24)

Child (3 – 15): £17 (£15.45)

Child (Under 3): Free

Concession*: £24 (£21.50)

(price without donation)

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Eligibility for concessions

  • Full time students only with valid student ID featuring a valid expiry date
  • Young Scot cards
  • Unemployed person with proof, such as a letter from DSS or a post office card
  • Senior citizens, aged over 65
  • Blue badge holders

Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times. 

The prices with donation include a voluntary 10% donation towards our conservation projects. 

Young Scot cards are not accepted as proof of student ID.

Walk-up prices

Adult: £29.50 (£26.80)

Child (3 – 15): £19 (£17.20)

Child (Under 3): Free

Concession*: £27 (£24.50)

(price without donation)

Car parking

All visitors who use our car park will be required to pay for parking, apart from members who can continue to park for free as part of their membership benefits. 

All car park users will need to take a ticket from the barriers on arrival and can validate and pay by card/contactless at the pay station or by cash in admissions. Members, blue badge holders and experiences need to go to admissions to get their tickets validated. Members can also do this at the members gate.

As we are a city zoo, our parking spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Our car park can fill up early in the day, especially during busier periods such as school holidays.

Visitors: £4.00

Member: Free

Coaches: £20.00 (or free by arrangement)

Bring your herd

If you have 15 people or more in your party, you are eligible for discounted rates.

Group adult: £21.25

Group concession: £19.25

Group child: £13.75

To make a booking or find out more, please email

More about our group rates

Edinburgh Zoo is located on a hill, so we recommend that visitors wear comfortable footwear. Some of our indoor enclosures/attractions may open later than the stated opening time and may close 30 minutes prior to the zoo's stated closing time.

Dogs are not permitted into Edinburgh Zoo as they can cause stress to some of our animals. We only permit assistance dogs. See our policy for more details. 

For the safety of other visitors and our animals, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Entry terms and conditions