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Chester Zoo

Tel:
01244 380280
Address:
Moston Rd, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1EU
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Opening times

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm (Summer season)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Winter season)

Open daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission

Adult Ticket £23.60
Child Ticket £20.00
Family Ticket (2+2) £86.34
Student / Senior Citizen £21.81

*These admission prices are for the peak season online booking only, please see chesterzoo.org for off-peak and winter admission prices. Discounted rates available for group and school visits. Separate charges for events may apply. On the door prices are always more expensive.

With over 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, Chester Zoo really is the place to be.

There are a whopping 20,000 animals at the zoo from 500 different species, with about half of these species being on the threatened list. There is a lot more than meets the eye in Chester Zoo, not only do they have thousands of wonderful animals but also they are helping thousands more around the world through conservations.

So why not listen to the roar of the Lions and Tigers, or marvel at the ever so intelligent elephants, or even watch on as the monkeys swing from tree to tree. You can also step inside the Fruit Bat Forest and explore the darkness with free-flying bats or you can relax and take in the beautiful sights inside the Butterfly House with free-flying butterflies and moths.

Chester Zoo really is a perfect day out for the entire family, there is something that suits every age.

Merseyrail and Chester Zoo combination ticket

Buy your combination zoo ticket from any staffed Merseyrail station and make great savings – it won’t cost you a wing and a leg!

A combination zoo ticket includes:

  • Return rail travel to and from Chester station from anywhere on the Merseyrail network.
  • Return bus travel between Chester station and the zoo.
  • Entry to the zoo. 

Buy the best Merseyrail ticket for your journey and add Chester Zoo entry and bus travel.

Combination Ticket Prices

The total price of your combination ticket will vary depending on the cost of your train journey. Below are the prices for zoo entry and bus transfer from the station, which your train ticket cost will be added to, to calculate the total combination ticket price.

You will always be sold the best value Merseyrail ticket for your return journey. For example, if you are travelling from West Kirby to Chester after 9.30am we will add a £5 Merseyrail Day Saver because it is cheaper than an Anytime Return ticket (£6.30). 

Ticket Zoo entry & bus combination  Rail 
Adult  £24 Best Merseyrail return ticket
Child (3-15)  £20 Best Merseyrail return ticket
Infants under 3  FREE FREE


A Merseyrail All Zone Day Saver costs just £5.20 for adults and £2.60 for young people (5-18yrs) and can be used from 9.30am for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.

So the cost for unlimited rail travel, return bus travel between Chester station and the zoo and entrance to the zoo would be £29.20 for an adult (£5.20 + £24) and £22.60 for a child aged 3 - 15 (£2.60 + £20).

A Merseyrail Family Ticket can be used for up to 2 adults and 3 children and costs just £11! The ticket is valid from 9.30am and can be used throughout the day for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network and Northern, Wirral and City line trains within the Merseytravel boundaries.

Chester Zoo is open every day from 10am (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Last admission times vary according to the season. For more travel information visit your nearest Merseyrail booking office and visit the Chester Zoo website here to plan your day at the zoo.

Please Note: Railcards or Group Travel Discounts are not applicable with this offer.

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From Chester station you can get a connecting bus with your Combination Ticket that will take you to Chester Zoo. The X8 bus service leaves from stop S5 outside of Chester train station and takes you to Chester Zoo main entrance in approximately 15 minutes. The last bus transfer from the zoo to Chester station leaves at 8.10pm, Monday to Saturdays and 7.23pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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