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Bristol Zoo is in the desirable residential area of Clifton, Bristol, a short distance from the centre of the city. The best way to reach the zoo via rail is to take the local train to Clifton Down station and the ten-minute stroll, past Clifton Suspension Bridge, to the zoo. From Bristol Temple Meads station, which has regular national connections, take the 8 or 9 bus service straight to the zoo’s main entrance.

 

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

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Telephone typesCoins and cards
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Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
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Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces40
Carpark charges
Annual£487.50
Daily£2.80
Monthly£49.50
Three Monthly£147.00
Weekly£14.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
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Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
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Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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Accessible taxis are not available

About Bristol Zoo

One of the oldest zoos in the world, Bristol Zoo continues to lead the way globally in its involvement with conservation, despite being on only 12 acres of land. One of its most striking and most-recent additions, after years of redesigns and evolution to welcome new species from around the world to the UK, is the £1-million Gorilla House and Island. With toughened glass as its floor, the astonishing exhibit houses a growing family of gorillas led by a 32-stone silverback male, all which visitors can view from below or through the 180-degree viewing area.

Equally innovative is the high-ropes course – ZooRopia – swinging through 17 enclosures gives guests the chance to monkey around with the tree-dwelling animals, the gibbons, gorillas and lemurs. And from the Seal and Penguin Coasts to the Asiatic Lions and Reptile House, the fun at Bristol Zoo is equalled only by the beauty of the award-winning gardens surrounding the animals. For those with children or a good sense of fun, the water-play area, Splash, is a world of streams and dams to play in, and the adventure playground is a great spot to burn more energy before heading to The Hide for lunch, ice-cream or a slice of cake.

Departures and arrivals from Clifton Down

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Clifton Down station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway15:242On time
to Severn BeachGreat Western Railway15:251On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway16:152On time
to AvonmouthGreat Western Railway16:161On time
to AvonmouthGreat Western Railway16:491On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AvonmouthGreat Western Railway15:232On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway15:241On time
from Severn BeachGreat Western Railway16:142On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway16:141On time
from AvonmouthGreat Western Railway16:482On time
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