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Chester Zoo is just a couple of miles from its nearest station, Chester, a transport hub with excellent direct connections with many large cities across the country - Altrincham, Manchester, Wales, Crewe, Liverpool and London. You can buy your train and zoo ticket at the same time at any local station nationwide. From Chester train station, there is a regular zoo bus (included in the ticket price) from bus stop S6.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Ticket collection times are: Mon-Fri 05:30-00:30, Sat 05:30-00:30, Sun 07:45-23:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 23:00
Saturday 06:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:30 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Public House/Bar
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameChester East Chester West
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces236
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces76
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in the concourse
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle Storage is located behind the buffet on the main concourse.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Since its tender 1930s beginnings, Chester Zoo has lead the way in forward-thinking wildlife attractions, changing the way animals are looked after in zoos the world over. From the first polar bear wandering, bar free, through the park to the zoo’s continually evolving enclosures and islands, visitors have always felt the spirit of adventure when they arrive at the zoo. Set in 125 acres of award-winning gardens and home to 12,500 animals and 400 species, it is the largest zoo in Britain, and it has some of the biggest ideas.

An experience opened in 2015 is the Islands at Chester Zoo, a recreation of the tropical environments of six south-east Asian islands, where explorers of all ages can track the famed Sumatran tiger and climb trees with orangutans in Europe’s largest orangutan enclosure before enjoying a relaxing riverboat trip weaving a path through all six islands. As the zoo has both the welfare of their rare and exotic animals as well as the education of every visitor at its heart, there are also daily animal lectures and hands-on experiences to enjoy before heading off to the play areas, themed gardens, numerous restaurants and the awesome Zoofari monorail.

Departures and arrivals from Chester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales07:121On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales07:163AOn time
to ChesterMerseyrail07:257BOn time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales07:381On time
to Wrexham GeneralTransport for Wales07:424On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ChesterMerseyrail07:317BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail08:017BOn time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales08:054On time
from LeedsNorthern08:085On time
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales08:194On time
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