DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Please consider riding the bus, biking, carpooling or walking when visiting.
For information about traffic, visit Washingon's Dept. of Transportation website.
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South Entrance address: 750 N. 50th Street; West Entrance address: 5500 Phinney Ave. N.
From the South / Downtown Take I-5 north to N.E. 50th Street (Exit #169). Go west 1.3 miles to the South Entrance at N. 50th Street and Fremont Avenue N.
From the North take I-5 south to NE 50th Street (Exit #169). Go west 1.3 miles to the South Gate at N. 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North or the West Entrance off Phinney Avenue between N. 55th and N. 56th.
Pay-for-parking kiosks are located at each lot. ADA/Handicap parking stalls are available in all zoo lots.
- $5.25 per day for cars
- $15.75 for buses, RVs and other oversize vehicles.
- No overnight parking is permitted in the zoo lots
The zoo has five parking lots:
Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave. N. about .1 mile from the South Entrance.
RIDE THE BUS
Take Metro Transit #5 north-bound from downtown to the zoo’s West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St. (timetable for #5 bus).
From Ballard/University District
Take Metro Transit #44 east-bound from Ballard or west-bound from University District. Exit at the intersection of N. 46th Street and Phinney Ave. N. You may either transfer to the #5 bus which stops near the zoo’s West Entrance (Phinney Ave. N. and N. 55th St.) or walk approximately .44 miles to the West Entrance. (timetable for #44 bus).
For detailed Metro bus routes and information, go to: Metro Transit Online or call 206.553-3000.
BIKE TO THE ZOO
Covered, secure bicycle parking is available at the zoo's West Entrance.
Bike racks are provided at each zoo entrance and Phinney Ave. N. has bike lanes for your safety. Visit the City of Seattle's site for local bike routes.