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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


June 27, 2012

Zoo offers Eastside shuttle for the summer and
$2 admission discount for Metro riders

Editor note: Departure schedule has changed to shuttles running every 45 minutes.

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |

The summer shuttle runs between the Eastside and Woodland Park Zoo Saturdays and Sundays every 45 minutes from 9:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. through Sept. 2. Visit for more info

Photo Credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo


Back for its second consecutive summer, Eastside residents can take a shuttle to Woodland Park Zoo. Additionally, Metro riders will get $2 off admission to the zoo.

From June 23 through September 2, the Eastside shuttle will run between the Eastside and the zoo on Saturdays and Sundays every 45 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Riders can hop on the zoo shuttle at the east end of Crossroads mall at 15600 N.E. 8th St. in Bellevue. Reservations are not required; availability is first-come, first-serve.

Shuttle fee is $2 round trip for each rider ages 13 and up; free for 12 and under. The fee is paid at either ZooStore before guests depart for return trip to Eastside. Credit cards and cash are accepted.

The executive mini coaches, provided by SP Plus Transportation, seat up to 25 people, are equipped with eight car seats, and include compartments for strollers and belongings so families can ride comfortably to the zoo.

For other alternative transportation, get a discount of $2 off zoo admission by taking Metro public transportation to the zoo. Use a valid Metro bus transfer or ORCA card as proof of ridership and present to any zoo admissions gate to redeem the discount.

The Eastside shuttle service and Metro discounts are designed to encourage eco-friendly alternative transportation options, help zoo patrons save on the cost of gas, tolling and parking, and reduce the impact of traffic and overflow parking on the surrounding neighborhoods during the zoo’s peak summer season.


Eastside shuttle: June 23-September 2, Saturdays and Sundays every 45 minutes from 9:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Cost: $2 round trip for each rider ages 13 and up; free for 12 and under.


The Eastside shuttle will depart from the east end of Crossroads mall at 15600 N.E. 8th St. in Bellevue and drop riders off at the zoo’s South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N. 


For more information about the Eastside shuttle, visit To plan a bus trip to the zoo, visit

Woodland Park Zoo hours through September 30: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Zoo admission through September 30: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"7.75; Child (3-12) id="mce_marker"1.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $5.25.

For more information about Woodland Park Zoo, visit or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY).


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