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Getting to the zoo

We are located at Antrim Road, Belfast.



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By bus

Metro services 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G and 2A (for Antrim Road or Bellevue) depart from Upper Queen's Street in Belfast city centre and pass by the entrance to the zoo.

When you get off the bus, you must walk approximately 500 metres up a hill to our Visitor Centre.

For more information, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk

By train

The nearest station is Whiteabbey. It is approximately three miles from the zoo.

For more information, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk

On foot

The zoo is located on the side of Cave Hill, at the top of Antrim Road.

From Belfast city centre, follow the signs for Donegall Street and Clifton Street until you reach Carlisle Circus.

Turn right onto Antrim Road and continue along the road, past Belfast Castle. The zoo is clearly signposted from here.

The zoo is around five miles from Belfast and walking from the city centre takes at least 90 minutes.

If you need a taxi, try Value Cabs (028 9080 9080) or Fon A Cab (028 9033 3333).

By car

From the north

Approach Belfast on the M2 motorway.

Leave the motorway at junction four (Glengormley/Larne) and take the third exit off the roundabout. Follow this road through Glengormley for one mile.

The zoo is on the right, just past the motorway bridge.

From the south or west

Approach Belfast on the M1 motorway. Follow the directions for the M2 over the Westlink.

Leave the motorway at junction two (Greenisland/Whitewell/Rathcoole). The zoo is signposted from here.

Take the extreme left slip road and follow the signs for the zoo.

From Belfast city centre and Co Down

Follow directions for the M2 motorway. Stay on the M2 until you reach the second junction.

Leave the motorway at junction two (Greenisland/Whitewell/Rathcoole). The zoo is signposted from here.

Take the extreme left slip road and follow the signs for the zoo.

From George Best Belfast City Airport

Follow the signs for Belfast city centre.

Join the M2 northbound and leave the M2 at the second junction (Greencastle/Belfast). The zoo is signposted from here.

From Belfast International Airport

Follow the signs for Belfast/M2.

Join the M2 southbound and leave the M2 at the fourth junction (Sandyknowes Roundabout). Take the third exit and join the A6 (Antrim Road) towards Glengormley/Belfast.

Continue on the A6 for around two miles. The zoo is on your right.

Our animals

Belfast Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 different species.

The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

About the zoo

Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is one of Northern Ireland's top attractions.

It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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