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By public transport

By bus

There are lots of bus routes to Belfast Zoo with a stop on the Antrim Road.

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

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

For more information, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or find out more about Translink's routes and timetables.

By train

The nearest train station is Whiteabbey. It is approximately three miles from the zoo. You can order a taxi to the zoo from this station. 

For more information and timetables, call Translink on 028 9066 6630 or visit

Download the Translink app to plan your journey.
  • Available on IOS, Android and Windows.

By shuttle bus

Pack your ‘trunk’ and hop on board our FREE shuttle bus from Belfast City Centre.

To celebrate the start of the summer holidays and the release of ‘Zoo’, a movie based on the true story of Belfast Zoo’s elephant angel, we are offering a free shuttle bus to take you from Belfast City Centre straight to our front door. 

The bus will be available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on 

  • 30 June 
  • 1 July
  • 7 July and 
  • 8 July 2018 

and will run at the following times:

Leaving Belfast City Centre   Leaving Belfast Zoo 
12pm 12.30pm 
1pm  1.30pm 
2pm 2.30pm 
3pm 3.30pm