Getting Here

By Car

For Drivers Using GPS

Using a GPS unit to navigate to the zoo? We have two main parking lots, one at Southern Boulevard and the other off the Bronx River Parkway. For the Southern Boulevard entrance, please plug the following address into your GPS unit: 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. To get to the Bronx River entrance, please use the intersection of Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460 as your GPS destination.

From Manhattan's Eastside

FDR Drive North to the RFK Bridge. Follow signs to the Bronx and the Bruckner Expwy. Take Bruckner towards New Haven (stay left); after drawbridge, exit right for the Bronx River Pkwy North. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.

From Manhattan's Westside

Henry Hudson North to Cross Bronx Expwy East (I-95) to Exit 4B. Follow signs to Bronx River Pkwy North (bearing left after the I-95 entrance ramp). The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.

Alternate route:
Henry Hudson north to Mosholu Pkwy (Exit 24). After about 2 miles, the Mosholu turns into a local road with stoplights. After 8th stoplight, turn right onto Dr. Kazimiroff Blvd, which becomes Southern Blvd. The Zoo is approximately 2 miles down on the left, and the Southern Blvd Entrance (Gate C) can be found at 182nd St.

From Westchester

The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
To get to this exit from points north, follow:
* Taconic State Pkwy into Sprain Brook Pkwy South to Bronx River Pkwy South
* Saw Mill River Pkwy or I-87 to Cross County Pkwy East to Bronx River Pkwy South
* I-684 or Hutchinson River Pkwy to Cross County Pkwy West to Bronx River Pkwy South

From Connecticut

Take I-95 South to Pelham Pkwy West. Or take Merritt Pkwy South to Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Pelham Pkwy West.
Follow Pelham Pkwy West for 2 miles. Turn left on Boston Road (just after passing under the subway). Turn right at light. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located directly ahead after the underpass.

From New Jersey

Most direct route:
George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expwy (I-95) to Exit 4B. Follow signs to the Bronx River Pkwy North (you'll be bearing left after the I-95 entrance ramp). The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.

Alternate route:
Take GW Bridge to the Henry Hudson north (9A) to Mosholu Pkwy (Exit 24). After 8th stoplight, turn right onto Dr. Kazimiroff Blvd, which turns into Southern Blvd. The Zoo is approximately 2 miles down on the left, and the Southern Blvd Entrance (Gate C) can be found at 182nd St.

From Brooklyn, Queens or Long Island

Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy North to Pelham Pkwy West. Follow Pelham Pkwy West for 2 miles and turn left on Boston Road (just after passing under the subway). Turn right at light. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located directly ahead after the underpass.

PARKING LOTS FULL?

If the Zoo is experiencing a high volume of vehicles, our lots can fill to capacity. When that happens, we recommend guests look for alternate parking. One nearby location is Fordham University:

From parking lot (B): Follow Boston Road to the traffic light. Make a left onto Bronx Park East. At the traffic light, make a left onto Pelham Parkway. Follow for about a quarter-mile and you will see the Bronx Zoo's Fordham Entrance on your left and the Botanical Garden on the right. Follow the signs to the Zoo by bearing right. Do not go under the overpass, stay in the right lane. At the traffic light, cross over Southern Blvd onto East Fordham Road. The entrance to the Fordham University Parking Garage is on your right.

If you are directed southbound to the Bronx River Parkway: Continue straight on the Bronx River Parkway South to Exit 4. Bear left and follow the detour to the Bronx River Parkway North. Take the Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 7W (Fordham Road). Stay in the right lane once you exit, and do not go under the overpass. At the traffic light, cross over Southern Blvd. and continue on East Fordham Road. The entrance to the Fordham University Parking Garage is on your right.

From parking lot (C): Follow Southern Boulevard (heading north), you will pass a McDonald's on your left and then cross over Fordham Road. Fordham University will be on your left and the NY Botanical Garden will be on your right. Turn left into Fordham University and the entrance to the Fordham University Parking Garage will be on your left.

Walking map for Fordham University lot to/from Bronx Zoo Southern Blvd entrance >>

Commercial Vehicles

From Manhattan, New Jersey and the western part of Westchester

Cross Bronx Expressway eastbound to Webster Avenue. Left on Webster Avenue to 180th Street. Right on 180th Street to Sothern Boulevard. Left on Southern Boulevard to Crotona Parking Lot.

From Connecticut and the Eastern part of Westchester

Interstate 95 (New England Thruway) to Cross Bronx Expressway westbound to Third Avenue Exit. Right on Third Avenue. Right on 180th Street. Left on Southern Boulevard to Crotona Parking Lot.

From Long Island

Cross Bronx Expressway westbound to Third Avenue Exit. Right on Third Avenue. Right on 180th Street. Left on Southern Boulevard to Crotona Parking Lot.

Accessibility

For the best accessibility - we recommend arriving through our Southern Blvd Entrance. This is the most level section of the park with access to a majority of exhibits. ECV rentals are only available at this gate, and the Zoo Shuttle stop (April - Oct) is adjacent to the entrance area.<

More accessibility information >>