Getting Here

Whenever possible, we recommend alternate modes of travel, such as car service or mass transit: BxM11, Metro North, 2 or 5 subway to West Farms Square/E Tremont or E180 Street or Pelham Parkway Station; local MTA Bus Routes.

Mass Transit

Express Bus from Manhattan

The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B). For your return trip, pick up the bus just outside the same gate at the MTA BxM11 sign (just before the underpass). Please note, fare for an Express Bus ride is $6.75 each direction.

Click here for a complete BxM11 schedule.
Real-time BxM11 route info.

Local Buses

* In the Bronx, take Bx9 or Bx19 buses to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd, which is the location of the Zoo's Southern Blvd pedestrian entrance (Gate C). Or take the Bx12 or Bx22 buses to Fordham Road and Southern Blvd, then walk 5 blocks south on Southern Blvd to 183rd Street.

* From Queens, you can take the Q44 to 180th Street and Boston Road. You must then walk north (take a right on Boston Road) one block to the Bronx Zoo's Asia gate entrance (Gate A).


ADA-accessible route: #2 train to Pelham Parkway. This station has three elevators* that lead down to street level. Head west to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B).

*Please visit for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.


Take Metro North's Harlem line to Fordham, then take the Bx9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.

Get discount round-trip rail fare and discount admission to the Bronx Zoo when you purchase a Metro-North Railroad Getaway Package.

Car Service

If you will be using a car service to get to the zoo, we recommend getting dropped off and picked up at our Southern Boulevard Gate Pedestrian entry at Southern Blvd and 185th St.

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