PrintWALKING DIRECTIONS FROM: TISCH CHILDRENS ZOO
The Bronx Zoo is located in the Bronx borough of New York City, within Bronx Park. It's easy to reach this destination via Public Transit or by car.
Take the number 2 or 5 train to E 180 St. This station has three elevators that lead down to street level. Head west to the Zoo’s Bronx River entrance (Gate B).
Take the Metro-North, Harlem or New Haven Lines to Fordham station. You will need to take a taxi or bus from this station to the Zoo, as it is not within close walking distance.
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). Click Here for a complete BxM11 schedule and fare information.
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).
During summer months, the Bronx River Parking lot (Gate B) fills up early and traffic is redirected to our Southern Blvd parking lot (Gate C). Take the Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 7W (Fordham Road). After the blinking light, exit right. At top of exit ramp, make a left onto Southern Blvd. Gate C can be found at 182nd Street.