Directions

The Bronx Zoo is easy to get to from anywhere in the tri-state area. During summer months, the Zoo parking lots can fill up early, and traffic may be redirected to other available parking spaces. If you arrive at the Zoo and experience parking lot closures or extensive traffic delays, we encourage you to use alternative parking, which is available at nearby Fordham University. For your convenience, and in support of the environment, please consider using mass transit as an alternative.


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).

Click Here for a complete BxM11 schedule and fare information.

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).

Subway

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 http://www.mta.info/accessibility for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.

Train

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.



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.

OVERFLOW PARKING DIRECTIONS

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.

If you are redirected from Gate B to the Fordham University Parking Garage, 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 onto the southbound entrance 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.



Commercial Vehicle


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.


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