Day Trip to Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo – Day Trip from Manchester – Departs: Daily

  • Islands Sumatran Tiger Jaya ©Chester Zoo

    Day Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Islands Visayan Warty Piglet ©Chester Zoo

    Day Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Islands Sunda Gharial Crocodiles Frank and Frankie ©Chester Zoo

    Day Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Islands Bali Temple ©Chester Zoo

    Day Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Islands Lazy River Boat Trip ©Chester Zoo

    Day Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Islands Rhinocerous Hornbill ©Chester Zoo

    Islands Rhinocerous Hornbill ©Chester Zoo
From £13 (coach travel only)

Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s leading zoos with 1.6 million visitors every year.

With 20,000 wild and wonderful animals including 500 exotic and endangered species, there is so much to see and do in the 125 hectares of grounds and gardens, a fantastic day out for all ages.

Discover the many exhibits, attractions and immersive habitats at Chester Zoo. The animal exhibits include the Realm of the Red Ape, Spirit of the Jaguar, South East Asian Islands, the impressive Asian elephant house, Aquarium and Fruit Bat Forest. There is a great collection of Reptiles who have literally been around for an age – over 340 million years! Check out the Amphibians, a weird and wonderful collection of animals that includes three main groups; frogs & toads, salamanders and caecilians.

Conservation is right at the heart of everything they do at Chester Zoo. Many of the species at the zoo, like Asian Elephants and Black Rhinos, are in danger of becoming extinct in the wild in the next 25 years. Learn how the work that the zookeepers do within the zoo and around the world is helping to protect their future. Come and find out more with a day trip to Chester Zoo.


Coach travel from Manchester to Chester Zoo

Take the coach from Manchester to Chester Zoo (journey time: 1 hour 35 minutes).

Prices: Adults from £13   |   Children (3-15) from £6

Daily departures:

  • Departs 09:20 from Manchester Chorlton Street Bus Station
  • Returns 16:45 from Chester Zoo to Manchester

Book your coach travel and ticket here


Chester Zoo Tickets

We recommend that you pre-book your tickets online as tickets may not be available at the gate.

The zoo is open every day from 10am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Prices: Adults from £24.55   |   Children (3-17) from £19.55   |   Students and seniors from £22.75

Book your Zoo entrance tickets here


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