On foot from the city centre

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Walking to the zoo

Zoo Leipzig is very central and can be reached in several minutes on foot from the city centre. If you arrive by train at Leipzig’s central station or take the tram, simply follow our signs after getting off. There are tracks on the ground to lead you the way. 

Follow the tracks “Dschungelpfad”: 570m from the tram stop Wilhelm-Liebknecht-Platz

Follow the tracks “Entdeckerschlucht”: 630m from the tram stop Goerdelerring

Follow the tracks “Schlängelroute”: 820m from the central train station 

By train

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Directions by train

Zoo Leipzig is easy to reach with local and long-distance trains. From Leipzig’s central train station it’s only a few minutes by tram (No. 12) or on foot to the zoo’s main entrance. You can use the MDV transport network ticket valid on all local trains, S-Bahn, trams and buses. For groups or families from the region we recommend the use of the regional train tickets (e.g. for the federal states of Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt or Thuringia), which also include the use of other trains, trams and buses within the network.

By tram

  • Straßenbahn Linie 12

Directions by tram

Zoo Leipzig is close and easy to reach by tram. The tram No. 12 destined for Gohlis-Nord will take you directly to the tram stop ‘Zoo’ (three stops away from the central train station). You will need to buy the tram ticket ‘Kurzstrecke/ short trip’. If on the other hand you use the tram No. 9, 10, 11 or 16, get off at the tram stop ‘Wilhelm-Liebknecht-Platz’. Alternatively, the tram No. 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 15 stop at the tram stop ‘Goerdelerring’. After getting off the tram simply follow our animal tracks trail and you will reach the Zoo Leipzig in no time.

Click on the following links for current ticket prices and transport information Leipziger Verkehrsbetrieben (LVB)

Transport ticket prices


By bike

  • Fahrradständer zwischen den Parkhäusern

Directions by bike

Zoo Leipzig is well linked to the local cycle routes. Our tip: If you are coming from a long distance, it is possible to take your bike on the train or bus and to cycle the last bit. Opposite the zoo between the two multi-storey car parks there are plenty of bike stands. You can store your bike helmets or other pieces of baggage at the service point near the entrance. Ask one of our guides at the turnstiles about this. Collection is possible during zoo opening hours.

By intercity bus

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Traveling to Leipzig on an intercity bus

You can find the current times and prices of intercity buses under the link:

Coaches stop at the central intercity coach station on the East side of the central train station in the Brandenburger Strasse, 04103 Leipzig. It’s a short walk from there to the train station’s main entrance from where you can catch the tram number 12 or walk to the zoo following the tracks „Schlängelroute

By car and coach

Directions by car and coach

There are many ways to reach Zoo Leipzig. If you use your route planner you will be able to find the most optimal route.

Please take note that the traffic guidance system to the zoo’s multi-storey car park in the Parthenstraße has been altered. The data used by route planners and navigation systems are not always up-to-date! If you are driving to the zoo from the city centre or from the West of Leipzig, you will not arrive at the multi-storey car park directly from the Pfaffendorfer Straße.
Please follow the local signs.

Low emission zone

Important piece of information for all drivers: Leipzig has been declared as a ‘low emission zone’, where access is only for cars, buses and utility vehicles with the low emission zone sticker. Click here for further information.


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Park and Ride

We recommend that you use the free Park and Ride parking spaces, from where you can easily travel to the zoo by tram. Further details can be found here (only in German).

Parking for the Zoo Leipzig

Drive towards the "city centre" and follow the signs for the Zoo. Please pay attention to the parking guidance system to the multi-storey car park.

There is a multi-storey car park directly opposite the main entrance to the zoo with 1375 parking spaces.

Charges for the car park:

Up to 4 hours  1,00 EUR/ hr
From 5 hours - daily rate  6,00 EUR/ day
If you lose your ticket 10,00 EUR/ day

For your information: In the city centre of Leipzig there are other multi-storey car parks that can be used if our car park is full.

Please see our brochure on the Parking guidance system (only available in German).

Parking for coaches

There are five parking spaces for coaches in the Parthenstraße directly opposite the main entrance to the zoo. These cost € 2,00 for every 30 min.

For the time between dropping off and picking up we recommend the four parking areas on the upper section of Dittrichring – on the West side of the St Thomas‘ Church (max. parking time: 2 hrs).

Click here for other tips on Leipzig for coach tour operators (only available in German).

Think of the environment when travelling

Book an LVB combined zoo and local transport ticket