Parking at the Zoo costs $12 per vehicle for General Admission guests. Parking is free for Zoo Members.
We encourage guests to purchase (GA) or reserve (Members) parking online, in advance, while purchasing or reserving admission tickets.
Upon arrival, you will be asked to present your pre-purchased or pre-reserved parking ticket. If you do not have a parking ticket when you arrive, you will be directed to the Zoo’s Lower Entrance to purchase or reserve parking.
We encourage our guests to alleviate traffic and parking challenges around the Zoo by taking public transportation or ride-share services.
The direct route to Oakland Zoo, Line 46, is temporarily suspended. Line 46L is available on weekdays only, which drops off right outside the Zoo on Mountain Blvd. & Golf Links Rd. This line stops outside Oakland Zoo hourly, roughly between 6:45am and 8:00pm. For exact times please visit the 46L Line schedule page on AC Transit's website.
*Be advised, there is a half-mile walk from our main gate to the entrance of the Zoo. If assistance is required, please consult with the Public Safety staff located at the main gate. Accommodations are available for those with disabilities.