The Los Angeles Zoo is located at the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State) and the 134 (Ventura) freeways. We’re directly across from The Autry Museum of the American West.
The Zoo is conveniently located along LA Metro bus line 96 route, which originates in Burbank and Downtown Los Angeles. Free parking is available at the downtown Burbank station. Downtown Los Angeles stops include connections to the LA Metro Rail Red/Purple line, as well as a short walk from Union Station. See the full schedule and route to plan your trip.
Running from 12–10 p.m. on weekends only, this free shuttle service offers rides throughout Griffith Park, with a total of 12 stops providing ample additional parking options. We recommend parking at Park Center, which is stop eight (8) on the Griffith Parkline route (map). Shuttles run every 15-20 minutes.
The Griffith Parkline also connects to other transit options like Metro busses and the DASH Observatory shuttle. Each shuttle bus has a bike rack on the front, too!
Parkline riders can be picked up and dropped off at the L.A. Zoo as well as the other main attractions and tourism destinations within Griffith Park, including Travel Town, the Autry Museum of the American West, and Griffith Observatory.
L.A. Zoo visitors can reach our entrance via the Parkline in two ways: the L.A. Zoo entrance southbound stop or the Autry entrance northbound stop, which is directly across the street from the Zoo.
Look for the green Parkline bus to park and ride for free!
From Westbound 134: Use the far-right lane approaching I-5 (Golden State) Freeway. Follow signs indicating 134 (Ventura) Freeway. Exit Zoo Drive, continue past soccer fields and cross the bridge to the parking lot.
From Eastbound 134: Exit at Victory Blvd. Turn right, then make an immediate left on Zoo Drive. Continue on Zoo Drive to the Zoo parking lot on the right.
From Northbound 5: Use the right lane approaching 134 east to Pasadena. Exit at Zoo Drive. Turn right at stop sign and follow street across the bridge to the Zoo parking lot.
From Southbound 5: Exit at Alameda Ave. Go west on Alameda. Turn left at Victory Blvd. and left onto Zoo Drive. Follow Zoo Drive to the Zoo parking lot on the right.
Alternate Driving Directions
From Northbound 5: Exit at Los Feliz, turn left, and take a right on Crystal Springs Drive, which turns into Zoo Drive, or take the Griffith Park exit. The Zoo will be on your left.
From Southbound 5: Exit at Alameda, and turn right on Alameda. Turn left on Victory Blvd. Turn left on Zoo Drive.
From Eastbound 134: Exit Buena Vista Street. Turn left on Buena Vista, right on Alameda, right on Victory Blvd., and left on Zoo Drive.