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. The Zoo is directly across from the Autry Museum of Western Heritage at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90027.
The Zoo is conveniently located along the Bus line 96 route, which originates in Burbank and Downtown. Free parking is available at the Downtown Burbank Station. Downtown Los Angeles stops include connections to the Metrorail Red/ Purple line, as well as a short walk from Union Station. See the full schedule and route to plan your trip.
The new Griffith Parkline offers free shuttle stops all around Griffith Park on Saturdays and Sundays!
Running from 12–10 p.m. on weekends only, this free shuttle offers rides throughout Griffith Park, with 12 stops in all, many with additional parking options. We recommend parking at Park Center, which is stop eight (8) on the Griffith Parkline route (map).
The Griffith Parkline also connects to other transit options like Metro busses and the DASH Observatory shuttle. Shuttles are free and run every 15-20 minutes. Each shuttle has bike racks on the front too!
Parkline riders are able to get picked up and dropped off at the L.A. Zoo – as well as the other main attractions and tourism destinations within Griffith Park like Travel Town, The Autry Museum and Griffith Observatory.
L.A. Zoo visitors can reach our entrance via the Griffith Parkline in two ways: The L.A. Zoo entrance southbound stop and The Autry entrance northbound stop (which is directly across the street from the Zoo.)
Look for the green GP bus to park and ride for free!
Get Driving Directions
From Westbound 134: Use far right lane approaching I-5 (Golden State) Freeway. Follow signs indicating 134 (Ventura) Freeway. Exit Zoo Drive, continue past soccer fields, across 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 Zoo parking lot on right.
From Northbound 5: Use right lane approaching 134 east to Pasadena. Exit at Zoo Drive. Turn right at stop sign and follow street across the bridge to 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 to Zoo parking lot on 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, 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. Turn right on Alameda. Turn right on Victory Blvd. Turn left on Zoo Drive.