Navigating Your Way to Zagreb ZOO A Comprehensive Transport Guide

To be honest, I’m a bit biased towards the Zagreb ZOO because it is located in Maksimir Park, in my honest opinion, the most beautiful park in Zagreb. Why do I think that? Well, I KNOW that for a fact because I live just next to it.

Let’s start with some basic facts about the Zagreb ZOO. It was founded in 1925 in the mentioned Maksimir Park, and it hosts many animal species – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates from almost all continents (as it says on its website).

Source: Digital Collection of National and University Library in Zagreb

ZOO is open every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 9 to 20 (but you can buy your ticket until 18:30).

How to come to the ZOO?

From the Črnomerec terminal, take tram no. 11 to the Zoo. Exit at the Bukovačka stop on Maksimirska Street, after the intersection of Maksimirska Street, Donje Svetice Street, and Bukovačka Street. For the east entrance, exit at the next stop, Hondlova.

From the Ljubljanica terminal, take tram no. 12 to Maksimir Park. Exit stops are Bukovačka – for the main entrance to the ZOO (through Maksimir Park) and Hondlova for the east entrance to the ZOO.

From the Savski most terminal, take tram no. 4 or 7 to Maksimir Park. Exit at the Bukovačka stop on Maksimirska Street, after the intersection of Maksimirska Street, Donje Svetice Street, and Bukovačka Street.

If you are in the city center, in Ban Jelačić Square, hop on tram no. 11 or 12 heading east to Maksimir Park.

If you are near the Zagreb Bus Station, hop on tram no. 7 heading north to Maksimir Park. If you are near the Zagreb Railway Station, hop on tram no. 4, heading east to Maksimir Park.

The largest public parking lot is located near the west stand of the Maksimir Stadium. You can reach the parking lot from Donje Svetice Street by turning right just before the intersection of Donje Svetice Street and Maksimirska Street after the bus stop (low curb).

Parking is free of charge for organized transport buses to Maksimir Park and the Zagreb ZOO.

During the year, you can take part in over 30 educational programs and events. This makes it a favorite place to relax and unwind. There are also facilities such as a restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat while exploring the ZOO.

After you explore Zagreb ZOO, you can always chill in the shades of the Maksimir Park trees and drink something at the coffee place just under the famous Maksimir viewpoint.

Not a bad day to spend a morning or an afternoon, right?

Hi! My name is Ivan, and I'm an author of I have been photographing and exploring Zagreb for more than 15 years, and if you want to know more about me and, read the Introduction articles by clicking here.

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