You don’t have to fight traffic or pay for parking to enjoy the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay – and you can get a huge discount for Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.
The Columbus Zoo and COTA have again partnered to provide bus service from downtown Columbus, Dublin Park & Ride, and Griggs Dam Park & Ride to the Zoo, plus you’ll enjoy a huge discount on admission to the Columbus Zoo.
Ride the COTA Zoo Bus and get $3 admission into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or $10 off admission to Zoombezi Bay!
Zoo Bus Discount for Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay
Zoo Bus service runs 7 days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day for Zoombezi Bay and the Zoo, and on weekends during Spring and Fall.
You’ll receive discounted admission:
- $3 admission into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or
- $10 off each admission into Zoombezi Bay
In addition to the discount, you’ll also avoid the $10 cost for Zoo parking. The bus fare is $2 each way (free for under 48 inches). You must have exact Fare, Trip Ticket or valid pass to ride -drivers do not carry cash and can not make change.
The Zoo discount ticket is only valid on the day of the bus ride.
COTA Zoo Bus Details
Zoo Bus riders can board at various locations in downtown Columbus, or leave their cars at the Griggs Dam Park & Ride (located at Riverside Drive & Nottingham Road) or Dublin Park and Ride. Meters in downtown Columbus are free on Sundays.
There are 5 departure times to and from the Zoo, so you can spend as little or as much of your day at the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay.
COTA Zoo Bus schedule
Weekend Service (Saturday/Sunday) – May 6-29
Daily Service – May 30-Sept. 5
Download the Transit app before you go to pay, plan your trips and save every time you ride, thanks to fare capping!
When you board the Zoo Bus, ask your Operator for a Zoo Bus coupon (one per customer). Once you arrive at the zoo, show coupon at the admission window.
For more information about COTA Zoo Bus service, visit COTA.com/ZooBus or call (614) 228-1776. For Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay hours and reservations, visit columbuszoo.org or https://zoombezibay.columbuszoo.org/