How to Get Here

Please read if you are planning a visit on Thursday 4th August 2022

The Cycling Time Trial Event will be coming through the area on this date as part of the Commonwealth Games.

Therefore, the Birmingham New Road (Northbound) will be closed between its junction with Priory Road and Sedgley Road Dudley.  Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the junction of Birmingham New Road and Tipton Road (Dudley) and Dudley Road (Tipton) to manage the lane closure.  The Local Area Traffic Management and Parking Map is here

Access to Dudley Zoo will be as normal however it is advised that visitors allow extra time for their journeys as roads will be very busy.

Situated on the A461 (Castle Hill) 3 miles from M5 Junction 2.  Please note  roadworks are taking place on Castle Hill for the Metro. 

Castle Hill will only operate as a one way system down hill, so there may be some disruption at peak times. 

Therefore, we recommend starting your journey a little earlier than planned to arrive at your time slot.  Further details can be found here. 

Access to the car park is via Tipton Road, DY1 4SQ. (driving down Tipton Road towards Black Country Living Museum from Castlegate Island, turn left at the traffic lights).  Car park is barrier operated and £3.50 per token to exit.

Dudley Bus Station is 2 minutes walk from the zoo entrance.

Rail: Dudley Port Station 3 miles / Sandwell & Dudley Station 5 miles.  Frequent bus service to Dudley from Dudley Port station.
Visit West Midlands Railway or Chiltern Railways to help plan your journey to the Zoo!


Temporary Closure of Zoo Turnstiles

Due to ongoing work by the Midland Metro Alliance, the turnstile entrance located on Castle Hill will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 10th November 2021.

Visitors arriving on foot or by public transport will need to follow an alternative signposted route which will direct them to our main visitor entrance and gift shop.

The pedestrian crossing that was previously located opposite the turnstile entrance on Castle Hill has been temporarily moved further down the road.

DZC and the Midland Metro Alliance apologise for any inconvenience caused during these necessary works.