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Getting here

Plan your journey to Dartmoor Zoo with our suggested routes and useful travel information

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DG UK.

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By car (Sat nav: PL7 5DG)

Arriving from the A38

If you’re arriving from the A38, take the Deep Lane turn off signed for Plympton, follow the signs for ‘Wildlife Park’ from the roundabout at Chaddlewood. This will take you past Langage Business Park to Sparkwell village, which we are just on the far side of.

Once you get to Sparkwell, drive through the village and you’ll find us approximately 300 yards further on.

Arriving from Plympton

Continue on the B3416 towards the Chaddlewood roundabout, then go straight ahead and follow the signs to Sparkwell.

Once you get to Sparkwell, drive through the village and you’ll find us approximately 300 yards further on.

By bus

The 59 bus service stops outside the zoo main entrance.

Route 59 operates from Monday to Saturday. There is no service on Sundays and bank holidays. The 59 leaves Royal Parade (stop A13) in Plymouth City Centre takes around 30 minutes, stopping at Sparkwell village and then right outside the zoo entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes in the opposite direction from the George Park and Ride outside of Plymouth.

Timetables are available here.

We also advise that you arrive at the zoo entrance bus stop at least five minutes early for your return journey. From time to time, the service will run slightly ahead of schedule, pass the zoo stop and then wait in Sparkwell village.

By train

UK national train service

The closest national train station is at Plymouth.

There is a direct service from London Paddington to Plymouth, which takes approximately 3 hours. From the NorthEast there is a direct train service from Edinburgh. From the West you can change at Birmingham or Bristol for the Plymouth line.

View tickets and timetables via Trainline.

Plymouth Railway Station is approximately 0.5 mile to the Royal Parade for the number 59 bus stop.

Alternatively there is a good taxi service directly outside the station.

Local train service

The closest local train station is at Ivybridge.

There is a good taxi service which can take you to the Zoo.


There is free parking adjacent to the main entrance.

Disabled parking facilities are available outside the Jaguar Restaurant at the top of the drive.

Should you wish to make use of disabled parking, please pay at the main gate before proceeding to the top of the drive.