Zip to the Zoo with Us
Get $3 admission to the Columbus Zoo or $10 off Zoombezi Bay tickets in the summer
Your safari starts with the Zoo Bus! For a safe, easy and affordable ride to the zoo to experience the unexpected, take COTA’s Zoo Bus — it’s just $2 each way and available from May-October.
Download the Transit app
Download the Transit app before you go to pay, plan your trips and save every time you ride, thanks to fare capping!
Receiving Your Discount
When you board the Zoo Bus, kindly ask your Operator for a Zoo Bus coupon. They will distribute one per customer. Once you arrive at the zoo, head to the admission window where you will be asked to show the coupon to verify your discount eligibility — it’s that easy!
Summer 2024 Zoo Bus Schedule
The COTA Zoo Bus will be back in 2024! Service will resume in early May and continue through October. Schedules will be available at a later date — check this page again for more information as May approaches.