Public Transportation

Brookfield-Zoo-Express_web-(2).jpgNew! Brookfield Zoo Express
This summer, ride the Brookfield Zoo Express to spend more quality time with your family and make the most of your zoo experience! The fare is only $1.75 each way.

Saturday and Sunday Express Service from June 1 to August 31

Route 770: Service from the CTA Green Line Harlem Station via CTA Blue Line Forest Park Transit Center
Route 770 Schedule

Route 771: Service from the CTA Pink Line-54th/Cermak Station
Route 771 Schedule

Saturday Express Service* from June 7 to August 30

Route 772: Service from the CTA Red Line-95th/Dan Ryan Station
Route 772 Schedule  

For more information, visit or call Pace at 847-364-7223 or the RTA Travel Line at 312-836-7000. Pace buses are accessible to people with disabilities. Large group planning for express service, call Pace at 847-228-4296.

Pacelogo-(1).png  Pace Bus Regular Routes

Throughout the year, you can take Pace Bus Route 304 and Route 331 to Brookfield Zoo. The Pace bus service stops just outside the zoo’s South Gate. If you need detailed route information or door-to-door directions, visit or call the RTA Travel Line at 312-836-7000.

From Downtown Chicago and Western Suburbs

It's easy to get to Brookfield Zoo from downtown or the western suburbs via Metra's Burlington Northern Line. Exit at the Zoo Stop (Hollywood Station) and then walk two blocks northeast. To obtain a train schedule, call Metra at (312) 322-6777 or visit their Web site at