Charter a Bus to Zoo Atlanta

Planning a group trip to Zoo Atlanta? We’re here to help!

National Charter Bus specializes in matching each client to the best group transportation experience possible—from the perfect make and model of motorcoach down to all of the bells and whistles that will keep everyone comfy along the way.

Our team is here around the clock to help you with your Atlanta travels when you call 404-400-1914.

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A panda chews on a stick of bamboo
A little girl explores the reptile house

About Zoo Atlanta

Believe it or not, the first Zoo Atlanta residents were former circus animals. In 1889, George Gress bought out a bankrupt traveling show and donated the animals—a raccoon, a hyena, a jaguar, a black bear, a Mexican hog, a gazelle, and some monkeys, lionesses, and camels—to the city of Atlanta. Since then, the zoo park has become a prolific contributor to international conservation efforts and one of the most-visited attractions in the Greater Atlanta area.

To make the most of your experience here, allow yourself at least 2-3 hours to explore the zoo’s 40-acre span. However, if you want to catch some presentations, keeper talks, and feedings—or if you're traveling with a curious bunch that asks a lot of questions—your Zoo Atlanta trip can easily last all day.

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Getting Around

Given its year-round popularity and its location in the middle of a residential neighborhood, Grant Park has very limited parking options—even if you’re traveling in a single car. So for carpooling groups, finding one (let alone five or six) parking spots is no easy feat.

a girl looks at the camera with a parrot on her shoulderIt’s for this reason we recommend booking a bus, so a professional driver can handle the parking for you! Your bus driver can drop you off at the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot, find adequate parking a few blocks away, and return to the zoo once everyone’s ready to head home.

Besides, when you reserve your ride through National Charter Bus Atlanta, your school group, scout troop, or kids-at-heart will arrive in total comfort. Our network includes motorcoaches of all shapes and sizes, from full-sized 56-passenger charter buses to 18-passenger minibus rentals and 25-passenger minibuses

You can personalize your rental even further by requesting amenities you know will keep everyone comfy. Whether your zoo-goers want to share their experiences on social media over the onboard WiFi, take a nap in a plush reclining seat, or screen The Lion King on personal TVs, we’ve got you covered. Just call 404-400-1914 and let us know what your group needs!

Group Tickets

Want in on a little-known secret? You can get into Zoo Atlanta for free—and all you need is a library card! All you have to do is check out the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass DVD from your local library, watch it at home, and return it back to receive the pass. Most local public libraries are a part of the zoo’s Library Pass Program, but you should contact your branch beforehand to make sure. The library pass is only valid for up to four zoo visitors at a time, so if you’re traveling with a larger group, the rest of your zoo-goers will need to buy tickets.

Luckily, going to Zoo Atlanta with 15 or more people means your group qualifies for discounted admission! Group rates vary by age and time of year:


Spring/Summer Rates

Fall/Winter Rates

Kids (2 and under)



Children (3-11)



Adults (12 and older)



Seniors (65 and older)




Popular Exhibits

Not sure where to start or what to expect? Zoo Atlanta is divided up into five biomes and zones, each with a unique array of experiences and animals to see. Here are the highlights of each:

Asian Forest

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Home to tigers, orangutans, and Komodo dragons. Oh, and don’t forget the giant pandas—though let’s be honest, they’re probably the main reason you’re here. But who can blame you? Zoo Atlanta is one of only four places you can see these gentle giants in the United States. The pandas at Zoo Atlanta are by no means camera-shy, so be sure to snap a selfie with them before you leave.

African Savanna

This biome— home to the resident elephants, zebras, giraffes, and lions—saw a lot of renovation in mid-2019. If you haven’t been to Zoo Atlanta in a while, it’s worth swinging by to see the animals in their new environments and say hi to the newly added white rhinos!

The Ford African Rainforest

Here’s where you can find the largest population of western lowland gorillas in the United States. When Zoo Atlanta regained its accreditation in the mid-80s, the gorillas became one of the most innovative and popular exhibits of the time.

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If your visitors are into all things that slither and swim, this is the place for you. This reptile and amphibian house is the most interactive, tech-savvy area in the zoo, with each exhibit accompanied by a touchscreen with lots of facts about each resident. Also, it’s an indoor attraction, which makes it especially popular during the muggy summer months. Even if you’re not too keen on making scaly and slimy friends, take your time and soak in the AC before returning outside and into the Georgia swelter.


Don’t let the name fool you—there’s no shame in visiting this area with a group of adults. Everyone loves a good petting zoo, after all. After you’ve had your fill of goats and sheep, visitors of all ages can hop aboard the Zoo Train or test their balance in the Treetop Trails rope course.

Plan Your Own Event

Nothing brings a lively energy to a private event quite like a change of scenery. Throw in animal encounters like petting a panda, feeding an elephant and dancing with flamingos, and you’ve got yourself a party they won’t soon forget! For get-togethers big and small, Zoo Atlanta offers 16 venues—including the newly renovated Savanna Hall, formerly known as the historic Cyclorama building. Other event spaces include conference rooms for up to 48 people, outdoor dining in the Flamingo Plaza for groups of 200 people, and even a full zoo buyout for your parties of up to 5,000.

While you’re planning, why not square away everyone’s ride to and from the festivities? With a National Charter Bus rental, your guests can enjoy their walk on the wild side while a trained professional ensures they get around safe and sound. From an ongoing minibus shuttle between the office and your company’s party to an all-black or all-white fleet to transport guests between your wedding ceremony and reception, we’ll find the best arrangement to suit your event.

Secure Your Ride to Zoo Atlanta

Ready for your group trip to Zoo Atlanta? Let National Charter Bus make your trip easier every step of the way. From the first free quote to the final drop-off, we’re dedicated to making the reservation and travel process run as smoothly as possible. Our 24/7 team of transportation experts is always here to take your call and help you find the right rental. Contact us today at 404-400-1914 to get started!