Nestled in the capital city of the Czech Republic is Prague Zoological Garden, spread across 58 hectares (143 acres) of land housing over 5000 animals of different species.
The zoo’s location on the banks of the Vltava River makes this attraction a lot more bountiful.
In 2007, the zoo was rated one of the world’s best zoos by Forbes Travel Guide, and in 2021, it was conferred with the “WAZA Conservation Award” by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
What to expect
At Prague Zoo, explore 150 animal exhibits and pavilions with 600+ species, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.
The zoo has created animals’ native natural habitats to preserve them.
In different zones, you can see elephants, giraffes, tigers, lions, hippopotamuses, salamanders, polar bears, gorillas, camels, deer, etc.
Here are the major highlights of the zoo:
– Bororo Reserve
– Giant Salamander House
– Elephant Valley
– Hippo House
– Gorilla Pavilion
– Indonesian Jungle
– African House
– Africa Up Close
– Fur Seal Exhibit
– Pavilion of Penguins
– Chambal – Pavilion of Gharials
– Pavilion of Big Tortoises
– Lemur Island
– Water World and Monkey Islands
– Children’s Zoo
– Feline and Reptile Pavilion
– Bird World
– Bird Wetlands
– Parrot Trail
– Birds of Prey
– Northern Forests
– Rocky Outcrop
– African Savanna
Where to buy Prague Zoo tickets
You can buy Prague Zoo tickets online and at the ticket booth at the main gate.
We strongly suggest you purchase online tickets to save money and time.
Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.
When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters.
Because some zoos sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointment.
How online ticket works
Go to the Prague Zoo ticket booking page, select the number of tickets and date you wish to visit, and book your tickets right away!
Upon completing the payment, you will receive a confirmation email.
You don’t need to take any printouts. On the day of your visit, scan your ticket using your smartphone at the zoo entrance gate, and walk in!
Remember to bring your official IDs.
A standard Prague Zoo ticket price depends on the number of travelers you select for the zoo tour, as the ticket includes a private transportation facility.
For a single traveler, the ticket is priced at 2798 Kč (€116), while for a group of seven travelers, it is 5886 Kč (€244).
For the “Boat Ride+Prague Zoo Tour,” adults aged 19 years and above pay 1300 Kč (€54) for entry.
Young guests between 13 to 18 years old can buy tickets at 1300 Kč (€54).
Tickets for kids between three to 11 years are priced at 1100 Kč (€45).
Infants below two years old get free admission.
Prague Zoo offers reduced tickets to children between three and 11 years old and young visitors from 13 to 18.
Students, holders of ZTP and ZTP/P disability ID cards, and seniors aged 70 years and above can also avail of discounts.
During the non-peak months, Prague Zoo offers further discounts to encourage visits.
Groups of 10 or more people receive a 10% discount.
Prague Zoo admission tickets
With this ticket, you get access to all the exhibits in the zoo, including African Savanna, Indonesian Jungle, Feline, Reptile Pavilion, Water World and Monkey Islands, Hippo House, etc.
Hotel pick up and drop off facility from Prague Center is included.
In a vehicle, a maximum of seven travelers can be accommodated, and the cost of a ticket varies based on the number of travelers you select.
Some activities and experiences are excluded from the general admission ticket, like feeding giraffes, camels, meeting animals, etc.
For this, you must buy a separate ticket from the ticket office on the day of your tour at an additional cost.
1 traveler (4 to 80 years): 2798 Kč (€116)
2 travelers (4 to 80 years): 3160 Kč (€131)
3 travelers (4 to 80 years): 3498 Kč (€145)
4 travelers (4 to 80 years): 3859 Kč (€160)
5 travelers (4 to 80 years): 4197 Kč (€174)
6 travelers (4 to 80 years): 8081 Kč (€335)
7 travelers (4 to 80 years): 5886 Kč (€244)
Boat Ride to the Zoo and entry tickets
This ticket offers a unique two-in-one experience of a boat ride and zoo tour.
The tour starts when you arrive at a designated meeting point (mentioned on your ticket and varies as per the tour language you select), and the tour guide comes to receive you.
The guide will then lead you to the cruise departure point, and with other guests on the boat, you’ll embark on a boat ride to witness the beauty of the surroundings.
On your cruise, catch sights of Prague Castle, the Dancing House, the National Theatre, Charles Bridge, and many more iconic landmarks.
Enjoy free refreshments onboard and hear the tour guide narrating stories about the key attractions that come your way.
After the conclusion of the cruise, collect your Prague Zoo entry tickets and zoo map and walk into the zoo to see the animals.
The tickets are not timed, and you can spend as much time as you want at the zoo.
The bus for the return trip to the Prague Center departs from the zoo entrance.
Adult Ticket (19+ years): 1300 Kč (€54)
Youth Ticket (13 to 18 years): 1300 Kč (€54)
Child Ticket (3 to 11 years): 1100 Kč (€45)
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free
How to reach
The Prague Zoo is 6 km (3.8 miles) outside the city center.
Address: U Trojského zámku 120/3, 171 00 Praha 7, Czechia. Get Directions
You can reach the zoo via public transport or car.
You can take bus lines 114, 234, 235 and 236.
The nearest ferry terminal to the zoo is Podhoří, and from here, you can take a short walk to the zoo.
If you’re traveling by car, turn on Google Maps and get started.
The zoo offers onsite car parking for all guests.
There are three car parking entrances–the northern entrance (from Hippo House), the southern entrance (Near Sitatunga habitat), and the main entrance (near Near Ocean Restaurant).
The timings of Prague Zoo vary with the season.
January and February: 9 am to 4 pm
March: 9 am to 5 pm
April and May: 9 am to 6 pm
June to August: 9 am to 9 pm
September and October: 9 am to 6 pm
November and December: 9 am to 4 pm
The zoo ticket office, pavilions and attractions, souvenir shops, restaurants, and refreshment stands close at 7 pm.
How long does the zoo take
A tour of Prague Zoo takes about 4 hours.
Usually, families who arrive here with kids end up staying 6 to 8 hours exploring every exhibit, participating in activities, and spending time at picnic spots and restaurants.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Prague Zoo is as soon as they open at 9 am.
There are four benefits of starting early – the animals are very active early in the morning, the temperatures are still cool or moderate, the crowd is yet to pour in, and you have the whole day to spend at the attraction.
As the day gets hotter, animals prefer staying inside their shelters, and you may get disappointed when you don’t see them in their exhibit.
Weekdays are better for a peaceful visit, and the rush peaks on weekends and school holidays.
The zoo is most crowded on weekends, especially between 10 am and 2 pm.
If you are on a short holiday in Prague, starting early allows you to add another attraction to the itinerary.
Map of Zoo Prague
A map is a must when visiting Prague Zoo, which is spread across a huge area and has many animals, attractions, and activities.
With a map, you can easily navigate the zoo to spot exhibits, drinking facilities, washrooms, ATMs, gift shops, etc.
Download the Prague Zoo map.
Check out the following Tripadvisor reviews on Prague Zoo and learn about visitors’ experiences.
Amazing place to visit in Prague. We came last minute (spur of the moment), so easy to get to and find an amazing price for what you get!! So many amazing animals!
One of the best zoos I’ve ever visited.
We loved it! Zoo was big, and there were many animals. I read that it’s hard to see animals, but it was easy for us. There are a lot of restaurants/coffee places/souvenir shops, so no need to be prepared with your things. It was 14€, so it was cheap. Very nice place. You need your best walking shoes because it’s BIG.
The zoo is a short bus ride from Central Prague. We had a 7-year-old child who was bored by castles and cathedrals. So we decided to go to the zoo. And it turned out to be a brilliant decision.
The zoo is divided into sections as per countries and animal habitats. The birds’ section was unique, which I have not seen in other zoos. The reptile section was large and elaborate. I specifically loved the elephant enclosure.
Prague Zoo is the largest zoo in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in all of Europe. It has a wide variety of animals that can be seen and heard. For the children, there is a petting zoo included, and there is a chair lift (which is not included in the ticket price) to take you to the top of the high hill in the middle of the zoo). The African enclosure at the north end of the museum is particularly impressive; there is something here for all animal lovers.
FAQs about Prague Zoo
You can buy tickets for the Prague Zoo by clicking here.
No! Guests are strictly prohibited from feeding animals. However, the zoo offers exclusive animal feeding experiences in the “Children’s Zoo,” for which you must buy a separate ticket at the zoo.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to the zoo. Remember to bring sunscreen and a hat with you.
Yes! You can bring home-cooked food and enjoy meals in the picnic area. There are also some restaurants at the zoo to purchase snacks and drinks.
On weekdays, the main and south doors to the grounds are open, and guests may utilize the south parking lot and the parking lot at the chateau. Additionally, on weekends, the north entrance and the north parking lot will remain open.