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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Tour
  • 4 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

View more than 4,000 animals roaming in large enclosures on a 2-day visit to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This admission ticket allows you to spend two days at the Zoo, or split your time between the Zoo and the Safari Park. At the zoo, see the diverse collection of animals, many of which are not present at other zoos in the United States. The Safari Park is inspired by the Serengeti Plains in Africa and the Asian plains and is home to lions, tigers, zebras, which you can see from the a 32-acre (13-hectare) safari trail. Access to all shows and exhibits, as well as use of all the in-park transportation, are included. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.
  • See some of the 3,500 rare and exotic animals that live in the park
  • Follow extensive walking trails to get a close look at various exotic creatures
  • Take a complimentary guided bus tour for a comprehensive introduction to the zoo
  • This is a direct entry ticket, no need to exchange for tickets at Will Call

What's Included

  • One visit to the Zoo and Safari Park; or two visits to the Zoo; or two visits to the Safari Park
  • **All Animal Exhibits and Shows
  • *Unlimited use of Kangaroo Bus (Zoo)
  • *Unlimited use of Skyfari Aerial Tram (Zoo)
  • *Unlimited use of the Guided Bus Tour (Zoo)
  • *Unlimited rides on the Africa Tram (Safari Park)
  • *subject to availability
  • Ticket valid for one year from original date of purchase
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Safari Park Parking (additional fees)
  • **Special ticketed exhibits, experiences, and events do not apply

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 3/3/2021 - 3/6/2025

    Monday - Thursday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Friday - Saturday : 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

San Diego Zoo

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Travel date for reference only - Tickets are redeemable 1 year from original date of purchase date. Amendment not required for travel within 1 year.
  • Includes: One visit to the San Diego Zoo and one visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park -or- Two visits to the San Diego Zoo -or- Two visits to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is approximately 35 miles from the San Diego Zoo
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How do I redeem my San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Ticket?

A:This is a direct entry ticket, no need to exchange for tickets at Will Call. Take your ticket directly to the turnstiles for admission.

Apr 2021

Q:Where is the San Diego Zoo located?

A:The San Diego Zoo is located at 2929 Zoo Drive Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Apr 2021

Q:Where is the San Diego Safari Park located?

A:The San Diego Safari Park Safari Park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027

Apr 2021

Q:How much is parking at the San Diego Zoo?

A:The San Diego Zoo has free parking. The parking lot in front of the Zoo is owned and operated by the City of San Diego and is used by guests, volunteers, and employees of Balboa Park.

Apr 2021

Q:Is there free parking at the San Diego Safari Park?

A:The San Diego Safari Park Safari Park parking lot is privately owned and has a parking fee. The fee is subject to change at any time. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or cash.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I park an RV at the San Diego Zoo?

A:The parking lot in front of the San Diego Zoo does not have RV or bus parking spaces. We recommend guests with RVs park along Park Boulevard in front of the Zoo or at the Inspiration Point parking lot for easy access to the Zoo via the free tram.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I park an RV at the San Diego Safari Park?

A:The Safari Park's parking lot is open and available for RV/bus parking during normal business hours. It has spaces dedicated for large vehicles and parking staff will direct you to the appropriate location to park your oversized vehicle.

Apr 2021

Q:Do I have to use my San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Ticket on the date specified on my ticket?

A:No - The travel date on your ticket is for reference only. Tickets are redeemable one year after the purchase date. We recommend going to each park on separate days. Amendment/date change is not required for travel within one year of purchase.

Apr 2021

Q:What is included in my San Diego Zoo Ticket?

A:Admission, All Exhibits and Shows, Children's Zoo admission, and unlimited use of the following: Kangaroo Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram, Guided Bus Tour, and Africa Tram.

Apr 2021

Q:What is included in my San Diego Safari Park Ticket?

A:Admission, All Exhibits and Shows, and unlimited rides on the Africa Tram.

Apr 2021

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Richard_S
I love to visit zoos wherever my travels take me. The San Diego Zoo and Safari park is the greatest I have ever been in. The variety of animals is breathtaking. This is my second visit to the zoo/park and I recommend it to anyone visiting the SD area.

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Great Time
Jeff_P, Apr 2024
Had a great time! It was a pretty zoo! Would go again. Not sure what else to say, but the algorithm is not letting me move on. So I will write a few sentences in hopes that I can move on.
Zoo and Safari in one day, Too Much😰
Arthur_l, Apr 2024
Lovely layout and impressive critters Too many kids/ families as school break was on Crowded and noisy But, wouldn’t have missed it, enjoyed the outdoors
First timers!
Jeffrey_G, Mar 2024
First time at either park. BOTH were fantastic. Parks, animals, staff and volunteers were top notch.
Sandiego zoo is awesome! Safari Park not so much...
Heather_L, Nov 2023
The San Diego zoo was amazing! Fun. Lots of animals and good healthy walking. Even with a little rain we had a blast. Went to Safari park next day..and was not as impressed. Firstly, it's 30 miles away from San Diego..so it was a $65 Uber ride to and from. Not as many animals..the few we did see we saw up close and personal at the zoo. I'd recommend the zoo..the Safari park not so much.
Go to the zoo!!!
Janelle_W, Oct 2023
The San Diego Zoo was great! We had a blast there 😊 We purchased our tickets through Viator and had zero issues using them. They scanned right at the entry without any issues. Heads up: October is Kids Free month! So kids 11 years and under do not require a ticket for admission into the park. Lots of babies to see right now (October 2nd, 2023). Lots of food options to choose from (be prepared, most are between $15-$20 plus drinks). The beer gardens were a nice treat for the adults - we loved the frozen blended margaritas! Drinks were expensive but once you get your refills for the day, it evens out. Be prepared to spend money! We spent 7 hours at the Zoo and was able to see almost everything. We went to the Safari for day 2 - it wasn’t as good. A lot of the attractions were closed (examples: the petting zoo and the tigers), as well, the food options were limited. I would say about 30% of the food options were open. May have been that we were there October 3rd, and it’s their end of season. The highlight was the Africa Tram! We were able to get to see the Rhino’s, Giraffes, and lions. We spent 4 hours here and saw almost everything. I will say, it is quite deceiving that the Safari rides are prices you have to pay on top of your ticket. Most of the Safari’s (keep rides) are $90 US which is more than the ticket to get in. While it would have been fun to experience that, I’m not willing to spend those kind of extras for a short experience. Highly recommend the zoo! Not sure I would go back to the safari.
Zoo was good; Safari Park not so much
Amy_C, Aug 2023
We found the zoo interesting and fun to walk around. The Safari Park was a disappointment. It was difficult to find your way from one place to the next since the numbered poles that were to guide you were too high up to notice, covered by foliage, or off the main path. There seemed to be no direct route anywhere, which is tough on a 5-yo who just wants to get to a certain spot. The Safari ride was ok, but nothing special.
Great time at the San Diego Zoo
Elizabeth_V, Jul 2023
Go to the zoo early because that’s when all the animals are visible. Loved the tour, the hop on hop off buses and the sky ride.
Ticket issues
Don_O, Jun 2023
We received 1 ticket for 2 adults. This caused an issue at both parks. Took a while to convince the ticket attendants to let both of us in
I Love the Zoo!
Chrystal_R, Jun 2023
I had a wonderful time! There is so much to see and do! I wish I could have came back for the night time fun (which is included). The zoo tickets you can leave and come back and for anyone, you can bring your own food.
Love this place!!
Richard_S, Apr 2023
I love to visit zoos wherever my travels take me. The San Diego Zoo and Safari park is the greatest I have ever been in. The variety of animals is breathtaking. This is my second visit to the zoo/park and I recommend it to anyone visiting the SD area.
San Diego zoo and Safari combo pass
Bonita_F, Apr 2023
Both the zoo and the safari park are must sees in San Diego. Getting there first thing in the morning allowed us to avoid the line ups and see the animals still active.
Do not purchase through Viator
Clarissa_H, Mar 2023
1. They’re the same price as the website. 2. They don’t scan properly at the gate because of a letter in the serial number. 3. They don’t require a specific date at the zoo or safari even though Viator makes you choose one 4. Customer service sucked when I called for help. The zoo/safari employees were excellent and very understanding (we weren’t the only ones having the same issue) but it did make entry to both places a lot more frustrating and time consuming than it should have been. Until they figure out how to fix this problem, save yourself the trouble and just purchase them from the website.
Viator is only concerned...
RamonaB, Nov 2022
Viator is only concerned about making money. They never ever disclosed the fact that their tickets don't include the actual Safari ride, it is only admittance to the park which of you buy them at the park you get bigger discounts for adding excursions. They also didn't disclose that the park (both) close at 5pm everything stops at 4:30pm everyday even though the Safari Zoo stays open till 8pm for Xmas is just to walk in the corridor under Xmas lights no show at all. Finally, the staff at viator was very rude when I called to get my tickets unlocked because if you don't go the day and time scheduled you have to beg to use your tickets which was upwards of $800 for my family of 7 2 children 5 adults even though they say you have 1yr. to use them. Disappointed customer
Great trip.
Dennis_M, Sep 2022
Amazing animals from all over the world especially the lions, tigers and giraffes. Kids will love it.
Great SD Zoo & Safari
Debora_M, Jul 2022
Had a great time at the SD Zoo & Zoo Safari. The animals were great, especially in the bigger areas at the Zoo Safari! My family really enjoyed it!
Zoo and safari park
Thomas_H, Jun 2022
Beautiful and well kept for the animals! So spacious for them to roam. Best park in the USA. Workers are friendly and so helpful and knowledgeable
Very bad experience
Allison_B, Jul 2021
Never got to the Safari park . But got to see the Zoo a very bad experience was not pleased at all I really wanted my money bad . No one told us that the Safari was 45 min away . That what we really wanted to experience.
Excellent!
Hope_R, May 2021
The San Diego Zoo was the best zoo trip I have ever experienced! The only downside was we didn’t get to see the Penguins..
Disappointed
Trish_B, May 2021
Disappointed, that we could not get a refund for my 80 year old Dad who has the beginnings of Dimentia. He would not let anyone else drive him, and he got lost. He has lived in San Diego for years,and is a retired Master Sargeant, US Air Force ..can't refund one dinner for that out of 5 people??? Also no music, dancing, or fireworks like last time .. not worth money. We will not be back. We flew down for my sons Marine Graduation too. Super disappointed
Safari was a bad experience
Apolonio_M, May 2021
Zoo was great safari not at all all little attractions closed an wasnt told nothing in description when purchased tickets

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