Plan Your Visit
Safari Park Hours
Directions & Parking
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027-7017Directions from the NORTH (southbound):
From Interstate 5 (Orange County, Los Angeles), take the State Route 78 East exit at Oceanside, proceed east to Interstate 15 South, exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs to the Park. From Interstate 15 (Riverside), exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs east to the Park.
From State Route 163 (downtown San Diego, Mission Valley) proceed to Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Go east and follow signs to the Park. From Interstate 5 or 805 (Mexico), proceed to State Route 163, then to Interstate 15 North, and then exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27). Follow signs east.
From Interstate 8 (Imperial County, Arizona) take Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Follow the signs east to the Park.
Parking fee is $15 per vehicle; $20 for RV parking. Preferred parking is once again available on select weekends and holidays, weather and attendance permitting. This is first come, first served; there are no in and out privileges. The price is per vehicle, and is an additional $18 ($15 + $18 = $33 total to park in preferred parking).
For more information about bus and train schedules, please call 511 (San Diego's traffic and transit information service) or visit gonctd.com. Families Save on MTS Family Weekends! On Saturday and Sunday, 2 children (12 and under) ride MTS Bus and Trolley routes FREE with a paid adult (18 and over)!
San Diego Zoo Safari Park App
Visiting the Park has never been easier, with the San Diego Zoo Safari Park app! Discover dining, activities, and more with the GPS-enabled map. Get ready for your visit by importing tickets and memberships to the digital wallet, adding your must-see wildlife to the day planner, viewing today's schedule, and much more.
Safari Park Map
View the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's classic illustrated map on your mobile or desktop browser. Find your favorite wildlife, plan your visit, and check out all the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has to offer.
Guests with Disabilities
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes all guests. We have several services to help guests with disabilities enjoy their visit. The Safari Park provides special parking, restrooms, and access to shows, tour buses, and exhibits for guests with disabilities. Please note there are steep grades in parts of the Safari Park. A complimentary ADA shuttle service operates inside the Safari Park for guests with mobility-related disabilities. Guests who use mobility assistive devices may also refer to the map for ADA pathways and elevators.
For full guest disability services and policies,
San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego Zoo is the Safari Park's sister park to the southwest in San Diego. Distance between the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is 35 miles. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time.