SunRail’s ‘Choo-Choo to the Zoo’ Returns

 SANFORD, Fla. – SunRail and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens announced the return of “Choo-Choo to the Zoo” Monday through Friday, beginning on Friday, March 15, through Friday, March 22, 2024. This exciting partnership will offer children, families, and animal lovers of all ages an alternate way to visit the zoo during spring break without the use (or expense) of driving a car to the popular Seminole County destination. 

Leisure travelers can take SunRail to the Sanford Station where they will find a free, “Choo-Choo to the Zoo” themed shuttle waiting to transport them to the front gate of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in less than 15 minutes. Return shuttle times are aligned with scheduled SunRail departures from the Sanford Station and are posted for customers at the drop off areas at the Zoo and at 

Zoo guests may show their SunRail ticket or SunCard to receive 20% off their single-day admission during this weeklong event. This discount does not apply to zoo tickets purchased online. 

For additional information and train times, visit 

Please be careful around trains, railroad crossings, and while at station platforms. Be smart. Be safe. For more information about SunRail, including fares, schedule, and station locations, please visit, or download the SunRail app. 

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT District Five Public Information Office at or by phone at 386-943-5593.