The title compound, [Zn(SO4)(C10H8N2)2]·C2H6O2, is a six-coordinate zinc(II) complex with a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. The ZnII atom is bonded by two O atoms of the bidentate chelating sulfate ligand and four N atoms of the two chelating 2,2′-bipyridine ligands. The Zn—N bond distances range from 2.1287 (17) to 2.1452 (17) Å and the Zn—O bond distance is 2.1811 (15) Å. The two chelating NCCN groups subtend a dihedral angle of 81.1 (1)°. In the crystal structure, the [ZnSO4(C10H8N2)2] and C2H6O2 units are connected by intermolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonding, which leads to additional stabilization of the structure.