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Standard Parking

Standard Parking is charged at £6.00 for Theme Park Guests.

Premium Merlin Passholders, Premium Season Passholders and on-site hotel guests get free Standard Parking.

Standard Parking is between 15-25 minutes walk to the Theme Park Entrance.

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Express Parking

Express Parking is charged at £18.00 for Theme Park Guests (MUST be booked in advance online.)

Premium Merlin Passholders get Express Parking for £12.00. CBeebies Land Hotel Guests get free Express Parking. (Hotel booking confirmation must be shown.)

Express Parking is a 1-3 minute walk away from the Theme Park Entrance.

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Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking is charged at £6.00.

Merlin Premium Passholders and on-site hotel guests are not charged for Disabled Parking (Subject to Blue Badge being presented)

Disabled Parking is cash only. No card payments can be taken for this car park. Any guests without cash must use Standard Parking.

A current and valid Blue Badge must be presented, with badge holder present in the vehicle which is requesting disabled parking. Only one vehicle is permitted to park on Disabled Parking per blue badge. Disabled Parking is subject to availability and is unable to be pre-booked.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Alton Towers Resort car park?

Road signage and traffic signals will direct you to all of our car parks. 


How do I get to the Theme Park from the car park?

You can either walk to the Theme Park entrance, as directed by signage across all car parks. You can also catch the Resort Monorail. This will take you from the Hotels and car parks, to the Entrance Plaza. The monorail runs from park opening, through until an hour after the advertised ride close.


How do I buy my car park ticket?

Standard Parking can be purchased from Ticket Sales and Collections (Cash, Card and Contactless), Car Park Machines (Cash and Card) or The Resort Box Office (Cash, Card and Contactless). 
Express Parking must be paid for online, in advance. There are very limited spaces available, and these often sell out in advance.
Disabled Parking can't be pre-booked, and is cash only. There are very limited amounts of Disabled Parking spaces, and are first come, first served.

A valid car park ticket is required to leave the car park, with barrier systems in place.


I can't find my car / My car won't start. What can I do?

Our friendly Admissions Team will be on hand throughout the day to assist you with questions and queries. We will make every effort to assist you in finding your car, and if you remember a description of where you parked, and the time you parked, we will be able to assist you further.

If your car won't start, you may need to get in touch with your insurance company or breakdown cover. Remember: Our car parks are large, so it may be beneficial to leave your hazards on to assist with your breakdown cover finding you.


We operate traffic management throughout the day. Road signage and traffic signals may change to assist with the flow of traffic. Please ensure you are adhering to all road signage, traffic signals, and the instructions of our team.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort as a precautionary measure.

For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*

Please visit the Manage My Booking site and complete the booking amendment form, including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Resort soon. Thank you for your patience.

*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note – if you have booked a partner Hotel (a Hotel off site), most will honour the price you booked at, however there are a small number which cannot, we will let you know based on the dates you choose.