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Directions

By Car

You can find Alton Towers Resort at the following address:

Alton Towers Resort
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:

M1 Northbound – Junction 23a

M1 Southbound – Junction 28

M6 Northbound – Junction 15

M6 Southbound – Junction 16

Please drive with care when you’re in the area, as there are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very thin in places.

Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.

By Train

Visitors can travel to Alton Towers Resort by train, via several popular destinations. Visit thetrainline.com to search for train times and prices.  

Uttoxeter Train Station:

Uttoxeter station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort. Uttoxeter station is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.

Stoke on Trent Station:

Stoke on Trent rail station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.

Derby Train Station:

Derby train station is around 25 miles from Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.

By Bus

The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford to Alton Towers Resort. 

Departing Stafford railway station at 9.25am each day, the bus route includes Weston and Uttoxeter on the way to Alton towers.

There is one departure each morning and two buses available for your return journey. The X41 departs Alton Towers at 15.45 (to Uttoxeter only) and 17.30 (to Stafford, via Uttoxeter).

We also offer free coach parking for private parties and school trips travelling on a private hire bus.

Bus times are estimates and may vary throughout the year. Please check prior to travelling.

Without A Car

You don’t need a car to join in the fun at Alton Towers theme park and resort. The resort has excellent public transport links. Young visitors, large groups and environmentally conscious visitors travelling to the resort can do so by train.

There are three train stations near Alton Towers: Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Derby. Guests arriving at Stafford or Uttoxeter railway station can use the daily bus service direct to the resort. Other visitors will need to contact a local taxi service for the rest of the journey to the resort. 

We also have bicycle racks close to the theme park entrance, for local visitors and keen cyclists to utilise free of charge.

Resort Monorail

The Monorail takes visitors from the car park to the Theme Park entrance. The Monorail opens from 9am (Subject to operational restrictions) each day and closes one hour after the advertised ride close.

Alternatively, you can walk from the car park to the theme park entrance. It takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending where you have parked your car.

Car Park walking times to Entrance:

A,B,C - 10-15 Minutes

D,E,F,G,H - 18-22 Minutes

J,M,N,O,P - 22-28 Minutes