Whatever your route, arrive early to enjoy more fun! Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, North-West England, you can reach Alton Towers Resort by car or public transport.

Our address 

Alton Towers Resort
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

Arriving by car

Alton Towers Resort is between M1 and the M6. If you’re driving to any of our Resort’s attractions; including the accommodation, the Waterpark or Spa, then please use the postcode ST10 4DB. Please follow the signs for the last bit of your journey, as your Sat Nav will attempt to take you down a local farm track; especially if you’re coming down the B5417.

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.


The Monorail opens from 9am with Early Ride Time for hotel guests and Merlin Annual Pass holders from 9:30am. All other rides and attractions will open from 10am. Enjoy more fun and arrive early!

Travel Updates

If you are travelling to the Resort by car, then please be careful using your Sat Nav in the final stages of your journey, as it may take you down a local farm track. Please follow the signs for the last few miles.


25th - 31st March 2019: There are a number of overnight planned closures on the M6 between junctions 2 and 19 for smart motorway works. Please allow extra time if you are travelling to the resort between 9pm and 6am.

How to find us 

The Alton Towers Resort is very easy to find, with exceptional links for both road and rail.

The train stations nearest to the Resort are Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Uttoxeter and if you are travelling by road, the Resort is between the M1 and the M6.

Arriving by Train

Public transport is available to Alton Towers Resort from popular Train Station destinations. The three closest train stations are Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Derby. A bus service will need to be used for the rest of the journey.

Visit thetrainline.com to search for train times and prices.  

Arriving by Bus

First Potteries operate departures from Stoke-on-Trent city centre (Hanley) & Stoke-on-Trent Rail Station.

D&G Buses operate a service from Stafford and Uttoxeter.

Notts & Derby Buses operate the X52 service that runs from Nottingham and Derby.

You can find the full timetables on each bus operators websites. Bus routes may involve one or more changeovers to complete your journey. 

The three closest train stations are Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Derby. Onward travel will need to be arranged from the stations.

Rollercoaster Travel

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