Alton Towers

Plan Your Journey by Train

Embark on an unforgettable adventure at Alton Towers Resort, accessible by train.

Book your tickets now for the Pirate Takeover and Alton After Dark events!

The Pirate Takeover at Alton Towers Resort!

Ahoy, Swashbucklers! From the 10th to the 25th of February, embark on an extraordinary adventure at the Pirate Takeover at Alton Towers Resort. Get ready to discover buried treasure during this exciting Half Term event, or be prepared to walk the plank if you dare!

Live out your own pirate story as the infamous pirates of Mutiny Bay take over the Resort. Whether you're visiting for swashbuckling day outings or staying for an unforgettable short break, the Pirate Takeover promises an immersive experience filled with thrilling tales and pirate escapades.

Join us for a seafaring adventure and let the Pirate Takeover at Alton Towers Resort be the highlight of your February Half Term!

Alton After Dark: An Evening of Thrills!

Join us on the 16th, 23rd, and 30th of March for an exhilarating experience at Alton Towers!

Immerse yourself in a world of nocturnal thrills with Alton After Dark! As the sun sets, the adventure begins, with the theme park extending its hours until 8 pm. Get ready for an after-hours escapade that takes your favourite attractions to a whole new level as you ride them in the dark.

For the thrillseekers and those who crave excitement, this event is not to be missed! Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening filled with adrenaline-pumping rides and a unique atmosphere that transforms Alton Towers into a realm of nighttime excitement.

Mark your calendar for the 16th, 23rd, and 30th of March, and be a part of Alton After Dark – where the thrill continues after sunset!

Alton Towers

Nearest Train Stations

Alton Towers Resort is conveniently accessible by train from several nearby stations. Here's a rundown of the nearest train stations and their respective travel times to the resort:

  • Uttoxeter Train Station: Just 10 miles away, Uttoxeter station offers the closest rail connection to Alton Towers. A 20-minute drive or a 30-minute bus ride will get you to the resort from the station.

  • Stoke-on-Trent Train Station: Located 15 miles from Alton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent rail station provides another convenient option. A local taxi can whisk you away to the resort in approximately 25 minutes.

  • Derby Train Station: Derby train station is situated around 25 miles from Alton Towers. Upon arrival, you can arrange a taxi or car service to reach the resort in about 50 minutes to one hour.


Transportation Options from Train Stations

Once you arrive at one of the aforementioned train stations, you have several transportation options to reach Alton Towers Resort:

  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at all three train stations and can provide a direct and convenient transfer to the resort.

  • Car Service: If you prefer a pre-booked car service, consider companies like Alton Towers Taxis or Swift Carriages.

  • Bus: A regular bus service operates from Uttoxeter town centre to Alton Towers Resort. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy Your Day at Alton Towers

With easy access by train, Alton Towers is a fantastic destination for a thrilling day out. From adrenaline-pumping rides to family-friendly attractions, the resort offers something for everyone. So, pack your bags, grab your train tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Alton Towers Resort.

Planning Your Train Journey


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on planning a cost-effective and convenient train journey. Learn how to secure cheap train tickets, use railcard to maximise your savings, and embrace the flexibility of off-peak travel.

1. Book Your Train Tickets in Advance: Ensure a Budget-Friendly Journey

Book early for guaranteed seats and unlock discounts. Early bookings offer better deals, especially during peak times like weekends or school holidays.

2. Check Before You Travel: Efficient Planning Starts Here

Check train schedules, consider connections, and review travel times. A well-organized journey begins with thorough planning.

3. Consider Railcards for Added Savings: Discover the benefits of railcards to amplify your savings. Whether you're a student, senior, or regular commuter, railcards offer exclusive discounts on your train fares, providing a pocket-friendly option for frequent travellers. Buy a digital railcard here


4. Embrace Off-Peak Travel: Quieter Journeys with Reduced Fares

Optimise your budget with off-peak travel. Enjoy a quieter experience and often reduced fares for a pocket-friendly option.

5. Consider Split Tickets or Alternative Journeys with Trainsplit: Unlock Cost-Effective Travel Options

Explore cost-effective travel with split tickets or alternative routes. Trainsplit's clever algorithm breaks down journeys for significant savings.

6. Allow Ample Time for Transfers and Transportation: Avoid unnecessary stress by allowing ample time for transfers and transportation from the train station to your destination. Smooth transitions enhance your overall travel experience and ensure you arrive on time for planned activities.

7. Consider Buses or Taxis for Convenience: Hassle-Free Transportation Options

For added convenience, consider buses or taxis for direct transportation. These options offer hassle-free travel to maximise your journey.

Explore the Benefits and Plan Your Journey Today

Incorporate these tips into your travel plans for a seamless journey. Explore the benefits of cheap train tickets, railcards, off-peak travel, and alternative routes with Trainsplit. Book your tickets and embark on a stress-free exploration today!

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