There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby

$119 - $176

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Bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Nottingham Station Street National Express
  2. Take the bus from Broad Marsh Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$26 - $30

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$64 - $96

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance 132 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance is to bus which costs £19 - £23 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Broad Marsh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Alton Towers Entrance is 101 miles. The road distance is 132 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £90 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £23 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance bus services, operated by Network West Midlands, arrive at Alton Towers Entrance station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance.

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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Alton Towers Entrance, England?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance via Leicester, Derby, and Uttoxeter in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Alton Towers Entrance via Nottingham Station Street and Broad Marsh Bus Station in around 5 h 31 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Network West Midlands
Website
networkwestmidlands.com
Bus from Broad Marsh Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Website
networkwestmidlands.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Notts & Derby
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk

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