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There are 6 ways to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  3. Take the train from Derby to Blythe Bridge

$116 - $177

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Bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$34 - $48

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Bus via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Derby National Express / ...

$43 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station 130.4 miles

$28 - $45

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$202 - $475

Fly from Cambridge, train, taxi  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take a taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station

$132 - $372

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Alton Towers Station is 101 miles. The road distance is 130.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £85 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £85 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £40 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Alton Towers Station is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station via Leicester, Derby, and Blythe Bridge in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Alton Towers Station via St Margaret's Bus Station, Derby, Bus Station, and Quixhill Lane in around 5 h 54 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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
Train from Derby to Blythe Bridge
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
Taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Stoke Link Taxis
Phone
+44 1782 412412
Rushhour Taxi
Phone
+44 7956 195895
Website
rushhourtaxis.co.uk

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