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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 20 min

$123 - $181

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. National Express

$23 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, line 3 bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. 3 / ...

$71 - $98

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. 149.8 miles

$30 - $50

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Alton Towers Entrance every 2 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Alton Towers Entrance 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Bus operators
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Crewe Arms Hotel to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
Coastal Liner UK

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Alton Towers Entrance is 190 km. The road distance is 240 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Entrance is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 6 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Entrance is to drive which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £24 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Alton Towers Entrance. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Hanley, Bus Station (stand A). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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