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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Derby

$117 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

$22 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the bus from Crewe Arms Hotel to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop) 3 / ...

$70 - $96

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station 148.3 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Hanley, Bus Station (stand A). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Alton Towers Station is 118 miles. The road distance is 148.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 31 min.

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Cardiff to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stoke-On-Trent station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Alton Towers Station is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station.

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There are 497+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 117.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Alton Towers Station twice daily. 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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
First in The Potteries
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Crewe Arms Hotel to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Crewe Arms Hotel to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
dgbus.co.uk
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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