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There are 12 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station by train, car ferry, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe

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Train to Dublin, fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent

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Train, car ferry, night bus via Dublin

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  4. Take the night bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Hanley, Bus Station

Bus, car ferry, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Busáras, stop 135001
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  4. Take the night bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Hanley, Bus Station

Train, car ferry, night bus

  1. Take the train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  4. Take the night bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Stoke-On-Trent

Night bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the night bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to Alton Towers Station

Train to Dublin, fly to Manchester, train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN)
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

Train to Dublin, fly to Liverpool, train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL)
  3. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe

Train to Dublin, fly to East Midlands, line 401 bus, bus

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to East Midlands (EMA)
  3. Take the line 401 bus from Burton upon Trent, New Street to Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station to Alton, Knight Lane

Train, bus to Knock, fly to Liverpool

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
  3. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Liverpool (LPL)
  4. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe

Train, bus to Knock, fly to East Midlands, line 401 bus, bus

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
  3. Fly from Knock (NOC) to East Midlands (EMA)
  4. Take the line 401 bus from Burton upon Trent, New Street to Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station to Alton, Knight Lane
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station is to train and fly which costs €50 - €290 and takes 8h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station is to drive and car ferry which takes 8h 2m and costs €100 - €150.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Alton Towers Station is 265 miles.

The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 45m and costs €130 - €390.

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It takes approximately 12h 45m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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

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Ryanair UK, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 264.9 miles
  • Duration: 12h 45m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Alton Towers Station, England?

There is no direct connection from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station. However, you can take the train to Dublin Connolly, take the walk to Portland Row, stop 515, take the line 53 bus to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Stoke-on-Trent, then take the taxi to Alton Towers Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carrick-on-Shannon to Alton Towers Station via Connolly, Connolly, stop 497, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Dublin, Isle of Man Douglas, Liverpool, Liverpool ONE Bus Station, Hanley, Bus Station, and Hanley, Bus Station in around 15h 46m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £140
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£13 - £150
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Flights from Dublin to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£6 - £130
Flights from Knock to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£20 - £200
Flights from Knock to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £220
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £140
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£8 - £190
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £18
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £18
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Drumcondra
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£12 - £15
Flexible
£15 - £17
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
£7 - £9
Flexible
£8 - £10
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £50
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £55
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £16
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Hanley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Liverpool to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Night bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to The Point, stop 7399
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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
Night bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Burton upon Trent, New Street to Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Diamond
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Uttoxeter Town Ctr, Bus Station to Alton, Knight Lane
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
D&G Bus
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£15 - £280
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
£39
Motorcycle&Adult
£143
Car&Adult
£279
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

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