Duration 1h 47m
Distance 96.6 miles
Average price £50
Possible routes 4 found

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

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Recommended option

Train, line 401 bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Burton-on-Trent
  2. Take the line 401 bus from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station 401 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

£20 - £26

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby

£69 - £96

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Alton Towers 96.6 miles

£15 - £23

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Want to know about travelling from Cheltenham to Alton Towers? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Alton Towers is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Alton Towers is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 47m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Alton Towers is 76 miles. The road distance is 96.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Alton Towers without a car is to train and line 401 bus which takes 2h 57m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Cheltenham to Alton Towers, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Alton Towers is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £27 and takes 3h 46m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Alton Towers is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Cheltenham to Alton Towers.

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There are 593+ hotels available in Alton Towers. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Cheltenham and Alton Towers?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Alton Towers hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £60 and the journey takes 1h 32m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Alton Towers once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 35m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Burton-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £45

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Bus from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Midland Classic
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Bus from Cheltenham to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express

About this operator

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.

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