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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Derby

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Leeds Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Bus Station to Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Stoke on Trent

Drive

  1. Drive from Darlington to Alton Towers
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Alton Towers is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Alton Towers is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Alton Towers. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Leeds Bus Station, Newcastle Town Centre, Bus Station and Hanley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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It is 107 miles from Darlington to Alton Towers. It is approximately 155.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Alton Towers without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £75 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Darlington to Alton Towers, including transfers.

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Darlington to Alton Towers bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Alton Towers is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £75 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 7h 35m.

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Darlington to Alton Towers bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Alton Towers is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Darlington to Alton Towers.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Alton Towers.
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  • Distance: 107.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Alton Towers, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Darlington to Derby hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £190 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Alton Towers via Leeds Bus Station, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station, Newcastle Town Centre, Bus Station, Hanley, Bus Station, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 7h 35m.

Train operators
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
Bus from Manchester to Stoke on Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Darlington to Leeds Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Leeds Bus Station to Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £15
Website
Megabus 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 Darlington to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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