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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe

$191 - $286

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Bus  •  9h 13m

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

$55 - $67

8 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Derby

$139 - $201

Train TransPennine Express  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Kidsgrove

$125 - $169

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station 260.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train, taxi  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take a taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station

$130 - $324

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent

$139 - $331

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train, taxi  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Uttoxeter
  3. Take a taxi from Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Station

$96 - $244

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Uttoxeter

$111 - $266

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent

$154 - $333

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station is to fly and train and taxi which costs £100 - £250 and takes 4h 13m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Alton Towers Station is 213 miles. The road distance is 260.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs £140 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station is 260 miles. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 213 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Alton Towers Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $220 and the journey takes 3h 6m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Derby
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Kidsgrove
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Uttoxeter
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Single
$12 - $18
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
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 Edinburgh to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station
Ave. Duration
24m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Stoke Link Taxis
Phone
+44 1782 412412
Rushhour Taxi
Phone
+44 7956 195895
Website
rushhourtaxis.co.uk

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