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  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Uttoxeter

$190 - $289

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Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance

$51 - $185

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Derby

$123 - $183

Train CrossCountry #2  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Derby

$103 - $218

Train, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices) 442 / ...

$112 - $149

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station 260.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train, taxi  •  4 h 8 min

  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

$134 - $324

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$158 - $445

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance

$65 - $206

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance

$91 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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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 4 h 8 min.

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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 4 h 59 min and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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There are 498+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 213 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alton Towers Station via Crewe and Uttoxeter in around 4 h 59 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
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
3 h 6 min
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
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Uttoxeter
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$21 - $30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Derby
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $190
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
38 min
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 New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Notts & Derby
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
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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