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There are 7 ways to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby

$156 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Derby National Express

$41 - $53

5 alternative options

Train via Tamworth High Level  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Tamworth

$139 - $249

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station 226.5 miles

$45 - $70

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$229 - $512

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$218 - $550

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$185 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Alton Towers Station is 186 miles. The road distance is 226.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs £120 - £170.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 6 h and costs £120 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Folkestone to Alton Towers Station is 226 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 186 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station via St Pancras International, London St Pancras International, Derby, and Uttoxeter in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Folkestone to Alton Towers Station via Canterbury, Bus Station, Canterbury, London Victoria Coach Station, Derby, Derby, Bus Station, and Quixhill Lane in around 10 h 3 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Folkestone Central to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
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
Greater Anglia
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 Canterbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Derby
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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