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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby

$124 - $168

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Derby National Express / ...

$62 - $84

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Denstone, Marlpit Lane Swi

$112 - $174

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station 190.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$196 - $477

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$164 - $349

Train to Cambridge, fly, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$175 - $437

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 9m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Alton Towers Station is 147 miles. The road distance is 190.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £95 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £95 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 7h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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 $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 146.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Alton Towers Station, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station via London St Pancras International, Derby, and Uttoxeter in around 4h 31m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Alton Towers Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
1h 24m
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Derby
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Derby
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
National Express

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