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There are 12 ways to get from Paris to Alton Towers by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Stafford
  3. Take the bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance

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Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street
  2. Take the night bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Stoke-on-Trent

Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Paris to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Alton Towers

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Paris to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Alton Towers

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester, train, bus

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take the bus from Stoke-on-Trent station to Alton Towers Entrance

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Birmingham, train, bus

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stafford
  3. Take the bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance

Train to Beauvais, fly to Manchester, train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Manchester (MAN)
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  4. Take the bus from Stoke-on-Trent station to Alton Towers Entrance

Fly Paris Orly to Birmingham, train, bus

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stafford
  3. Take the bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby

Fly Paris Orly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to London Luton, train

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to London Luton (LTN)
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Kettering
  3. Take the train from Kettering to Leicester
  4. Take the train from Leicester to Derby

Paris to Alton Towers by train, subway, bus and walk

The journey time between Paris and Alton Towers is around 6h 7m and covers a distance of around 442 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. Operated by Eurostar, London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast and others, the Paris to Alton Towers service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Alton Towers. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Services
6h 7m Average Duration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alton Towers is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Alton Towers is to bus and night bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 16h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Alton Towers is to train which takes 7h 14m and costs €190 - €470.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Alton Towers. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street and Hanley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 21m.

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The distance between Paris and Alton Towers is 342 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Alton Towers without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Paris to Alton Towers, including transfers.

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Paris to Alton Towers bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The quickest flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Paris to Alton Towers bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stoke-on-Trent station.

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Alton Towers is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 1:00 PM in Paris and 12:00 PM in Alton Towers.

Map of how to get from Paris to Alton Towers.
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  • Distance: 342.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Alton Towers, England?

You can take a train from Magenta to Alton Towers via London St Pancras Intl, London St Pancras International, Derby, Uttoxeter, Uttoxeter, station, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 7h 14m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £310
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £360
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £800
Flights from Paris Orly to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £490
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £600
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £850
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £490
Flights from Paris Orly to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £330
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £230
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £180
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £55
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £50
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £60
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £60
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£60 - £90
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Kettering
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £24
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£22 - £35
Train from Kettering to Leicester
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £23
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £24
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£9 - £14
Rail 1st Class
£16 - £24
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Bus operators
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
D&G Bus
Bus from Stoke-on-Trent station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
D&G Bus
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 Paris to Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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Air France, British Airways, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Alton Towers. Prices start at £87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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