There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Derby

$111 - $161

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Alton Towers Station 136.9 miles

$29 - $45

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Reading 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

$166 - $342

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$199 - $472

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Reading and Alton Towers Station is 113 miles. The road distance is 136.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £85 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Alton Towers Station is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Reading to Alton Towers Station.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 498+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 113.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Reading to Alton Towers Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35

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