There are 5 ways to get from Retford to Alton Towers Station by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Retford Low Level to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$23 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Worksop, Bus Station to Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street (Park Road) 77
  2. Take the bus from Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street (Castle Yard) to Derby, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$20 - $22

3 alternative options

Line 37 bus, train, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Retford, Bus Station to Newark Castle Railway Station 37
  2. Take the train from Newark Castle to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$22 - $40

Line 37 bus, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Retford, Bus Station to Newark Castle Railway Station 37
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Kirk Gate to Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square) 90A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Queens Medical Centre, QMC Main Entrance to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$24 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Retford to Alton Towers Station 72.7 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a bus from Retford to Alton Towers Station via Newark Castle Railway Station, Newark, Kirk Gate, Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square), Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (West End Arcade), Queens Medical Centre, QMC Main Entrance, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
Train from Newark Castle to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Newark Castle to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
Notts & Derby
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Queens Medical Centre, QMC Main Entrance to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent
Phone
01636 821138
Email
office@marshallscoaches.co.uk
Website
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Retford, Bus Station to Newark Castle Railway Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newark, Kirk Gate to Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach East Midlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Worksop, Bus Station to Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street (Park Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Chesterfield
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Worksop, Bus Station to Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street (Park Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street (Castle Yard) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Retford and Alton Towers Station is 74 km. The road distance is 116 km.

The cheapest way to get from Retford to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Retford to Alton Towers Station is to drive which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £11 - £17.

No, there is no direct bus from Retford to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Retford, Bus Station and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Newark, Kirk Gate, Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (West End Arcade) and Queens Medical Centre, QMC Main Entrance. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Retford to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.