There are 6 ways to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Derby

$123 - $188

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Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland Interchange to Meadowhall Interchange M12
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield, Meadowhall to Nottingham Station Street 240
  3. Take the bus from Broad Marsh Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$44 - $61

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Line 20 bus, train CrossCountry, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Durham to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$76 - $119

Line 20 bus, train TransPennine Express, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station 20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
  4. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices) 442 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$80 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station 180.7 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$161 - $424

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Sunderland Interchange and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Sheffield, Meadowhall and Broad Marsh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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The distance between Sunderland and Alton Towers Station is 135 miles. The road distance is 180.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs £90 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Sunderland Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs £90 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Sunderland to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by Network West Midlands, arrive at Alton Towers Entrance station.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station.
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  • Distance: 135.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station via Meadowhall Interchange, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Nottingham Station Street, Broad Marsh Bus Station, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Durham to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
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
$16 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Sunderland, John Street (Opposite Rileys Pool Hall) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Notts & Derby
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Megabus UK
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 Sheffield, Meadowhall to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Network West Midlands
Website
networkwestmidlands.com
Bus from Broad Marsh Bus Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Website
networkwestmidlands.com
Bus from Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Website
networkwestmidlands.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Ashbourne, Bus Station (Council Offices)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 498+ hotels available in Alton Towers Station. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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