There are 5 ways to get from Sunderland 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  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Derby

$123 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunderland to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

$30 - $38

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus, train, bus  •  6 h 25 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

Train, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take the bus from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance X32

$91 - $146

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station 180.7 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sunderland and Alton Towers Station is 216 km. The road distance is 289 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 7 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station is to drive which takes 3 h 2 min and costs £28 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Manchester and Hanley, Bus Station (stand A). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Sunderland to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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 Manchester, Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley, Bus Station (stand A), and Alton Towers Entrance in around 7 h 26 min.

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
$75 - $110
Train from Durham to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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
Every 3 hours
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
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sunderland to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
Coastal Liner UK

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