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

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Recommended option

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe

$145 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Derby National Express

$28 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$115 - $188

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Derby

$99 - $175

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Alton Towers Station 186 miles

$40 - $60

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Swansea to Alton Towers Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Alton Towers Station via Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Coach Station, Derby, Derby, Bus Station, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 9 h 8 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 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
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Derby
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swansea to Alton Towers Station?

The distance between Swansea and Alton Towers Station is 206 km. The road distance is 298 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Swansea to Alton Towers Station?

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Alton Towers Station is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 9 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Swansea to Alton Towers Station?

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Alton Towers Station is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £28 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between Swansea and Alton Towers Station?

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Cardiff Coach Station and Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Swansea to Alton Towers Station?

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