There are 7 ways to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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, taxi  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take a taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station

$143 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
  2. Take the train from Luton to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$38 - $88

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Derby  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance X52

$105 - $157

Train, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stoke-on-Trent
  3. Take the bus from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance X32

$85 - $159

Bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Derby National Express / ...

$61 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Alton Towers Station 133.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  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

$109 - $327

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

National Express operates a bus from Watford to Alton Towers Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 55 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
Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $40
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Coastal Liner 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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Stoke Link Taxis
Phone
+44 1782 412412
Rushhour Taxi
Phone
+44 7956 195895
Website
rushhourtaxis.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Watford and Alton Towers Station is 179 km. The road distance is 214 km.

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station is to drive which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £21 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Heathrow Airport London and Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.