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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Stafford
  2. Take the bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton, Post Office X41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange 321 - Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park 240

£14 - £22

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Stoke-on-Trent

£45 - £185

Bus, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange
  2. Take the train from Luton to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance X52

£41 - £60

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Watford to Alton Towers Station 134.8 miles

£22 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station is to bus which costs £14 - £22 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Alton Towers Station. However, there are services departing from Watford, Market Street and arriving at Alton Towers Entrance via Luton Station Interchange, East Midlands Airport, Coach Park and Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Watford and Alton Towers Station is 112 miles. The road distance is 134.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station, including transfers.

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Watford to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Watford, Market Street station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Alton Towers Station is to train which takes 5h 3m and costs £45 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £22 and takes 8h.

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Watford to Alton Towers Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at East Midlands Airport, Coach Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Alton Towers Station is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Watford to Alton Towers Station.

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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

You can take a train from Watford to Alton Towers Station via Milton Keynes Central, Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter, Uttoxeter, station, and Alton, Post Office in around 5h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Alton Towers Station via Luton Station Interchange, East Midlands Airport, Coach Park, Derby, Bus Station, and Alton Towers Entrance in around 8h.

Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Watford Junction to Stafford
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Stafford
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Watford Junction to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £130
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£17 - £25
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Single
£45 - £75
Bus operators
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Stafford Town Centre, Railway Station to Alton, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
D&G Bus
Notts & Derby
Phone
01332 204568
Email
ndtraffic@nottsderby.co.uk
Website
nottsderby.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station to Alton Towers Entrance
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Notts & Derby
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 Luton Station Interchange to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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