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Alton Towers Resort Car Parks

Alton Towers Resort, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

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Parking Summary

  • Alton Towers Resort has a number of car parks available.
  • The Express and Disabled Car Park is located near to the main entrance of the theme park.
  • There is coach parking and a drop-off point located near to the main entrance of the theme park.
  • The main car park is located 15 - 25 minutes walk from the main entrance to the theme park. Alternatively guests can use the Monorail from the Resort Station to get to the main entrance of the theme park.
  • The main car park is divided into areas (A to L), with large clearly marked signs indicating which part guests have parked in.
  • Staff can provide assistance if guests are unable to locate vehicles before leaving the resort.
  • There are two overflow car parks (M and N), which have a grass surface.
  • There is a £6 parking charge for all car parks, with the exception of the express parking, which is £18.
  • Standard parking tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Sales and Collections counter (cash, card and contactless), car park machines (cash and card) or the Resort Box Office (cash, card and contactless).
  • Express parking must be paid for online, in advance. There are very limited spaces available, and these often sell out.
  • For disabled parking, Alton Towers advise pre-booking your disabled parking online in advance in order to guarantee entry, spaces on the day will be allocated subject to availability on a first come first serviced basis.
  • Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin Passholders and on-site hotel guests are not charged for Disabled Parking
  • A valid car parking ticket is required to leave the car park, with barrier systems in place.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:
      M1 Northbound – Junction 23a
      M1 Southbound – Junction 28
      M6 Northbound – Junction 15
      M6 Southbound – Junction 16
      The main entrance to the resort is accessed via Farley Lane.
    • There are various car parks available around the resort (Express & Disabled, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, M, N, O, P).
      Blue Badge bays are available within the Express & Disabled Car Park only.
      It takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending where you have parked your car to walk to the main theme park resort entrance.
      Car Park walking times to Main Resort Entrance:
      A,B,C - 10-15 Minutes
      D,E,F,G,H - 18-22 Minutes
      J,M,N,O,P - 22-28 Minutes
      Additional car parking is available outside the hotels and other accommodation (for hotel guests only).
    • D&G Bus are operating two services to Alton Towers Resort.
      The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford & Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort. Departing Stafford railway station at 9.30am each day, the bus route includes Weston and Uttoxeter on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The X41 departs Alton Towers at 17.30.
      The 32X is a Monday - Saturday bus service from Stoke Railway Station to Alton Towers Resort. Departing Stoke railway station at 8.55am each day, the bus route includes Hanley, Werrington & Cheadle on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The 32X departs Alton Towers at 17.30.
      Alton Towers also offers free coach parking for private parties and school trips travelling on a private hire bus.
      Please note, bus times are estimates and may vary throughout the year. Please check prior to travelling.
    • For more information on D&G Bus please click here (opens new tab).
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Parking (Express and Disabled Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off the resort access road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 36 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 460cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 1in).
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bay(s) have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Blue Badge Bays are provided on a first come, first served basis.
    • There are additional Blue Badge parking bays next to the coach parking.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point is located next to the coach parking.

Express and Disabled Parking to the Main Resort Entrance

  • There is step-free access from the Express and Disabled Car Park to the main resort entrance area.
  • The distance from the car park to the main resort entrance area is approximately 30m.
  • The surface of route is tarmac and block paving.
  • There are bollards along this route.
  • The gap between the bollards is 115cm.
  • The height of the bollards is 85cm.
  • The bollards contrast visually with the pavement.

Coach Parking

  • The coach parking is located off the main resort access road.
  • The surface of this area consists of tarmac.
  • The coach parking area is clearly signposted.

Drop-off Point

  • The drop-off point is located off the main resort access road.
  • The drop-off point is clearly signposted.
  • The drop-off bays are clearly marked.
  • The surface of the drop-off point area is tarmac.
  • If needed people can be dropped off closer to the main resort entrance.

Coach Parking and Drop-off Point to the Main Resort Entrance

  • There is step-free access from the coach parking or drop-off point area to the main resort entrance.
  • The distance from the coach parking to the main resort entrance area is approximately 100m.
  • The distance from the drop-off point to the main entrance area is approximately 200m.
  • The surface on the route is tarmac and block paving.
  • There is clear signage along the path to the main resort entrance area.
  • Guests are asked to keep to the left on the path. There are clear markings on the floor to indicate this.

Parking (Theme Park Car Parks A - H)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off the main access road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
    • The car park is divided into a number of clearly signed areas; A to H.
    • There are some trees located in some of the car parks.
      There is a barrier to exit the car park.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays are located in the Express and Disabled Car Park.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).

Theme Park Car Parks A - H to the Main Resort Entrance

  • The main theme park car parks are approximately 15 - 25 minutes’ walk from the main resort entrance.
  • Car Parks A and G are approximately 1km from the main resort entrance.
  • Some of the other car parks will be further from the main resort entrance, if these distances are not suitable for guests, then the Monorail may be the best solution.
  • There is step-free access along the pedestrian route to the main resort entrance area.
  • The path is clearly marked on the floor.
  • There is clear signage along the route.
  • Some parts of the route run alongside the Alton Towers staff access roads.
  • In places the route crosses the Alton Towers staff access roads.
  • There are marked pedestrian crossings at these points.
  • Caution is advised when crossing due to oncoming traffic.
  • In places along the route there are slopes of varying gradients.
  • There are no resting areas along the route.
  • There are some bollards/barriers located in places along the route.
  • The gap between the bollards/barriers ranges between 95cm and 105cm.
  • The height of the bollards/barriers is 120cm.
  • The width of the bollards/barriers is 40cm.
  • The bollards/barriers have a clear identification band at the top.
  • Guests are asked to keep to the left on all paths.
  • When nearing the main resort entrance area there may be queues.

Theme Park Car Parks A - H to the Alton Towers Hotels Resort - Monorail Station

  • The nearest car parks to the Alton Towers Hotels Resort - Monorail Station are C and D, which are approximately 180maway.
  • The distances from the other car parks will be further.
  • There is step- free access along the paths.
  • The surface of the paths consist of block paving and tarmac.
  • There are long slight and steep slopes located along the paths.
  • There are two sets of the bollards along the paths from the car parks.
  • The height of the bollards are 100cm.
  • The width between the bollards are 170cm.
  • There is clear signage on route.

Ticket Counter(s) (Tickets / Car Park Tickets (Self Service))

  • There is/are 8 ticket counter(s).
  • The ticket counters and car park ticket machines are located to the left as you face the main resort entrance.
  • The ticket counter(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access to the ticket counter(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the ticket counter(s).
  • The ticket counter(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The height of the ticket counter(s) is 115cm.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the ticket counter(s).
  • There is a lowered section of the ticket counter(s).
  • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 95cm.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section(s) of the ticket office(s).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the ticket ticket(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system at some of the ticket counters.
  • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are fixed.
  • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • All tickets are currently pre-booked in advance.
  • The queuing system leading to the ticket counters is 142cm wide.
  • The self-service ticket machine control heights range between 95cm and 170cm.

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