Alton Towers Parking

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Roll-up families, adrenaline lovers and roller coaster enthusiasts! Theme park season is back in session! Is Alton Towers Resort first on your list? Here’s everything you need to know about Alton Towers parking, tips and tricks!

Whether you’re heading to the theme park or water park! We’ve got all the info you need on parking at one of the UK’s biggest theme parks!

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Alton Towers Parking

Here’s our guide to parking – whether it’s where to find a parking space, whether you can purchase express parking or whether there’s disabled parking! You can’t have a fantastic theme park without ample car parking!

Standard Parking

For those who aren’t purchasing express parking, a parking ticket is £7.00 for theme park guests.

Those who are Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin Passholders can access free Standard car parking! Which is super helpful for those wanting to save a little. You don’t need to pre-book either, just scan your Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin annual pass at the exit barriers.

When driving into the standard car park, make sure to look out for the team members who will direct you to either the grass or tarmac car parks.

Please note: the Standard Parking is around 15-25 minute walk from the Alton Towers Theme Park entrance! 

Also, you’ll need to have a valid parking ticket to leave the theme park as there are barriers at the exits.

Express Parking

Those who have pre-booked express booking, your parking charge will be £19.00 – tickets must be booked in advance online.

Again, if you are Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin annual pass holders, you can purchase an official on-site car park ticket for £12.00. This must be booked in advance online!

For CBeebies Land Hotel guests, your express parking tickets are free, but you’ll need to be able to show your hotel confirmation.

The Express Parking car park is around 1-3 minute walk away from the park gates. So, you won’t have to walk too much from this convenient parking space!

Blue Badge Parking

For theme park guests who have a Blue Badge, their car parking changes will be at £7.00.

Although, if you have a Gold, Platinum or Premium Merlin Pass you won’t be charged for parking. But a Blue Badge will need to be presented in order to park at no charge. It must be valid and with the badge holder in the car, as well as only one car being permitted to park on the Blue Badge parking space.

However, parking spots will be subject to first come first served. As there are limited spaces.

Coach Parking

For those travelling in coaches, eg school trips, you’ll find the coach parking off the main resort access road. It’s directly adjacent to the entrance plaza!


How do I get to Alton Towers Theme Park from the car park?

You’ll find clear signs directing you to the theme park in all car parks. So, it won’t be hard at all to make your way there!

How do I buy my car park ticket?

For standard parking, you’ll need to buy your tickets from the Ticket Sales kiosk, Collections, Self Service ticket machines or the Resort Box Office.

For Express Parking, you must pre-order online in advance as there are limited spaces.

My child is going on a school trip, where will the parking be?

For children visiting the theme park with their school, generally, they’ll be travelling in either a coach or mini bus. In that case, there are separate parking spaces for them near the entrance plaza.

What rides do we start first?

Need some guidance on where to sprint to first at the theme park? Here’s our guide on the Alton Towers map! So, you can pick out which area excites you more and head their first.

What is there to eat at Alton Towers?

Need to know whether to pack your own food or dine at an Alton Towers restaurant? We’ve got all the info you need on what’s there to eat!

Where can I buy Alton Towers tickets?

Head to our blog on Alton Towers tickets to snap up your theme park tickets easy-peasy!
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We hope we’ve answered your questions regarding Alton Towers parking! Making your trip simple, easy and straightforward.

If you’re thinking of staying overnight near the theme park, here’s a list of hotels near Alton Towers! Maybe you want to do your research before coming to one of the biggest theme parks in the UK! Well, here are some of the best rides at Alton Towers! From The Wicker Man and Gangsta Granny to Oblivion and The Smiler!

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