Train and taxi help please

Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by eosin, 28th Jul 2019.

  1. eosin

    eosin TowersStreet Member

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    Hi. We are going Next Weekend!!!! after a few years break. Yay!!!.
    This is the first time we have to go by train. Alton Towers website isn't helpful really as it only tells me that the nearest Stations are Derby, Stoke and Uttoxeter.
    I would like to know if Stoke or Uttoxeter is better for getting a taxi from and how long it takes by taxi please.
    Then I can start to plan my trains there and back.
    Please help, so excited about going but the train issue is starting to stress me a bit :)
    Thanks in advance
     
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    If you go to Uttoxeter you can get the new X52 bus direct to the park.
     
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  3. eosin

    eosin TowersStreet Member

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    eosin TowersStreet Member

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    Thanks! We are keen to get there before 10am so as not to miss out on ride time. Is a taxi from Uttoxeter cheaper than from Stoke and just as easy to get?
     
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    There’s normally plenty of taxis waiting at Uttoxeter station which will take you to Towers for £20. They usually offer a slightly discounted rate if you ring them again on the card they give you to get back to the station again.

    If there is no taxis then ring Uttoxeter Taxis and they’ll send one (There’s been taxis parked there midweek on a quiet day though so there should definitely be ones on the weekend)
     
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  6. eosin

    eosin TowersStreet Member

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    Thanks that's fab. Is Uttoxeter closer than Stoke then? What sort of journey time am I looking at from Uttoxeter to Alton towers by car?
     
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    Uttoxeter is closer than Stoke, but the hourly trains mean you could end up getting there quicker from Stoke in a taxi. When split between a group of people, the cost isn't that much more expensive either.

    It takes about 20 minutes from Uttoxeter to Towers in a car.
     
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    Thanks Danny for the advice. Because of train times I've decided to get a taxi from Stoke. Unfortunately it's me and the kids so Mum pays for everything but looking online it's about £20 one way from Stoke too. Hope so. It'll be worth it as don't get to go often enough and we are all massively excited
     
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    It'll probably be closer to £30 from experience, but it'll be a lot quicker than having to wait around for the train to Uttoxeter and then get a taxi from there! :)
     
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  10. eosin

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    In case anyone is looking at this planning a trip.... We got a cab from Stoke Station to Alton Towers hotel using Auto Cab Private Hire. It was hassle free and cost £19. I used them for the return trip too
     
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