Transportation 2017-04-29T15:54:59+00:00

There are a variety of ways to get around the Alton Towers theme park, whether it be by rail, foot or even in the air, they each provide their own views of the theme park surroundings.

There are two choices of how to travel from the car park to the theme park entrance. You can either walk to Towers Street, which is about a 1km and takes around 20 minutes, or catch the Monorail from the station located in the main car park. The Monorail has been around since 1987 and is the quicker and less strenuous option. Guests staying at the Resort’s accommodation have the additional option of taking the 25 minute Woodland Walk, to enter the park through Forbidden Valley.

Once inside the park you may want to save time by catching the Skyride between Towers Street, Forbidden Valley and Cloud Cuckoo Land. Since 2007 some of this walking has become an experience in itself with the Haunted Hollow, a spooky walk between Mutiny Bay and Gloomy Wood.


The quickest the way of getting to the park entrance, also provides views of the park’s attractions.


Be transported across the valley in a colourful gondola, with magnificent views of the gardens below.

Haunted Hollow

If you take this shortcut to Gloomy Wood it’s likely you’ll encounter some of the park’s ghoulish guests.

Woodland Walk

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the Monorail and venture into the theme park through the surrounding forest.

There have been several modes of transport that have transported guests around the theme park over the years. See the adjacent list for more information about each one!

Past Attractions

Cable Cars
Park Railway
Sunliner Trains
Towers Express