Parking for Alton Towers in 2024

Complete Guide for Parking at Alton Towers

If you’re visiting Alton Towers for the day, you might want to pre-plan your car parking arrangements, not only for a stress free visit, but also to save money.

There’s multiple options available when parking at Alton Towers Resort and we’re here to let you know what these are.

Whether you are looking for cheap parking at Alton Towers or the most convenient parking for the theme park, we’ll show you the best options available to you.

On-Site Parking at Alton Towers

One of the most convenient but also expensive options when looking for parking at Alton Towers is using the official on-site car park.

The on-site car park is incredibly convenient, allowing you to park close to the entrance and also get straight into your car after your day at Alton Towers.

There is a monorail that runs between the car parks and the park entrance so you don’t need to walk if you have lots of baggage.


Alton Towers On-Site Parking Option2024 Price
Standard Parking£7
Express Parking£19 (online only)/ £12 for Merlin pass holders
Blue Badge Parking£7
Alton Towers Official Parking

Standard Parking for Alton Towers

Standard parking at Alton Towers, which costs £7 for the day, is around a 15-25 minute walk from the park entrance and could be either on the tarmacked area or grass area.

If you are a Merlin pass holder (Gold, Platinum or Premium), you can park for free in the standard car park, simply scan your pass at the exit barriers.

You can pre-book parking in the standard car park at Alton Towers, which means you can scan your code upon arrival to save time.

Express Parking for Alton Towers

If you want to be closer to the parks entrance, express parking at Alton Towers is just a 1-3 minute walk from the gates.

Express parking must be pre-booked online before you arrive and there is a discounted ticket price of £12 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Premium Merlin pass holder.

If you are staying at CBeebies Land Hotel, you can take advantage of free express parking at Alton Towers.

Blue Badge Parking at Alton Towers

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can take advantage of the reduced price of £7 to park in the disabled bays close to the entrance. You must display your Blue Badge in order to use these parking spaces.

If you are a Merlin pass holder (Gold, Platinum or Premium), or you are staying in one of the on-site hotels, you can park for free in the Blue Badge car park, providing you display your Blue Badge.

Parking can be purchased separately to the discounted tickets from the official Alton Towers website.

Electric charge points Alton Towers

Alton Towers currently has no electric charge points, but it is something that will be considered for the future, so you should ensure you have enough charge for your return journey.

Free parking near Alton Towers

If you want to avoid the parking charges at Alton Towers, you can park for free nearby as an alternative, but you may need to jump on the local bus service to get to Alton Towers if you don’t want to walk from your free parking spot.

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Here are our list of available free parking near Alton Towers, so if you are just heading out for a fun filled family day out, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Streets offering free parking near Alton Towers

The following streets offer FREE parking spots near Alton Towers Resort:

  • High Street (Alton) – 1.5 miles
  • Malthouse Road – 1.5 miles
  • Shirley Drive – 1.8 miles

Free car parks near Alton Towers

If you’d prefer to park in a public car park rather than at an on-street parking location, the following car parks are free of charge:

Car ParkAddressFree ParkingDistance from Alton Towers
Mill Road Car ParkOakamoor, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 3AGAll Day2.3 miles
Dimmingsdale Nature Reserve Car ParkAlton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4BUAll Day2.1 miles
Well Street Car ParkWell Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 1EYSundays6.2 miles
Alton Towers Free Car Parks

Cheap Parking near Alton Towers

There’s plenty of cheap parking options available close to Alton Towers, depending on which direction you are travelling from.

Cheap car parks near Alton Towers

If you don’t fancy a long walk, or you would prefer to park in a secure car park near to Alton Towers instead of an on street parking location or a free parking spot, you can use one of the nearby car parks. 2024 prices are:

Car ParkLocationPriceDistance from Alton Towers
Well Street car parkWell Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 1EYUp to 10 hours: £36.2 miles