Express Parking at Alton Towers

February 2nd, 2018 / Alton Towers, Heart of England / 15 Comments »

Alton Towers; Express Parking

Once you’ve picked up Cheap Tickets to Alton Towers it’s time to consider parking charges as most theme parks guests are now charged a parking fee.  Express Parking at Alton Towers offers you a VIP experience where you can park up next to the main Alton Towers entrance for a much quicker beginning and end to your day, (more details below).

TO BOOK GO TO Alton Towers Express Parking – Book Online and select the priority parking option.


sonic spinball at alton towers

Alton Towers; Sonic Spinball, (photo Phil Loach)


Alton Towers; Express Parking Charges

Express Parking at Alton Towers secures you a space close to the main Alton Towers entrance for swift entry/exit from the park.  This VIP parking option also allows you to bypass the need for the monorail that can often provide the first queue of the day.  Currently charged at £16 per car, there are additional discounts available for Premium Merlin Annual Passholders that is set at £10 a vehicle.

Express parking offers a limited number of parking spaces directly in front of the main Alton Towers entrance. As you first enter the theme park, look out for signs on your right for Express Parking.

Follow our CHEAP TICKET GUIDE TO ALTON TOWERS including 2 for 1 vouchers, online promotions and even free ticket options.


Alton Towers grounds

Alton Towers, (photo; Phil Loach)


Alton Towers Parking

Whilst most theme park guest now need to pay for parking at Alton Towers, there are still a few ways & means to secure FREE parking.  Follow our guide that includes information on standard parking charges, passholder options and free parking options.  More information available at Guide to Alton Towers Parking.

Alton Towers Drop Off/Collection

There is drop off/collection point close to the main entrance to the park that guests are welcome to make use of.  This free option can offer value for money for those that can bag a lift to the park.  More information available at Alton Towers Drop Off/Collection.

FOLLOW OUR Alton Towers Guide full of top tips to beat the queues to to help you get the most from your day.

By Liz Walsh

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  1. Can you pay for express parking on the day

    • Hi Claire, yes you can pay for express parking on the day as long as they have availability on the day. To guarantee the space, best to pre-book in advance.

  2. Susan Miners says:

    How do I book express parking at Alton towers before my holiday next September thanks

    • Hi Susan, you can book express parking online directly with Alton Towers over at Alton Towers Parking Charge. I can see this currently priced at £16 a vehicle. Express parking is located very close to the main Alton Towers entrance and bypasses the need for the use of the monorail to & from the standard parking area.

  3. Hi, which are the dates that you can’t use 2 for 1 offer at Alton towers please?
    Thanks Victor

    • Hi Victor, are you talking about the adults go free voucher on promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals & breakfast bars? For this voucher, exclusions of use ran 14-22 February and any secondary ticked events and concerts – apart for that, it is valid for use at Alton Towers throughout the theme park season.

  4. Hi, do you know how you go about entering the express carpark is you book it online, as there is absolutely no instructions? Thanks

    • Hi Nicole, as you enter the Alton Towers Resort, you will quickly see a sign for Express Parking on the right. There is always someone on the gate of Express Parking, so I imagine you will need to show your confirmation of payment at this point and he/she will direct you into the area.

  5. allen munro says:

    why when people spend so much money for your facilities are you charging for what used to be a free car park and does this charge also apply to disabled drivers

    • Hi Allen, whilst Topdogdays provides information on days out, it is independent of Alton Towers. I have to agree with you…parking charges at visitor attractions is not on in my book. I understand that Alton Towers offer charged disabled parking for those who have a Blue Badge identifying a mobility issue alongside their Express Car Park. I’m not certain, but I think this is charged at around £6 per vehicle.

  6. themeparkmad1 says:

    I think this is way to expensive for vip car parking it should be at least £10 not £16.

    • Yup, it’s a lot of money to park over at Alton Towers but with the one added advantage of being directly next to the Alton Towers entrance. I am seeing that queues for the monorail seem to be building quite significantly year on year and can have quite a significant impact now on the time you actually reach your first ride of the day. One possible way round this is to see if the car driver will drop you off at the drop off/collection point before continuing around to the car park. Whilst the driver will then have to experience the monorail queues, (free drinks all day I’m sure!), at least the rest of you can head straight to the first ride of the day.