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Directions and Parking

Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. Follow the A59 to Liverpool and the AA/tourism signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.

By Rail
The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse, where regular trains run every 7 minutes during The Randox Health Grand National Festival. For more information, visit www.merseyrail.org

By Car
From South Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races.
From Mersey Tunnels follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races.
The main entrance to the racecourse via Grand National Avenue is just off Ormskirk Road (A59). Plese use this entrance for conference and events. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode L9 5AS.

The entrance to the Aintree Golf Centre is on Aintree Road, Melling, Liverpool. For Sat Nav users, please enter the postcode L9 5AB.

By Bus
Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 310 and 345 both to and from Liverpool. For further information on bus routes, contact Merseytravel on 0151 236 7676 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk.


By Air
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the nearest airport to the racecourse and is a 20-minute drive by road. Alternatively, take a bus to Liverpool South Parkway Merseyrail station where you can catch a train to Aintree [change at Liverpool Central or Moorfields onto the Ormskirk train]. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. Manchester Airport is approximately a 45-minute drive by road.


By National Express Coach
As The Jockey Club’s Official Coach Partner, National Express offer direct services to the Grand National Festival from 13 UK locations. Coaches will arrive in plenty of time to place your bets, and won’t depart until all the races have finished. Travelling by coach is a great value, hassle free way to head to Aintree.

To book your travel to The Grand National Festival click here.


There is limited car parking for a fee at the racecourse. To purchase a parking pass please call 0344 579 3001. Parking needs to be pre-booked and is not available to purchase on the day.

Buses, taxis, private hire and trains all operate to Aintree and special arrangements have been made for them. Please contact the racecourse for more information on these services.