Directions & Parking

How to find us

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 yellow/tourism signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.

Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 5AS

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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 15 minutes on racedays (more frequently during The Randox Health Grand National Festival). Use the route planner below to find out train times.

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

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 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 parking for up to 1,800 cars.

Car parking is available for free at Aintree on non Grand National meetings.

Disabled Parking is located outside the Equestrian Centre. 

For the Randox Health Grand National Festival car parking is limited and must be purchased in advance. To enquire or make a booking, call the Booking Line on 0344 579 3001. Parking needs to be pre-booked and is not available for purchase on the day.



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