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 AA/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 Crabbie's Grand National Festival).

By Bus

Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 311, 345, 350 and 351 both to and from Liverpool. From Bootle New Strand take route 61A. For further information on bus routes, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 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.

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.


There is parking for up to 1,800 cars.

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

For the 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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