Getting to Aintree
Aintree Racecourse is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. Follow the A59 to Liverpool and the signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.
Full address (for SatNav users): Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool. L9 5AS
- From the South:
Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for the races.
- From the North:
Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for the races.
- From Mersey Tunnel:
Follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for the races.
Limited on-course parking is available for the Grand National meeting. This can be booked by calling the booking line on 0844 579 3001.
Other than Steeplechase and County Car Parking, there is no other car parking in and around Aintree Racecourse. Buses, taxis, private hire and trains all operate to Aintree and special arrangements will have been made for them.
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 www.merseytravel.gov.uk.
The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, and from here you can catch a train to Aintree. Trains depart from Liverpool Central every 7 and a half minutes during the Grand National, and every fifteen minutes on racedays outside of the Grand National. It takes fifteen minutes to get to Aintree on the train, and Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse.
Rail enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
Merseytravel: 0871 200 22 33
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). Manchester Airport is approximately a 45 minute drive by road.
A view of Aintree racecourse - including the golf course situated within the race track