Getting to Aintree for Grand National 2024

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Many races are held at Aintree racecourse. The most important of which is the Grand National. Racegoers come from far and wide to watch the Grand National in person, but what’s the best way to get to the course?

Aintree racecourse map directions

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: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool. L9 5AS. Get your Aintree Racecourse map here:

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Getting to Aintree by car

  • 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.

Aintree racecourse car parking

Limited on-course parking is available for the Grand National meeting. This can be booked by calling the booking line on 0844 579 3001.

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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.

Getting to Aintree by bus

Take bus 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 or visit Mersey Travel.

Getting to Aintree by rail

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 race days 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

Getting to Aintree 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). Manchester Airport is approximately a 45-minute drive by road.

An Aintree Racecourse Map – including the golf course situated within the race track.

Grand National Aintree Racecourse FAQs

What is the nearest station to the Aintree?

There are 2 stations which are very close to Aintree Racecourse. Brenka Avenue is the closest bus station to the racecourse which hosts the Grand National. It is only a 4 minute walk away. Meanwhile, Aintree in the closest train station and it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the racecourse from the station.

How much is a taxi from Liverpool to Aintree?

The taxi from Liverpool station to Aintree racecourse takes around 12 minutes. Those looking to get to the Grand National via taxi will have to pay around £15-20 for one.

Can you wear jeans at Aintree races?

There is no official dress code for Aintree racecourse during the 2024 Grand National, however, people do tend to dress smart or smart casual. Jeans will be fine to wear at Aintree.

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