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 signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.
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 John Smith's 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.
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
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.
Limited on-course parking is available for the Grand National meeting. This can be booked by calling our 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 have been made for them. Please note there is no Park and Ride service for 2011.
Dress CodeAlthough there is no official dress code, smart is preferable and is often adopted. Aintree is a spectacle of colour for all three days of the race meeting, with many using their trip as an opportunity to showcase their favourite raceday outfits. Hats are optional too, but are frequently worn. No sports clothes please.
Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS