Grand National

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Grand National

Coach and Minibus hire to Aintree

The Grand National meeting is a 3-day meeting with the most famous race in the UK being the Grand National on the Saturday at 5:15pm. 



  • Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS
  • Aintree Racecourse is only one mile from the M57 and M58.




Race Times

  • First Race is at 1:45pm and the last race is at 6:15pm. The event happens in April.





  • Attendees have rated the Lord Sefton and Earl of Derby as the best enclosures at Aintree Racecourse. With both stands having two levels of standing which offers a breath-taking view of the racecourse.




Coach & Minibus Travel

  • Coach parking is free at the Racecourse during any race day event.
  • Traveling by private minibus or coach means a comfortable, relaxing journey with no waits at the platform or crushed standing-room-only trains.
  • You can stay until the end of the racing without worrying about queues.
  • Drops you right outside the racecourse avoiding the walk to and from the busy train station.





Dress Code

  • No specific dress code but smart dress is preferred.




Train Stations

  • Aintree station is across the road from the track. If you stay until the end, then the queues can last up to 1 hour 30 minutes. The overall journey time from Aintree to Manchester is 1 hour 25 minutes. From London, the overall journey time is 3 hours 21 minutes.




Food and Drink

  • Bottled beers prices range from £4.60 to £5.20. Wine and spirits range from £4.10 to £6.20.
  • No alcohol is allowed into the track.





  • There is limited parking at Aintree Racecourse due to the number of attendees. It is important that if you are travelling by car, that you pre-book well in advance otherwise you will not be able to park near the course.



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