Grand National Liverpool 11 - 13 April 2024

From Toronto to Tokyo The Randox Grand National is the race the world stops to watch. From the length of the course to the capacity of the crowd - this is an event of grand proportions. And nothing is done by halves. This is the Randox Grand National. 

Here's everything you need to know about attending the Grand National Festival this year. 

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Travel information

Post-race nightlife



Opening Day - Thursday 11 April 

Gates open 11am 

First race 1.45pm

Last race 5.15pm 

Ladies Day - Friday 12 April 

Gates open 10.30am 

First race 1.45pm 

Randox Grand National Day - Saturday 13 April 

First race 1.20pm

The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase 4pm 

Last race 5.35pm 

Travel Information 

Merseyrail will be running a 7-and-a-half-minute service to Aintree train station from city centre stations, Moorfields and Liverpool Central starting at 10.57am until 1.12pm when the 15-minute service will resume. 

A 7-and-a-half-minute service from Aintree train station to city centre stations, Moorfields and Liverpool Central will start at 4.34pm and run until 7.49pm when the 15-minute service will resume. 

Merseyrail will be providing entertainment and flip-flops for those post-race-day aching feet! 

Plan your journey. 


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