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Travel to the races by coach with National Express

Grand National 2023

Catch return coach travel to Aintree for he biggest racing event of the year

Choose Your Journey

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


Travel directly to the Grand National

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

15 April 2023

Book official and exclusive direct coach travel to Liverpool's Aintree Racecourse from over 10 key locations across the country for this prestigious event, with return coach travel from just £23.

For more information please visit the official Grand National website.

Coach and ticket packages

You can now choose whether you want to simply take the coach to Aintree, or purchase a coach and Embankment or Festival Zone package.


With an Embankment ticket, you'll have great views of the first fences of the racecourse, along with plenty of bar and catering options, live entertainment, big screen accessibility and much more!

Festival Zone

With a Festival Zone ticket, you gain access to views of every Grand National race conclusion, as well as the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure. Plus, you can relax and soak in the atmosphere of the Red Rum Garden, Irish Bar and the Aintree Pavilion, all with plenty of live music and cheer. 

Don't miss out, packages are limited so order yours now in the blue journey planner above.

Book your travel to the Grand National now, Pay Later

Spread the cost of your Grand National travel over four interest-free payments, due every 2 weeks. Just choose your journey and select Clearpay as your payment method at checkout!


Travel by in style for less

  • On our services, you're always guaranteed a seat
  • The most environmentally friendly way to travel to the event
  • Choose between coach travel only or coach and Embankment or Festival Zone packages
  • Travel from just £23 return

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