By foot

Aintree University Hospital can be accessed via Lower Lane and Longmoor Lane. Please refer to the Google Maps feeds on this page to explore your possible routes in more detail.

Bike storage

Bike storage is located outside the main entrance to the hospital.

Aintree University Hospital is situated to the northeast of central Liverpool on the A506, close to Junction 6 of the M57.

The hospital is easily accessible from the UK Motorway Network via M6 and M62.

Please enter the postcode L9 7AL if you are travelling by satnav.

Traffic congestion around and inside the hospital site can occur at peak times. Please allow extra time for your journey.

If you have difficulty walking far, there are drop-off and pick up points outside all main entrances.

Car parking

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is in place at the Aintree University Hospital site.

Please pay before you leave the site and you will need to know your vehicle registration number.

Weekly tickets can be purchased from the machines at £17.50

The various machines accept cash and card payment.

Visitor parking tariff

Time frame


Less than 30 minutes


Up to 1 hour 30 minutes


Up to 2 hours 30 minutes


Up to 4 hours 30 minutes


More than 4 hours 30 minutes


Short Stay Car Park (AED/Sefton Suite)

Time frame


Less than 30 minutes


Up to 1 hour 30 minutes


Over 1 hour and 30 minutes


Concessionary parking

Cancer treatment

Car parking is free for patients being treated for cancer at Aintree University Hospital. This includes treatment for medical conditions as a direct result of the cancer treatment, but excludes free parking for pre-existing medical conditions.  Further information is available through specialist nurses or Macmillan Cancer Support on-site. 

Long term treatment

Free parking will be provided to all outpatients who attend hospital for an appointment at least three times withing a month, and for an overall period of at least three months.  A month is defined as a period of 30 days.

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders may park free of charge. Automatic number plate recognition is in place, please park in a marked bay and display your badge. 

Note that Blue Badge holders parking on double yellow lines is not covered on private land.

You will need to know your vehicle registration number and have a photograph/copy/screen shot of your badge.

Before you leave the hospital, please provide the clinic receptionist with your vehicle registration number and visual of your blue badge and they will ensure that you can leave the premises free of charge.

Exceptional circumstances

Free parking may also be granted by the nurse in charge of a ward or clinic where at the discretion of the manager, it is warranted. Examples may include:

  • Carer when attending hospital to undertake carer role to inpatient (feed/dress patient)
  • Private patients (not NHS patient using Sefton Suite facilities)
  • Clinical areas have the discretion to issue free parking to distressed relatives or persons who have been called in by Aintree University Hospital at very short notice and have not made provision or do not have the ability to pay.

Clinic delay

Clinics managers are authorised to reduce a parking charge for a patient where there has been a clinic delay of more than one hour, up to a maximum of two hours. The reduced charge will reflect the time delayed, i.e. a hour hour delay would result in a discount of hour hour from the parking charge.

Concessions should be appropriately applied based on the reasons above. Persons authorised to issue concessions are expected to apply their judgement and should not issue concessions where they are not warranted.

Where a patient is entitled to free car parking through the Patient Travel Cost Policy, they should be directed to the Cash Office, Ground Floor, Aintree Lodge.

Site and pedestrian safety

Breach of contract notices are issued where vehicles obstruct access and park indiscriminately.

Parking terms and conditions are in place – please park in marked bays and avoid Blue Badge bays (unless displaying the appropriate badge), double yellow lines, yellow/hatch areas, grass verges, pavements and loading bays.

We encourage our colleagues, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible - this helps ease congestion and saves car parking spaces for those who must use a car.

MerseyTravel has an easy to use journey planner. You can also access MerseyTravel timetables for buses, trains and ferries.


There is a variety of bus services which operate from the surrounding areas and drop off at the hospital or within walking distance. To find information about times and services please contact the Merseytravel Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the Merseytravel website at:


Rail users can travel to nearby Fazakerley railway station which has regular service connections with central Liverpool and Kirkby stations.

The station is on the opposite side of the road from the Longmoor lane entrance to the hospital grounds. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the main entrance and outpatient area.

Please call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 for further information on public transport connections to Aintree University Hospital.

You can also visit or for information.


There are freephone direct lines to local taxi companies and these can be booked using the freephone’s which are situated in the main entrances of Aintree University Hospital.

A look around our site - Google street view