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2019 Austrian Grand Prix - Getting Around Guide

Posted by Andrew Balfour on Dec 11, 2018 7:42:48 AM

Whether you have decided to camp at the track or stay in a local hotel, here’s the best ways to get to the Red Bull Ring for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix on 27-30 June.

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One of the few remaining rural circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, the Red Bull Ring is situated in the south of land-locked Austria, some 200km from the capital Vienna and around 75km from Austria’s second largest city of Graz. Due to the circuit’s remote location, many fans choose to spend the weekend at one of the trackside camp grounds. Alternatively, there’s plenty of accommodation in Austria’s second city of Graz, around 1 hour’s drive from the circuit.

Download the “Projekt Spielberg” app for more information on the best ways to get to the Red Bull Ring. 

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Which airport?

  • Around 200km from the Red Bull Ring, Vienna International Airport (VIE) has the best selection of European and long-haul flights. It’s the hub for flag-carrying Austrian Airlines and a major base for discount airlines EasyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Flying into and out of Vienna can also give you the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s grandest cities before or after the race.
  • Flughafen Graz is just 85km from the circuit, but only has a limited number of connections, including Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Zurich.
  • Klagenfurt Airport, around 100km from the Red Bull Ring, has some discount flights to German cities such as Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin with Eurowings.

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How to get to the Red Bull Ring?

  • F1 Experiences: booked your hotel in Graz with us? Daily transfers to and from the Red Bull Ring are included with your Official Ticket Package.
  • Driving: given the rural location of the Red Bull Ring, hiring a car and driving yourself is a good option. The circuit is situated close to the S36 motorway and trackside parking is ample, and free. Sample driving times (notwithstanding congestion on race day): Graz 1 hour, Vienna 2 hours. Don’t forget to purchase a vignette for motorway driving, available from most service stations. A ten-day sticker costs 9 EUR. The “Projekt Spielberg” app can also help calculate the best driving route to the circuit and has a feature to help you find your car at the end of the day!
  • Trains: the closest train station to the Red Bull Ring is Knittelfeld Bahnhof. Free shuttle buses take fans from the train station to the circuit on race weekend (about 10km). You can get to Knittelfeld from most major cities in Austria, including Vienna (about 3 hours away). The trip from Graz takes around 80 minutes, but requires changing trains in Bruck. Check schedules and book your tickets in advance on the ÖBB website; the earlier you book, the cheaper the price.
  • Buses: Eventbus also operates buses to the Red Bull Ring from most major Austrian cities on Grand Prix weekend. More details will be available closer to race weekend.

Get closer to the world of Formula 1 with an Official Ticket Package to the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix on 27-30 June. Packages include select grandstands or VIP hospitality, plus exclusive benefits such as driver meet-and-greets, access to the Formula 1 Paddock and a Drive the Track Tour.

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