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2019 British Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide

How to get to Silverstone for the 2019 British Grand Prix on 11-14 July, including advice on airports, driving, trains and buses.

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Which airport?

London is served by five airports, all of which are worth considering flying into for the British Grand Prix. Birmingham Airport is also near Silverstone and has a good selection of flights:

  • London Luton Airport (LTN): the closest airport to Silverstone is a major hub for European discount carriers easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air.
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX): in addition to plenty of discount flights to European hubs, Birmingham also has direct flights to Istanbul, Dubai and Doha.
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR): the UK’s largest airport has regular flights to all corners of the world with British Airways and other flag carrying airlines.
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): in addition to British Airways, Gatwick also serves as a major hub for easyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Gatwick is also a good choice for transatlantic flights.
  • London Stansted Airport (STN): a major hub for Ryanair, Stansted serves over 170 destinations in Europe and further afield, but has a poor reputation for overcrowding and flight delays
  • London City Airport (LCY): London’s smallest airport has a limited number of short-haul flights to European capitals.

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How to get to Silverstone?

Silverstone is approximately 100km north west of London, in the direction of Birmingham. The circuit’s rural location makes trackside camping popular with fans. Alternatively, there’s plenty of accommodation in larger nearby towns such as Milton Keynes and Northampton. Here are the best ways to get to the circuit:

  • F1 Experiences: booked your accommodation with us? Daily coach transfers to and from Silverstone are included with your Official Ticket Package.
  • Driving: the traffic organization near Silverstone has improved significantly in recent years, but you can still expect significant congestion on the weekend. Traffic notwithstanding, Silverstone is around 90 minutes’ drive north of London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. The circuit is accessed via the A43 dual-lane road from either the M40 or M1 motorways. Don’t forget that you’ll need to purchase trackside parking in advance (£75 for the weekend). Alternatively, Park & Ride facilities are located near the M1 and M40.
  • Trains: the closest train stations to the circuit are in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton. From London, the fastest trains depart from Euston. Check fares and book tickets on National Rail or Virgin Trains. Shuttle buses are available from Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton train stations to the circuit; the shuttles are free on race day if you book with Virgin Trains, which has a special deal with Silverstone.
  • Buses: Megabus transports fans from major cities across the UK to Silverstone on British Grand Prix weekend. Timetables and prices are not yet available for 2019.

Get closer to Formula 1 with an Official Ticket Package to Silverstone for the 2019 British Grand Prix on 11-14 July. Choose from select grandstands or access to trackside hospitality in the Champions Club or Formula 1 Paddock Club, plus exciting benefits such as a Drive the Track Tour and Paddock Club Reception with a current or legendary F1 driver!


Topics: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

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