Accommodation – 2018 Austrian Grand Prix

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From trackside camping to five-star luxury, we tell you where to stay near the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix on June 29 to July 1, 2018.

The Red Bull Ring is located in a rural region (much like Spa), which means that there is a scarcity of accommodation close to the track, aside from camping. Teams and regular visitors quickly snap up what is available in the villages surrounding the circuit, like Spielberg and Knittelfeld. Unless you are planning to camp next to the circuit – which is a great option, but not for everyone – then we recommend staying in Austria’s second largest city of Graz, which is about 75km from the circuit, or less than an hour on the motorway.


Thousands of fans from all around Europe camp at the Red Bull Ring on Grand Prix weekend. The camping facilities are good and the atmosphere is lively, though a little drunken and rowdy at times. If you value a good night’s sleep or have young children, it’s perhaps worth considering alternative accommodation. There are seven color-coded campsites surrounding the circuit. A weekend of camping for two people costs approximately  €160 (3 nights from Thursday to Sunday, including parking for one vehicle). The ‘Pink’ and ‘Orange’ campsite on the hill behind the Nord grandstand are probably the most picturesque and least likely to be noisy, but there are more hills to climb. The other camping areas are located on flatter ground, closer to the main straight and fan zone near the first corner. There’s also a big stage close by where concerts are held over the weekend. Buy Red Bull Ring camping tickets.


There’s a good selection of accommodation in Graz, but it’s not a huge city and it does suffer from the dreaded ‘F1 tax’, with higher prices on Grand Prix weekend. There are trains from Graz to the circuit, but we recommend hiring a car to make your life easier. Trackside parking is free and the circuit is close to a motorway, meaning that traffic flows quite well. Expect a commute of around 1 hour each way. There was more traffic after the race on Sunday, but no significant delays. We stayed at the clean and affordable Red Lodge on the outskirts of Graz in 2015.

Der Marienhof Hotel Garni

  • Modern, clean hotel 4-star hotel
  • Nice location east of Graz center
  • Double rooms from €85 per night

JUFA Hotel Graz

  • Clean 3-star hotel
  • Rock climbing center next door
  • €105 per night for a double, including breakfast

Hotel Süd

  • Well-rated 4 star hotel in the south of the city
  • Indoor pool, free Wi-Fi
  • €120 per night, including breakfast

Stay at the Lend Hotel in Graz with F1 Experiences

F1 Experiences offers tickets and experience packages to the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix priced from $699 USD. You can add a four-night stay at the modern Lend Hotel in Graz to your package, including breakfast and daily transfers to and from the Red Bull Ring.

Hotel Gollner

  • Highly-rated 4 star hotel close to the old town
  • On-site casino if that’s your thing
  • Double room from €220 per night

Best Western Plus Amedia Hotel Graz

  • Great downtown location
  • Modern hotel, trusted international brand
  • €225 per night for a double room

Mercure Graz City

  • Right in the old center of town
  • Fitness & spa facilities
  • €245 per night for a double on GP weekend


The area surrounding the Red Bull Ring is ski country, so there are plenty of pretty mountain chalets to choose from within a 30-40km radius of the track. You’ll find beautiful rolling green hills and fresh air instead of Snow in July, not to mention tasty local cuisine and beer.


  • 30km from the Red Bull Ring
  • Ski chalet in beautiful location
  • €160 per night for double room including breakfast

JUFA Hotel Maria Lankowitz

  • 30km from the Red Bull Ring
  • €200 per night for family room (2 adults + 1 child), including breakfast

Romantik-Villa LebensART

  • 5-star luxury just 22km from the Red Bull Ring
  • €245 per night for a 75m2 loft apartment

Have you stayed near the Red Bull Ring? Leave a comment below!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Peter says:

    Hi Andrew
    Thanks for the work on this site.
    I am planning a trip to the Austrian and British GP in 2018, travelling from Australia. .
    Camping with a large Motorhome and I am wondering the best option for camping at the RedBull Ring.
    We will have Grandstand tickets in the RedBull stand.
    I will be travelling with my father who is not as super fit as he once was ;) (will be 70)
    Seems each site has “Pros & Cons” ie noisy but close or Picturesque but a bit of a walk.

    Hoping who could help with a bit of advice on which is the most comfortable/clean and convenient.


    With thanks for your time


    • Editor says:

      Hi Peter, I’ve not camped at the Red Bull Ring, so my advice is based on the areas I saw last time I was there and their locations. I think you need to choose one of the Blue, Red or Yellow camping zones. These are all pretty close to the Red Bull grandstand. As far as I could tell, all the camp grounds looked pretty similar in terms of conveniences. As for noise, I think it is luck of the draw. You can buy tickets here. Good luck, sounds like an awesome trip!

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