Budget Planner – 2017 Italian Grand Prix

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Use our budget planner to work out the cost of your trip to Monza for the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. This year’s race is on September 1-3, 2017.

The Italian Grand Prix at Monza offers relatively good value for the F1 fan. There are some decent lower priced tickets on offer (e.g. General Admission, main straight bleachers), though accommodation costs do get inflated on Grand Prix weekend. Milan is a major transport hub and is well located within Europe, so it’s possible to get to the race cheaply and easily.

Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Milan.

Cheap Charlie

  • Weekend cost approx €295 ($315 USD)

  • 3-day General Admission ticket = €100
  • Trackside camping for 3 nights = €75 (per person with tent)
  • Daily budget: €49 x 3 = €120

The Cheap Charlie - Explained

The Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission),  takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.

Average Joe

  • Weekend cost €720 ($769 USD)

  • Mid-price 3-day Grandstand ticket = €255
  • Mid-range hotel in Milan for 3 nights = €225 (per person)
  • Daily budget: €80 x 3 = €240

The Average Joe - Explained

The Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.

Extravagant Eddie

  • Weekend cost approx €1475 ($1575 USD)

  • Three day Central Grandstand ticket = €650
  • 4-star hotel in Milan for 3 nights = €375 (per person)
  • Daily budget: €150 x 3 = €450

The Extravagant Eddie - Explained

The Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.

Click here to find out the average daily tourist spending in Milan. Have you been to the Italian Grand Prix. Leave a comment with your Monza money-saving tips!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. 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. Josesito says:

    Hi Andrew, excellent info. One question, when says ‘Trackside camping for four nights = €100 (per person with tent)’
    The tent has to be taken from myself?

  2. Cecilia M Emmanuel says:

    Good day- I am trying to surprise my husband with a trip to F1 and i have no clue what the best tickets are for him to get the full experience at the race. He is a huge fan and i would like to make his first experience memorable. Can you please assist?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Cecilia, it depends a little on your budget. We listed our top 5 Monza grandstands here. Monza is such a magical place however, I am sure he will have a great experience whatever tickets you buy! Feel free to ask any more specific questions. Andrew

  3. Rose says:

    Im intetested in a F1 package.spending sat Sun leaving monday. 4th. Grandstand tix and extras. Im travelling alone would like to be in a group im 59

  4. Tanya says:

    Hello Andrew, I would like to ask is it better to buy the tickets in advance or is it okay to buy them at the track on the day for instance the tickets for General Admission (Weekend)? Is there a chance that the tickets would have finished for the General Admission at the day (Friday)?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Tanya, I would buy them in advance as there is always a chance that tickets will sell out before the weekend! However, what I suggest you do is to pick them up at the track. You can request this open when you book with our ticket agency, Gootickets. Here is the purchase link: buy Italian GP tickets.

  5. Rich says:

    Hi I am hoping to turn up without booking and will be in a 7 meter motorhome. I notice you mention trackside camping which I think is located near the Lesmo entrance at the top of the circuit. Is it likely that I will get in there if I arrive a couple of days before and do you know what the cost is please?

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