Plan the cost of your trip to the Monaco Grand Prix with our budget planner. The next race is on May 25-28, 2017.
A trip to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix is not only for the rich & famous. It is possible to spend a weekend at F1’s most iconic race on a budget, though to really get the most out of your experience, you’ll probably end up spending a lot more at Monaco than at other races on the current calendar. The bad news is that ticket prices are higher by around 10-20% for 2017.
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 Monaco.
- Estimated weekend cost = €448 ($475 USD)
- Grandstand on Thursday = €69
- Rocher General Admission ticket (Sat + Sun) = €139
- Hostel bed in Nice; €30 per night x 3 = €90
- Daily budget: €50 x 3 = €150
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.
- Estimated weekend cost = €1152 ($1223 USD)
- Thursday grandstand = €69
- Mid-range grandstand (Sat + Sun) = €558
- Mid-range Nice hotel in central for 3 nights = €225 (per person/double or twin share)
- Daily budget: €100 x 3 = €300
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.
- Estimated weekend cost = €2063 ($2190 USD)
- Thursday grandstand = €79
- K grandstand for (Sat + Sun) = €784
- Four-star hotel in Nice for four nights = €600 (per person/double or twin share)
- Daily budget: €200 x 3 = €600
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.
VIP options galore at Monaco
There is a dizzying array of premium ticket options available at Monaco. Choices range from viewing terraces in apartments, hotels and restaurants overlooking the circuit to yachts docked in the harbor. Buy in confidence from our exclusive Monaco-based partner, Gootickets.
- Silver VIP terraces (overlooking the opening Ste Devote corner) are priced at €199 on Thursday, €440 on Saturday and €1690 for the weekend.
- Gold VIP terraces (main straight & Ste Devote, middle floors) are priced at €750 on Saturday and €1990 for the weekend
- Platinum VIP terraces (top floors on main straight & Ste Devote, panoramic views) are priced at €890 on Saturday and €2500 for the weekend
- VIP Yacht packages are €500 on Thursday, €850 on Saturday and €3290 for the weekend.
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