Budget Planner – 2018 Austrian Grand Prix

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Work out the cost of your weekend at the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race is on June 29 to July 1, 2018.

The Austrian Grand Prix can be an affordable race, especially if you choose general admission tickets and trackside camping. However, the price can quickly add up for grandstand tickets, hire car and decent hotels in Graz or near the circuit. Nevertheless, with good organization and decent facilities, a trip to the Red Bull Ring still feels like good value.




  • Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The budget does not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Austria.
  • About our categories: Budget fans buy the cheapest race tickets (General Admission) and camp by the track or stay in a hostel. Mid-Range fans buy a grandstand ticket and stay in a 3-star hotel, whilst High-End fans buy a VIP or experience package and stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

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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. Daniel Munoz says:

    I am cheap Charlie. I’m planning on camping at the trackside. How do you take a shower there? Will there be problems at the Vienna Airport if I don’t book a hotel in Vienna? I’m from Panama, but we don’t need any visa to get into Europe. I appreciate all the info, as I’m interested in attending the 2017 Austrian GP.

    • Editor says:

      Hi Daniel, don’t worry, I’m also a Cheap Charlie! If you buy camping tickets for the Red Bull Ring, then you will have access to showers and toilets. You won’t have a problem if you don’t book a hotel in Vienna. Enjoy the race!

  2. Charlie says:


    I’ll be in Vienna on a placement at the same time as the GP, and I’m looking to attend the race day. This will be my first ever live GP, so I don’t know much about budgeting or what to expect!

    How much would you advise to budget if I was looking at travelling from Vienna on race day and buying a general admission ticket? What should I expect in the hours before or after the race?



    • Editor says:

      Hi Charlie, race-day General Admission tickets cost 85 EUR. It’s a fairly easy 2-hour drive from Vienna to Red Bull Ring on the motorway and trackside parking is free, so best would be to drive if you have a car. Otherwise, you can take the train but I suggest buying tickets now as they get more expensive closer to the race. Try and make a day of it; there are several support races on earlier in the day. The race finishes around 5pm and that’s the last thing happening. Check Trackside more info.

  3. Akhil says:

    Dear Andrew,

    I can see a significant difference in tickets rates between ‘General Admission ticket’ and ‘Grand stand’. Is it really worth buying the Grand stand ticket compared to general one.

    This is my first live Grand pri. I would really like to view the cars closer and experience the Formula 1 car sound.

    Many thanks in advance.

  4. lesley says:

    Hello, what is the price of beer at the GP of austria

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