Budget Planner – 2018 Japanese Grand Prix

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Read our budget planner to help plan the cost of your F1 holiday to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. This year’s race is on October 5-7, 2018.

Japan is an expensive tourist destination, especially when it comes to accommodation and getting around. The US dollar has also fallen around 10% against the Yen over the past 2 years. With limited accommodation near the Suzuka circuit, most fans choose to stay in nearby Nagoya and travel to the circuit by train each day. Luckily, Japanese Grand Prix tickets are not the most expensive on the current calendar, and several cheaper options exist. Read about Richard’s trip last year: My first live race, the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix

BUDGET

MID-RANGE

HIGH END

  • Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights in Nagoya with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Japan.
  • We will update this post when tickets for the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix go on sale; in the meantime, we’ve included 2017 ticket prices in our calculations.
  • 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.

Trackside prices at Suzuka

Trackside prices for food and drink at Suzuka are reasonable and the selection is decent. You’ll pay around 150 yen for water ($1.40 USD), 250 yen for other drinks ($2.40 USD), 500 yen for beers ($4.70 USD) and a similar amount for food, with both Japanese food (noodles, rice dishes) and Western food (hamburgers etc) available.

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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. Josh says:

    Hi Andrew, do you know when the general admission tickets will be on sale for the Japan grandprix? Also what general admission tickets are available, 3 day only or 1 day only tickets and how much they roughly cost.

    Cheers, Josh

    • Editor says:

      General Admission tickets (G,L,M,N,O) should go on sale on July 8. Last year, these were $78 for 3 days. I don’t think single-day tickets are available. More info in our Tickets Guide.

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