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How much will a trip to the 2021 United States Grand Prix cost?

Working out the cost of your weekend at Circuit of The Americas for the 2021 United States Grand Prix on October 22-24.

 

This post will be updated with current prices when tickets go on sale for the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are now on sale.
 
The US dollar remains strong relative to most major currencies, making a trip to the States fairly expensive for most travelers, especially post-Brexit Brits. Whilst accommodation prices do go up in Austin on Grand Prix weekend, it’s still a relatively affordable city by US standards and a night out in the city doesn’t have to break the bank. Depending on where you stay, you’ll also need to factor in the cost of getting to and from the circuit each day into your daily spend; more on that in Getting There & Around.

Budget

Mid-Range

High End

  • Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights in Austin with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Austin.
  • 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 race hospitality package and stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

Been to Austin for the US Grand Prix? Leave a comment with your tips!

10 thoughts on “How much will a trip to the 2021 United States Grand Prix cost?”

  1. Hello, Would it be possible to just buy a ticket for one day to the Austin race or do I have to buy all 3 days?
    Thank you!

  2. Thank you for this great resource. Wondering if you can help me with what is are normal ticket prices for a one day (Sunday race main grandstand ticket)? Will be going to COTA for the first time and looking to sit in the main grandstand but just for Sunday I understand tickets aren’t up yet for 2021 but interested if they normally provide 1-day tickets for main grandstand and/or if they are usually available on places like stubhub and historic prices. Thanks for this great website!

    1. Hi Daniel, tickets are not yet on sale for the race – unless you buy with F1 Experiences or COTA Experiences. I’m pretty sure that single day tickets for race day are NOT available in the Main Grandstand – only 3 day tickets. But you can buy single day tickets for some of the cheaper “bleacher” grandstands. Here are the prices for the different 3-day seats in the Main Grandstand from 2019 (tickets never went on sale in 2020): Club = $1295 / Mezz = $1095 / Lower = $695 / Trackside = $595

    1. Not yet known 100%, but I’d say there will be fans allowed at the race this October. Perhaps there will be a reduction in the capacity, but I think the races in the later half of this year will definitely have fans.

  3. Hi, hoping to go to my first Grand Prix. Your site has been immensely helpful. A little confused about ticket distro. COTAExperiences is offering a 3 day Turn 12 seating package for $529, no amenities or hospitality, just the tickets. COTA’s website is taking $150 deposits for the chance “”to secure your place in line…[to] select your seats before we go on sale to the public”. Will I be able to get Turn 12 tickets without making that deposit, when they eventually release, through the official website and/or sites such as your own? Will those tickets be for sale cheaper than what COTAExperiences has them, $529/3 days? I know it’s a rich sport but trying to gauge what these prices are actually…I don’t want to stress about securing the seat I want, but also don’t know if that COTAExperiences is really higher than normal

    1. Hi John, thanks for the compliment! It’s hard to say how easy tickets will be to get this year, given that many people will have ‘rolled over’ their tickets from last year. I can’t say what the circuit’s prices for Turn 12 grandstand seats will be this year, but the last time they were on sale in 2019 the prices were as follows: Higher (rows 27-37) = $395 / Lower (rows 11-26) = $345. So yes it is more expensive to go with COTAExperiences, but at least you know it’s an official product. If I had to say, you’ll still be able to get Turn 12 tickets from the circuit when they go on sale, but I’d recommend you buy them as soon as they go on sale.

  4. Sure would like to drive the motor home there or rent one there.
    Is the typical inside the track camping. RV park?

    1. Hi Scott, yes there is RV camping inside the track at COTA – right next to it in fact! Not much information online about this. I suggest you contact Circuit of The Americas directly. (Details may not be available for 2021 until tickets go on sale)

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