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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.

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 United States Grand Prix. Buy from our partners Grand Prix Tickets. We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences.
 
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!

32 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!

    1. Hey Katie you can buy Sunday Only tickets I recommend turn 4 you get more bang for your money, been the last years tried different turns and this was my favorite and they usually around $200 for Sunday only includes general admission to after race concert, last year was Britney Spears, which is always a plus. Also I have found that if you buy directly from the austin circuit of the americas website you get to choose your seat while at the f1 website random selection; if are going in a group need to all be in one purchase to get next to each other seating while it might not be the case on the ( http://circuitoftheamericas.com/2021-usgp,) you can sign up to get updates of when this will be available for purchase. Hope it helps.

  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)

    1. I believe these tickets are being sold by people who retained them from last year’s cancelled race. Tickets are going to go on sale for 2021 officially from the start of April.

  5. Larissa Gibbons

    Hello, are hospitality tickets worth the extra cost? What all do you really get? Seems like food/drinks and pit walk? Are normal food/drinks that pricey and long enough lines to warrant paying that extra money? Also do they have ADA seats in the hospitality sections? Thanks!

    1. Hard to answer that question. It’s not only about the food and drink, but also being able to hang out in a well-appointed hospitality suite next to the track and eat at a table with proper cutlery. And of course the open bar is attractive for a lot of people! But if you are happy ordering take away style food and eating it on your lap in the grandstand, then that also works! I do believe that hospitality suites at COTA would be equipped with ADA seats. If you are interested, I can check for you.

    1. You can’t buy a Paddock pass on it’s own. They are allocated to the teams, media etc. But if you buy certain access with F1 Experiences or in the Paddock club with the teams, you can get your hands on one – for example, Legend Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences give you a full day of access to the Paddock. Other packages include a guided tour of the Paddock.

    1. Hi Kristin, we should know more about pricing very soon. But COTA doesn’t really do early bird pricing, apart from General Admission tickets. Maybe they won’t at all this year given the huge interest in the race, and the fact that many tickets are already sold (from cancelled 2020 race)

    2. I came late to the party. I see that the tickets to the race are sold out.. Anyway they will have tickets on sale for race day how much do they usually cost? I wouldn’t mind general admission.

      1. Hi Eddy, I’ve now update this post to indicate that tickets are now on sale. General Admission tickets are currently sold out, but may become available again. Next cheapest available tickets are Turn 18 bleachers (new for 2021) which are priced at $275 for 3 days. I don’t believe single-day tickets will be available this year due to the high demand for the 3-day tickets. You can buy here.

  6. Hello, I’m looking to buy 2 3-day GA tickets. How much do these usually cost? I saw tickets being sold on stubhub for like $600 and wondered if they’ll be this expensive when tickets go on sale??

    1. They were last sold in 2019 for $175 early bird / $195 regular price. I wouldn’t recommend buying from stubhub. They should be going on sale via COTA this month but interest is very high, so you’ll need to be quick I think before they sell out.

    1. Hi Eric, there’s huge interest this year in the USGP. I would say there is a high chance that General Admission tickets will sell out very quickly this year when they go on sale – I think sales will begin later in April or early in May.

  7. Hello,
    First timer over here! I’m so glad I found your site. This article has been so incredibly helpful :)

    Was just wondering which turn you suggest is best. Most articles I read mentioned Main Grandstand as the best seat but, I know cost is a bit higher for those.

    Any info you could send my way would be much appreciated. :)

    Thanks in advanced!
    -RP

    1. Hi Rebecca, the Main Grandstand is only good if you want to watch the start/pit stops/podium ceremony. But you won’t see any action on the track. I’d much rather be next to a turn where there can be some passing moves etc. Lots of good places to watch the action at COTA – even in General Admission. Other good places to watch the action include Turn 1, but it’s expensive too. Nothing wrong with the cheaper bleacher seats near Turn 4 as well.

      1. Thank you soooo much for your response. You have been so incredibly helpful. I will definitely be looking at turns and general admission then. Fingers crossed that I can actually get tickets. Thank you again! :)

  8. With 3-day GA tix, will we be able to access all of the extracurriculars (music, rides, etc…)?

    1. Correct, you can attend the trackside concerts and attractions with a General Admission ticket. (Some activities within the circuit may be additional cost however)

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