How to get to the Red Bull Ring for the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix 2024. Advice on flights, trains and driving.
- The 2024 Austrian Grand Prix will be held from June 28-30
- The last tickets are now on sale. We also recommend F1 Experiences Ticket Packages
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- The Editor has attended the Austrian Grand Prix twice, most recently in 2021
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The Red Bull Ring is located in a rural area, so it’s not as easy to get to the track as some other races. The good news is that Austria is a small country with a good transport network. Your best bet is to fly into Vienna airport and hire a car. The circuit can be reached via motorway from Vienna in just over 2 hours (200km). If you are not camping at the track, the most convenient way to get to the circuit (from Graz, or wherever you decide to stay) is by car, though there are decent train and bus services to the circuit on Grand Prix weekend.
Closest Airports to the Red Bull Ring
The closest airport is in Graz, around 85km from the Red Bull Ring. Flughafen Graz (GRZ) is a small airport however, with a limited number of connections to larger airports in the region (Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Zurich etc). Klagenfurt Airport (KLU). approximately 100km from the circuit, is also worth considering for discount carrier flights to Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin (with Eurowings). The best choice however, is Vienna International Airport (VIE), 200km from the circuit, which offers a wide range of short, medium and long haul flights. Some of the best connections to Vienna are listed below:
- London to Vienna (VIE): direct flights with Easyjet (GTW), Eurowings (STN) and British Airways (LHR)
- Paris (CDG) to Vienna (VIE): direct flights with Vueling, Austrian and Air France
- Istanbul (IST) to Graz (GRZ): direct flights with Turkish Airlines
- Dubai (DXB) to Vienna (VIE): flights via Frankfurt with Lufthansa
- New York (JFK) to Vienna (VIE): flights via Dublin with Aer Lingus
- Singapore to Vienna (VIE): flights via Doha with Qatar Airways
- Sydney to Vienna (VIE): flights via Seoul with Korean Air
Hotel Bookings & Circuit Transfers with F1 Experiences
Did you know that you can book your hotel and circuit transfers for the Austrian Grand Prix with F1 Experiences? Circuit transfers are available for F1 Experiences guests who have booked their hotel together with an Official Ticket Package. F1 Experiences secures room allocations at some of the most sought-after hotels near the Red Bull Ring on race weekend, and return bus transfers from your hotel to the circuit can be added to your booking. View Austria 2024 ticket packages & hotels
Trains to the Red Bull Ring
- The closest train station to the Red Bull Ring is at Knittelfeld, which is connected to most major cities in Austria. The trip from Vienna to Knittelfeld takes around 3 hours. The hourly train service from Graz to Knittelfeld takes around 80 minutes with one change along the way in Bruck (but taking the bus service below is probably a better idea). The best ticket to buy is the Styria Leisure Ticket (“Freizeit-Ticket”), which is valid for one day on trains in Styria and costs 12 EUR per day.
- Free shuttle buses from Knittelfeld station to the Red Bull Ring operate every 20 minutes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00-20:00. (Later shuttles also operate every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday from 20:00-23:00). Learn more here.
- Get timetable information and book train tickets on the Austrian train operator ÖBB website.
Buses to the Red Bull Ring
- On Austrian Grand Prix weekend, the Red Bull Ring is served by long-distance bus services from over 170 places in Austria (including Salzburg, Carinthia and Styria). “Busshuttle” services run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while “Expressshuttle” services only run on race day. Due to expected high demand for this service, we recommend securing your seats as early as possible. You will need to have a valid race ticket for the day of travel in order to ride on the bus. (*Please note that Vienna is only serviced on Sunday by the “Expressshuttle” service. If you want to travel from the Austrian capital on Friday and Saturday, we recommend taking the train.) Please note that details of 2024 buses to the Austrian Grand Prix haven’t been announced and tickets are not yet on sale.
- Free shuttle buses also connect Knittelfeld Bahnhof (train station), Judenburg bus station and Zeltweg Sports Centre to the Red Bull Ring on race weekend. More information and schedules.
Driving to the Red Bull Ring
- It’s easy to drive to the Red Bull Ring, which benefits from an excellent location in the middle of Europe. The circuit is approximately 2 hours drive from Vienna, 3 hours from Udine in Italy and 4 ½ hours from Munich in Germany. There’s a good network of motorways and you only need to pay tolls on some sections. Just don’t forget to buy and display a vignette on your windscreen. Ten-day vignettes cost under €10 and can be bought at service stations.
- Good signage on the motorways will point you in the direction of the Red Bull Ring (which is located next to the S36 motorway), but it’s still worth using a GPS or Googlemaps to be sure. If you are staying in Graz, the trip to the circuit should take around one hour, though there can be delays arriving and departing the parking areas. There are plenty of FREE parking spaces next to the circuit, check the map. You will be directed to the closest carpark according to your entry route.
- Click here for recommended routes and more information on driving to the circuit. Please note that some routes will be on toll roads. It’s recommended to pre-pay for toll roads.
Cycling to the Red Bull Ring
- It’s possible to park your car at the Park & Bike Carpark at Therme Fohnsdorf, then cycle to the Red Bull Ring. The carpark is approximately 9km from the circuit and the signposted cycle should take around 20-25 minutes. More information here.
- Three bicycle parking areas are located close to the Red Bull Ring (check map). “Please note that no liability is assumed for your bike.”