How to Get to Silverstone for the 2024 British Grand Prix

The best ways to get to Silverstone for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024. Advice on driving, trains, buses & more.

  • The 2024 British Grand Prix is on July 5-7
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  • The Editor has attended the British Grand Prix four times, most recently in 2023.

Silverstone is located approximately 130km (80 miles) North East of London in the direction of Birmingham. It’s a rural circuit that doesn’t benefit from great access. That’s probably why so many fans camp near the circuit each year, saving the daily hassle of negotiating the heavy traffic on the small country lanes to and from the circuit. It’s not all bad though, unless it rains! Depending on where you decide to stay, here are the best ways to get to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

Closest Airports to Silverstone

If you are flying into the UK, there is a good choice of airports which are relatively close to Silverstone, including London’s five main airports: Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY), Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN). The closest of the five airports to Silverstone is Luton, but it’s still approximately 50 miles (80km) away. Birmingham Airport (BHX) is a similar distance from the circuit. Luton in particularly has a good selection of discount carrier flights from different European destinations. By the same token, Silverstone is also only a train ride away from London, and there are also dedicated coach services running from the capital to the circuit on Grand Prix weekend, so it’s worth considering staying in London and making the most of the city by night.

Flights to the UK

  • From Europe: there’s no shortage of flights from Europe to the UK with both flag carriers and discount airlines. Check Ryanair & EasyJet for the best deals.
  • From the USA: most direct flights from the USA arrive at London Heathrow airport (LHR), though some do fly into Gatwick (LGW). The flight time is from 8-11 hours.
  • From Australia: expect a travel time of at least 24 hours to fly from Australia to the UK, with most carriers stopping once along the way. Flights from Australia to the UK are also very expensive during the European summer. Qantas flies direct from Perth to London, while Qantas flights from other Sydney and Melbourne make a stop in Dubai. Middle Eastern carriers such as Emirates and Qatar Airways also offer good connections from Australia to London.

Trains & Ferries from Europe to the UK

  • Eurostar: Western European visitors can also make use of the quick and affordable Eurostar train service from Paris and Lyon. The direct service via the Channel Tunnel takes just 2.5 hours from Paris Gare du Nord to Kings Cross St Pancras in central London. Return tickets on Grand Prix weekend from €89.
  • Ferry: Putting your car on the ferry and driving to Silverstone is also an option, particularly if you are camping near the track. Dover is also well-connected with London train stations, and Silverstone can be reached within a few hours of docking. A return ticket on the Calais-Dover ferry for two passengers with a car costs from €160 with P&O Ferries.

How to Get to Silverstone

Trains & Buses to Silverstone

  • Wolverton is the closest train station to Silverstone, sitting 16km from the track. Direct trains from London Euston to Wolverton are available from Avanti West Coast, with a journey time of little over an hour. However, shuttle buses are generally not available from this station. It’s better to travel via the larger Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton Train stations, which are all within 20km of the circuit. 
  • Bus transfers are available from Milton Keynes Train Station, Northampton Train Station and Banbury Train Station. For more information about prices, see the Park & Ride selection below.
  • If you opt to stay in London, it’s a good idea to stay close to Euston Station, which has fast connections to Milton Keynes and Northampton – the closest large stations to the circuit. Trains to Northampton are normally direct and take around one hour; return tickets from £15 if booked in advance. Trains to Milton Keynes Central can take as little as 30 minutes and cost about the same when booked in advance. Trains to Banbury are also worth considering; you will get a little closer to the circuit, but trains take longer (90 minutes from Euston). To check times, fares and book your tickets, visit National Rail.
  • Stagecoach runs regular buses on British Grand Prix weekend from the train stations in Northampton (routes N1, 87 and 88) and Milton Keynes (routes 83, MK1 and X91) to Silverstone. Services also run from the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton (route 87). Single day return tickets cost £20-25, 3-day tickets are £37-40. On Sunday, the N1 service departs every 20 minutes from 06:00 onwards, while the MK1 service runs every 30 minutes. 
  • Megabus runs bus services from 21 cities all over the UK to Silverstone on race weekend, including London, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Sheffield. It’s a hassle free journey, with the bus dropping you off just a two minute walk from the entrance gate. See the full timetable for all three days of the weekend here
  • Like Megabus, National Express also run buses from a number of major cities to the circuit on British Grand Prix weekend. Tickets are available from £27.

Hotel Bookings & Circuit Transfers with F1 Experiences

Book your hotel and circuit transfers for the British 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 Silverstone on race weekend, and return bus transfers from your hotel to the circuit can be added to your booking. View Britain 2024 ticket packages & hotels

Driving to Silverstone

Silverstone sits between the M1 and the M40 motorways, both of which head out of London and connect with Oxford and Birmingham (M40 – near junction 10) and Milton Keynes and Northampton (M1 – junction 15a). Access to the track is from Dadford Road which runs north from Buckingham and south from the A43 and Silverstone village. The journey should take 90 minutes from London, 60 minutes from Birmingham, 45 minutes from Oxford and 30 minutes from Northampton. Traffic on Grand Prix weekend can add to these journey times significantly, however.

Trackside Parking at Silverstone

  • The organizers have steadily improved access routes and trackside parking with new layouts and better drainage after heavy rains in 2012 caused havoc. For fans sitting in the grandstands on the western side of the circuit such as Luffield or Abbey, the official trackside carpark is your best bet. If you are in one of the grandstands on the eastern side of the circuit, such as Copse or Becketts, then the closest parking is at Whittlebury Park.
  • Try to arrive early (particularly on the weekend) to avoid the inevitable queues down the winding country lanes. Parking tickets can be purchased together with your tickets. All parking tickets MUST be pre-booked (e.g. when buying your race tickets). You won’t get into the circuit if you haven’t already bought a a parking ticket, and could pay a fine. (Motorbike parking is provided free of charge.)
  • Car Parking tickets for the 2024 British Grand Prix, which are located at up to 20 minutes walk from the circuit gates, are now sold via the Silverstone circuit. They are priced at £20 on Thursday, £35 on Friday, £50 on Saturday and £60 on Sunday. Save money by buying multi-day tickets: 3-day weekend price is £95, 4-day weekend is £110.

Park & Ride

  • If you want to avoid the traffic jams coming into and out of the circuit (particularly on race day) and save yourself some money on the high cost of trackside parking, then Park & Ride is worth considering. 
  • In 2023, park and ride tickets provided access to one of three park & ride lots near the M1 and M40 motorway exits.
  • Bus transfers are available from Milton Keynes Train Station, Northampton Train Station, Banbury Train Station, Sixfields Park and Ride Site and Turweston Park and Ride Site.
  • In 2024, park and ride tickets are charged at £24 per adult for a 3-day or 4-day weekend with same day returns. Single day tickets are also available (£5 on Thursday, £8 on Friday, £12 on Saturday and £16 on Sunday). Children 11 years and under pat a flat rate of £1. 
  • Regular free shuttle buses take fans to the circuit and back each day. Check the shuttle bus schedule for all three park & ride lots here.

Getting to Silverstone by Taxi or Ride Sharing

  • Taxis and ride share vehicles are not allowed to access Silverstone Circuit during race weekend to drop off and pick up guests.
  • Taxis and ride share vehicles will only be able to drop guests at one of the three Park & Ride lots near the M1 and M40 motorway exits. To ride the shuttle bus from the park & ride lot to the circuit, tickets must be purchased in advance. Daily return shuttle bus tickets cost £5 on Firday and Saturday, and £10 on Sunday. Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased here: Friday / Saturday / Sunday

What is your advice on the best way to get to Silverstone? Leave a comment below!

106 thoughts on “How to Get to Silverstone for the 2024 British Grand Prix”

  1. Andrew – this is very helpful. We are planning on attending the Moto GP race in August staying in Northampton and this gives us some options.

    1. Glad to help Bill. I’m hoping to launch a new website soon that covers similar advice for MotoGP and other series! Enjoy Silverstone

      1. Sergio Hincapie

        Dear Andrew, I have grand stand tickets. Which would be your recomended time for me to arrive? I will be departing from London. Thanks!!!

        1. Not sure how you are getting there, or which day you are talking about. But the general answer is that you should get there as early as you can. There will be big crowds this weekend, and enhanced security measures at the gates

  2. Andrew: couple of queries-
    1. I will be attending on Sunday. Are there queues at the park and ride?
    2. How long does the park and ride bus take both ways?
    3. Are you allowed to take cameras/lenses into the circuit?

    Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Colin, I’m sorry, I don’t have specific answers to your first two questions. But I would think there is likely to be queues for the park and ride on race day. You shouldn’t have any problems taking your camera and lenses into the circuit, but don’t take too big a lens; anything under 300m should be ok

  3. Sidney Sedgewick

    If I am travelling from Northamptonshire by car it says the journey is 30 minutes but leave significantly more, How much more should I realistically allow? How bad is the congestion?

    1. It will be worst on Sunday, so I suggest leaving at least 90 minutes for the trip there and home. Go earlier and stay later seems to work the best!

  4. Hi how long will it take on the Saturday to get from the six fields park and ride? Also are their any toilet facilities at the park and ride area

    1. Hi Jacqueline, single day tickets cost £13 one way or £21 return for adults (£10 one way or £16 return for children). Three-day tickets cost £36 for adults and £27 for children. Click here to download the timetable.

  5. Malcolm Turner

    Is there one entrance/gate or others that get you into the circuit?
    Will be walking from a school car park and wanted to get to beckkets, is there a gate close to or just a main walk in entrance on Saturday

  6. We are staying at Henley-in-Arden and our partners are attending the race on Sunday. I have been tasked with dropping them off and picking them up after the race!!! Any ideas on the best place to drop them? I don’t know the area at all. Thanks

    1. Hi Heather, I don’t recommend driving your partners to the circuit and picking them up on race day. The traffic near the circuit is really congested and you will probably be stuck in traffic in each direction for an hour or two. Better idea would be to book them on a Megabus from Birmingham. You can drop them off and pick them up from there.

      1. Can we drop-off and pick-up at the circuit on Friday? If so, do you know if it’s Car Park 25?

      1. Gabrielle McGovern

        Which park and ride should you choose if your leaving Oxford central? Thanks Gabrielle

  7. We are staying in Northampton – there is the option of the N1 bus service from the bus station – is this the same a the ‘shuttle’ service??? – as the times do look a bit limited on Saturday on the timetable

      1. I’m flying in to Luton airport on the Friday morning. Got a camp site at woodlands. How do I get from the airport to Silverstone? My ad

  8. Where are you supposed to park motorcycles? I went to the practice today and parked in one of the carparks, but I told them it was free of charge – they didn’t have a clue, and it worries me that it may not be correct when I go tomorrow and Sunday.

    1. The short answer is as early as possible! The first race starts just after 8am if you want to get up really early. The traffic is bad on race day, so the earlier you get there the better. And don’t be in a hurry to leave the circuit after the race either. Enjoy!

          1. for the stagecoach buses, is that a special bus they run for the race weekend or do you just buy a regular ticket? Can’t find any info on their site. Regular bus looks like it takes an hour or so on the weekend.

          2. These are special buses for Grand Prix weekend. Timetables normally get announced around 2-4 weeks before the race. Best to check the main Silverstone site for more info.

  9. Hello Andrew, we are coming in from Montreal and it’s our first British Grand Prix. We are trying to figure if it is easier to stay in London and take the train & bus or stay as close as we can to tack to avoid as much travel as possible. Our experience in Belgium with the bus was a nightmare. No special lanes so we were in traffic with everyone else. Is this the same here or do the busses have special lanes? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    1. If you have found an option can you let me know! I am flying in from Ottawa and getting to the track has me anxious.

  10. I’m possibly attending the British GP this summer and have a couple of questions.

    Firstly how early would I need to arrive at the circuit by car on the Sunday to avoid most of the traffic? I know “the earlier the better” is the general advice on when to arrive, but how early is early?

    At the other end of the day, when will most people likely have left the circuit, so making it a good time to leave without major queuing.

    1. Hi Ivan, I’d be aiming to get to the circuit before 8am, but you’ll still probably encounter plenty of traffic at this hour. The worst traffic leaving the circuit is probably between 4-7pm, so I’d be aiming to leave after this.

  11. James Jopson-Howorth

    I have a motorhome that I was hoping to stay in for the 3 days for the Grand Prix. I have got tickets on the M1 park and ride. Is is possible to stay in the M1 junction overnight??

  12. Hi all,

    Are the shuttle buses from Sixfields free of charge even when I don’t use Park and ride? Would be staying in Northampton and therefore wouldn’t need the parking ticket and wouldn’t buy that if I could still use the shuttle buses.
    Does anyone know?

    1. I would like to know this too – can anyone help? I live in Northampton and need to get there and back but as I’m not allowed to leave the car overnight I would rather get a taxi to park and ride

  13. Hi Andrew I want suprise my father and buy ticket for Friday for him..I am not sure about few things so I would really appreciate your help.. so far I find that megabus is the best option but I’m wonder are they collecting people from birmingham airport too? If not where is the bus stop and how to get there from airport? Are the buses arrive on time to silverstone- (arriving time on timetable 9am) is that enough time to see first practice? And last thing what time all shows and events will finish on Friday?

    1. Hi Martyna, details of Megabus services to Silverstone for 2018 can be found here. You will need to contact them to find out where the buses depart from in Birmingham, but probably from the centre. You’ll need to get from the airport to the centre I think. You can find the 2018 British GRand Prix schedule here. First F1 practice session begins at 10am on Friday and on-track action finishes at 19:00.

  14. Finding the whole process of getting back from Silverstone very difficult! I am local in Northampton so can easily get bus there. However, all buses finish at approx 7pm even though entertainment is on until 10pm?! Seems crazy to me. So it appears the only other option is a £40 taxi.. a local business is missing a trick here! Late evening shuttles would be so ideal.

  15. is it possible to be dropped off at silverstone is that allowed. i won tickets to 2018 silverstone f1 gp and have only receved them a week befor the event and now i cant book parking. plus i dont want to pay a ridicouls ammount for parking or a taxi or a slow bus.

  16. Hi does anyone know if there’s a park and ride service from Milton Keynes to the track on Sunday 8th July 2018? Can’t seem to find any info

  17. Is there a taxi rank at the circuit so that we can get a taxi back to Milton Keynes after the Grand Prix? Or if we prebooked one, where would we ask it to pick us up? Struggling to imagine how we would find a prebooked taxi in the crowds.

  18. Jonathan Helps

    Do you know if Virgin Trains will be doing specials with connecting Shuttle Buses for the 2019 event?

  19. Hi, we are travelling from the Peterborough area to the GP next month and have Park and Ride tickets for the Sixfields site. The tickets only give directions on how to pick up the purple route from the M1 – can we pick up the purple route whilst driving in from the east and if so how/where?
    Many thanks Brian.

  20. Darren Maharaj

    We will be staying in Milton Keynes for the race weekend. Planning on getting there for FP3 and qualifying and the race on Sunday. We are on a budget (family of 4, general admission). Hopefully the transfer to silverstone is dependable. We are BURNT from the French GP 2018.

  21. Bl00dy great website, mate!

    As a fellow Aussie travelling to Silverstone 2020, you have been a great help in my planning. Cheers!

  22. Hi, hope it’s ok to post this, some visitors do struggle with taxis. Being a high profile area it’s important to use the local ones for the best price & guidance. At Zoom Taxis – Towcester, we’re the local cab firm in the area. Happy to look after anyone requiring a taxi to & from Silvertone.

  23. Hi, can you tell me does our f1 Silverstone Saturday only ticket allow us to view the entertainment Saturday evening or do we have to leave by a certain time ?

  24. Hi Andrew. Do you happen to have any information for getting to the Paddock Club? We were extremely lucky to win tickets for the race day through work, but haven’t had any information or schedule yet. We want to take a taxi to and from the circuit, but not sure if we will be allowed to get dropped off anywhere near the paddock. I contacted Silverstone, they referred me to the F1 Paddock Club, who then said they don’t have any designated drop off/pick up area, just that there’s a special entry once you are there. I also checked for the taxi rank you mentioned above but can’t see it on this year’s event map. How far would it be to walk from the main gate/taxi rank to the paddock club? Are there any shuttles going from the gate to the paddock area? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    1. Hi Jana, lucky you. The Paddock Club at Silverstone will be an awesome experience. I worked at the race in 2019, but I can’t remember exactly about access to the Paddock Club. Hopefully you will get more information soon. I’m pretty sure there’s a shuttle inside the circuit to get you to the Paddock Club. I’d say there’s a very good chance that this leaves from the Copse Runway.

  25. Hi Andrew,

    It’s my first time going to Silverstone and I’m utterly clueless as to how me and my mum are travelling during the weekend… not ideal with 4 days to go.
    We’re staying near Milton Keynes Central Station, but have heard no news on the shuttle bus service which runs from the station to the circuit and can’t find any timetables online, be it with Stagecoach or Megabus.
    Do you know anything about these services?

    Cheers in advance!

  26. We’re looking forward to our first F1 weekend at Silverstone. We’re staying with friends in the village of Abthorpe, just a few miles from the circuit, and plan to be there around 1 p.m on Friday before heading over to the circuit. Any thoughts on when we would need to leave Oxford to get to Abthorpe by 1 p.m?

    1. Hi Phil, Google Maps is showing that journey taking 45 minutes on a normal day. I don’t think traffic will be bad around lunchtime on Friday, but the issue you may face is that the roads near the circuit are restricted (especially the A43). For that reason, it may be worth turning off a bit earlier and driving the back way to Abthorpe.

  27. Andrew Beaumont

    Hi. Coming this weekend on Sunday for our first ever GP. Parking at Silverstone School.

    The race appears to start at 3 this year. What time would be sensible to get to the car park? I believe Silverstone Schools manages to avoid the bulk of the traffic.

  28. Hello, thank you for this information.

    My son cannot attend Friday but will be dropped off by my wife on Saturday morning, should she drop him in Silverstone village so he can walk to the circuit? Or do you think she could drop him at a park and ride and he then gets the shuttle bus in? Thank you, Neil

    1. Hi Neil, not sure where you will be coming in from, but dropping at a park and ride (or in Milton Keynes) so he can get a shuttle bus would probably be the best course of action

  29. Paul Fitzpatrick

    Hi Andrew,

    I’m coming from Manchester on the Saturday with the wife and child, it’s our first time to Silverstone for the F1.

    I’m looking at a train to Milton Keynes then hopefully a bus or shuttle coach from the station to the Silverstone. My worry is getting back in the evening, do the buses and coaches to the station run right through the night.


    1. I think you will be fine with this plan, but I haven’t yet seen the timetable of the shuttle buses for 2022. I’m sure the buses will run later if fans are attending the concerts after the racing.

  30. Hi, do you know when stagecoach will release shuttle bus times from Milton Keynes to Silverstone for Grand Prix weekend?

    Thank you

  31. Hi,
    How much time It takes to go from Milton Keys ti the track with the Stagecoach buses? I ready somewhere up ti 1h30m, Is It true?

    1. Well it depends on when you go and traffic etc, but the traffic management is pretty good now near the circuit (highways become one way etc). It should only take around 40-60 minutes in my experience

  32. Hi Andrew,

    I may be a bit late to the party here but thanks for all this information. Is there any chance you know if it is possible to park in Whittlebury (roadside for example) and then walk/cycle the rest of the distance. It’s my first Grand Prix ever and to be honest it was very last minute, I’m going myself and all parking has sold out so am trying to Educate myself about the nearest on road parking ect. but any Information at all would be amazing.

    Thanks a lot,

    1. Honestly, not sure. I think you may be able to find something by googling ‘Park and Ride Silverstone’, but don’t think you will be able to park anywhere near Whittlebury. Another choice will be to park in Milton Keynes or Northampton and take the shuttle bus from there.

    2. Coll – i am parking at Whittlebury hall hotel – i booked and paid for it some time ago for the Sunday so am pretty sure it’ll be booked out by now – you then walk across to the Becketts gate / entrance. Not parked here before so not sure o how good i will be but it was certainly around £25 cheaper than Silverstone

  33. Hi Andrew,
    This information’s helped me a lot. Do you know how long does it take from the main entrance to the paddock entrance with walking??

    Many thanks

    1. It would take quite a while, as you need to walk across a bridge and through the infield of the circuit. But you can take a dedicated Paddock Club shuttle from the Paddock Club parking area, which is a better idea.

  34. Hi Andrew,
    Coming from the states and staying in London. I do have passes with my tickets to park in the track grounds. Would you recommend renting a car or traveling via train as the most convenient on Sunday?

    1. If you have a parking pass, I’d probably drive as it will be more convenient. Yes, there will be some congestion arriving and leaving the circuit, but try to avoid the peak times and you should be fine.

  35. Thank you for sharing this content. We are coming from the United States for the F1 race in July. Our current plan is to leave London Friday morning for Silverstone via Megabus. Then, we are staying in Milton Keynes Friday and Saturday night. We have tickets to return to London via Megabus Sunday at 6:00 pm. Two questions-Do you think leaving the track at 6pm on Sunday will give us enough time to enjoy the post race celebrations? Second question, I am having a hard time finding where to purchase bus tickets to get to and from the track to Milton Keynes. I looked at the Megabus site and also Stagecoach and it does not look like I can purchase any yet. Do these only come available the month before?

    1. Hi Caleb, I’m a little confused by your plan. Are the Megabus tickets from London direct to Silverstone and back?
      What is your plan for your extra luggage on Sunday? I don’t think there is luggage storage at the track.
      I personally would be just taking the train from London Euston to Milton Keynes, then the shuttle bus from Milton Keynes train station to the track and back – and yes, I don’t think tickets for this service are available yet. In my opinion, 6pm is too early to be leaving on Sunday. If Megabus departs from the track, it will probably be ok. But this time doesn’t account for any delays to the race, or queues to get out of the circuit/on the bus etc.

      1. Sorry. I typed my email address wrong.
        Yes, the Megabus tickets are directly from London to the track. Then, the return trip on Sunday night is directly from the track back to London. We were just going to take a rucksack for luggage. From what I have read, it looks like we can take it in to the track with us. We travel light. We have friends in London that are keeping our suitcases.
        But it sounds like we might need to adjust based on your advice. What time would you recommend we leave London via Train to make it to Milton Keynes, then have time to get on the Shuttle bus to get to Silverstone Friday morning? For the Shuttle bus to and from the track, do we need to book those tickets early? It is hard to predict what time we should get the tickets. Same question for the return to London after the race. What time should we try to get the train from Milton Keynes back to London. Or does it work that we can just show up and get on the next available train?
        Thank you very much for your help.

        1. Hi Caleb, sorry if I confused you with my advice. For ease of organization, I think you are probably best off taking the Megabus service from London direct to Silverstone and back.

  36. Jamie Metcalfe

    FYI Taxis aren’t allowed to drop passengers off at the circuit during the 7-9 July, you will have to get a taxi to the park and ride facilities (M1 or M40) pay for a shuttle bus to SIlverstone from the park and ride facilties. You have to book the shuttles in advance i think, Friday and Saturday return bus passes are £5 per day., Sunday £10

      1. Don’t think this is accurate – when you buy a car park pass in M1 or M40, it advertises a free shuttle. There is no other option for a shuttle bus pass.

  37. I’ve just been given a ticket for race day and will be staying in Milton Keyens and looking at how best get to the track. It seems shuttle buses from the station but I can’t find anywhere to book tickets for them. Can you just pay on the day, or does this mean they are sold out? If sold out guess my next best option would be taxi, but the latest comment seems to suggest you can get a taxi there? Any help would be great.

      1. That’s great! When I looked on Saturday they were not up. Although, one bus every 30 minutes does not seem like much given the amount of people attending! Is it the same coming back as surely it will be impossible to ever get on one?

        1. I’m not sure, perhaps multiple buses leave at that time. I think it will be fairly well organized. Yes, there will be lots of people but lots of buses as well. I wouldn’t worry too much

        2. Hello Alex, I did this last year for all three days and there were plenty of buses available. You can’t buy tickets in advance but they have staff of Stagecoach selling tickets as you queue up.

          And Andrew is correct: it is not one bus every 30 minutes, but can be more than one if there are too many people for one bus. It involved some queueing but is pretty well organised as I think they have been doing it for years.

          1. Thank you, Luke! That is really helpful. It looks like I have a lift on the way there now but I assume that’s the same for the way back and you just queue at a certain point outside the track?

          2. If I understand correctly, there will be multiple Stagecoach buses at the same time. Because I am worried about going back from Silverstone circuit to Milton Keynes railway station. Am I right?

  38. Hi Andrew,
    I’m going on the Sunday this year. I have parking in car park 1 already booked and also seats in Woodcote B. I’m struggling to find out what time I need to arrive. I’m aware gates open at 7:30 but I am not able to get there that early. Do you know if it’s possible to arrive around 11 and still get in reasonably quickly? Thanks!

  39. Brent Topping

    We are only able to go for the Thursday. What can we expect to see on a Thursday before a race?

    1. You won’t see any F1 sessions, as these happen from Friday to Sunday. But there’s likely to be some other displays etc on the track. Also you can do a pit lane walk. And there will be concerts in the fan zone.

      1. Brent Topping

        Would a pit lane walk be available to a general admission ticket?

        And yes I see there would be a concert too, which is great!

        1. I think you have to purchase a pit lane walk separately via Silverstone, pretty sure they are already sold out for 2024. Do you have ticket for Thursdsay already? Silverstone is selling 3 or 4-day tickets this year, so you need a 4-day ticket to access the concert, is my understanding

  40. Hello,

    Do you know what the megabus prices will be? I can’t seem to find any. I’ll be staying in Northampton. I’m just trying to find the cheapest option for travel.

    The park and ride services look good though, will the bus take me directly from Northampton to the circuit and back? Can you buy these tickets in advance? If so, where?

    Thanks for the lovely website

    1. Hi Kari, you don’t need to buy tickets in advance for the buses from Northampton direct to the circuit. Can’t remember pricing, but it’s quite affordable and the services are frequent on race weekend. It’s your best option

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