How to get to Monza for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix

The best ways to get to Monza for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix on September 10-12, Advice on flights, local trains, buses, driving and trackside shuttle buses.


Please Note: This post will be updated with current travel information closer to the 2021 Italian Grand Prix.

It’s not hard to get to Milan for the Italian Grand Prix; the city is well connected by air, road and rail with the rest of Europe and beyond. The race itself takes place at Monza Park, around 16km (10 miles) north of Milan’s city center. The best way to get to the circuit is by train, from both Milan and nearby cities such as Bergamo. Driving is also worth considering, but the local traffic can get pretty bad on race weekend.

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Milan's Airports

  • Linate (LIN) is just 8km to the southeast of the city centre and is mainly used for domestic and short-haul European flights. It is a major hub for the Italian national carrier Alitalia, which serves both domestic and European cities from LIN. Fly into Linate if you can!
  • Malpensa (MXP), located 40km northwest of Milan’s city centre, is the city’s largest and busiest airport, serving a range of both flag carrier and discount airlines flying to both short-haul and long-haul destinations. Regular direct flights connect MXP with global hubs in the USA, the Middle-East and Asia. The airport is also a major hub for European low-cost carrier Easyjet.
  • Bergamo Orio Al Serio (BGY) is located 45km to the east of Milan and provides good access to Monza. It’s a major hub for discount airline Ryanair, which flies regularly to Bergamo from 50 European destinations.

Driving to Milan

Italy has a good motorway network, but the tolls can get quite expensive. Different companies operate different sections of motorway, so sometimes you pay a set fee for a particular section, other times a rate per km. As a guide, expect to pay around 8-10 per 100km. The tolls themselves can take a bit of getting used to; remember to take the white lane/s to pay with cash or a credit card. Take a ticket when entering the motorway and pay as you leave. The majority of toll exits are automated, but an English option is available and it’s not too difficult to work out. Hiring a car is a great way to see Italy, especially if you’ve got some extra time to explore.

Trains to Milan

Milan’s Central Train Station is a beautiful old building on the Piazza Duca d’Aosta. The Italian train network is well developed and served by Le Frecce high-speed trains. Milan is connected with many large cities in neighboring European countries including France, Spain, Austria and Germany. International high-speed (and night) trains generally need to be booked in advance and offer limited allocations for Eurail pass holders. Here are some popular domestic routes with the approximate journey time via high-speed train: Rome-Milan (3 hours), Florence-Milan (2 hours) and Venice-Milan (2 hours 25 minutes). Learn more on Seat61 or book here.

How to get to Monza

The best way to get to Monza on Grand Prix weekend is to take one of the regular trains from the large stations in central Milan to Monza railway station, then a shuttle bus to the circuit. The downside is that this involves a lot of walking; 20-30 minutes from the shuttle drop-off points to the circuit entrances, plus anywhere from 10-40 minutes to get to your seat inside the circuit. A taxi (or Uber) from central Milan should set you back around 40-60, but there’s a chance you will get held up in traffic on the small local roads next to the circuit. Driving is another option, though be aware that the local streets around Monza are closed to general traffic on race weekend, and you’ll be directed to one of the many car parks around the outside of Monza park.

Taxi to Monza

The pick up point for taxis is located at Via Cesana and Villa in Biassono (near the gas station). Download appTaxi to get a taxi via your smartphone or call +39 039 36379.

Trains to Monza Station

  • Trains depart from Milano Centrale, Milano Porto Garibaldi and Sesto San Giovanni train stations for Stazione di Monza on each day of the weekend. The trip only takes around 20-30 minutes and trains run fairly frequently, at least every 15 minutes. Tickets cost around €2 each way.
  • From Milano Central: look for trains headed to Lecco, Tirano or Chiasso.
  • From Milano Porto Garibaldi: look for trains headed to Lecco, Bergamo, Chiasso, Molteno or Chiavenna.
  • When you arrive at Monza train station, Black shuttle buses are on hand to take you to the circuit for €5 return per day. You will get dropped off around 20 minutes walk from the eastern Vedano entrance gate to the circuit, close to the Parabolica. The Black Shuttle buses run on Friday (07:30-20:00), Saturday (07:00-20:00) and Sunday (06:30-20:00).
  • The queues to get the train from the circuit back to Milan on the weekend can be long and disorganized. It can be a good idea to stay at the circuit a little longer and avoid the peak crowds. You should also exercise caution with your belongings, as pickpockets are active and love big crowds. Don’t forget to validate your train ticket when you get on, otherwise you will be liable for a small fine.
  • More information and online bookings for 2019 are here.

Trains to Biassono-Lesmo (Race Day Only)

  • On race day only, trains depart Milan Centrale station regularly for the Biassono-Lesmo station, which is located at the northeast corner of the circuit, closest to the Lesmo bends. This is a good option if you are sitting at on Seconda Variante (grandstands 9, 10) or Variante Ascari (grandstands 12-20), otherwise it will be a very long walk and you are better off taking a train to Monza station.
  • Trains depart on Sunday from Milan Centrale (platforms 6-7) every half an hour from 07:00 till 12:30, and the trip takes around 25 minutes. A return journey costs just €4.
  • Here are the return times from Biassano-Lesmo on race day: 15:40, 15:59, 16:14, 16:29, 16:48, 17:16, 17:46, 18:15. 18:45. (Trains stop at Monza Centro Città and Milan Centrale).
  • More information on Trenitalia.

Monza shuttle buses from the train station and parking lots

Three shuttle bus lines service the circuit. The Black line runs from the Monza railway station to the circuit, the Blue line serves carparks to the north and east of the circuit, and the Green line serves carparks to the south and east. If you are parking near Biassono (to the west) then you need to walk to the circuit. Do not leave any items of value in your car when parking near Monza, as thieves do target vehicles on Grand Prix weekend. If you have hired a car, make sure you’ve purchased the most comprehensive insurance. More information about the shuttle buses is here. Check the maps below for the exact shuttle routes.

Buses to Monza

  • You can also get to the circuit via the Z221 bus from Sesto San Giovanni train station in the north of Milan (next to Sesto 1º Maggio station on metro line 1). Stay on the bus when it passes Monza railway station; it goes further and you can get off closer to the circuit at Biassono (the S. Maria delle Selve entrance gate).
  • Local buses also go past Monza park. The 204 bus travels from Monza Corso Milano (near Monza Railway Station) and goes to Vedano al Lambro (the Vedano entrance gate) and the 221 bus goes from the same place to the Biassono entrance of the circuit. Bus tickets valid for one hour cost around €2.

Driving & Parking at Monza

  • It’s relatively easy to get to Monza on race weekend via the local network of motorways, but make sure you have a GPS with up-to-date maps. You won’t be able to drive on roads close to the circuit itself on race weekend due to traffic restrictions, but there are plenty of parking areas dotted around Monza park. Most carparks cost around €25 per day on race weekend and are serviced by shuttle buses which will take you to the circuit entrance.
  • Click here for more information about parking at Monza
  • Click here for the parking map
  • Click here to buy parking tickets in advance

Getting Around in Milan

Milan has an excellent public transport system. The metro has four underground lines and trains run from 6am to midnight. Tickets cost just 1€ per trip or you can buy a ticket valid for one day (€3.50) or two days (€5) which is also valid for trams and buses in the metro area (but not for the trains to the circuit). More information is on the ATM website.

Click Here for detailed information on arriving and departing Milan, including how to get from Milan’s three airports (Malpensa, Linata, Orio al Serio) to the city center. Further advice about getting around in Milan can be found here, including the lowdown on taking taxis as well as information about the city’s bike sharing scheme.

Been to Monza? Leave a comment with your tips on getting to the circuit!

260 thoughts on “How to get to Monza for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix”

  1. The info on Shuttles / walking times was very informative. If we have a voucher and need to pick up tickets, which Entrance do we need to go to on the map for this.

    1. Hi Martin, happy to help. If you purchased your tickets via Monzanet (like we did last year), you will more than likely be picking them up at the Mirabello entrance. This is the entrance closest to the outside of the Parabolica corner. It’s about 15-20 minutes walk from where the Black line bus from Monza Railway station drops you off. There are other collection points however, so check your booking. And if you bought from some other ticket company (like F1.com), I think the entrance where you collect your tickets is Vedano, which is close to Mirabello, but the main circuit entrance with entry sign etc. More info here: http://www.monzanet.it/en/formula1/3125/F1%20minisito%202012_Centri%20accrediti%20en Here’s the map you need: http://www.monzanet.it/get/3029/2239/mappa%20completa%20+%20legenda%20parcheggi%20+%20tribune%202014.pdf

      1. Mike McBreairty

        Hi Andrew,
        I have a few questions and was wondering if you could help.
        1)How long after qualifying or the race do you recommend staying to avoid crowds?
        2)I was gonna pre book return train tickets from Milan. Can you pre book the black line shuttle bus or do you just purchase those on the spot?

        1. Hi Mike,
          1) Saturday should be fine. I suggest you stay around after qualifying anyway, for the F2 and F3 races. After the race, I’d try and wait up to 2 hours to let the crowds die down. You could head to the Paddock entrance and try to get some driver autographs!
          2) I don’t think you need to pre-book train tickets in advance. Just make sure you buy return tickets so you don’t have to queue up at Monza train station. And yes, you purchase the Black line tickets at the station.

    2. Hello, does anyone know if we are able to take bikes into the monza circuit on race day?
      I know the track is open for bikes on mon and we’d butI am talking about race day. .?
      Thanks for your help

    3. Hi Martin
      we have hired a car and need to travel in from Lecco each day
      we have seats a 8a Esterna Prima VariantaA
      which is the best car park to book please?

  2. We are sitting in GS 8 and planning on traveling from Milan by train. Still can’t figure out which approach is best. To Monza and shuttle bus, or too Biassano and walk to prima variante

    1. Tough decision! Both involve a lot of walking. I only did the Monza/shuttle method, which I can recommend. It was well signposted and easy to follow. The Biassono method is less popular and you’ll be doing more walking in the forest.

      1. I was in grandstand 8 that year. I found they were much of a muchness from both options. If anything I found Biassono slightly quicker. Woke up later than planned on race day but still, somehow, made it to the grandstand in time for the GP3 race from Biassono.

  3. I am going here for the weekend. Couple of questions if you can help. What time is the pitlane walk open and close on Thursday? Also got seats on grandstand 6c. Take it monza station would be easier to use, thanks in advance.

    1. Grandstand 6c is a good choice! Going to Monza station and taking the black line shuttle is your best bet for this grandstand (you’ll have a 20 minute walk to enter the circuit and then another 20 minute walk to your grandstand). Pitlane walk on Thursday should be open from 4-7pm, more in Trackside: https://f1destinations.com/trackside-italian-f1-grand-prix/ Also, if you are keen to get driver’s autographs, the exit of the paddock is a good place to hang out, more info here: https://f1destinations.com/where-to-meet-f1-stars-monza-italian-grand-prix/
      Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi,
    also going to the Grand Prix on Sunday. We have General Admission tickets and thought about driving by car to Monza as we need to leave Milan in the evening anyways and I heard about the struggle catching a train/bus back to the city after the race.

    Can you recommend any car parks in particular that are best suited if I have General Admission tickets. Also, are the car parks under surveillance? Thanks for your help!

    1. I would still take the train. I think it will still be quicker than getting out in a car after the race. The local traffic was very bad all weekend. If you do drive, you will probably not have a lot of choice in where you park, depending on how you arrive at the circuit. Don’t leave anything of value in the car!

  5. We got seats on 30a, our Hotel is in Bergamo, what aproach do you recomend? we are thinking in use our car.

  6. This is a really useful website – very informative! We’re heading to Monza this year and very excited. Does anyone know if the race day train service stops at Sesto San Giovanni station en route from Milan Centrale?

    We are staying in the Holiday Inn Milan Zara Nord (https://goo.gl/maps/QPFLmNevyqH2) and I’m trying to work out the best way to get there over the 3 days. Our seats are in grandstand 26C.


    1. Hi Oliver, thanks for the compliment. Monza is amazing and I am sure you will have a great weekend. Yes, trains do stop at Sesto San Giovanni en route from Milan Centrale to Monza. There are also buses, and I think the Z221 bus stops right near your hotel and goes to Monza. It will save you having to walk back to Sesto San Giovanni. You are very close to Monza, so you could also take a taxi if you are in a hurry. The benefit of a taxi is that you can get dropped off closer to the circuit. The public transport options all involve a pretty long walk, even if you take the shuttle from Monza station to the circuit.

      1. Thanks for the quick response! I was looking at the Z221 option, but when I Googled the route, it seems to split the route in Monza town centre, is this right? Will we have to get 2 different buses, both called Z221? We aren’t in a hurry on the day, but conscious of limiting the amount of walking for our particular group of 4. Will look at taxis as well to help with this, but is this a bad/expensive idea on race-day (because of heavy traffic, etc)?

  7. Morning, we are staying right near Bruzzano station. If we get the Milan travel card can we use it all weekend to get to and from the circuit?

  8. Hey oliver, i was wondering when is the best time to leave the hotel on race day to watch the f1, i mean whats the latest time to arrive?
    I am coming from an international flight at 10 am race day and i need to check in at hotel, will i still have time to reach the circuit?

  9. Hello,

    I’ve bought tickets through F1.com and have been told due to printing delays we may have to collect our tickets from the circuit. If this is the case does anyone know where this is likely to be? A heads up before the day would be really useful, many thanks

    1. Hi Nick, I am 90% sure that the F1.com tickets booth will be at the main circuit entrance gate (Gate A), which is close to the exit of Parabolica. Here’s the exact location to put into google maps: 45.610085, 9.278663

      1. Matthew Williams

        Just confirming what Andrew has said. We purchased through F1.com and picked up the tickets this morning at Gate A. Just be aware we got the run around asking a few of the staff where to go but if you head to Gate A then you should be able to get someone to point it out. See you at the track!

  10. Thank you that’s a great help, I really appreciate it. I can’t believe it’s 2 weeks before the event and they haven’t been shipped, utter rubbish. Thank you again

    1. Hi Nick. We’re in the same boat. Ordered our tickets way back and found out today that they won’t ship in time, so we are stuck having to pick them up there. Very disappointing, but excited for the race!!

  11. Hi Andrew, I see on the Monza website that Trenord tickets can be purchased online in advance. However the Trenord website requires registration which seems impossible from UK address. Any advice ?

    1. Hi Jacky, I’ve checked that Trenord offer from the Monzanet website, but it seems rather user UN-friendly. The registration in English doesn’t even work! Sorry, but I guess you will have to buy when you arrive. Good luck with it!

      1. Hi, I hope this helps: I managed to get around it – access that site via your mobile device! Strange, really, but it worked for me then.

        (Editor, thank you for this site and all your tips to get the best experience!)

  12. Really useful information, thanks. I’m coming from Bergamo
    Can you walk around the circuit on the Saturday, like you can at Silverstone?

    1. Hi Sue, I think the only time you can walk around the circuit itself is after the race finishes on Sunday. You’ll have to do with walking around the beautiful Monza park before this! Enjoy the race

  13. Hi Andrew,
    Thank you for all of the good tips :) really helpful!
    We have 3 days ticket to Paddock Club and trying to understand what is the best time to get to the circuit. Timetable opens at 8.45 on Friday, do you think it is wise to come even before that? and when you were at Monza Grand Prix was it possible to get a taxi to and from there?
    Appreciate your reply :)

  14. Hi, this Destination Guide is fantastic! Four of us are off to Milan for the first time on 1st September, staying at LaGare Hotel, close to Stazione Centrale. We’re going to the circuit on Saturday and Sunday and any specific advice about access to the circuit would be welcome. Our seats are in Stand 8A – looking forward to the race start!

  15. Hi
    We are in stand 5 Piscini and we have our car. So looking at the map can we drive to a car park on S.Maria area? Or will it be for campers only? Only going on Sunday.

  16. We are coming to Monza for the first time and mixing with a holiday at Como. Seems to be a train direct from Como then hoping for shuttle buses. Have 3 day GA tickets and like to wander around circuits. We don’t always stay to the end of a GP because of the hoards of crowds but do think Monza will be special at the end. Can we expect ridiculous queues for shuttles and trains afterwards though ?

  17. Hi, the weekend is coming and ansious I wait. Wondering how to get to the circuit on Thursday? since the shuttle bus says that works over fri-sat-sun?
    Any help on how to get to the gates A-B-F for thursday?

    1. Hello, your best bet on Thursday is to take the local bus (Z221) and stay on after Monza railway station. You will still have to work, but that’s the best option I think. Of you could take a taxi from Monza railway station if you are in a hurry and don’t want to walk so far.

  18. This is so helpful, thank you. Headed to the race this weekend and this makes planning much easier. Any thoughts on time of arrival for General Admission tickets? Would love to get a seat on a bleacher somewhere but dont know which spots have bleachers and which have just grass?

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Ryan. You don’t need to arrive that early on Friday and Saturday, as there is less people on these days (say 9-10am?). Try and get there earlier on Sunday though. Hopefully you will have found a spot you like already and you should try and reserve that for the race! There’s bleachers around all over the track – I liked the ones on the inside of Parabolica the most. Good luck and enjoy the atmosphere of Monza!

  19. Dear Andrew

    Just returned from Italy this week.
    I would like to say a big thank you for all the wonderful info. I studied your Italian Guide so I was prepared for everything including the metro, trains and walk to circuit. We also found the local shops inside Milano Centrale selling the combined train and bus for 8 euros each day. I just wish the train companies would put more trains on!! Thanks again!

  20. Graeme Hedges

    Hi there,
    Great website – love it.
    Quick question, or more of a recommendation. I’m coming from Adelaide, Australia and am looking forward to going to Monza for tas they may not be the most expensivehe 1st time. Question is, I know that the more expensive tickets are usually the most popular or best seats, but i am wondering from your opinion, which seating would give the best viewing of the track please ?
    And also your opinion on the best value for money as well please?
    Thanks mate
    Graeme H

    1. Hi Graeme, you will have an amazing time at Monza. I’m planning to go back this year, I love this place. I’ll probably just be getting General Admission tickets, I don’t like being tied down to a seat. Last time I went for the main straight bleachers, which are excellent value for money and great for the start/finish of the race and pits action, but unfortunately they are already sold out this year. Other good grandstands are 8a on the first corner, the Ascari grandstands, as well as those on approach to Parabolica, such as 21A – the last is best value for money in my opinion. Cheers, Andy

  21. Hi there, this is guide is really helpful and really easy to understand. I’ll be driving to Monza from Milan for the first time this year. My questions are 1) do you have to pre-book the park and ride before you arrive? 2) With local roads closed is there sufficient signage and guidance to find your way or does it need extensive planning?

    Thanks for any replies

    1. Hi Adam, you don’t have to pre-book the park and ride. There’s plenty of signs. Remember also that some roads are closed, so you can’t always trust your GPS. Click here for more information; it’s from 2016, but it should be very similar this year.

  22. Hello, some advice please. We are going to Monza, staying in Como near the San Giovanni train station. Our GP tickets are in Ascari 13. Are we okay to get the train from Como to Monza, or are there better options? Also, just looking on an EU train booking app it says the trains are all sold out for the GP weekend. I’m hoping that is just pre-purchase and we can still get them on the day? Any advice much appreciated.

  23. joanna Walker

    hi we are coming to monza this year and driving from the uk. does anyone have any recommendations on routs or places to stay along the way?? thanks Jo

    1. Hi Jo, sounds like a cool trip. I’ve never driven from the UK, but have driven in this part of Europe, there’s always something to see. It looks like driving through some mountain passes in Switzerland is a popular choice for getting to Monza from the UK (read more here). Alternatively you could come more Westerly via Paris and Geneva.

  24. Hi there, this year I will visit the formula 1 in Monza :-). I stay in Bergamo, does anyone know if there is a direct rail connection between Bergamo and Monza ? I have a tickets for 26C, what’s the best way to travel there ?


    Hello, I will visit monza for the 2017 Grand Prix and I would like to ask if the transport info are still valid. Because in monzanet they claim that there isn’t any free train on Sunday, neither the shuttle buses from monza station are free but they need 5 euro for a two-way trip. Do you have any update regarding transportation? Thank you very much

    1. Can confirm shuttle busses are 5 EUR. So it’s a bit chaotic when you get to the station. Apparently you can prebook them on line but I can’t find a website for this.
      Also this website provides far better information than any of the staff at the track!

  26. Hi there! Great website, many thanks for all the usefull information. I have tickets to the Ascari stand and was wondering if I can enter any of the entrances to get there?

    Looks like Entrance E is the best Entrance to get by Car (walking from a parkingspot) but is it possible to get to Ascari (12) stand via Entrance E , is there a tunnel or bridge over the circuit for example? or do you suggest another entrance :)

    thanks in advance!

    1. Yes, you can use any entrance to get in. Depends where you park, but Gate E is convenient. There are both overpasses and underpasses to get around inside the circuit, don’t worry!

        1. Hi Harry, check the maps we just uploaded to this page. Your best bet is to park in one of the parks near the big “P” (Zona Parcheggi Comune di Monza). From there you can take the Blue shuttle bus, which will drop you off at Ingresso (Gate) G. From there, I estimate around a 15-20 minute walk to Ascari. Hope that helps!

  27. Hi there,
    love this site…it’s so useful.

    I was just wondering how much “up to date” this info is?
    If it’s not when are you planing to update it?

  28. Hi Andrew,
    Looking forward to the GP – I’ve purchased four general admission tickets for the family for race day via Gootickets.com. They tell me that the tickets will not be sent to my home address in Melbourne before we leave to head to Italy (18 August).?
    Have you any ideas as to how I can get the tickets sooner or when we arrive in Milan 02 Sept.
    Thanks for such a great resource as this website ?

    1. Hi Craig, please contact Gootickets. They offer an option to collect your tickets in person at the track: they have a booth near the main entrance.

      1. Thanks Andrew.
        We’re set to go tomorrow, Sunday … have you a suggestion for a best spot for general admission tickets viewing? We’re ok to move about if you have a number of ideas.
        Thanks again

          1. Andrew Haywood

            Thank you very much for all the great advice on your site!
            For the general admission, I was wondering how early is early, to get a good spot on one of these bends?

    2. Hi,

      I havent received mine yet, although I am in Scandinavia. I wont be getting tix until a few days before. It seems to be getting close.

  29. Hi, i will arrive at the Milan AirPort (MPX) at 09:45. Do You think that i would have enough time to get to the circuit? What is the Best option departuring from the AirPort?
    Thank You

  30. Hi

    we are 6 guys attending the race..:) we will arrive in Maipensa and departure from Bergamno.

    what would you recomend for transportation..car or… we are stsying in a hotel in Milano.

    Br. Søren

    1. Apparently Uber is not such a good option in Milan, so I recommend you go with taxis (from airport etc) and then public transport (or taxis again!) to the track: you could ask your hotel about a minibus/van option to take all of you: it will work out pretty cheap when split 6 ways! and make sure you organize in advance to get picked up at the track at the end of the day.

  31. Hi, i will arrive at the Milan AirPort (MPX) at 09:45. Do You think that i would have enough time to get to the circuit for the race (14:00). What is the Best option departuring from the AirPort?
    Thank You

      1. Thank You…
        Is there a direct conection between the airport and the circuit on sunday (Race day)?

        1. Hi Renato, there is no direct connection. You will need to take a train from MXP to Porto Garibaldi train station in Milan, then a second train to Monza.

  32. Hi, many thanks for the great tips. My brother and I are staying near the Centrale Statione in Milan, and I wondered what the best directions would be to the stand number 5 on the curcuit? Many thanks, Martin

    1. Hi Martin, take the train from Centrale to Monza railway station, then hop on the Black line shuttle to the circuit. After you get off the shuttle, you’ll still have a 30-40 minute walk to your grandstand. Alternatively, you could get one of the paid local buses (nr 221) from Monza railway station to get you a little closer to the track and save your legs.

  33. Hi!
    How much can i “trust” google maps for getting around from Milano to Monza?
    Are those metro/bus lines correct?


  34. Kaare Christensen

    We are staying in Osio Sotto for the raceweekend. Can you tell how long time it takes to go to Monza racetrack by car?
    Wich parkinglot/entrance should we use, when we have seats at parabolica 23a?

    1. Hi Kaare, Google Maps says it will take around 40 mins on the motorway, but let’s say around 1 hour. Same advice I gave to Harry in my last reply for the best parking. Take the Blue shuttle bus and you will be close to Parabolica.

  35. Sebastiaan Vermeulen


    we have got tickets for Variante Ascari. Which parking spot is the best for our car?

    Thanks in advance!

  36. Hello,

    We are staying in Milan and want to get to the track as early as possible. We are sitting at 8A First Variante. I would like to take the train from Milano Centrale to the Biassono Lesmo stop. I notice the train schedule has the earliest departure at 8:55 am.GP 3 is on the track at 9:00am, will I have to take the train and shuttle from Garibaldi instead for an early arrival?

    1. Hi David, firstly the trains to Biassono Lesmo only run on race day. Second, it will be a long walk from the stop to your seats (at least 30-40 mins I think). I would take the train to Monza station and then hop on the local 221 bus (not the shuttle) to get you very close to entrance B and the 8a grandstand. Good luck!

      1. The Biassono Lesmo station is also an option on Friday and Saturday, but on those days you have to go from Porta Garibaldi and not Milano Centrale

    1. Hi Nathaniel, I recommend you wander the circuit to find the best areas on Saturday to decide on the spot you like best for the race. Definitely check out the Lesmo area at the top of the circuit. Also inside the Parabolica is good, with lots of small grandstand structures. More info in our Tickets guide.

  37. Hello,
    My friend and I will visit Milan for the very first time next weekend. We will arrive thursday and we want to go to the race on saturday and sunday. We got tickets for Ascari 16 and we are coming from Milan Central.
    First we were thinking about hire a car… do you think its better to travel from milan central to monza central and take the shuttle bus or would you go for a car/recommend another trainstation?
    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks anyway for the usefull information on this website!
    Kind regards, Lieve

      1. Okay, we will take the train! Is it better to get the traintickets in advance or just buy them at the trainstation?

        1. Buy them at the station. But it’s always a good idea to get return tickets each morning, that way you won’t have to queue up at Monza station with everyone else at the end of the day

  38. Hi All,

    We will visit the race on Sunday and stay in Bergamo. We are sitting at 26C. What is the best way to travel by train ? Option 1) take the train from Bergamo to Monza station ore 2)take the train from Bergamo to Biassono-Lesmo Parco. Which entrance should we use at the circuit ?

    Many thanks in advance :-)

    1. Hi Paul, it’s a really long walk from the Biassono entrance to 26c. Better to take the train to Monza station, then bus/shuttle. Use Gate (Ingresso) A to enter the circuit; that’s the main one.

  39. Afternoon, We are going to the Grand prix this year and staying near Malpensa Airport, what is the best way to get to and from the circuit?

    Thank you


    1. Hi Jess, quickest would be by car in around 1 hour, but I understand not everyone wants to hire one in an unfamiliar country! Second best option is to take the train, but that will take close to 2 hours. Get the airport train from Malpensa to Milano Porto Garibaldi, then a second train from there to Monza (or Biassono on Sunday).

  40. Hi Andrew, what a great resource you have put together. Very useful!

    We are a group of 4 and have tickets to 8a Esterna Prima Variante A.

    We are flying into Linate on Friday and are departing Sunday 19:15. We have rented a car for the weekend and have an hotel for Friday and Saturday night in center of Milan.

    We looked into options of renting bicycles at a place to the South of the park (Cascina Bastia) close to a parking garage to save time at the end of the day with little time to make it to Linate for our 19:15 flight. Is that a good idea?

    Any other suggestions for entry gates, journeys to/from and planning of the race-day?

    Many thanks!

    1. Thanks Jan! Your flight is a bit too early on Sunday night, but I guess you know that already. I really couldn’t comment on your bicycle plan. It’s more about the traffic leaving the area after the race that is unpredictable. Have you considered leaving the car in the center on Sunday and taking the train to the circuit? If you don’t hang around too long after the race, it may be quicker to get back into the city, then you will have no problems with traffic (in theory). As for other tips, I recommend you visit Ostello Costa Alta, which is really close to your grandstand. They hire bikes that you can ride around inside the circuit, and also do food and drink. More advice in our Trackside guide.

      1. Hi Paul. Some feedback on our experience last weekend. We parked in a side street close to the bike rental Noleggio bici Cascina Bastia in Via Cavriga and rented 4 bikes (3euro/hour for hours 1-4, 1.5euro/hour after that). We then cycled North through the beautiful park towards the circuit. This was already worth the effort. We parked our bikes close to Ingresso C and after some queuing entered the circuit area. We did have lunch at Costa Alta which was very nice indeed. Nice setting with basic but tasty pasta and lasagna with beers. Definitely recommended when compared to the food & beverage close to the stands 8a with higher prices and long queues. Good tip! Close to the end of the race we left to beat any traffic, cycled back, picked up our car and were at the airport at 16:30. Way too early for our flight at 19:15. Next time I would do exactly the same but stay at the circuit a bit longer. Many thanks for your help.

  41. Hi there,

    I’m a bit confused about the black line shuttle bus. Do we have to pre book online or do we buy them when we get there?
    Also is it advisable to buy train tickets from the centre of Milan online before I go or to buy them once I’m in Italy?
    Finally we are in section 6 for our seats… any guesses for how long it’ll take to walk from the black line shuttle bus to our seats? And how to we cross to the inside of the track?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Claudia, I would buy the return tickets on the day. The tickets from Milano Centrale or Milano Porta Garibaldi should actually include the shuttle bus tickets at the other end. Try to ask when purchasing. Otherwise, the shuttle bus will cost you an additional 4 EUR return. If you mean your seats are in Grandstand 6, then it’s going to be approx 20 to the main gate (Gate A) and then another 20-30 mins to your seats. This is an estimate, I can’t remember exactly, but it’s some distance. You may be better off taking the local 221 bus that will drop you closer to your grandstand (Gate B or C). There are underpasses to get from one side of the track to the other. The main one is the yellow line on the map on this page (near Grandstands 24 and 26C)

  42. Hi, we have tickets at Alta Velocita 6c, which is the best Gate for us? Is train to Monza Station the best option?
    What about ATM Machines at the Track, are there any or do we have to bring cash?
    Best Regards Johan

    1. Hi Johan, 6C is a good stand! It’s on the inside of the circuit, so a little further from most gates. Gate A or G are probably easiest, followed by a 20-30 minute walk. I don’t know where you are staying, so can’t comment if train to Monza station is best for you. I’m not sure about ATMs at the track: better to stock up on some cash before you arrive, but I’m sure you can pay for merchandise with a card.

      1. Thank you. We’ll travel from Milano. Do you think Monza train station is the best way to travel to for us?

  43. stephen barnard

    hi,not long now till race day….. we have general admission tickets, we are holidaying in stresa and getting the train down to Milan, from there we intend to get the train to the circuit, are we best to head for monza station and get the black schuttle bus or go to Biassono ?

    1. Biassono is probably the better option, but this is only on race day. On the other days, you need to take the train to Monza and get the black shuttle bus

  44. What fantastic useful information Andrew – thanks mate!
    We are from Adelaide as well and after having been to every race in Adelaide & Melbourne, twice to Singapore and once to Brazil this is our first time to Monza.
    We are staying in central Milan and have tickets in Alta Velocita C (6c). The train certainly seems the best bet but would you suggest getting off at Monza or Lesmo on Sunday?

    1. Hi Trevor! Maybe see you at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival this December! Good choice on the grandstand. Best to take the train to Monza station on Sunday, it will be less walking (if you take the Black shuttle) than Lesmo. Enjoy!


    hello, me and my friend first time going to f1 grand prix, decided go to Italy (Ferrari in our blood ). Please give me some advice. staying at Hotel degli Arcimboldi , have general admission tickets for all weekend, thank for any tips

  46. We are staying near to Milan Centrale station and have tickets for Parabolica. I understand you catch the train to Monza but which would be the best shuttle bus to get to that part of the circuit.Thanks for your help.

    1. Hi Sue, you need the black shuttle bus from the Monza train station to get to Parabolica. Check the circuit map closely on this page, you can see the route for the Black shuttle. Approximately 20-30 minute walk after getting off the bus to get to your seats at Parabolica, but the park is nice for walking!

  47. Hello. We tickets in Tribuna Centrale Fila M Posto 84 for Sunday only. What is our best choice to get from the train station in Milan to our seats? Please help as this is our first trip to Italy and our first F1 race. Thanks!

  48. Johan from Holland

    Hi there,
    Beautyfull site!

    Question; Do trains only leave from the 3 biggist trainstations in Milano or do they also stop at Milano Greco Pirelli.
    We stay at Novotel Milano Nord (Zone Ca Granda)

  49. Hi, we are traveling to Monza next weekend. Staying in Milano and we have a rental car. Our tickets are for section 6A. On the map I think parking om P15 is the best option? Do you have other recommendations? Thanks!

  50. Hi there,

    do i need to buy black shuttle tickets online or i can buy them at Monza Stazione or on Monza track on Thursday on a pit walk?
    I’m going with Trenitalia train from Milano Centrale and i already bought those tickets.


    1. Hi Toni, I don’t think you can buy shuttle bus tickets online, or even at the station the day before. They cost 4 EUR return and its easiest to buy them when you are ready to take the shuttle.

  51. Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the info in this site.

    I have few questions
    I noticed that on Thursday in addition to the pit walk session in monza there is a parade later in Milano.
    I’m going to stay in Milano and excited to go on Thursday to Monza but the parade which starts at 18:30 and ends at 20:00 seems to be attractive as well
    Do you think it will be practical to visit both?

    Regarding going to Monza track on Thursday, I saw there is a bus Z221 from Monza station. Do you know where I can buy the ticket for it?

    Best regards
    Dror Shahar

    1. Hello Dror. The Milano Drivers parade looks awesome. Practically, you won’t be able to go to both. Personally, I would go to Piazza Costello for the parade and skip the pitlane walk, but it’s your decision. As for local bus, just buy your ticket on board

  52. Mark Maplethorpe


    Firstly a thanks as this page has been extremely useful!

    Second, we’ll be staying in Milan for the race this week and likely be heading to the circuit via a combo of train / bus / shuttle.

    What’s the quickest/easiest way to get to Parabolica 23a from the central station?



    1. Hi Mark,

      you have several trains from Central Station to Monza, then the Black line bus is the option. Then you have to walk into the park for Parabolica (easy to find). Refer to http://www.trenord.it or http://www.trenitalia.it for the timetables in advance.

      Please note that the buses will be very busy during saturday and sunday (some rain probably also expected), so you have to move in advance.

      I’m based in Vedano, very close to the main entrance of the circuit, contact me if you need support.

      Have a nice trip!

    1. Hi Gregory,

      about public transportation there is a new train-line connecting Saronno to Monza (Saronno – Albairate). It depends only how far are you based from the Saronno train station.

      Please refer to the website http://www.trenord.it to arrange your trip from Saronno direct to Monza, passing from Seregno without change (about 35 minutes train time, trains every 30 minutes).

      Then from Monza you can use the guideline here above.

      Feel free to contact me for suggestions / help (a.ste@me.com)

      Have a nice race!

  53. Great website really helpful. Does the black shuttle service run Thursday to Sunday if not which days does it run. For the days it does not run which is the best bus to catch I am in stand 26a

    1. Hi Trevor, it won’t be running today, but you can take the 221 bus from outside Monza railway station. From Friday-Sunday, the black shuttle will be best one to take for your grandstand

  54. Hi to All and Editor,

    great website and article. I live in Vedano, and I know very well the surrondings of Monza GP (and how to avoid traffics and closed roads to move faster). If someone need some hint/suggestions on transportations or pickup arrangments by car, feel free to contact me.



  55. I just attended the August 31,2017 pit F1 put walk today. First of all, overall experience was the worst by far. The pit wall was from 4-6 pm, but police started to asked people to leave around 5:30( I was standing in front of Ferrari team, Kimi Raikkonen’s pit). I am not sure why did I have to spent the money for the torture. Locals are rude and pushing around. Even use my shoulder as his tripod to take photos. I hear girls screaming and asking people stop pushing but no one seem to care. Compare with a great and organized F1 race in Japan, this has to be to worst F1 experience.

    I need to warm all foreigner visitors who is planning to attend the rest of event over the weekend. If you are planning on taking M1 metro from Milan( less transfer and faster) to sesto station then transfer z221 bus to the tracks. You better finish reading my post.

    Here is the fastest way to get to the venue if your seats are at grandstand 5,8 area. Metro m1 from Milan to sesto station then z221 bus to Santa Maria delle Selve, in Biassono. Use your google map for te destination stop as a reminder and DO NOT get off Vedono as most peopl gets off this stop. This will lead you am at least 35 minutes walk to the ingress B (gate B). I dspent a lot of time researching online, and tried it out today. Even google map won’t give you the best routes! But if you are planning on taking routes I suggest, then there is a catch, and you should READ! Unless you have a deep pocket!!! My girl friend and myself had to go through the nonsense today at the sesto m1 station.

    As a first time visitor, I can’t help be sense Italy is struggling with its economy, so when you walk up from train platform, there are about 15-20 metro police waiting to check your to metro. ticket.

    Most of foreign visitors get fined 36.50 euro per person when using metro pass including myself and a friend because this stop is outside of Milan metro system. An easy 2.5 euro will get you to the station, but there isn’t clear on the ticket usage when buying it.

    I understand they have their own policies, but still feel very offended and believe it’s an official scam for the metro system because you will be ambushed and that’s how they help their economy.

    Same as rest of Italian public system as well. Visitors has to be aware of getting fined. When there isn’t much English directions/signs and most people speak poor English with inpatient and unfriendly attitude, visiting Italy, especially some small towns and cities, you need to be very careful with their ways of getting you fined. Think twice before you visit as it may turn your vacation into a such an unpleasant waste of time.

  56. Dear Editor team, first of all, this is great page – and only one with useful tips how to get to Monza.
    I am first time travelling to Milano and Monza this weekend. I am staying in Milano, close to station Certosa. We have tickets for 4 Laterale Sinistra (and really hope to have made good decision).
    On Saturday we would prefer to take train to the circuit. Which train should we take and where to get out. Further which entrance is the best to enter?
    On Sunday we will drive by car, since we have to travel back to Germany after the race. Where to park the car? Which transfer to take?
    Thank you very much in advance. I am really grateful for any help.

  57. Great info. Thanks. Does the special train on race day stop at monza by any chance? We got sold the special tickets and was told that it stopped there on the way.

  58. Hello,
    We are coming by car at Sunday morning so I’m wondering when to arrive to have enough time to park, buy GA tickets and find some decent spot to see the race.
    Thanks for any suggestion

  59. We are staying between Valbrona and Onno. Could you please advise of the best way to get to the race? Have seats in grandstand 8 and was thinking of driving or catching the bus from Lecco and then a train from Lecco go Monza. Thanks

  60. I used this web site to research my first trip to Monza this last weekend, thank you for all the helpful information. I hope the following will be of help to others and is my observation of attending all 3 days (Fri – Sun).

    We rented a car and drove to the circuit arriving about 10.30am each day which I would have thought would be a busy time. I chose a route east of Monza using the A51, SP45, SP7, and SP135 through Bruno and Peregallo. I was aiming for a little road crossing the railway line at Biassono Lesmo railway station and Entrance D on the maps. This is a camping area but has parking for 3000 cars.

    On each of the three days including race day my journey was uninterrupted and the longest traffic queue I was in lasted about 5 minutes due to a flood on the road by the railway line. It was the easiest car journey to any Grand Prix I have attended. On the first day I paid 20 euros to park the car in a grass field right by the entrance and I bought tickets for the following 2 days at the same daily price. On all 3 days the car park was barely half full.

    I crossed the road and entered the circuit at gate D

    On leaving immediately after the race on Sunday about 15 minutes after the podium I didn’t even have to queue to get out of the car park and drove the return same route and never stopped once. Never saw a traffic jam on all three days.

    The advantage as I saw it is that the park and ride buses drop you off about a 30 minute walk from the entrances whilst this was actually 100 yards from the entrance.

    Where ever you enter the circuit you will have a long walk and mine from D (lesmo) to Grandstand 6C (1st Chicane)was about 30 minutes mainly tarmac paths although muddy from the rain on Saturday.

    There is always a down side and that was queuing to get in on race day. We must have arrived just after a train had arrived and we went to the back of the queue whilst others arriving by car or taxi later just joined the front. There were very few police and stewards marshalling the queue at points where it was easy to slip in so we queued for 40 minutes to get into the circuit and go through security.

    It certainly paid to not choose the obvious route if arriving by car.

  61. We received instructions from the staff at the Hilton for the race, and it worked out great. We had tickets for Grandstand 8a, east side external seating. The fist day, we followed instructions and took the S7 train which stops at the Biassono station. We followed the crowd, walked about 4 minutes to the Lesmo gate and the roar of the F2 V8s screaming by. From there, we walked the infields along the Serraglio straight and finally made the infield cross over. All in all, it took about an hour to finally cross over and reach the grandstand. Exciting seeing it all, but quite a trek. The station coming home was crowded, so we caught the northbound train to the next station, then the caught the southbound back down to get a comfy seat before the crowds got on.

    The next day, in the rain, we took the external route from the Biassono station, walked the outside wall for 25 minutes to reach the Via Parco entrance, then 5 minutes to the grandstand. The rain sucked big time and after we walked the “fun center”, decided to catch the buses back to the train. So we walked from the main grandstand area to the black line, and it took forever. Seemed like over 30 minute walk, more like 40 maybe. Then 15 minute wait for the bus to the super crowded train station. Yuck!

    Race day, I wanted to try Monza station to z221 bus, but we voted to do the Biassono walk again, and good thing. It was a beautiful day, a good walk to burn off last nights dinner. We walked past the parking lots that were no traffic and plenty of spots. We reached the gate in just over 15 mins. Then 5 minutes again to the stands. I guess the rain really slowed us down more than we realized.

    The train ride back was worse. We walked the track for pictures, and after about an hour felt it would be safe to head back. Wrong! We grabbed a beer at the station hang out tent, then spent about 30 minutes waiting in line. It took forever! But at least we made it back quickly as an express route and were back at Centrale in about 15 minutes.

    I found the Italians were nothing but wonderful friendly people. The amount of English spoken made me feel like I was more in New York than Milan. Everyone offered so much help for directions, suggestions and anything we asked. We had no one imposing any fines what so ever, and only ran into the train conductor twice. Even on the metro when we had the wrong tickets, he totally helped us along.

    Next time, I’m renting a car. It’s nice to get around on the metro and trains and all, but you miss so much. Our last day we rented a car for 30 euro to get around to 95 euro ride to Malpensa, but had so much fun driving around town and seeing the different neighborhoods. Wish we had done that for the race, we could have spent some time in Monza.

  62. Hi,
    My first trip to Monza was on this season, and information I found on this site was very helpful.
    So, I decided to write about my experience in case it would help someone else.
    I stayed on Milano, so every day I took the train from Milan Central Train Station, heading to Lecco, Tirano or Chiasso. You can buy tickets from the machine on the station, one way was 2.20 euros. You have to validate the tickets on the yellow boxes on the platform. But not a lot of people do that. The trip to Monza is very short, about 15 minutes, maybe.
    On Thursday the black line shuttle is not available. So, you have to take the z221 bus. You can buy tickets from the station. On the rest of the weekend, I took black-line shuttle bus was. It was a very good option, considering I had tickets on Parabolica.
    If you want to see the podium celebration after the race, you have to leave before the race is over and find a place where you can go on the track. In my case, was on the Parabolica curve.
    On the race day, there is a free train from Milan Central Train Station, but is very crowded. So, maybe is better to take the other trains heading to Monza. After the race, if you don’t want be travel in crowds, you can stay one more hour and eat something there. After that, the trip back to Milan is much better.
    I found that the Ferrari fans are wonderful and cheerful people. It is an amazing atmosphere, people from all over the world enjoying themselves.
    If you planning a trip to Monza, I wish you have a great time and watch an amazing race.

  63. Hi,

    Very useful and helpful information provided here. Do you think that the F1 Experience package is value for money or is it better to buy the central grandstand tickets instead? What time does the Paddock club party start and finish on Fridays please and would taxis/trains be available afterwards to Milan?

    1. Hi Vykye, I was lucky enough to take the F1 Experiences paddock tour at the recent Malaysia GP. I can highly recommend it! The paddock tour was incredible, we had a tour of the Renault garage, plus visits to Pirelli, the podium, cooldown room, media room, and also met the safety car driver. As for the drinks in the paddock club; you normally get around 1.5 to 2 hours there with as much food and drink as you can handle, plus cool simulators to try out and you also get to meet a driver (in our case, Esteban Ocon). In short, I do think it’s worth the money for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a Grand Prix. Depending on the package you have with F1 Experiences, you should have a transfer back to Milan after the paddock club drinks. Otherwise, I would recommend calling an Uber or taxi to take you back to your hotel.

  64. Great website! A lot of info, Thanks. I’ m looking tickets to 2018 race from 8b or 6a grandstand. Thinking also Parabolica 21a. Which one I should buy?

    1. Hi Tomi! These are all good grandstands, but if I had to choose, I would take 8b. Easier access as well, and you have a nice place close by to go for food and drinks (Ostello Costa Alta, check it out).

  65. Thanks for all the info – I’ve followed your advise in buying tickets (6c) and very much looking forward to Monza ’18!

    This week they have changed the starting time of the event to 15:10, unfortunately given our tight flight schedule. With all your knowledge and experience, do you think we will be able to make our flight at Milan Malpensa at 20h40, given the busy roads around the track? (we have a rental car which we will park at one of the parking lots mentioned in your guide. I guess we need to be at the airport max 1h15 before, so before 19h30).

    1. Hi Rob, good grandstand choice. I don’t recommend booking flights so early after the grand prix, but you still should be fine. I’d still leave as soon as the races finishes however, and skip the podium ceremony.

  66. Great info for getting to and from the track!

    We are considering staying in Varenna instead of Milan for the duration of the race.

    Looks like the same travel time for trains from Varenna – Monza as Milan – Monza – is this something you think would work?

  67. Im coming on a motorbike to Monza. Do you know if there is any specific bike parking areas close to the circuit?

    1. Hi Alex, there are no specific motorbike parking areas at Monza. The only day you can park within Monza park is Thursday. All other days, you need to park your motorbike in one of the parking areas outside the park. More info here.

  68. Ellen van der Vries

    Hello. We are going to Monza this year to support Max and have tickets for grandstand 8b. I think we are going by train from Milano to Monza and take the black shuttle bus. How long do we need to walk to our seats if we do that? And do you have any tips?

    1. Hi Ellen, 8b is a good grandstand choice! If you take the black shuttle bus, I think the walk at the Monza end to 8b will take around 30-45 mins. My tip for this grandstand is to spend some time at Ostello Costa Alta, which is a kind of small hotel just behind the grandstand. It’s a good escape from the track, they have food and live music.

  69. Charlie Gregory

    Read that staying in Bergamo was a good alternative to staying in Milan, cost and transportation wise. We will have a car to get around but also understand that a train ride might be even better, or trial and race days. Your thoughts on that and your site has been very helpful in my planning.

    1. Hi Charlie, Bergamo is a great city in its own right, and a good base for the Italian GP. I’d drive to the track, but maybe take the train on race day when the traffic will be much heavier.

      1. Charlie Gregory

        Thank you very much for the quick reply and again, for this site. I will likely touch base with ?’s very you again over the next several months. Sign me off as the Happy Yank coming across the pond soon.

    2. Stephanie Gerken

      Hi Charlie

      Just to say that we’ve been staying in Bergamo for the Italian GP for a few years now. We travel by train on each of the days. If you need any info on either the city or the trains just let me know. We’ll be there again this year.


  70. 1st – you offer a great service to people going to Monza. I am coming from the US and we are taking my Italian friends to the race. The main person we are taking is my friends Nona and she is not the strongest walker but is so excite to see Ferrari for the 1st time in her life. That all said I was looking at tickets in 24 – I wanted to find out from you if you have any advice on The best service to use (cost not important) to lesson the walk ? Do they have wheelchair service ? Golf carts ?

    Thanks in advance for your insight.

    1. Hi Jeff, the good news is that Grandstand 24 is very close to the main circuit entrance. The best idea, in my opinion, would be to get a taxi to drop you off next to the front entrance (I think taxis can do this, but not 100% sure). It maybe that you get the train or bus to Monza train station, then get a taxi for the last few km. I Otherwise, you will be faced with a long way (at least 20-30 mins), even if you take the shuttle bus from the train station or parking. I don’t think the service offers wheelchair service or Golf carts (there are grandstands for disable people however), Be prepared that it is not the best organized Gand Prix. But the atmosphere makes up for this!

  71. Derek Sparks

    Hi! This site is amazing – thank you for all you do! I will be coming from Venice by train. Will I be able to get back to Venice after the race? Also, which grandstands on the main straight do you recommend? I want to be right on the finish line to be able to go onto the track first for the celebration!

    1. Hi Derek, thanks for the compliments! You’ll have no trouble getting a train to Venice after the race, but don’t book it to leave too early (not before 9pm). First you need to go from Monza to Centrale, the Central Station. Don’t be in a hurry to leave the circuit after the race, enjoy the atmosphere and wait for the crowds to die down. As for Grandstand, I’d choose Vedano (24) or Laterale Destra (26) on the Main Straight if you want to be well positioned for the track invasion after the race.

  72. Louise Short

    I am planning on coming to the pit walk on thursday. What is the best way to get there from San Giovanni train station as I’m trying to avoid the long walk from Monza train station to the track as I know shuttles wont be running on the thursday?

    1. There are buses from Sesto San Giovanni direct to Monza, and I think you can stay on after the bus stops at Monza station and get closer to the track

  73. Great website, thank you. We are planning to stay in Como, is it easy enough to get a train from there on race day. Also what is the best website to buy tickets from, we are in Australia and thinking of parabolica stands?
    Many thanks.

    1. G’Day Darren. There are regular trains from Como San Giovanni to Monza, some taking as little as 30 mins. We recommend buying your tickets from our partner Gootickets, who also supply F1 Tickets. Alternatively, buy direct from the Monza circuit website. Both offer the cheapest prices and you can save more by choosing to pick up your tickets at the track rather than have them shipped to Australia. You can’t go wrong with the Parabolica Grandstands. Enjoy! I can’t wait to go back to Monza this year!

  74. Hi. Great website and travel info. Going to Monza this year. I’m staying near MLP airport and hope to rely on the ‘express’ to get to and from Milan and then to Monza. I intend to check out Thursday’s proceedings. I shall assume that a taxi from the station to the park in Monza is overly expensive and the public bus option would be better. Only thing with the bus is knowing where to ask the ticket for and recognising where to get off.

    1. Hi Neil, optimistically a taxi shouldn’t be too expensive from Monza station to the circuit, it’s only a few km. Try and negotiate the far upfront; I don’t imagine it should be more than 10 EUR. As for the bus, I think you will be fine. Ask a fellow passenger or have Google Maps open on your smartphone. Buy a ticket from the driver, about 2 EUR I guess.

  75. guillet cedric


    Merci pour ces information si je pars très tôt le dimanche matin en voiture pour monza, a quelle heure des difficultés commencent ?


  76. Question – we are staying in Como and will take the train from there to get to the Grand Prix.
    We are flying out of Malpensa the evening after the Grand Prix and want to know if it will be easier to take the train back to Como and then drive to the airport or to take the train from Monza to Milan and on to the Malpensa.

    1. Depends on what time your flight is. I’d be inclined to find a secure park in Milan for your car and belongings for race day, then take the train to and from Monza.

  77. Hi! This will be the first time we will go to Milan and to f1. we have general admission tickets for the sunday. What is the best way to go to the circuit? do we have to go to Monza station because is there one entrance or do we have to walk somewhere else with general admission tickets. Or does it matter if we go to north east etc. please some advice for beginners. :)
    and what can you take with you in your back, what is allowd on the circuit.


  78. Hi, I’m looking to visit Monza for the GP this Sept. I want to camp – is it better to try and camp in Milan rather than further out? I’d prefer to stay somewhere with facilities for the weekend (showers and loos). I’ll likely have a hire car which I will need to park somewhere as I’m in the area for a couple of weeks.

  79. Hello thank you for your information. Do you have any info about the access for wheelchair users? I understand the grandstand 25 is set aside but I wonder how likely he is to get a space with the no booking system? Also how do we access the blue badge parking area? The circuit doesnt seem to have a person just an automated telephone.

  80. This year will be our 7th trip to Monza over the last 20 odd years, and as you probably guessed, it is our favourite circuit for so many different reasons. But, having seen Ferrari/Tifosi mania over the years (which is great to see btw), just one word of warning this year.

    It is my guess that Ferrari have the best opportunity since Alonso in 2010 to have two cars on the podium, even a 1-2. That being the case, be aware that a lot of folk actually travel out to the circuit without tickets. That’s right. They will wait, watch (through fences etc) and listen to the race. Then, as has happened before, they will likely be allowed IN to the circuit by the gate staff when the race is over, in order to get onto the track for the podium ceremony. Of course, this will be affected/determined by Ferrari Q performance on Saturday.

    So, be warned that although there may be 90000+ ticket holders inside the circuit, there will be several thousand OUTSIDE getting in at the end. This can have a knock on effect to the bus service/trains etc ex Monza on the Sunday. Just so you know.

      1. Well… back at the apartment now in Milan and had some time to reflect on this weekend. How things have changed. My wife & I have been to 6 Monza events. This has to be the worst, notwhithstanding the race. The level of security has destroyed Monza as a venue. We remember sharing wine, proscioutto, fresh baked bread and banter with the Tifosi at Della Roggia. We have seen step ladders, cool boxes full of beer & wine, chairs, BBQs AND in 2013 – AN ACTUAL SOFA being brought in AND 6 children sitting on the circuit wall at Curva Grande. I have that pic on my 500PX account. The event has been sanitized. Getting off the train at Biassono now is a lesson in nonsense. 8 EUROS FOR A 400ml HEINEKEN THAT ISN’T EVEN POURED PROPERLY!!!!! WOW. Be some time before we are back. The event has lost EVERYTHING that made it Monza…. and I haven’t even started on the nonsensical security arrangements at Lesmo…

  81. Hi and thank you for the excellent info you are providing. We are travelling from New Zealand to Monza for the first time. We have grandstand 1 tickets for Sunday, booked through F1.com that we are picking up from the track. Do you know where that ticket office would be and what time they might open on Sunday? Also we are travelling from Milan, will take the train so any advice would be awesome. Thank you again for your help.

    1. Hi Marie, you should receive some info from F1 about the location of the ticket office at Monza, but it should be somewhere near the Main Entrance gate (Ingresso A on this map). You’ll be fine taking the train from Monza, then the Black Shuttle bus from Monza station to the track. Just follow the crowds! Wear comfortable shoes though, as it’s still a long walk.

  82. Hi and thanks for a great informative site
    A group of 4 of us are attending Monza this year we have booked our rental motorhome into the Autodromo itself and have tickets in grandstand 8b row L.
    Do you have any advice about the Best route to drive from Rotterdam ferry terminal to the circuit on the Thursday we are hoping to do it in one day
    Best to go through Germany or Belgium as different planners suggest different routes

    1. Hi Andy, I’d just be going off Google Maps, and that says the best route is through Belgium, France and Switzerland. Good luck with the drive and have a great weekend in Monza.

  83. Hi, thanks for the useful information.
    We ll be travelling from Como area by car, which is the best car park to park our car at and get to the circuit? Our tickets are in GS 6b.


  84. Hi

    we have tickets for the Monza race and are wondering how to get from Milan Central station to the circuit on saturday and sunday but expecially how to get to Linate airport after the race. we have tickets on Tribuna *B, variante esternaB. Do you know which train/bus connection is best??
    thanks in advance, Karen

    1. I’d be taking the train from Milan Central to Monza Station, then the Black Shuttle bus. You will have a walk of around 45 minutes from the end of the black shuttle line to your grandstand. What time is your flight after the race? I’d say the best thing would be to take the train back to Milan Central, then another train to Linate. But you may need to take a taxi at some point if you are worried about missing your flight.

  85. Hi..whats the best transport option if you have the seat in the Gradinate Traguardo T3? The closest entrance is Sta Maria d Selve but the black shuttle bus stops further east

  86. Good evening.
    Thank you for your good information.
    I plan to go to the circuit by motorcycles(ex.vespa or something like that).
    Is there any parking space for motorcycles?

    1. Hi Noriyuki,

      official spaces for motorcycles are not available as far as I know, but you can pay for parking to be safe (many spots available), or just park it as close as you can arrive to your entrance, maybe better in a visible area to avoid unexpected findings at the evening (during the gp theft are higher in some areas…).


  87. Is it easy to get hold of a taxi around the ciruit? I have a plane to catch on the evening so I hope to get a taxi from the track to the airport.

    1. If you mean right after the race, it will be difficult. I’d be heading back to Milan on the train, then getting a taxi to the airport. What time is your flight? I wouldn’t recommend flying out before about 9pm

    2. Hi Jonathan,

      it will be quite difficult, and please note that the taxi drivers are refusing the clients (incredible!) if the destination doesn’t fit their needs…Or very often they are raising the fees (x1.5 / x2 times the normal fare…).

      Feel free to contact me to arrange a pick up if you need it, I’m based right out from the main entrance (mail me to a.ste@me.com and I’ll send you my mobile number if the suggestion is ok with Editor of f1destinations.com ).


  88. Hi, thanks so much for your effort. We are coming to the race September 2nd and we have a 5 year old and a grandfather (80 years old) that can not walk a lot with us. We have seats on Tribuna 1 Centrale and are arriving by car. We are staying in Limbiate Fiera.

    Please help me plan how to come the closest possible to our seats, I would really appreciate. The grandfather is a huge fan of F1 and this was his birthday present. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Katja,

      I can suggest you to arrive in Biassono ingresso S.Maria alle Selve (or ingresso Vedano al Lambro). Please note that you will have a lot of traffic, use the road passing through Desio in both cases, and avoid passing through Monza town! You can insert via Dell’Olmo Biassono i.e. in your navigation system, and then try to find a spot for parking (free o paying). Do not park you car in unauthorized spots, as the police is raising tickets very easily during the GP!


  89. We are staying in Como for the 2018 Monza GP and will be travelling down by train each day. Is it best to pre-book our train tickets and if so do we need to stick to the times we book for? We’ve been looking on TrainLine? Thank you!

    1. Hi Carol,

      Como is very nice! Como-Monza are mainly regional trains, so w/o the fixed time for the ticket. Only the TiLo trains from Switzerland have fixed times. You can refer to the provider of the service http://www.trenord.it for the whole solutions (consider also Lissone-Muggio or Biassono train stations)!


  90. Hi,

    I’m stopping in Mezzegra next to lake Como and will be attending the Italian grand prix for the first time. Any advice on how to get there? My seats are in 8A. Which entrance am I best going to?

    I was thinking it would need to be train and bus. Can I get a train direct to Monza from Como without having to go into Milan?

    1. Hi Karen,

      quite a long road from Mezzegra to Monza GP, but very nice to stay on lake!
      To arrive in 8A (prima variante) you can enter from Biassono or Costa Alta.
      Yes, you do have some solutions from Como to Monza, not all over the day direct trains but at least you don’t have to arrive until Milan. Please use the website http://www.trenord.it to retrieve all the best solutions for your train (consider also Biassono or Lissone-Muggiò train stations).

      Feel free to contact me here on website for further suggestions / help (or a.ste@me.com)

      Have a nice GP,

  91. Hi Great info. We’re in stand 6c we plan to get the train to Monsa station then the 221 bus to via Santa Maria del selve .. Then enter at gate B . Is the bus stop right at the train station.. Is this the best route for us. How often do the local 221 buses run on Sunday .. Would it be easy get a taxi to entrance B on race day.. My son is disabled but can walk , however very long walks are a problem do you know if the track would provide transport to our seats once were inside the track ?..

    1. John, I cannot answer all your questions. But if you put the relevant info into the Google Maps app on your smartphone, it should give you best routes and also timetables. I don’t think the circuit provides transport inside for disable fans, sorry. More info here.

  92. Hi to All and Editor,

    great website and article. I live in Vedano (one of the main entrance), and I know very well the surrondings of Monza GP (and how to avoid traffics and closed roads to move faster). If someone need some hint/suggestions on transportations or pickup arrangments by car, feel free to contact me or ask here.


    1. Hi Stefano.
      I am going this year and I would like to watch the race rom the inside of Parabolica how do I get to this point coming from Milan


      1. Hi Chris, take the train from Milan to Monza, as per instructions on this page. Then get the Black shuttle bus from the train station to the circuit. After you arrive, you need to enter at Gate A or Gate G. (Check the map here). After that, it’s a 15-20 minute walk to the inside of Parabolica – underpass from Gate A or overpass from Gate G. Good luck and enjoy the Temple of Speed!

  93. Hello, very useful page, thank you.
    Do you know what approximate time the last black line shuttle is on Saturday? I want to have a walk on the banking after the F2 race and don’t fancy another long walk after that to Monza train station. Thank you.

    1. Hi Antonio,

      black line will be available until 20, but note that a lot of person will be there for the bus, so consider to be at the bus stop about 30 mins before.

      Friday 7,30/20,00
      Saturday 7,00/20,00
      Sunday 6,00/20,00


  94. Hello, thanks for all the fantastic info. Just a quick question about parking – is it recommended that you buy parking tickets online for Monza or can you buy at the gate?

  95. Many thanks for this website. It helped us really this weekend when we visited Monza this weekend.

    A few comments. Central station Milano is not the best option to go to Monza. On saturday we missed a train and we had to wait fot 2 hours for the next one. Better alternative is Gibraldi station.

    The 20 minutes walk to Monza park from the black busline is a little optimistic. But bus and train are fine ways to travel.

  96. Thanks for this website, the information is very useful. We went to Monza last weekend for the first time ever. We stayed in Lecco and caught the train to Monza for €4 per person each way. The trains run regularly and seem to be on time. We then caught the black shuttle to the track for €5 return, each. There was a big crowd waiting but there were plenty of buses running and the queues went down very quickly. You can buy your ticket when you get on the shuttle and you will be given a coloured wristband to wear for your return journey. When we reached Monza we had a one hour and 45 minute walk to our seats in grandstand 8 due to the amount of people, bottlenecks, security checks, bag searches, ticket scanning and general disorganization. You are only allowed to take small plastic bottles of drink in, but the lid will be taken away from you. Not helpful if you were planning on taking 4 or 5 bottles in to get you through the day. However, once in the grandstand they will sell you a bottle of drink – with a lid – for a small fortune. To get round this we removed the lids ourselves before security and put them in our pockets!! A lot of the paths are through the woods and so are dirt tracks which turn to mud if it’s been raining – a decent pair of walking shoes or boots is a must! I have to mention that there was loads of rubbish everywhere and the toilets were disgusting. Despite this we had an amazing day, the atmosphere was fantastic and everyone was very friendly and helpful. And we would definitely go again.

  97. Hey, great guide! Thanks for all the information.

    I’m considering buying tickets for 6B or 8A for Fri-Sun. Which is the best option in your opinion? Does grandstands have numbered seats or is it first come first serve?

    1. Hi Michal, I’d go for 8A. For some reason I like the view more from this side of the track. Yes seats are numbered – but only on Saturday and Sunday, and you may still have to ask some random person to vacate your seat.

  98. Hi all – struggling to find out how late the black shuttle buses back to Monza station run – any ideas?

    1. All weekend on just after the race? I guess they run a bit later on Sunday, but probably not much beyond 7pm. Sorry, I don’t know for sure.

  99. Amanda & Andy

    Hi, we are driving around Italy and are staying nearby for the F1 in September and just booked tickets. Followed the links re the car parks, but its in Italian! Do you know how to pre-book car park ticket/get the bus information? Also what time is best to park up on the morning of Race day? We’ll be travelling from the South / East of the circuit. Any help would be of great use!

    1. Hi Amanda & Andy, I’m not sure there is an easier way to pre-book parking tickets. You could always just take your luck on the weekend itself. As for race morning, I’d be looking to get there before 9am to beat the worst traffic.

  100. Can i just show up Sunday around 11 am, park my car and buy a ticket on any, all of the entrance gates?

    1. Yes, if the General Admission tickets are not yet sold out. However, you also need to be aware that traffic will be bad at that time and the best GA vantage points will be taken. Better to book ticket now and get there earlier on race day!

    2. Hi Frank, quite difficult to do..only the entrance in Vedano al Lambro has the official booth. All the entrance will be with “unofficial salesman”; be aware that sometimes tickets are not real and valid, so you not be able to go inside the track.


  101. We are going to Monza for this year’s race, seats in Grandstand 21A. Can you please advise best (and easiest) way to get there.

  102. How would you recommend getting to Grand Prix in Monza from Como. There are 4 people travelling and we do have a car if that’s a good option. Thanks

    1. Hi Diane, are you going the whole weekend? I’d probably drive on Friday and maybe Saturday, then take the train on Sunday when there’s more people/traffic.

  103. Hi Andrew!
    I am going to race with General Admission tickets for all three days.
    Planning to travel by train from Milano Centrale.

    Which zone inside the circuit would you recommend sticking to? I`ve never been to an F1 race before and would like to make the most of it even though sitting in the greens. :)

    Thanks for the information, by the way, very helpful!

    1. Hi Paulina, I think you should explore the whole circuit :) Remember on Friday that you can sit in any grandstand you wish, apart from Centrale. For the race, I think some of the best views in General Admission are on the inside of Parabolica, but you probably need to reserve your spot early. Enjoy!

  104. Ton van der Loon

    Hello Editor

    We have tickets for 21d laterale parabolica D .
    We stay in Mercallo in Varese .
    Please advise us for how to travel by car or bus/train we leave from Holland in 10 hours by car .

    Thanks Ton and Ellen

    1. Hi Ton and Ellen,

      my suggestion is to use the car, you are very far from the circuit, and with bus/train can be a nightmare (3 different trains to change). You can park in Vedano al Lambro, between via Montegrappa or via Grandi, there are some parks available (arrive early to avoid traffic and to find spots for the car). Vedano entrance is quite close to the parabolica. Please note to not park out of regular spots, as the police tickets are very common during the gp.


  105. Hi Andy,

    My first Monza race this week! Will travel by car from Bergamo, with ticket booked in 26C grandstand. What would be your suggestion for the best parking area and access gate, respectively?

    Many thanks in advance!


    1. Hi Daniel,

      Best parking areas for your tickets are

      1) in Biassono, if you arrive quite early you can find some spots and the entrance is Santa Maria delle Selve. (Brown area, but very busy during this last years)

      2) in Vedano al Lambro, about the same walking distance to arrive at your 26C, but less people are parking there. I can suggest you via Montegrappa or via Grandi.


  106. Three family members attending this weekend, one has to get to Orio del Serio for a flight within a couple of hours of the race finishing. Is it possible to pre-book a taxi and is there a certain place they collect from? Coming from 8B.

    Many thanks in advance


    1. See the article above Vivi, there’s a section about the best taxi app and a link to the map where the taxis will be waiting near the circuit.

  107. I am going to Monza for the first time.planning to travel by car from Como. I have tickets in grandstand 8A. Where is the best parking area as close as possible as my wife cannot walk long distances easily. Also can you bring a rucksack. Thanks

  108. Hi!
    Heading to the pit walk today from Milan Centrale, we can get a train in but is it a case of a taxi at the other end to get us to the track?

  109. Maria Florencia Pinamonti

    Hi! i’ve just get tickets to 2020 GP, to general admission. My doubt is to stay in Milan or Bergamo/Verona.
    I think the best option is to get the train in Milan and the the shuttle to the autodromo?

    1. Yes, Milan is closer and easier to get to the circuit than Bergamo. You should also consider staying in Sesto San Giovanni on the north side of Milan, where there are direct buses to the circuit.

  110. Michaela Slaninova

    Hello, don’t you know when the parking tickets will be available to buy? It seems they don’t sell them yet, but I am not sure. We would like to park at the Gold parking. Let me know if you know anything about it. Thank you

    1. I think you have to be patient. They aren’t so well organized in Italy! Probably the parking tickets will be available less than 3 months before the race.

  111. Hi,

    This is some great information – thank you so much! Right now we are thinking of arriving at the circuit on Sunday by train and shuttle, and leaving the circuit in the same way. We have a flight at 7pm from Linate Airport – is that too early? Will we have a lot of trouble getting a shuttle and train right after the race and podium celebrations?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Ollie, I think 7pm is too early – even if Linate is easier to get to than Malpensa. It can be slow leaving the track after the race, and there could be delays for the shuttle/train. I’d recommend getting a flight leaving no earlier than 9pm. Otherwise you won’t enjoy the end of the race (and podium celebrations) if you think you will miss your flight

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