How to Get to Monza for the 2024 Italian Grand Prix

The best ways to get to Monza for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2024. Advice on flights, local trains, buses, driving and trackside shuttles.

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 congested on race weekend.

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.

Trains to Milan

Milan’s Centrale Train Station is a beautiful old building on the Piazza Duca d’Aosta. The Italian train network is well developed and served by Frecciarossa 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 on Trenitalia.

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.

F1 Experiences Hotel Bookings & Circuit Transfers

Did you know that you can book your hotel and circuit transfers for the Italian Grand Prix with F1 Experiences? Coach 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 in Milan on race weekend, and return transfers from your hotel to Autodromo Monza can be added to your booking. View Italy 2024 ticket packages & hotels

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; 10-20 minutes from the shuttle drop-off points to the circuit entrances, plus anywhere from 10-30 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 – after parking, you’ll be able to take a shuttle bus to the circuit.

Taxi or Ride Sharing 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.
  • FreeNow is also a good alternative app for ordering a taxi via your smartphone.
  • A taxi ride from the centre of Milan to Monza will cost around €50-60 one way, more going the other way. Be aware that if you haven’t booked a return trip, it can be very difficult at peak times to get a taxi from Monza back to Milan. Staying around the circuit or going for a drink nearby is a good idea to let the crowds thin out and be able to more easily order a taxi or Uber.
  • Only the premium Uber Black service operates in the largest cities in Italy (including Milan), but this is a limousine service with modern and comfortable cars, and is more expensive than a regular Uber. A ride from the center of Milan to Monza will cost a minimum of €80 on race weekend and potentially a lot more due to surge pricing (especially travelling home from the circuit). Vans are also available for larger groups. Since 2022, the Uber app is integrated with appTaxi, meaning you can also order a regular taxi via the Uber app.

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. Return tickets cost €4.80.
  • 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 €6 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). Check the circuit map with the Black shuttle drop off point.
  • You can buy a €10 return ticket for travel from any station in Milan to Monza Station on race weekend that also includes a return ticket for the Black Shuttle. These are flexible tickets; you can take any train to/from Milan and Monza on the day your ticket is valid. More information and buy here.
  • Return tickets for the Black Shuttle can also be purchased in advance for €6 each day via this link
  • If you are travelling from further afield in Lombardy (outside of Milan), special tickets are also available for the 2023 Italian Grand Prix. The Trenord Day pass is valid for travel from all stations in Lombardy to Monza Station (and Biassono-Lesmo station on race day) and costs ¢13 return per day. Get more information and buy tickets
  • 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

Monza Shuttle Buses From the Train Station & Parking Lots

Two shuttle bus lines service the circuit. The Black line runs from the Monza railway station to the circuit and the Blue line serves carparks to the north and east of the circuit. Both Black & Blue shuttles operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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.

Download the “MOVE TO GP” app to purchase parking and shuttle tickets in advance. Be aware that some Trenord train tickets listed above already include the shuttle bus in the ticket price. The same goes for parking tickets in the Blue lots when purchased via this link.

Trains to Biassono-Lesmo

  • Direct trains depart Milano Porta Garibaldi 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 Seconda Variante (Grandstands 9, 10) or Variante Ascari (Grandstands 12-20), or planning to watch in the General Admission areas near Lesmo. Otherwise it will be a very long walk and you are better off taking a train to Monza station, followed by the Black Shuttle bus.
  • Please note that express trains (which only take 23 minutes) only run on race day. Tickets cost €5 return and can be purchased via this link.  The full timetable is available here.
  • Whilst express trains to Biassono-Lesmo only run on race day, regular trains do run hourly on line S7 between Milano Porta Garibaldi and Lecco stopping at Biassono-Lesmo on all days. It costs €2.80 one way between Milan and Biassono-Lesmo. Outbound trains leaves Milano Porta Garibaldi at 17 past the hour for a 32 minute journey, and the return towards Milan leaves Biassono-Lesmo at 9 past the hour.

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 Vedano (close to main gate and best for most grandstands) or Biassono (the S. Maria delle Selve entrance gate). Due to more frequent buses and less people, it makes sense to take the Z221 bus on Friday only, rather than on the weekend.
  • 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 the roads closest to the circuit itself on race weekend due to traffic restrictions, but there are plenty of parking areas dotted around Monza Park. 
  • Tickets for parking lots can also be purchased via mooneygo.it (English version of the site is available). The cheapest Blue lots (around 4km from the circuit) include a shuttle to the circuit and are priced at under €100 for 3 days. More expensive parking lots are located closer to the circuit, but without a shuttle bus. Click here for regulations and more information about using the parking lots near Monza on race weekend (English version available).

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!

403 thoughts on “How to Get to Monza for the 2024 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.
    Thx.

  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.

    Thanks!

    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 ?

  25. DESPINA BENETOU

    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
        Craig

          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?

    Thanks!

  34. Kaare Christensen

    Hello
    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

    Hello,

    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

    Jess

    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!

  45. SIGITAS BRADULIS

    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.

    Thanks!

    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

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks

    Mark

    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!
      Stefano
      [email protected]

    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 ([email protected])

      Have a nice race!
      Stefano

  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
    Thankyou

    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.

    [email protected]

    Cheers,
    Stefano

  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.
    Cheers,
    Daniel

  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.

      Stephanie

  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.
    Darren

    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

    Bonjour,

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

    Merci

  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.
    Thanks

    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.

    thankyou!

  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.
    Thanks

  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.

    Thanks

  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…).

      Ciao
      Stefano

  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 [email protected] and I’ll send you my mobile number if the suggestion is ok with Editor of f1destinations.com ).

      Cheers,
      Stefano

  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!

      Ciao,
      Stefano

  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)!

      Ciao,
      Stefano

  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 [email protected])

      Have a nice GP,
      Stefano

  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.

    Cheers,
    Stefano
    [email protected]

    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

      Thanks

      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

      Ciao
      Stefano

  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?
    Cheers

  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.

      Cheers
      Stefano

  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.

      Cheers,
      Stefano

  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!

    Cheers

    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.

      Cheers,
      Stefano

  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

    Vivi

    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?
    THANK YOU!

    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

  112. Thank for all the info on this site. It’s very helpful in planning out a trip to a F1 race!

    I’ll be going to Monza this year, and will be taking the train from Milano Centrale to Monza. I have tickets for 6B and want to be there early to see all other races as well. Do you know, with half capacity this year, if shuttle buses are running at the same times as mentioned above?

    1. Hi THIJS,

      How was your experience to the race and how did 6B look like? Is it a recommended seat to take? I’m planning for 2022. Cheers.

  113. Hi! I am thinking of going to the race, I would land at 12h30 at Linate and race starts at 15h00.
    If I would take a cab, do you think I would be able to make it there?
    Cheers, very good site! Sander

  114. Thank for all the info on this site. It really helps planning out a trip to the tracks!

    I’m travelling from Milano Centrale by train to Monza next week. We’re in 6B and like to be early to see all other races as well. Do you know if, with reduced capacity for next weeks GP, shuttle buses from Monza train station will be running at the same times as mentioned above? There is no information on the official website yet.

    Kind regards

  115. Does anyone have the correct website to buy prepaid parking? This link takes you to parkforfun and they said they are not running it for Monza that it is an old link. I am coming from Vicenza and cannot train because the trains do not run that late from Milane Centrale back to Vicenza Friday night. Driving is my only option but I would like to have the parking worked out before I come.

  116. Hi,
    On the monza.it website it has a online check-in part which when you click on it doesn’t bring anything up. Would you know what this is? It’s claiming a requirement for entry, copied details below.

    Before arriving
    To enter the Autodromo Nazionale Monza you need four documents.
    You will be asked at the circuit entrances:

    – a valid identity document;
    – your ticket in paper or digital format;
    – the Green Pass (EU Digital Covid Certificate);
    – the online check in receipt with the QR code;

  117. With tickets booked the focus now turns to how to best get to the track! I was looking at buying a weekly pass for the train so we can get around Milan as well but it appears you need some sort of card to load it on to, which is not available for tourist. Reading above you seem to suggest just buying return tickets each morning is best, what I can’t work out is can you buy an open return as online you have to select a return time and for obvious reason we won’t know the exact time? If you can then I think I will just buy at the station each morning.

    Also I can see on Sunday it may be better to go to Lesmo station from Milan but can you come back to Milan from here and would it be less busy?

    1. Have a look at the Milan City Pass, mnore info below. This would seem like a good option, even if you are staying longer and need to buy 2 x 3-day passes. You will need to confirm if this is good for trains to Monza, but if not it won’t be a problem to buy in advance the correct one way or return tickets to get to Monza. You don’t want to be lining up for tickets at peak times if you can avoid it. Lesmo station is really only good if you have tickets in the top part of the circuit, e.g. Ascari or Seconde Variante. For all other tickets, Monza train station will be better.

  118. Hi there – I have tickets for Monza this year but ideally need to get a 19:40 flight back from Linate airport afterwards. Is this too early? What’s the quickest way to get from the circuit to the airport – I would imagine taxi unless the traffic is especially bad on grand prix day? Also would a taxi be extortionate given its race day too.

    1. It’s really a bit too early. Earliest flight around 9pm would be better. I think you can do it, but will probably have to leave as soon as the race finishes. I think train back to the center of Milan, followed by Uber to the airport would be the best. Please be aware that there isn’t anywhere at the track to store luggage.

  119. Hi!

    We have general admissions tickets and are hoping to get seats near the inside of parabolica. Which entrance should we go to? We are planing to be there early, do you think 9am is too late?

    Thanks!

    1. Don’t forget that there are now some small grandstands (GF10-13) on the inside of Parabolica. I don’t know how much of the GA room/views will be taken by these grandstands, as they weren’t there last time I attended the race. But in general, if you are going on Friday or Saturday you can check the views. I don’t yet know what time the gates open at Monza on race day, but 9am sounds like a good time to get there and try to find a good vantage point. Check the map here. Gate G is best for Parabolica, after you enter you can go on an overpass over the track to get to the inside of the corner.

      1. Andrew, Gate G is marked on the map in red meaning Reserved and looks like an internal gate. Can GA ticket holders get in that way? The map is confusing; it looks like the only gate entrance for GA holders is Gate B and maybe C which is colored Orange (orange is not shown in the legend). The rest are red or labeled for vehicles or officials. What Gates are open to GA entrants?

  120. Very useful website, thanks! I managed to get weekend tickets for myself and my wife, but we’ll be bringing our 11 month old baby with us. When I booked tickets there was no option for a child ticket, and now that it seems the whole event has sold out, I can’t check any of the ticket websites. Do you have any advice? Will i be able to take my son in with us? Many thanks!

    1. You don’t need a ticket for such a small baby. But please make sure you take along some ear protection for your baby, I really don’t normally recommend taking such a small child to F1

  121. HI, can anyone provide any information about camping near track? This one official, near first corner is fully booked. When I was on Monza in 2010, there was camping near Lesmo corner, but now there is no official map or information on official website – about it. Maybe anyone has any information about it?

  122. Hello! What a great website for info! I have a question about taxi to Bergamo airport after the race. Can you be 100% sure you will get a cab from the circuit and would it be too early to book the flight at 21:00?.
    Thanks!

    1. I think 9pm is too early for a flight from Bergamo. You should be able to get a taxi after the race, but there could be a delay. Get a later flight or even better, fly out on Monday morning. Otherwise, you will be worried the whole day about missing your flight and won’t enjoy the race!

  123. Hi Andrew, thanks for all the info! This is great :)
    Me and my wife are going to Monza this year and were thinking of staying in lago de como during the 3 days of the race.
    What will be the best way to get to Monza each day? We have General Admission tickets and a rental car.
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Omri, you can actually take the train from Lake Como to Monza. I’d consider driving to the track on Friday and possibly Saturday, but Sunday could be problematic with much more traffic – I’d consider taking the train on race day. You can join our group for fans going to the race, I know there have been some discussions about taking the train from Lake Como to Monza.

      1. Nice website with a lot of usefull informations. We are staying in Pero just outside of Milano and have tickets for grandstand 10(seconda variante). Any tips for us for easiest way to get to monza on sunday(we have tickets for all 3 days but we will spend some time in Milano) and which gate is closest to our seats? (Maybe entrance D?) thanks in advance

  124. Hi Andrew, great website with lots of fab info!
    Myself and my partner will be going to Monza for the first time this year, we’ve booked a rental car and were planning to drive to the track each day from the western side of Milan.
    We’ve got seats in Grandstand 21A (Parabolica) – do you know where we can park and which is the best gate to enter by for this grandstand? We plan on exploring what’s going on around the track whilst we’re there, but would love to park as close to the grandstand as possible to make entering/exiting a bit smoother!
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Becca, I have to be honest and say I really don’t have good knowledge of the parking situation at Monza. It really is better/easier to take the train or bus to get to the circuit. Best gate for grandstand 21A would be Gate G – see the map here.

  125. Hi Andrew,
    I was checking the trenord website earlier, and it seems that it’s now possible to stop at Biassono-Lesmo station everyday unlike Sunday only in the past, for only 2.80 € one way from Milano Porta Garibaldi.
    That’s good news for people near that section of the track, or that don’t want to walk from Monza or take the shuttle buses.
    I have been there in 2016, tried a few options, walk from Monza train station, take the shuttle bus from Monza train station (you still have some walking to do inside the national park), and took the train to Biassono, and the latter was my favourite, even to go to the first chicane grandstand. Especially after the race when you could walk from the opened race track.

  126. Hi Andy,

    I have tickets in 6B and wondered if Monza station/shuttle bus or Biassono-Lesmo would be best on Saturday and Sunday?

    Not sure if it makes any difference on what station we can go too but we will be staying very close to Milan Central station.

    Also where is the entrance to the paddock as I may have some paddock passes coming my way?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi George, for 6B, it will be better to take the train to Monza – followed by the shuttle bus to the circuit (assume the shuttles will be operational again this year). Paddock Passses sound great, hope it works out for you – entrances to the paddock are at either end of the Paddock (behind the pits) on the inside of the circuit. You shouldn’t have an issue finding the entrance :)

  127. Elaine Sternberg

    Hi,

    Do you have any suggestions for private transport? Milan ( near Centrale train station) to track. We have paddock club passes and don’t want to get all sweaty getting to track. Thank you!

    1. I don’t have specific recommendations. I would ask your hotel – if you are staying in one. Otherwise I’m sure it’s possible to find a well-rated shuttle service in Milan.

    1. Take the train to Monza station, followed by the Black shuttle bus. You will still have some walking to Gate G after getting off the shuttle, but it’s the quickest way.

  128. Hello.

    We have tickets for 8B first chicane. On the map it looks like entrance a or b is best. should we use these entrances and which way is quicker from the station?

    1. Entrances A and B are indeed best for Grandstand 8b. Coming from Monza station, you could take the Black shuttle bus but this will involve a lot of walking still. Another option is to take the 221 bus from Monza station which heads more into the town of Monza itself and will get you closer to the entrance gates (Black shuttle goes through the park)

    1. If you take the train, followed by the Black shuttle bus and then walking, I’d estimate you are looking at least 90 minutes – longer at peak times with additional waiting for train/shuttle

      1. Thanks! We plan to get there early so hopefully we avoid the peak times. I have seen it is advised to buy a return ticket at the start of the day to avoid needing to queue at Monza on the way back. Can you buy open return tickets as online it looks like you need to book a specific time.

  129. If the race starts at 3:00 on Saturday, what time to you recommend we get to the circuit? And how long will it take to get from Milan to the track in traffic?

    1. Up to you what time you arrive at the circuit. Lots of support races are happening on Sunday morning if you want to watch those. You didn’t indicate how you were getting to the track. I recommend train rather than taxi or driving yourself. I’d say peak time for getting to the circuit on Sunday will be between 10am and midday, would recommend getting there before or after this if you want to avoid the worst of the crowds.

  130. Hi
    Has it been confirmed that the Black Line shuttle buses are definitley running this year?
    I know they didn’t in 2021 and have been waiting for a thumbs up . . or not??
    The circuit website hasn’t confirmed and there seems to be conflicting info?

  131. Hi, I will go for first time to an Grand Prix this year at Monza. I will stand on Inner Parabolica 23 stand.
    Black shuttles are free or you have to buy tickets? If yes, from where can I purchase the tickets?

      1. Hi Andrew,

        Actually you can buy shuttle bus tickets in advance on the Trenord website, only if combined with a return train trip Milan to Monza, for 10 euros per day: Integrated return ticket valid on trains from all stations in Milan to Monza FS and on the bus/shuttle of the Black Line between Monza FS and the Monza Racetrack (Gate G Entrance)
        Search “trenord relax fun monza gp train bus” on Google to find the link.

        There is also a special return ticket valid from all stations in Lombardy to Monza or Biassono-Lesmo for 13 euros per day (only worthy if travelling from quite far away, since standard return from Milan to Monza is only 4.8 euros).

        And finally Trenord offers for the Monza GP an extraordinary train service for 5 euros on Sunday only. Trains will depart from Milan Porta Garibaldi to Biassono-Lesmo, without intermediate stops either outward or return. The timetable is available on the website, journey duration for outward journey 23 minutes, trains leaving every half an hour from 7.30am until 1pm. Returns between 4.32pm and 7.17pm.

        Cheers

  132. Hello

    This is my first F1 Race, I will travel by car from Saronno , with ticket booked in 26B grandstand. What would be your suggestion for the best parking area and access gate, respectively?

    Many thanks in advance!

  133. Amazing website, F1 should start sending a link with race tickets. I have General Admission ticket for Saturday. From my research, I think I want to watch qualifying etc. from Lesmo or Parabolica. I’m traveling from Bergamo and my intention at the moment is to take the train to Monza and then the shuttle. Is this the best course of action, and which entrance should I use in these cases, respectively? Is there any place with a view of the 2 Variante chicane with a GA ticket?

    1. Thanks and sorry for the slow reply! Train from Bergamo and then the Black shuttle sounds like a good plan. You have a special train ticket you can buy for 13 EUR return – more info here. And the Black shuttle costs 6 EUR return, you can pay on the day or buy in advance here. As for the best entrance, you can check the circuit map here. You will see the Black shuttle drops you off around 15 minutes walk from Parabolica or Vedano entrances, either of these are good. You should be able to see some of the action at the second chicane in GA, but it was a few years ago I was last there. Make sure you wear some comfortable shoes and go explore Monza, it’s a magical place.

  134. Hey, we are staying in Cornaredo. What way would you recommend to get to the track? According to google, transport to the city is limited on Sunday. We could possibly rent a car and drive to the track? Or would it be best to take a taxi to milan central and train to monza?

    1. It’s generally not a good idea to drive to Monza as the track near the circuit on race weekend is horrendous. Taking the train to the circuit is a better idea. Another option would be a taxi to the north of Milan, to Sesto San Giovanni, followed by the 221 bus to Monza.

  135. Konstantin Vlachos

    We will visit Monza and we have tickets for the 21c. We are thinking of taking the train from the center and then the black line. Will we get off at the end of the black line and then walk? Which entrance will we enter from? Are we ok like this or do you have something else to suggest? What time do you think we should leave from the main station? Are there any shops in monza for shopping?

  136. Hi Andrew,

    Sorry to bother you again, but I think this information could be useful to some people.
    Indeed the special non stop train service between Milano Porta Garibaldi and Biassono-Lesmo Parco runs only on Sunday.
    However the regular hourly service on line S7 between Milano Porta Garibaldi and Lecco stopping at Biassono-Lesmo Parco runs every day (even Sunday).
    It costs €2.80 one way between Milan and Biassono-Lesmo.
    The outbound leaves Milan at 17 past the hour for a 32 minute journey, and the return towards Milan leaves Biassono-Lesmo at 9 past the hour.
    This service also stops at Monza, and someone coming from further afield (like Como) could catch it there too.
    In my opinion, the longer train journey (and €0.40 difference in fare) is quickly compensated by avoiding the crowd taking shuttle buses at Monza (and bad traffic), and the twenty minute walk to the main gate.

  137. Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for always commenting and answering so many questions on this site! My group is going to Monza this year – we are staying in Milan and sitting in 6b. I’ve read through this page and a lot of the comments and was hoping you could clarify a transportation question.

    On this page it says if you take the black shuttles you get dropped off about a 20 min walk to the entrance near the Parabolica. Then its probably another 10min walk (i’m guessing) to grandstand 6b. So 30 minutes total not including any wait time to get on the black shuttle. On the other hand going to the Biassono-Lesmo station someone commented it took them about 40 minutes total to get to the “main” area and there is no shuttle wait time for that option.

    Are these time estimates off or is taking the black shuttle really saving about 10 minutes or so of walking (again not including wait time to get on the shuttle)? I feel like I am missing something if it is always recommended to take the black shuttle if you’re in the 6b grandstand.

    Also – what is the skybridge / walking situation for getting to the inside part of the track and back to the other side?

    Thank you

    1. Hello, the train to Monza station, followed by the Black Shuttle is the most popular way of getting to the track – but not the only way. I think you are right about the walking times, but probably even further as 6B is probably a 20 minute walk from the closest entrance gate to the Black Shuttle drop off point. I think it’s actually possible that the Biasonno station at the top of the circuit will get you there quicker, but obviously more walking involved. The Z221 bus is another option as it gets you closer to entrance gates, but I think you’d need to take it from the start in Sesto San Giovanni, as I think it will be full by the time it gets to Monza. To answer your final question, there’s lots of small tunnels under the track at Monza to get you from outside to inside the circuit.

  138. Hello. Is it possible to do a day trip from Milan to go to the ferrari museum? What exactly do you do with the prices of the trains because they range from 16 to 80 euros to Modena. We will arrive in Milan on Friday morning and say let’s go to the museum. Is it too far and we shouldn’t go?

    1. Honestly, I think it’s a bit optimistic. The Ferrari museum is great, but it will be a lot of travel and it’s a long way to go for just one day. I can’t comment on the price of trains. Instead, why don’t you go to the Alfa Romeo museum, which is in the suburbs of Milan? Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

  139. Hi Editor!

    Thank you very much for the article and tips!

    Me and my friend have a flight at 20:35 from Bergamo airport and we have GA tickets.
    If we take Biassono-Lesmo station will we be fine?

    What is your advice taking our flight into consideration?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    1. In my opinion, your flight is really departing too early. Will you make it on time? Probably yes. Will you not enjoy the race because you are stressing about missing your flight? Also probably yes. I recommend leaving the circuit as soon as race finishes – hope there aren’t any delays to the race. You should be fine with a train from Biassono-Lesmo, but be aware these trains are express on Sunday, straight to Milao Garibaldi

  140. Hi Andrew!
    Is it actually possible to walk to circuit from Monza train station? And, what is the best recommended time to be on Monza station to reach Grandstand 23A calmly?
    Also could I kindly ask you to comment whether there is anything to do on Thursday, like autograph session? And, is it true that you can sit on any grandstand you want on Friday?
    Thanks a lot for your help!

    1. Yes of course you can walk, it should take around 45 minutes to an hour. And you are walking through the park, so it’s a nice walk. Up to you when you arrive, the earlier the better – especially on Saturday and Sunday. The fanzone was supposed to be open on Thursday, but doesn’t look like it will be now. Nothing else is scheduled for Thursday, sorry. I don’t believe that Free Friday will be operating this year, but I hope I’m wrong

  141. Hi Andrew,

    We’ll be attending the Monza race and are sitting in GS 18. We will be taking the train from Milan to Monza, but I’m unsure what is the best route. The closest station to our hotel is Centrale. What is the best route to get to the track and most practical gate? I have mobile tickets already downloaded to my phone, will these be sufficient to get into the track or do I need to find a ticket office? What time does the qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday start so I know when to time our departure?

    Thank you for your help.

    Walter

    1. Hi Walter, sorry but I have too many questions about getting to the track. You can take the train from Monza Centrale to Monza station, followed by the Black Shuttle bus. Mobile tickets on your phone should be fine, but it’s always a good idea to have a printout as well, just in case. The on-track schedule is in the Trackside post.

  142. JAMES RICHARDS

    hello

    i have a train from Genoa to Monza, how easy it it to get from Monza train station to the circuit?

    Thank you

  143. Hi Andrew! I have been reading the combinations to access the Monza circuit but I would like to ask you because some things are not clear to me. I’m staying near Garibaldi station in Milan, and my seat ticket is 6b. What stop do you recommend I get off at?
    I suppose that the logical thing is that I get the €10 ticket for the train+shuttle bus, right?

    Thank you very much for your dedication Andrew!

    Have a nice day!

    1. You need a train for either Monza station (followed by black shuttle) or Biassono-Lesmo (just a walk). I think either station works for 6b, but you would have to walk further from the Biassono-Lesmo station.

  144. I forgot it! I have seen the €10 offer but it is only valid for September 9-10, is that right? I’m surprised because 11 is the race

      1. Hi to both of you,
        It seems their english translation is a bit confusing, poor choice of words for the phrase “This offer is valid until 9 and 10 september”.
        I”ve checked the Italian verison of the site where their phrasing correctly states this promotion is valid for 9-10-11 september:
        “La promozione è valida per i giorni 9-10-11 settembre 2022” -> The promotion is valid for 9-10-11 september.
        Looks like it’s just a translation glitch :)

  145. Hi Andrew

    We only managed to get general admission tickets in the end, so where do you think is a good place to be based to 1) still see some good action but 2) be mindful of being able to get in and out of the track as seamlessly and possibly quickly as we can. We will be taking the train from Milan. Also silly question but what are general facilities like at the track, ie female toilets, food?

    1. Honestly, it’s been a while since I was in GA at Monza. I’d consider taking the train to Biassono-Lesmo and then watching around the Lesmo corners. This means less walking and should be a better arrival/departure from the track. Facilities should be ok but don’t expect luxury. Download the new “Monza 100” app, which has good maps of all the facilities at the circuit, including toilets.

  146. Hi Andrew thank you so much for this great website!
    My friend and I are coming from Bergamo and have tickets to 8A. What’s the best way to get from Monza train station to the closest gate ( gate C I believe)? Is it possible to take a Taxi as we will be in a hurry…
    Thank you!

    1. Sorry but you need to read the post as it’s all spelled out there for you. From the Monza station you can take the Black shuttle bus. It may be possible to take a taxi, but honestly it can be quicker to walk as well at peak times.

  147. Hello! My friend and I have general admission tickets and on Sunday morning we are thinking of taking a taxi from Milan to get to the circuit. Do you know which drop-off point (accessible on that day) would be best to be as close as possible to gate A?

  148. Andrew, top site! Thanks for all your hard work. Great site, informative with great info and tips.

    I am going on Sunday, General admission and was wondering the nearest official car park to the entrance.

    Thanks

    1. Thanks Shaban, I’m sorry but my knowledge of parking at Monza is very limited. I suggest checking the link and the map which are listed in this post, or leaving your car and getting to the track via train – better option really than being stuck in traffic!

  149. Andrew,

    I have stumbles across this site a couple of weeks ago. It is a goldmine of useful information. Myself and my son are attending Monza this weekend. I have been carefully assessing the best way to get to the circuit as we will be based in the city life area of Milan. However we have heard two reports last night which have potentially big problems for us.

    1. I heard from Ted Kravitz on sky that some stand tickets have been revoked. We will be in stand 4

    2. We are hearing rumours of a potential train dispute on 9/10th Sept.

    What are your thoughts or information in respect of the points raised.

    Cheers

    1. Hi Jim, hope you have a great weekend at Monza.
      1. It appears Ted got some wrong information. The promoter responded on Twitter to say this issue was due to a big reseller in the UK, who apparently decided not to proceed with buying allocated tickets.
      2. I don’t know much about the train dispute, sorry. Same thing happened with the Emilia Romagna race this year, and it turned out fine.
      Andrew

      1. Andrew
        Many thanks for your reassuring reply. Myself and my son are now all set to attend from Thursday till Monday. All tickets including local trains, buses etc are now booked.

        Just one word of caution to all our fellow F1 fans in that some of the Italian websites take a little work to fathom. I can only say thank god I have a son who is an IT genius otherwise I would have been in deep do-do.

        Must say this site is excellent so thank you for all your hard work.

        Ciao

  150. Hi, do you need to buy the tickets for the black shuttle bus online, or can it be purchased in Monza at the bus? Thanks!

  151. Great site and really the go to for our trip planning.

    Like many staying in Bergamo and whilst the Monza / Station Shuttle seems to be popular looking at getting off the train at Arcore Station and then walking (maybe Taxi) to Gate F (next to San Giorgio I believe). Were in Praabolica so probably another 20 mins from Gate G i guess. Not clear from the map if this route is indeed pedestrianised but given It is a park i suspect it is.

    Good to have back up option I guess.

  152. Hey Andrew – great site my friend!

    This will be our first time to Milan and the Grand Prix. We’re staying in Varenna and only attending Sunday, so was curious if you had any specific advice for folks coming from that direction via train who are avoiding Milan altogether.

    My thoughts from reading the comments are to both arrive and depart the track via the Biassono-Lesmo station and walk from there to avoid the larger crush at the main station. Would this make sense for track sections 21D or 8B? Thanks!

    1. Yes, I think using Biassonno-Lesmo train station is a good idea. Yes, it will be a walk from there to 21D and 8B, but it’s a nice walk in one of Europe’s largest city parks.

  153. Hi Andrew
    I’m heading into Monza for race day. First time attending Monza. We’re staying in Parma. What do you think is the best route in? We have a rental car. Is it worth driving to the track and parking or is there another option that’s more efficient?

    1. I wouldn’t be driving to Monza and trying to park on race day. It will be chaos and you are liable to be stuck for hours, especially getting out. I’d consider driving to Milan, finding some suitable/safe parking and then taking the train or the bus to the circuit.

  154. Hi Andrew,

    Having read the above I decided to purchase the €10 train and black shuttle bus tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Just a little confused how it works. Do I just print the tickets with the QR code and scan them somewhere when boarding the train/bus, or do I need to collect actual tickets at the station? Also I have read about needing to “validate” train tickets by getting them stamped, do you know if that’s the same with these?
    Thanks!

    1. You shouldn’t even need to print them if you can scan the QR code on your phone, but having a printout is always a good idea. And yes, on the train I think you need to validate, i.e. scan the QR code. Maybe also on the shuttle.

  155. So, it looks like the train strikes on Friday are official. Is there any chance the train/shuttle service from Milan to Monza will still be running on the Friday?

  156. Hello Andrew,

    We have tickets in 6C. My friend wants to hire a driver to transport us from Milan to the track all 3 days of the race. I was thinking we would just take the train and the shuttles like you suggested. Is there a car service you know of/would recommend? I’m not sure how we would arrange a spot to get picked up after the race either.

    1. I guess both options work, but the private transport will be more comfortable and a lot more expensive. I don’t have specific recommendations for private transfers, but if you do select a good company I’m sure they will have a plan for getting picked up after the race

  157. Hi Andrew,

    I would like to give you a feedback of my experience of Monza 2022 regarding transportation which could be useful for the following years.
    On Friday I arrived at around 9am at Porta Garibaldi train station, and the planned strike started right on time.
    For sure I wish I had arrived sooner at the train station, but couldn’t for practical reasons.
    Anyway at around 9.40am finally one train heading to Monza left the station.

    After F2 qualifying at 7pm on Friday, I rushed to the Lesmo exit to get onto the 7.09pm train from Biassono-Lesmo station, only to find out that I wasn’t the only one to have had the same idea, and due to crowd control, I wasn’t allowed onto the platform. It was only a 4 carriage train.
    Many fans then got stranded for almost 2 hours, as the next (and last) train scheduled for 8.09pm was delayed almost 1 hour for technical reasons, and only left after 9pm, and arrived at Porta Garibaldi at 9.45pm. I think that everyone left at Lesmo was able to get on the train.
    One thing to note is that anyone wanting to go the other direction towards Lecco had a separate queue, and with 2 trains per hour, they were always able to get on the train easily and get a seat.

    On Saturday morning, I boarded the hourly train from Porta Garibaldi to Biassono-Lesmo at 9.17am. It was packed, and even though the train stopped several minutes at every intermediate station, nobody was able to enter as the train was full. The train took 1 hour to reach Biassono-Lesmo instead of the scheduled 32 minutes. It still took 40 minutes to go through security, and I was able to reach my seat in seconda variante for the last laps of the F3 sprint race.
    Since I was in that area of the track, and I didn’t want to repeat the mistake of taking the train from Biassono-Lesmo again, I started to think about alternative options. I looked at maps on my phone, and noticed that there is Arcore train station less than 3 kms from the Lesmo exit. It is basically the station before Monza when going towards Milan, and there are regular trains coming from Lecco or Bergamo.

    I left my grandstand straight after the end of the F2 sprint race, exited from Lesmo, and decided to go to Arcore after having a look at the queue from Biassono-Lesmo station, and followed the GPS. It was very easy, almost follow a straight line, with walk on pavement or cycle/pedestrian path, except a small portion on a one way road at the beginning, but which didn’t feel unsafe.
    I noticed some people following the same path, and at the station you could see F1 fans filling the platform in reasonable numbers, no crowd control necessary, and everyone was able to get a seat on that long double decker train.
    When the train arrived in Monza, you could see a lot of people on the platform (not sure if they have crowd control there), and quickly enough the train filled up with many people standing. This time I arrived in Milan Porta Garibaldi just after 8pm, only because I missed the previous train by a few minutes, and had to wait half an hour for the next one.
    Another benefit from this option is that Arcore station is a quite easy with only 2 platforms, so all trains towards Milan leave from the same platform, whereas Monza is a much bigger station with many platforms, so you need to make sure you are in the correct one.

    On Sunday I took the first special service train express to Biassono-Lesmo at 7.36am, hoping to see some of the F3 sprint race.
    Being there early, I thought the line to go through security would be similar, if not smaller, than on Saturday.
    However I was completely wrong, I think many people had arrived already by car. The line was so long on the road along the track (Via Parco), that by the time I had reached the beginning of the line, it was 8.30am, on the area above curva grande. I have checked it was more than 1km of queue along Via Parco compared to my experience the day before. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken people to go through security (maybe a couple of hours, unless they were really rushing bag checks), as I decided with most people to walk to the next entrance at the North Western end of the track which was nearby.
    I joined the queue for security situated after the campsite at 8.45am, and I was through security just a little bit more than 20 minutes after, at the area near the swimming pool, along the main straight, while hearing the F3 cars drive by.
    After the race, I joined the track invasion from parabolica, and walked on the track through the main straight until the Lesmo exit again.
    There was no hesitation about going to Arcore station again, no need to look at the GPS this time, and I was on the train after 6pm with not too many people there again, and arrived in Milan easily before 7pm.

    In conclusion, when I go back to Monza, I will choose to use Arcore station again without hesitation, no need to rely on shuttle buses, always get a seat on the way back, no crowd control, easy walk to the track.

  158. Quite late after the event, but feel I should post how horrible Monza is as a GA ticket holder.
    We arrived in Italy on the sat, so only had a Sunday ticket – no real world experience- only what I had read on here previously, and whilst checking twitter over the weekend
    Got the train from Milan, then walked roughly 60/90 mins to the circuit.
    Massive, but generally moving queues. We took a “illegal” power bank in as the bag searches were very light, just a peek in. Then walked further to get the ticket scanned, this was behind the main grandstand.
    Queued for a drink – oh you need tokens – queued 25mins for tokens. Queued again for drinks and then food.
    Watched the start of the F3 through a gap in the grandstands.
    Then went to the inside of the track. It was around 1030/11 and getting warm. Went to get water. 35 minute queue for 1 tap. There was about 7 around the circuit according to the map. 7 singular taps. We explored more. To try and find a vantage point for the race. Heading to the fanzone which was a large empty tent, food places etc – all insane on queue lengths
    Headed back as it was full around the top of the track straight before parabolica on the hill. So we went back to the inside to the end of the main grandstand. Maybe 50m past the start line (due to advertising / walls / fences) we couldn’t see much as it started. There were no known screens to even watch for GA tickets even in the fan zone.
    We was behind the grandstand for the majority of the race queuing for food and drink again – but the main big Green beer sponsor also ran out of beer at this tent.
    We saw the podium from the end of the grandstand but there was no way to get on the track from where we was but had a good view of the podium (was the saving grace of the day) we trudged back to Monza station after the race again over an hour walk.
    Would never go back (unless maybe I had money (and I mean helicopter kinda money))
    tl;dr strange rules ie no power banks / incredible lack of availability to water / tokens in exchange for money

    Thanks to this site for all previous advice :)

    1. Thanks for your review Adam. Definitely the experience in General Admission has declined rapidly in recent years with the higher attendance. Very disappointing, hopefully the organizers make some big improvements for 2023, but I’m not holding my breath

  159. Hi Andrew,

    I am going to Monza this year and was wondering what would be the best time to get to the circuit, to avoid the long queues and so on.
    Thanks for the whole F1 Destinations website, it truly is incredible when trying to plan going to an f1 race.
    Thanks, Charlie.

    1. Hi Charlie, I’d say as early as possible, especially on Saturday and Sunday. Not sure when gates open, but aim to get there around 8-9am to beat most of the crowds. Shouldn’t be such an issue on Friday, but still worth getting there early as you can.

  160. Hi Andrew,

    having read the post and the comments section it seems to me both time- and cost-wise to “risk” coming by car. The 70-100 Euros for the weekend near Biassono seem like much less hassle than going by public transport, even If we will be coming from the direction of Como.
    Nevertheless I am having some serious Post-Purchase-Research-Syndrome, so far I am glad we’ve shelled out extra to have a grandstand seating. Still not sure if we will wear our Red Bull apparel, the tifosi stories made us, ahem, uneasy. Then the token system, watering stations, queues.. Oof.
    So far I find getting all infos complicated, italian websites and mobile apps do not seem to work in english.
    Wonder if by any chance you could provide us with a hint (because I have no idea whatsoever) if having tickets for Tribuna Seconda Variante (9) we can try to use the gates at Lesmo / Biassono – or otherwise – are there gates to avoid?

    In any case expect me to elaborate on our experience in September!

    1. Część Wojciech, yes there’s been some horror stories around the fan experience at the last few races at Monza. Sadly, I don’t think we can necessarily expect an improved organization this year, because Italy:)
      I think you can take the risk of driving and parking, but it’s always a good idea to try to avoid peak times arriving and leaving. The park is huge and has lots to see and do, so use that time to walk around and experience the atmosphere.
      The gates at Lesmo/Biassono are generally a better place to enter, as less fans than at the other end of the circuit.

  161. Hi Andrew,
    Any ideas on when the full schedule for Monza will be out, with all the session times for F2, F3, etc?
    Thanks

  162. Hi Andrew,

    We are going to Monza this year. We were thinking of driving and parking on Sunday as we will be coming from Milan and then going to Lago Di Como after the race. You put a link to buy parking in advance but I can’t seem to get far with it. Is it possible to buy the parking on the day? Is there another link to buy parking online?
    Thanks for your help!

    1. The link to buy parking on this post is for last year and probably it’s too early for this to be available this year. I think parking won’t be available to purchase until a few weeks before the race, keep an eye on this page for updates.

  163. Hi Andrew,

    These pages are a god send with the vast amounts of information they contain! We are heading to Monza for the first time this year and our seats are in 8B. We are trying to determine which is better travel route of the two options below:
    1. train from Milan to Monza/shuttle bus; or
    2. train from Milan to Biassono Lesmo Parco/walk to gate C.

    Any advice in this regard? Also, any idea if and when Trenord will release information about extraordinary services/tickets for the 2023 MonzaGP? I’ve searched their website but can’t find anything.

    Thanks so much for your help!!!!

    1. Hi Shannon, I’m not sure when Trenord will release info about the train services – probably not until around 2-4 weeks before the race.
      As for the best way to get there, I would discount the trains to Biassono Lesmo, as the walk is too long. For Grandstand 8, I think you have two options. Take the train to Monza, then instead of the Black Shuttle bus, get on the Z221 bus which will travel much closer to Grandstand 8. Even better, just take the Metro to Sesto 1º Maggio station, go outside and take the Z221 bus – this is where it starts. I did this last month and it worked well – admittedly, it wasn’t on race weekend, but I still think it’s a good option.

  164. Hi Andrew. Making our first F1 race this year at Monza. I have heard some issues with hearing the race commentary here in the US races. Is it recommended to bring a radio to hear the race commentary? If so what type would be needed? I assume there are large screens in front of the stands. We are in 24 and I think it is covered. Thanks

    1. Yes, grandstand 24 is covered and has a large screen in front of it. I don’t know of any local radio frequency for Monza. Alternative, provided you have local data and it’s working, is the F1 app. You have live commentary with the live timing function.

  165. Hey , do you know when official parking tickets will be available and where?
    I booked this one , it’s a little bit far from start finish line grandstand, but it’s good? Will be better option at the official parking?

    https://www.gpmonzaparking.it/

    1. This looks ok. You are right, location a bit far from the main straight, but there’s always walking at a race. I think we have to wait still for official parking, but most of that is further away – and involves a shuttle bus to the track.

  166. Hey, I’m cramming in a bunch of things around the race while I’m down near Milan so I’m trying to see what drive times, I got a car for the weekend, look like after qualifying and the race for getting down into the city? Also what would the best parking be if I’m sitting in 24D? Trying to catch a tour and Inter game while in town! Thanks a ton!

    1. Official parking info has not yet been published for this year. However, wherever you decide to park, it will be off site and you will need to walk or take a shuttle to get to the track. Be ready for lots of traffic and delays leaving the circuit after quali and the race. Don’t expect to get back to Milan in much less than 1-2 hours.

  167. Hi Andrew
    I was wondering if you tell me how we have to pay or food and drinks during raceweekend .
    I was told last year was dramatisch becausecof a niet working token system???
    Is it the same thus year or can we pay with cash or card?
    Hope to hear from you

  168. Parking ticket just released, but I can’t buy it , they say because my credit card is not from Europe, do you know anything about it? Hot can I buy this parking?

  169. Hello! Can I buy a ticket for the Black Shuttle from the Monza railway station or is there a designated place to buy them from? Also, if there are different locations from which I can buy a ticket for the shuttle, which one would you recommend? Thank you!

    1. If you are travelling by train, either from Milan or somewhere else in the region, it’s better to buy the combo ticket that included the train + shuttle.
      Alternatively, you can buy the shuttle tickets only via the “Move to GP” app, this is the official app for buying parking and shuttle tickets

  170. Just wanted to say a public thanks for this site, it’s been invaluable to me in researching my first ever trip to Monza F1.

    Because of the public transport situation I have chosen to buy parking in the non-official offsite parking very close to Gates D/E and will drive from Milan on all 3 mornings – I’m prepared for traffic (would rather sit in my car than stand in a queue for buses / trains)

    We have GA tickets and I think I’ve got a good idea of where to stand thanks to you.

    I’m hoping that the token system is abolished this year (apparently Imola tried it last year and had abolished it for this due to the same issues) but as we can now take in water bottles and a picnic I’m not too worried.

    My only real unknown now (and the reason for this post) I understand that some roads in the area will be closed over the weekend, do you know which ones / is there a list or map?
    I’d hate to fall over at the last hurdle!

    Thanks again, I can only imagine the amount of effort you put into this site, please know that it is appreciated.

    1. Thanks Derek! Sounds like you have your plan sorted. Check this map for the places where you can watch in GA. No more tokens for this year. You can pay with card or cash. I need to research road closures, will let you know if I find anything out.

  171. Is taking the train 1 more stop (North) to Villasanta and walking 30 min to gate G not a better option than Milan-Monza-Black Bus+20 min of walking?

    Wondering if anyone has done this with success.

  172. Superb website – thanks so much for all the effort you put in. Just wanted to share my experience of first attendance at an F1 (Monza 23) in case its useful to others. It may also chime with Robert R’s comment above.

    In summary – from my experience I cannot recommend public transport unfortunately. There was queue of one hour to get on the bus to the train station after quali, we waited late after the race on race day to (successfully) avoid this queue, but this lead to a queue for 1 hour to get into the train station. All in all, travel to the Circuit took about 2 – 2. 5 hours each day and travel back took between 3 – 3.5 hours. This from a hotel in Bergamo that was 40 mins by car on google on a normal day. Train was 50 minutes and was delayed both days, 20 minute walk to train station, bus to Monza 20 minutes and walk into Circuit about 30 minutes. It all added up.

    Suspect ways around this might be to rent a car and drive (would love to hear other people’s experience of this) or, as Robert R suggests, get on and off a train stop either side of Monza and maybe register for and rent from a bike sharing scheme if possible. I met lads who did this and found it fine. You’d have to be confident cycling in an unfamiliar city. This would remove key delays of queueing for train or bus to train and also part of the longish walk in to the Circuit from the bus.

    Also would consider taxi, was quoted €100 each way by a Bergamo taximan and would have gone with this in hindsight. Or stay in Monza seemed to be a big city with loads of semi occupied apartments don’t know why people don’t throw them up for the weekend?

    Otherwise, unfortunately the token scheme was not removed and was very frustrating. Easy to carry a few small bottles of water in and my ice in a flask stayed cold throughout. Some free water points inside with not too bad queues. Just bring a sandwich the food in general isn’t worth queuing for. GA was fine for quali with a bit of effort, but by time we arrived for race day was impossible to get somewhere with a good view for my son. We managed however to get a last minute upgrade at around €180 a head and it was well worth it as got good seats in front of a screen and totally transformed our experience of event.

    Stayed Bergamo, Hotel Cristallo, nice staff and breakfast, restaurant fine for evening and other restaurants nearby, Bergamo old town is very nice but the rest of the city is standard urban and grim in parts, hard to see how much time you’d have for tourism except maybe the day after race. Met lads who visited Ferarri factory seems like a good idea. 20 minute walk from hotel to train station. Taxis not that prevalent in Bergamo, have to be booked and aren’t cheap.

    20 minute queue also to buy tickets in train station. Electronic ticket machines but was worried I wouldn’t get it right. Could be sorted easily enough in advance if you want to save time I’d say. Trains not that regular, seemed to be leaving at 20 minutes past every hour. Staff very helpful and fluent English but couldn’t sell combined bus ticket. In the event you don’t need this as you can buy a ticket for bus very quickly as you file onto it. Have a small amount of cash for this (€5 return). Management of queues good with toilets there but fundamentally there’s about 100k attending and loads get train so on way back the entire carpark was a queue. Frustrating as much fewer going in Bergamo direction but you still have to queue. Again, one stop either side of Monza might not have had this problem.

    Still a brilliant experience and maybe this is the same in all F1 destinations given the crowds.

  173. A great website of information – I have read through a lot and can’t seem to find this answer. We are coming to Monza next year for our first time.

    We are looking at commuting from Como for Quali & Race. I am just curious on how easy this trip is via train? I have seen online that trains run from Como to Monza and it’s only 30 minutes but seems unlikely. Would appreciate any feedback here?

    Additionally, what would the best way be to get from the station to track coming from the Como direction?

    1. Hi Oscar, I suggest joining our Facebook group for Monza, as people have discussed the trip from Como to Monza, it’s actually not too difficult. When you arrive at Monza station, you can take the Black Shuttle bus to get you closer to the gates. There’s also special tickets you can buy on race weekend that include travel from Como (or anywhere in the Lombardy region) to Monza station, with the Black shuttle tickets included.

  174. Stefano Cantarelli

    Hi. We have tickets for the 2024 F1 at Monza. We’re staying in the centre of Milan close to central station and have 6B grandstand tickets for Friday to Sunday. We plan on getting the train to Monza but what would be the best method of transport from Monza train station to get closest to the entrance for 6B grandstand? Thanks.

    1. You have a couple of different options here. You can take the Black shuttle bus from Monza station, but you will still have around a 20 minute walk to your seats after this. You can also take the Z221 bus from Monza station, which gets you much closer to your grandstand (enter via Gate B) – see map here. However, the Z221 bus can get crowded, and I think it’s much better to take the metro to Sesto FS, then get the Z221 from there – where it starts and you will get a seat. Unfortunately, the Z221 bus can be delayed by traffic closer to the circuit.

  175. Hi, thank you for sharing your experience, it’s very informative. I have a quick question please… I am staying in Milan and have tickets for Grandstand 8b at the first chicane, if I get a train from Milan to Lesmo is it possible to walk round the circuit via the 2nd chicane and Grande Curve to get to the 1st chicane? – If not, then I pressume the walk from the black shuttle bus line at Parabolica is quicker?
    Many Thanks,
    Ian

    1. Hi Ian, yes it is possible to walk from the Biassono train station (Lesmo entrance) inside the circuit through to the first chicane. It’s also a lovely walk through the park – probably 20-30 mins. The walk from the Black shuttle dropoff would be much longer, I think. 30-40 mins. An alternative which you didn’t mention is the Z221 bus from Sesto FS or Monza station, which drives through the town and can get you much closer to grandstand 8b (10 minute walk). The only issue with this option is that the bus can get delayed a lot at peak times by the local traffic.

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