Tickets – 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

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Your comprehensive guide on buying tickets and where to watch the action at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix on May 25-28.

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Not surprisingly, Monaco sells some of the most expensive Grandstand seats on the current F1 calendar. The tight confines of the principality don’t lend themselves well to large seating areas, meaning less than 40 000 grandstand seats are sold in Monaco. After remaining virtually unchanged for a few years, prices increased 10-20% last year and are up again slightly for 2018. 

Buying tickets at Monaco is a little different to other races, where you normally buy a 3-day ticket and sit in the same seat for the whole weekend. At Monaco, the majority of tickets on sale are for one or two days. As a result, many fans choose to mix it up and sit in different grandstands each day. Tickets are cheapest for the first two F1 practice sessions on Thursday (all priced between €70-90). Entry on Friday is free and whilst there is no F1 action, support categories are on track in the morning before the circuit is opened to fans in the afternoon. Weekend tickets start from around €500 for the cheaper grandstands, or just over €174 for the Rocher general admission zone on the hill leading up to the castle.

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2018 Monaco GP grandstands map. Click to open large version in a new window.
Monaco tickets: need to know

  • Children aged between 6-15 get free entry on Thursday and a 50% discount on weekend tickets.
  • Grandstand seats are unreserved on Thursday
  • None of the Grandstands at Monaco are covered, so remember to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly
  • Grandstand seating at Monaco is either benches or individual seats without backs; bring along a cushion to make your day more comfortable.

Go to the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix with F1 Experiences

F1 Experiences is offering a range of exciting ticket packages to the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. We recommend the Trophy package, which includes La Maree restaurant access on Thursday, weekend seat in grandstand T Upper and a guided tour of the F1 paddock on Saturday for $1889 USD.

2018 Monaco Grand Prix ticket prices

Prices in brackets = SOLD OUT already for 2018.

Name/LocationThursdaySaturdaySundaySat/SunThurs/Sat/Sun
Grandstand A1 (Sainte-Dévote)€80€235€514N/AN/A
Grandstand B (Casino) €86€320€710N/AN/A
Grandstand C (Virage du Portier)€75€161€385N/AN/A
Grandstand K Upper (Quai Albert 1 €80€268€589€836€880
Grandstand K Lower (Quai Albert 1) €80€246(€535)(€759)(€803)
Grandstand L Upper (Piscine Rainier III)€80€268€589€836€880
Grandstand L Lower (Piscine Rainier III)€80(€203)(€440)(€605)(€649)
Grandstand N (Piscine Panne Nord)€75€171€390N/AN/A
Grandstand O Upper (Piscine Plongeur )€80€268€589€836€880
Grandstand O Lower (Piscine Plongeur )€80(€171)(€417)(€550)(€605)
Grandstand P (Piscine Panne Sud)€75€171€430N/AN/A
Grandstand T Upper (Cale de Halage)€80€268€589€836€880
Grandstand T Lower (Cale de Halage )€80€203€428€605€649
Grandstand V (Virage Anthony Noghes )(€80)(€268)(€630)N/AN/A
Grandstands X1 + X2 (Boulevard Albert 1) €75€161€385N/AN/A
Z1 (General Admission)€54€99(€184)N/AN/A
Rocher (General Admission)N/A€64€110N/AN/A

Best Monaco grandstands?

The largest and best grandstands at Monaco (and the best atmosphere) can be found in the harbor complex from the Tabac corner through to La Rascasse. The K grandstands are a safe bet, as are O and T, both of which have views of the pits. In our opinion, grandstand B on Casino Square is overpriced and doesn’t offer good views – but it’s an iconic location and worth checking out on Thursday or Friday.

Monaco has two general admission zones for F1 fans on a budget. Rocher is a hill which overlooks the last two corners of the lap and Z1 is located near the entrance to the Harbor section of the track between the Nouvelle Chicane and Tabac. Having checked out both areas, we would choose Z1 due to its harbor location, where you feel like you are much more a part of the atmosphere at the circuit, as opposed to looking on from afar at Rocher.

 

Grandstand A (VIRAGE) and A1 (PLACE): SAINTE-DEVOTE

Grandstand A1 is located on the inside of turn 1, otherwise known as Sainte Devote. Following the start/finish straight, the track narrows considerably at Sainte Devote; you can almost guarantee some action here on the opening lap of the race. From the top row, you can also turn around and glimpse the cars entering the harbor section of the circuit, right behind the stand. No access to a big TV screen. YouTube view of Grandstand A1.

GRANDSTAND B: CASINO SQUARE

Grandstand B at Casino square is one of the most expensive on sale at Monaco. Located opposite the Casino and close to Hotel de Paris, you get a view of the cars taking the tricky Casino corner before heading down the hill to Mirabeau. This grandstand offers big screen TV viewing. Given the high price and lack of panoramic views of the circuit, there are better options for a 3-day pass to Monaco – but Grandstand B is worth considering for one day.

GRANDSTAND C: VIRAGE DU PORTIER

Grandstand C is located on the Portier Corner before the tunnel entrance, an important section of the circuit where drivers try to line up overtaking moves. Tribune C is a good value option on both Thursday and Saturday but lacks the atmosphere found in the Harbor section, which offers better race-day Grandstand choices. No access to a big TV screen.

GRANDSTAND K: BUREAU DE TABAC

Grandstand K is a large and popular harbor grandstand with good views from the exit of the Nouvelle Chicane, the Tabac corner and up to the entry of the Swimming Pool complex. Seats in the highest row of K also offer views behind of the main start/finish straight and turn 1 (Sainte Devote). The best seats are in the first two zones, closest to Tabac.

GRANDSTAND L: PISCINE RAINIER III

Grandstand L is located next to the Rainier III swimming pool with views of the last turn in the Swimming Pool complex as well as the pits. Not the cheapest Grandstand at Monaco, but a safe choice for a first-time visitor who wants to be at the heart of the trackside action.

GRANDSTAND N & P: PISCINE PLONGEUR

Grandstand N (Piscine Panne Nord) and Grandstand P (Piscine Panne Sud) are wide and low, flank the higher and more expensive O grandstand in the centre. All three grandstands are located over the water in the harbor with views of the swimming pool complex of the circuit.

GRANDSTAND O: PISCINE PLONGEUR

Grandstand O (Piscine Plongeur) is the highest of the three grandstands in the harbor facing the swimming pool section of the circuit. If you can afford it, O is a better choice than N or P, as the views are more panoramic and you also get a distant view of the pits – bring binoculars! All three grandstands have views of a big screen TV.

GRANDSTAND T: CALE DE HALAGE

Grandstand T, located in the Harbor area opposite the pits, is one of the larger grandstands at Monaco. The grandstand is divided into lower and upper areas – the more expensive higher seats have views of the pits. On the track, you will see the cars taking the last turn of the Swimming pool complex before heading down the short straight to La Rascasse.

GRANDSTAND V: VIRAGE ANTHONY NOGHES

Grandstand V is a small stand located very close to the circuit on the outside of the Anthony Noghes corner, after La Rascasse and before the main start-finish straight. This grandstand also provides a view of the cars entering pit lane. This stand is good choice for at least one day but there are better 3-day grandstand choices.

GRANDSTANDS X1 and X2: BOULEVARD ALBERT 1

Grandstand X1 and X2 are small, low grandstands on the main start-finish straight. Apart from offering a good view of the race preparations and start, these stands are not the best choice and their cheaper price reflects this. If you do decide to buy here, X2 is the better bet as it is closer to the start/finish line. No access to a big TV screen.

GENERAL ADMISSION AT MONACO: ROCHER

The largest General Admission zone at Monaco is only open on Saturday and Sunday. A steep hill with little in the way of creature comforts and set back some distance from the track, it is difficult to get a good spot to view the action from here. You will improve your chances by arriving early, but regulars will still have reserved the best spots. The big screen set up for Grandstand V is visible (but distant) from Rocher, so bring along some binoculars. Click here to see a video of the view from Rocher.

GENERAL ADMISSION AT MONACO: Z1

Z1 (Enceinte) offers unreserved standing only areas on the straight between the chicane at Nouvelle and Tabac. It’s also very close to the opening Saint Devote corner. There isn’t much room and the views are somewhat restricted, but it’s still a good place to hang out and take in the Monaco atmosphere, and it’s much cheaper than the grandstands. As a bonus, there are also several bars and restaurants in the zone with lots of outdoor seating. Limited big screen TV viewing. Z1 offers the cheapest race day tickets in the heart of the action and race-day tickets sell out almost one year in advance, so get in quick! YouTube view of Z1.

TERRACES, YACHTS & VIP TICKETS TO THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

There is also a dizzying array of VIP tickets on offer in Monaco. You can watch the race from various vantage points on restaurant or apartment terraces and balconies through to yachts moored in the harbor. If you plan on just turning up to Monaco and have plenty of Euros in your pocket, it is possible to purchase tickets on the day to a balcony, terrace or yacht, but be careful of unscrupulous touts and make sure you see exactly what you are paying for before you hand over any cash. Buy from our partner Gootickets for as little as €250 for a VIP terrace on Thursday.

Have you been to the Monaco Grand Prix? Leave a comment with your tips on where to watch the action.

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  1. Yaver says:

    Hey
    I purchased today my ticket for the 2018 Monaco f1 gp, since I will be coming to the race from New Zealand I want to book also my accomodation and flight tickets. However I’m concerned bacuse the dates for f1 2018 calendar have been not confirmed yet. Does the given date for 2018 race which is the 27/05/2018 ( Sunday race day) is likely to be changed or does it remain the same date? So from previous years how sure can I be that the given date for the 2018 Monaco gp will not change ?! Is it safe for me to buy my flight ticket soon or should I wait till end of the year ? Thanks in advance

    • Editor says:

      Hi Yaver, thanks for your question. The good news is that the Monaco GP date is fixed; it’s actually the only date on the whole F1 calendar that will not change after it is announced; it is always the last weekend of May (if you don’t believe me, watch this.) So you can go ahead and buy your flights and reserve your accommodation! Enjoy

  2. Marama says:

    Hi
    Where is the best site to buy Monaco tickets-is it amc.mc? We are coming from Australia. M

    • Editor says:

      Hi Marama, the Automobile Club de Monaco is the promoter and official ticket agency for Monaco F1 tickets, but they may not be the best place to buy. I note they are currently upgrading their ticket platform, for example. We co-operate with Gootickets, based in Monaco and an authorised reseller of tickets. They have the same prices and are trustworthy.

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