Getting to and from the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit

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Access to the racing circuit is relatively easy, with Albert Park located only 3 kms (1.1 mi) from Melbourne’s city centre.

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is located about 25kms (15.5mi) from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport. The SkyBus offers a shuttle service from the airport to many city centre hotels, operating 24/7. There are also public buses available that depart from the terminal to numerous destinations in and around Melbourne.

The city is well connected by an efficient tram and bus network. It is recommended that visitors purchase a Metcard ahead of time; this allows holders to ride the train, tram and bus.

There is a free tram service from the city to the racing circuit, called the GP Express, which F1 ticket holders can use.  Three trams service all the gates to the circuit:

  • Gates 1 & 2: Light Rail GP Express
  • Gates 3 & 4: Clarendon Street GP Express
  • Gates 5, 8, 9 & 10: St. Kilda Road GP Shuttle

Public transport is the best option during the Grand Prix days; however, if you must drive, keep in mind that there is no parking close to the circuit. Drivers have to park at one of the suburban train stations and take a tram or bus, or park in the city and catch the free GP Express to the circuit. The whole area around the racing circuit will become a restricted parking zone, with no parking for spectators, only for residents with special permits. Melbourne city officials have no mercy and cars will be towed.

For those with disabilities, free wheelchair accessible vehicles will operate within the circuit. There is also a free wheelchair accessible bus from Southern Cross Station to the circuit. The circuit also has several wheelchair accessible toilets.

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