Getting to and from the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix Circuit

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The Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit is located in the southeast of Belgium, about 130kms (86mi) from the capital city of Brussels. From Brussels, the drive is about two hours, on non-race days. The town of Spa-Francorchamps is located nine kilometres (six miles) from the circuit itself.

Driving to the Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit is an easy option. The circuit is located only 16kms (10mi) from the German border, which can be crossed at the city of Liege on the Belgian side and Aachen on the German side. Many F1 enthusiasts from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg drive to Spa for the F1 Grand Prix Championship weekend. The major highways that lead to the circuit are: the E40, E42 and E25.

For international travellers, the closest airport is Brussels Zaventem International Airport, which is about 110kms (69mi) from the track. Car rentals are easy at the airport and to reach the circuit, drivers should take the E40 highway to Liege, then the E42 to Verviers and continue to exit 10, the Francorchamps exit. The circuit is well signposted from there. Leave at least three hours journey time on race weekend to reach the circuit.  Another option is to use Köln Airport, just across the border in Germany, which is only 90kms (56mi) from Spa or Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands, which is about 40 minutes away by car. For those that can fly their own plane, there is small private airport, Spa La Souveniere, located about five kilometres (3mi) from the racing circuit.  There is plenty of parking at the track itself, which boasts seven large parking lots.  Each parking lot offers a shuttle service to the track.

Buses also operate to Spa from the city of Liege, which lies 35kms (22mi) from the race track. Weekend service can be patchy, so be sure to consult bus timetables.

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