Getting to and from the Hockenheim Grand Prix Circuit

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The Hockenheim circuit is located in a small town of its namesake, in south central Germany.  The circuit is located some 80km (50mi) south of Frankfurt and 25km (15mi) west of Heidelberg. Access to the circuit is fairly easy using both public and private transportation.

There is no local airport near the Hockenheim circuit, with the two closest airports being: Frankfurt International Airport and Stuttgart Echterdingen Airport.  For those coming from international destinations, Frankfurt airport is pretty much the only option, which is 90km (56mi) away from the circuit and can be easily reached using the A5 Autobahn direction Stuttgart, exit at AS29 Schwetzingen/Hockenheim. Journey time is normally 1 hour, but leave extra time for Grand Prix weekend. Frankfurt airport has plenty of car rental companies located on the arrivals concourse.

Stuttgart Echterdingen Airport is 100km (62mi) away from the circuit and is one of Germany’s regional airports servicing primarily domestic and European destinations. Two other airport options, which are much further away than either of the above mentioned airport are the Konrad Adenauer Airport at Cologne-Bonn and Dusseldorf Rhein Ruhr Airport.  Take the A61 Autobahn, direction Mannheim, then exit at AS64 at Hockenheim. Directions to the circuit are well marked.

Arriving by train is another easy option, for those without a car.  Hockenheim can easily be reached from the cities of Karlsruhe and Mannheim via train.  From the train station, there is a special F1 weekend shuttle bus to the circuit, which takes roughly 30 minutes.  There is also a public bus that runs from the train station, get off at Waldstrasse/Friedhof and the circuit is a mere 500 meter walk from there.

There are plenty of parking spaces at the Hockenheim circuit, however, parking for the whole weekend can be costly.  Parking passes can be bought together with the F1 race tickets.

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