2019 German Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide

With a strategic location in the heart of continental Europe, the Hockenheimring is well connected by road, rail and air to Europe and beyond. Here’s your guide to getting around at the 2019 German Grand Prix on July 25-28.

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Which airport?

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the best airport to fly into for the German Grand Prix. The fourth busiest airport in Europe is less than 100km from the Hockenheimring. As well as being the main hub for Lufthansa, Frankfurt Airport serves more than 250 routes to all corners of the globe. Other airports worth considering include:

How to get to the Hockenheimring?

  • F1 Experiences: booked your hotel with us? Daily transfers to and from the Hockenheimring are included with your Official Ticket Package.
  • Trains: depending on where you have decided to stay, taking the train to the circuit each day can be the best option. The Hockenheimring is just 3km from Bahnhof Hockenheim and there’s free shuttle buses on race weekend. The closest large hub for trains is in Mannheim, a 20-minute ride from the circuit. You can also reach the circuit in around 1 hour from Heidelberg, Frankfurt or Stuttgart (with a change in Mannheim). The train station at Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbf) also has trains to Hockenheim, via Mannheim. Check schedules and buy tickets on Deutsche Bahn; we recommend purchasing the Baden-Württemberg-Ticket, which provides unlimited travel for a day (from 24 EUR) and is cheaper when up to five people travel together.
  • Driving: the Hockenheimring is close to several autobahns, notably the A5 and A6, making driving access quite good from nearby cities (traffic congestion notwithstanding). Most carparks near the circuit are free on race weekend, though the guarded parking closest to the entrance is paid and needs to be booked in advance; more information here.

Secure your Official Ticket Package to the 2019 German Grand Prix on 25-28 July to benefit from exclusive activities at the Hockenheimring, including driver meet-and-greets, access to the Formula 1 Paddock and a Drive the Track Tour.