2023 Italian Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide
Where to fly into and how to get around at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix on 31 August to 3 September, including the best ways to get to Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
The Monza circuit is located on the outskirts of Milan, Italy’s second biggest city. Milan has a well-developed public transport network, including a metro, trams, buses and local trains. The best way to get to Monza on Grand Prix weekend is by local trains, which take around 30 minutes to cover the 20km (12 mile) distance from central Milan to Monza train station. After that, you can take a shuttle bus to the circuit.
Which airport should I fly into for the Italian Grand Prix?
- Milan’s main international airport is Milan-Malpensa (MXP). Located approximately 40km from the centre of Milan, MXP serves hundreds of international, European and Italian routes daily from both flag carriers and discount airlines. Regular train and bus services connect the airport to central Milan.
- Milan’s second airport, just 8km from the city centre, is called Milano-Linate (LIN). A hub for Italian carrier Alitalia, LIN mainly serves Italian domestic routes and short European flights. The airport is well connected to central Milan by train (lines S5, S6, S9) and public bus number 73.
- Milan’s third airport is located in nearby Bergamo, approximately 50km away. Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY) is a major hub for Ryanair, which serves 50 destinations from here. The best way to get from Bergamo Airport to central Milan is to take one of the regular buses run by Terravision, which take around 1 hour and cost as little as €5 each way. With regular trains to Monza, Bergamo is also a popular place to stay for the Italian Grand Prix.
How to Get to Autodromo Nazionale Monza?
- Booked your hotel in Milan with F1 Experiences? Daily bus transfers to and from Monza are available at an additional charge for our hotel guests. (Contact your Sales Agent for more information and bookings.)
- If you are staying in central Milan or a nearby city such as Bergamo, the best way to get to Monza is by train.
- Monza train station is served by suburban train lines S8, S9 and S11. Trains depart from Milano Centrale or Milano Porto Garibaldi train stations. Monza train station is around 5km from the circuit entrance, but you can take the Black Shuttle bus service to get you closer to the circuit. You can buy a day return ticket for 10 EUR which includes your train from Milan to Monza, as well as a ticket for the Black shuttle bus service here
- Trains also travel from Milano Porto Garibaldi to the Biassono-Lesmo station at the top of the circuit on all days (S7 line in the direction of Lecco). On race day only, these are express trains; return tickets cost 5 EUR and can be bought here.
- If you are staying in another city in Lombardy, Trenord also offers a special 13 EUR day return ticket to Monza station, which can be bought here.
- Another option for those staying in central Milan is to take the metro to Sesto1 Maggio FS, then the Z221 local bus to Monza. The advantage of this service is that buses travel closer to the circuit, meaning you don't need to take an additional shuttle bus.
- It’s also possible to drive to the circuit, but local traffic can become very congested, especially on the weekend. Check parking maps and book tickets in advance here. Blue and Purple Shuttle buses connect the outlying parking areas with the circuit. Don’t leave any items of value in your car when it is parked at the circuit. (Please note that trackside parking may be available at an additional charge, subject to availability, for Champions Club and Paddock Club guests - contact your Sales Agent for more information and bookings.)
- A taxi from central Milan to Monza on race weekend should cost around €40-60 each way, though you may be asked to pay more at peak times. Download appTaxi and you won’t have to deal with language barriers when calling a taxi. Uber also operates in the area. Taxis drop off/pick up locations are available near the circuit at Via Cesana e Villa in Biassono (near the petrol station) and Largo Repubblica in Vedano al Lambro (parking lot of Bper Banca).
- Click here for a circuit map with entry gates and shuttle drop-off points marked.
- We also recommend downloading the Waze app for up to date information about the traffic situation and best ways to get to Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Getting Around in Milan
Milan has a very well developed public transport system with four metro lines that run from 6am to midnight. Tickets are cheap and you can buy multi-day tickets that work on the metro, as well as local trams and buses. Learn more here.
For the most part, taxis are efficient and relatively affordable in Milan. Whilst tax drivers are generally honest, you should always ensure they are using the meter. Uber is another reliable option for getting around in Milan. A bike sharing service also operates in Milan, which is worth considering if you are planning some sightseeing as part of your Italian Grand Prix trip.
Official Ticket Packages for the 2023 Italian Grand Prix (31 August - 3 September) are now on sale with a choice of grandstand seats or VIP hospitality at Monza, plus exclusive trackside activities that will get you closer to Formula 1.