2020 Italian Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide

Posted by Andrew Balfour on 17 February, 2020

Where to fly into and how to get around at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix on 3-6 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?

  • Milan’s main international airport is Milan-Malpensa (MXP). Located approximately 40km from the centre of Milan, Milan-Malpensa 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, Milano-Linate 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 for hotel guests.
  • If you are staying in central Milan or a nearby city such as Bergamo, the best way to get to Monza is by train. Check timetables and make bookings on the Trenord website. Monza train station is served by suburban train lines S8, S9 and S11. Please be aware that Monza train station is around 6.5km from the circuit entrance. From the train station, take the Black Line shuttle bus to the Vedano entrance of the circuit. Please note that this method does require quite some walking, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Another option for those staying in central Milan is to take the metro to Sesto1 Maggio FS, then the Z221 local bus to Monza.
  • It’s also possible to drive to the circuit, but local traffic can become very congested, especially on the weekend. Depending on where you are coming from, you’ll be guided to one of the parking areas near the circuit. Parking prices vary by car park (and get more expensive on race day), but the average price is around 10-20 per day. Shuttle buses connect the parking areas with the circuit. Don’t leave any items of value in your car when it is parked at the circuit.
  • 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.
  • 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. More information about the best ways to get to Monza can be found on the Monza website.


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.


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