RACE WEEKEND TRAVEL & PARKING
Getting to Silverstone Circuit
Getting to Silverstone Circuit
Circuit car parks will be open from Thursday to Sunday. On Thursday parking will be free of charge. However on Friday, Saturday and Sunday parking passes or Park and Ride must be booked in advance, to avoid a fixed penalty parking fine. Parking is only available to valid circuit entry ticket-holders and vehicles are not permitted to stay in parking areas overnight.
Official circuit parking is located on the Luffield and Abbey side of the circuit. Motorbikes park free at the circuit over the entire weekend and do not need parking passes. Parking passes for the independently run Whittlebury car park are located near Copse and Becketts and may be preferable for some customers.
Park and Ride allows you to park at a designated car park off the M1 (Junction 15a) or the M40 (Junction 10 and 11) and take the shuttle bus to the circuit. Please note: Park and Ride has a charge per vehicle parking pass (the shuttle bus is free). Please select the number of vehicle parking passes required (not the number of people) and a shuttle bus pass will automatically be provided for each entry ticket you have.
Disabled car parks are available but require an alternative parking pass that must be reserved in advance, so please contact us to book this. If you require disabled parking, the best grandstands to consider are Luffield, Abbey or Becketts, as these are closest to the disabled parking areas.
Megabus Grand Prix coach services will be running from a number of pick-up points round the UK to Silverstone.
Generally, coaches aim to arrive at Silverstone for 10:00am or earlier. Return coaches depart from the circuit at 4:30pm or 5:00pm depending on the day. For more information on the departure locations and times click on the travel ticket below to view the profile.
A taxi drop-off/pick-up point is located in car park 25 behind the Silverstone UTC. Please be aware that taxis will need to follow a very specific route, entering Silverstone Village from the north, to avoid getting caught in the A43 one-way system and being forced into the circuit parking - check your driver understands the route in advance.
Alternatively, taxis can drive into the circuit but because the A43 road is redirected as a one-way, you will need to book the taxi for the full day and buy car parking.
We recommend booking return journeys in advance to avoid long waits on the day.
Public train services run to Northampton and Milton Keynes train stations. From both stations, Stagecoach are operating shuttle buses to the circuit each day. These bus services will run at regular intervals and will be payable on the day.
On Sunday only, Virgin Trains will be operating combined F1 train and shuttle services from London Euston and Birmingham New Street to Silverstone Circuit. Trains will depart from London Euston and arrive in Milton Keynes Central approximately 45 minutes later, where there will be buses to take you to Silverstone. The shuttle service between Milton Keynes Central and Silverstone takes approximately 30 minutes (subject to traffic) and drops-off at Car Park 49 located near the main entrance.
Tickets include a return train and shuttle bus service and must be purchased in advance. Train times are as follows (subject to change by Virgin Trains):
Your return journey will be for the listed time from MK Central to London Euston. Return shuttle buses from Silverstone also depart from Car Park 49 and will run regularly from 16:15 until 18:00.
Chiltern Trains are also offering train services to Banbury Train Station, including a shuttle transfer directly to Silverstone, as outlined below:
More information on each service and the shuttle transfers can be found on the profile for each train service.
Helicopter transfers are a great way to enter the circuit and avoid the traffic. Due to air-traffic limitations, only twin engine helicopters are permitted to land at the Silverstone Heliport over race weekend. Chartered twin engine helicopters are available from a variety of locations across the UK. Please contact us for more information on this.
As an alternative, single engine Helicopter transfers will be available as a per person shuttle service from Upper Aynho Ground to Turweston Aerodrome. From here you will be transferred to a chauffeur driven 4x4 vehicle which will run via a cross-country off road route from the airfield to Silverstone Circuit. Flights will be operating from 8:00am until 12:00pm, and return flights will be from 3:00pm until 5:45pm. Breakfast is included and will be served prior to your flight to Turweston. New for 2018, an enhanced shuttle service will also be available at an additional fee. This will offer passengers a shuttle bus running inside the track to all hospitality areas.
Prices are per person.
Helicopter transfers are a great way to enter the circuit and avoid the traffic. Simply park your car at the pick-up location and fly in and out of the circuit over the weekend. Welcome drinks and light refreshments will be provided at the helipad on your arrival at Silverstone.
The aircraft used will be a AS355 Twin Squirrel engine helicopter. Flights into Silverstone will be operating from 7:00am to 12:00pm with return flights available from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
Please contact us if you would like further information on helicopter transfers.
All helicopter passengers must be in possession of a valid entrance ticket. Prices below are per person.
If you are camping or staying close to the circuit then it may be possible to walk to the circuit. Check with your accommodation provider for possible routes.