Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ Frequently Asked Questions

Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™ Frequently Asked Questions

The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix™ is the perfect place to begin a new season of Formula 1® Racing. The Australian Grand Prix Circuit, which lies between artificial lakes and cricket fields, combines fast straights and very demanding slow-speed turns, offering numerous overtaking opportunities for drivers and thrilling action for passionate fans.

Get up to date with everything you need to know before heading off to The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix ™. If you have a question that we have not answered here, please get in contact with us and we would be happy to assist. 

Contact us on [email protected] or phone 1300 730 023.

What time do gates open? When does everything start?

Gates open at 9.15am on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and at 8:45am on Friday.

You can view the track schedule here and the entertainment schedule here.

What entertainment is there at the event?

Find out about the entertainment available here or view the entertainment schedule here.

Do you have a map of the venue?

You can view the circuit map here.

How do I get there?

It’s easy to travel to the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 on Melbourne’s iconic public transport network, with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For detailed train, tram and bus information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must have a valid Myki card. For more information regarding Myki, please visit ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki.

TRAMS

The tram is the easiest way to get to the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit with frequent services dropping you off right outside the gates. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has worked closely with public transport operators to encourage patrons attending the event to use public transport to reduce traffic entering the local area.

Services from the city to the circuit (and back) are free for Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix ticket holders.

Getting to Gate 1 and 2

Light Rail GP Express

Spencer Street (corner Collins Street) to Gates 1 and 2. If you are arriving at Southern Cross station simply follow the signage and staff directions to the tram stop.

·        Thursday and Friday: Trams will run as per their usual route (stopping at all stops) with a 7-8 minute frequency during peak times.

·        Saturday and Sunday: The tram will operate as an express tram from Spencer Street stopping at Gate 2 and then Gate 1 only (a rail replacement bus operates if you wish to travel on to St Kilda). Trams will run at a 4-5 minute frequency during peak times.

Getting to Gate 3

Clarendon Street GP Express

Spencer Street (corner Collins Street) to Gate 3. If you are arriving at Southern Cross station simply follow the signage and staff directions to the tram stop.

·        Thursday and Friday: Trams will run as per their usual route (stopping at all stops) with an 8-10 minute frequency during peak times.

·        Saturday and Sunday: The tram will operate as an express tram from Spencer Street to City Road and will then stop all stops to Gate 3. Trams will run at a 5-6 minute frequency during peak times.

Getting to Gate 5, 8, 9 and 10

The easiest way to reach Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10 is via the St Kilda Road trams. All St Kilda Road trams depart from Swanston Street/Flinders Station (opposite Federation Square).

St Kilda Road GP Shuttle

The following trams can be used to reach the various gates at the circuit: 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67, 72. Check www.ptv.com.au for further information on the individual tram routes.

·        Thursday and Friday: 3-minute intervals during peak times.

·        Saturday and Sunday: 2-minute intervals during peak times.

Peak Times

·        Thursday and Friday: 8.00am-10.00am and 4.45pm-6.15pm.

·        Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am-1.30pm and 4.30pm-8.30pm.

For up-to-date information, download the TramTRACKER® app.

Please note, normal tram fares apply on other tram routes that operate past the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

BUS

METROPOLITAN BUS SERVICE

Some bus services will take you to bus stops close to the circuit, whilst other services will take you to the city, where you can catch the tram services to the circuit (free for Grand Prix ticket holders). If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel.

For more maps and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.

SKYBUS

SkyBus will operate a bus service directly between the airport and the circuit along with surrounding stops in St Kilda. Patrons can simply purchase a SkyBus ticket at skybus.com.au or at any SkyBus ticketing booth to travel to and from the airport in the quickest and cheapest way possible.

UBER

Patrons may wish to travel to and from Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in the convenience and comfort of an Uber, the Rideshare Transport Supplier of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020.

Need to race out of the Grand Prix? Simply head to the UberZONE at Gate 1 on Canterbury Road to request your ride. Here, you can kick back, charge your phone and grab a water while an UberCONCIERGE connects you with your ride.

Want to beat the crowds leaving via Gate 1? Head to the UberZONE at Gate 3 and make a fast getaway. Look out for signage around the venue which will point you to your nearest UberZONE.

Not leaving via Gate 1 or 3? No worries, you can hop into an Uber at the access points at Gates 2, 5 and 10.

Please note, rides requested at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 will incur a $5 event pick-up fee. This will go directly to the driver-partner to accommodate heavy congestion and wait times.

CAR

There is no public parking at the circuit. The best thing to do is to leave the car at home.

Alternatively, park in one of the 70,000 car spaces in the city and catch the free GP Express tram services to the circuit.

RESTRICTED PARKING

Grand Prix patrons (non-residents) will NOT be permitted to park close to Albert Park. Special permits will be required to enter selected residential areas near the circuit. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to heavy fines and/or towaways. Access will be maintained to local shops and businesses. Businesses will be trading as usual for the four days of the event. Click here for more information on the Local Access Zone and other community-related information.

TAXI

Taxi ranks are located at Gates 1 and 2 (on Canterbury Road), Gate 8 (on St Kilda Road) and Gate 10 (on Fitzroy Street). For further information, please visit the Victorian Taxi Association website.

What happens if I lose my ticket?

Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have misplaced your tickets.

How do I contact you after-hours?

If you have a question about your booking or require assistance throughout the duration of your trip, you can contact us on our after-hours phone number +61 434 580 834 .

 

If you have any further questions about your travel package to the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix™, please feel free to contact us on 1300 730 023 or email us on [email protected]

Posted by Keith Prowse Travel on March 01, 2020