It’s not only the MotoGP teams who need to prepare for the race weekend. When thousands of fans from all over Europe start to descend on Spielberg, make sure that you’re ahead of the game.
We recommend leaving your car at home and taking the bus or train, or even coming by bicycle. The latter option can also be combined with a car journey to the Red Bull Ring. Instead of getting stuck in a traffic jam for the last few miles, use the Park & Bike facility at Therme Fohnsdorf and enjoy a pleasant, stress-free ride to your final destination. Equally attractive alternatives are travel by bus and train. The leisure ticket entitles you to discounted travel within the Steiermark region. The nearest station is Knittelfeld, from where you can take the free shuttle bus to the race track.
Coming from Eastern Austria and Vienna, your best approach route is S6 – St. Michael intersection – S36. If you are driving from Graz or southern Styria to the Red Bull Ring, you have two options: A9 – Bruck an der Mur – Knoten St. Michael – S36 or A9 – Gleinalmtunnel* – St. Michael intersection – S36. Spectators from Salzburg should take the A10 – B96 – St. Michael im Lungau – Tamsweg – Murau – Judenburg. Coming from Carinthia, take the B317 – Neumarkter Sattel – Judenburg – S36 or B78 – Weisskirchen in der Steiermark. If your starting point is Upper Austria, you can choose between the following routes: A9 – Bosrucktunnel* – Trieben – B114 – Triebener Tauern – Pöls – via Judenburg or A9 – Bosrucktunnel* – St. Michael intersection – S36. The ideal route from the Schladming or Selzthal direction is the B320 – Liezen – B113 – Trieben (not A9) – B114 – Triebener Tauern – Pöls – via Judenburg.
As a motorcyclist, no matter which direction you come from, you will encounter four checkpoints that you can pass through unhindered. Anyone arriving by car or bike should follow the signs on the surrounding roads.
By arriving at your chosen campsite on Wednesday or Thursday, you will be putting yourself ‘in pole position’. LED signs will be displayed on the S36 Murtal motorway from Thursday onwards to guide motorists to the various campsites and optimise traffic flows. For Pink, Orange, White, Green, Purple and Yellow camping zones, the Knittelfeld West exit is best. Campers heading to Blue, Red and Beige should exit at Zeltweg West.
The universal rule is: An early departure will get you to your destination faster. On the MotoGP weekend, increased traffic is to be expected, so you should take advantage of the fact that the car parks will open one hour before the gates to the Red Bull Ring itself. Depending on the approach route you choose, our on-site stewards will direct you to the nearest car park. These are all within walking distance of the race track. We recommend that you make a mental or written note of your car park number, which is clearly displayed at the entrance. This could save you a frantic search at the end of the event!
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