Built in 1991, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been hosting the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix since it’s opening, with the circuit also the host of the MotoGP Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix since 1996, after previously hosting the European motorcycle Grand Prix since 1992.
A number of Formula One teams use the circuit as their winter testing base as they prepare for the new season. The circuit was also used for the start and finish of the 1992 Summer Olympics road team trial cycling event.
Location & Travel
Located in the small town of Montmeló, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is located approximately 12 miles north of Barcelona city centre.
Air: Barcelona–El Prat Airport is the closest airport to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, being approximately 40km away. The airport is the second busiest in Spain and seventh busiest in Europe, serving a number of European and International destinations. There are several public transport optionss from the airport to Barcelona including Bus, Metro and Train, with the train line R2 stopping at the closest station to the circuit, Montmeló.
The next closest airport is Girona–Costa Brava Airport, 70km away, which mostly has seasonal flights to European destinations. There is a bus which travels from Girona Airport to Barcelona, from which you can then utilise the public transport as below to the circuit.
Bus: On race weekend, there is a special grand prix service which departs from the North Bus Station in Barcelona and finishes on drops off on the East of the circuit. A return ticket costs €12 and the journey takes approximately 45 minutes. For further information, look on the Sagalés website here.
Driving/Parking: The circuit is located close to several major highways, with there being 32,000 parking spaces available nearby. To find the circuit, follow the C-17 road (exit at Montmeló), or the AP-7 highway (exit at 13, 14 or 15).
Train: Montmeló station is the closest station to the circuit, with a journey time of about 30 minutes from Barcelona. Unfortunately the station is still a 45 minute walk from the circuit, although shuttle buses do run on race weekends.
Ticket prices vary considerably for both the Formula 1 and MotoGP depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
Formula 1 – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.
MotoGP – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.