Purpose built to host Formula One racing, the Shanghai International Circuit opened in 2004 and hosted its first Chinese Grand Prix later that year. The circuit features one of the longest straights in the world, with drivers at full speed for 1.4km.
Location & Travel
The Shanghai International Circuit is located in the Jiading District of Shanghai, approximately 12km from the downtown of the city.
Air: Shanghai has two major airports – Pudong International Airport (30km east of downtown) handles the majority of international flights, whilst Hongqiao International Airport (13km west of downtown) mainly serves regional destinations.
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Pudong Airport is served by both the city’s metro and maglev railways for links to the city, as well as a number of bus lines. Hongqiao Airport is next to the railway station, connecting the airport to Shanghai as well as other major cities.
Bus: Special shuttle buses will take you to the circuit from the CaoXi Transportation Hub .
Metro: Shanghai Circuit station is on Line 11 of the Shanghai Metro, located close by to the circuit.
Train: There are four main stations in Shanghai each with connections to the major cities of China. These are Shanghai Railway Station, South Railway Station, West Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.
Ticket prices vary considerably depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.
Where to Stay in Shanghai
There are a number of local hotels in the Jiading District, including the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting and Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel.
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Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist