It’s central location in Europe and well developed transportation links means that it’s an easily accessible Grand Prix for fans arriving by air, train and bus. If you’re like most fans though you’ll load a car up with camping gear and drive there.
Getting to the German Grand Prix
While the nearest airport is Mannheim, about 20 minutes from the circuit, most visitors who fly in for the event will arrive at Frankfurt (FRA). From here, taking the train first to Mannheim then connecting to Hockenheim station is about a 90 minute journey; or hire a car and be there in just over an hour.
Driving to Hockenheim
The Hockenheimring is situated close to the A6 and A61 and is also accessible from the A5 as it joins the A6 at the Waldorf intersection. Use the information below to find your best route and exit.
|from the north||A6||route: Mannheim/Frankfurt
exit: AS 29 Schwetzingen / Hockenheim
exit: AS 64
exit: AS 39 Walldorf
|from the south||A5||route: Karlsruhe/Basel
exit: AS 39 Walldorf
*At the Waldorf intersection join the A5 towards Heidelberg/Frankfurt.
From all exits, just follow the signs to Hockenheimring or the racecar and motorbike signs. At this point it may be a good idea to turn off your GPS as local traffic diversions may be in place near the circuit.
|Approximate driving time to Hockenheim in hours|
|LONDON||9 (via the channel tunnel)|
There is no shortage of parking at various designated parking zones around Hockenheim. Going by previous years we can expect prices to be in the range of €30 per day and €80 for the weekend.
The nearest train station to the circuit is in the town of Hockenheim. This station is served directly from Mannheim station, about 20 minutes away. From Frankfurt or Heidelberg you’ll need to take the train first to Manheim and catch a connection from there.
Hockenheim train station is only about 3km from the circuit so you can either hop on a shuttle bus or walk to the circuit or your campsite.
Below you can find the times to get to Mannheim from a number of major cities.
|Distance by train to Mannheim in hours|