How to get to Barcelona Montmelo F1 and MotoGP racetrack

How to get to Barcelona F1 and MotoGP racetrack

The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo is the racetrack for international motor racing competitions in Barcelona. The biggest events are the annual Barcelona F1 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in May and Catalunya MotoGP in June. The sporting calendar of the Circuit de Catalunya also includes several competitions of the Catalan and Spanish Motorcycling and Car Championships, 24 Hours Endurance races, and more. The Circuit de Catalunya can also be contacted for activities in connection with incentive events, presentations and conventions. Activities include quads racing, go-karts, 4X4 circuit and helicopter flights and more.

Montmelo is in the Valles Oriental comarca (county of Barcelona. Nearby attractions include Roca Outlet Village. For more attractions in this area visit Valles Oriental Tourist Office. The Montmelo race track was built in 1991 and has hosted the Barcelona F1 Spanish Grand Prix ever since. Before Montmelo was built the Barcelona F1 races were on street circuits in the Pedralbes area of Barcelona from 1951 to 1960ies and on Montjuic hill in Barcelona from 4th May 1969 to 27th April 1975. 

Getting to Montmelo race track Barcelona 

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Hotels near Montmelo racetrack

The Montmelo racetrack is located 28km north of Barcelona, but in a remote location, so most fans stay in hotels for the Formula 1 race in Barcelona and then take the train or bus to the race. 

Hotel Montmelo (2km to racetrack)
Hotels near Montmelo racetrack
Hotels Barcelona

By Car to Montmelo racetrack

Driving time is 30 minutes from center of Barcelona to Montmelo racetrack, but on F1 race days it can take up to 2 hours or more, so leave early.  Parking tickets can be purchased at the racetrack. The parking opens at around 6.30 in the morning but closes at night.

Google maps - directions to Montmelo race track Barcelona
Maps Montmelo race track
GPS location Montmelo entrance  

By Bus to Montmelo racetrack

For F1 and MotoGP races there is a GP shuttle coach service by Sagalés bus company which leave from Estació del Nord bus station on street Carrer de Ali Bei, 80.  Journey time to Montmelo from Barcelona is 45 minutes. The nearest metro stations to the Montmelo bus departure point are metro station Girona on Yellow line L4 or metro station Tetuan on Purple line L2.

Tickets/timetable F1 Montmelo bus
Tickets/timetable MotoGP Montmelo bus

Travel tip: leave in good time because the bus times can be be delayed by heavy traffic going to the both F1 and MotoGP races.

By Train to Montmelo racetrack

Train to Montmelo. Montmelo train station is on the R2 (Line 2) of Spanish Renfe cercanías / rodalies  trains from Barcelona to end destination Maçanet Massanes. Train journey time 30 minutes then 25 minutes walking. Take the R2 train from Plaza Catalunya, or Arc de Triomf or Clot stations in Barcelona city center.  All of those stations are connected to Barcelona Metro trains. The trains to Montmelo racetrack leave every 30 minutes. When you arrive at Montmelo station it is a 25 minute walk from the station to the Montmelo race track - just follow the crowds for big events like F1 and MotoGP or take the shuttle bus from the station to the racetrack. For train information and reservations call Renfe on 902240202

Trains from Barcelona to Montmelo racetrack 
Map Renfe cercanies trains. Montmelo station is at right bottom section on Green Line 2

Campsites near Montmelo race track

There is usually a temporary campsite in the raectrack North Area available during the Spanish Grand Prix week. For information about other permanent campsites near the Montmelo race track, contact the Province Barcelona Camping Association called "Associacio de Campings i CV de la provïncia de Barcelona."

Disabled access

Montmelo racetrack has a number of places and parking reserved for disabled people. See the racetrack website for more information or call the ticket sales office of the Circuit de Catalunya on (+34) 93 571 97 71


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