Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich 2021

Arrival

Thousands of spectators will flock to Spielberg in order not to miss out on the motor sports extravaganza of the year. An exciting and unforgettable weekend filled with action, emotion and highlights awaits visitors. In order to make their arrival as comfortable as possible, there are a number of options to reach Spielberg - also without using a car.

Arrival

All Roads lead to
Spielberg...

Getting to Spielberg from any direction. On the 2022 MotoGP weekend, the approach roads to the Red Bull Ring along with most of the main transport routes in Austria are fully open. Due to the expected heavy traffic and with some road works, Projekt Spielberg recommends the following routes, depending on your departure point:

  • Vienna / East Austria: S6 –St. Michael junction – S36 >>Download travel plan<<
  • Graz / South Styria: A9 – Gleinalmtunnel* – St. Michael junction – S36 >>Download travel plan<<
  • Salzburg: A10 – B96 – St. Michael im Lungau – Tamsweg – Murau – Judenburg >>Download travel plan<<
  • Upper Austria: A9 – Bosrucktunnel* – St. Michael junction – S36 >>Download travel plan<<
  • Carinthia: B317 – Neumarkter Sattel – Judenburg – S36 or alternatively A2 - B78 via Obdach – Weißkirchen in der Steiermark (then follow local signs) >>Download travel plan<<
  • Schladming / Selzthal region: B320 – Liezen – B113 – Trieben (not the A9) – B114 – Triebener Tauern – Pöls – via Judenburg to the Red Bull Ring (follow local signs) >>Download travel plan<<

*ATTENTION: Toll tunnel - you can book here your digital toll in advance.

Use the S36 Murtal Schnellstraße motorway and take either exit Knittelfeld West, Zeltweg Ost or Zeltweg West to get to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Please follow the local traffic control system on the S36 and along the country roads. Should the traffic conditions make it impossible for you to take the above mentioned exits, please follow the instructions given to you by the executive forces. Depending on your arrival route, you will be directed to the nearest parking area. Please memorise the number of your parking area indicated at the entrance to the respective area.

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HINT:

  • The early bird catches the worm: Please note that you should expect extensive traffic volumes at the time of your arrival. We therefore recommend trying to arrive before 07:30.
  • With the Spielberg app acting a loyal travel companion there are numerous advantages when it comes to arriving at the circuit. The app allows users to calculate their arrival route, and when you leave the circuit, the Find my Car feature will help you to find where you parked your car or motorcycle in a matter of seconds – as you want to use all your precious time at the Red Bull Ring for as many thrilling experiences as possible, after all! All the information about the app can be found here.
  • Traffic reports on Hitradio Ö3 radio station provide regular updates on the current traffic situation. The Austrian motor-way operator ASFINAG‘s free app, too, offers comprehensive information regarding traffic jams, accidents, roadworks, closed roads and rest areas.

ARRIVAL TO THE CAMPSITES

Please note that the arrival and departure is only possible at the following times:

  • Wednesday & Thirsday: You can enter the campsites at any time of day
  • Friday: Due to the expected heavy traffic arrival before 09:00 is strongly recommended
  • Saturday: Arrival before 09:00 is strongly recommended
  • Sunday: Departure after 20:00

To help distribute campers around the sites as well as possible on Thursday, they are to be led along the S36 Murtal road by LED direction screens. For the Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Orange campsites, the Knittelfeld West motorway exit is recommended. Those staying at the Blue and Red campsites should turn off at Zeltweg West, however.

More information on reservations and campsite rules can be found here.

Please follow the recommended route to your campsite.

Departure from parking areas:

Please follow the instructions given from signages, security services and police. They will guide you the fastest way out of the parking areas.

Fastest way out:

>> Departure P5
>> Departure P7
>> Departure P9
>> Departure P10.1
>> Departure P10.2
>> Departure P11

We ask visitors to not hurry on their way to the parking area and ask for patience and understanding that the departure may take longer than expected.

Departure from campsites:

Please note that departure for campsite guests is starting on Sunday at 8.00 pm. If traffic allows we try to make an earlier departure possible.

All information on actual traffic situations can be found in the Projekt Spielberg App!

We wish you a good arrival and departure!

If arriving by motorcycle, we particularly recommend the main country roads around the Spielberg region and the Red Bull Ring. Enjoy the impressive mountain passes amid the unique scenery and make the weekend an unforgettable one right from the start. For arriving with your motorcycle please check the local weather forecast. On site the parking will only be available on grass.

For biker there is the opportunity to hand the helmet in at the cloakroom for a fee of 9 euros. The cloakrooms are in the parking lots P5, P7, P10 & P11.

On your bike! – Park & Bike

Fans who come from the local area and those who want to enjoy the stunning nature over the last few kilometres to the racing circuit are best advised to “get on your bike”. There are two Park & Bike car parks available close to the Red Bull Ring for those who choose to swap the steering wheel for the saddle:

Großlobming (7.3 km away, close to Schlossweg 19, 8734 Großlobming) and Weißkirchen (9.7 km away, on the B77, Judenburgerstraße 32, 8741 Weißkirchen). The cycle paths from the Park & Bike car parks to the racing track are all signposted. The bike park is located right by the Red Bull Ring - on the L503/Spielbergerstraße.

Getting to the Park & Bike car parks: Großlobming via the S36 Murtal road, coming from St. Michael – take the St. Lorenzen exit. For the Weißkirchen car park, when coming from Klagenfurt, take the B78 straight to Weißkirchen or the B317 via Judenburg to Weißkirchen.

Tickets to Knittelfeld from just EUR 9 with the ÖBB Sparschiene offer!

Tipp: Book your train tickets in advance at oebb.at for some great savings.

The Leisure ticket Styria ("Freizeit-Ticket") is a 1-day ticket for the entire province of Styria and is valid either on a Saturday or on a Sunday. It costs EUR 11 per day. Please note, it is only valid in regional trains.

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A shuttle bus will take you to the Red Bull Ring from Knittelfeld train station.

CONNECTIONS WITH THE LEISURE TICKET STYRIA

Graz - Knittelfeld 07:07, 08:04, 10:04, 11:04, 12:04
Knittelfeld - Graz 16:50, 17:07, 17:50, 18:07, 18:50 and 19:07 (Saturday only), 19:50, 20:07

CONNECTIONS TO AND FROM KNITTELFELD (daily service)

Wien - Knittelfeld 6:25-8:45, 8:25-10:45, 08:26-10:53 (direct services from Vienna central station)
Knittelfeld - Wien 17:14-19:35, 18:02-20:26, 18:14-20:35 (Sunday only), 19:14-21:35, 20:14-22:35 (Sunday only), 21:14-23:35
   
Villach - Knittelfeld 7:14-9:12, 9:14-11:12 (direct services)
Knittelfeld - Villach 16:47-18:46, 18:47-20:46, 20:47-22:46
   
Klagenfurt - Knittelfeld 7:39-9:12, 9:39-11:12 (direct services)
Knittelfeld - Klagenfurt 16:47-18:20, 18:47-20:20, 20:47-22:20
   
Salzburg - Knittelfeld 6:15-9:51, 8:15-11:51 (includes a change in St. Michael)
Knittelfeld - Salzburg 18:07-21:44
   
Linz - Knittelfeld 7:12-9:51, 9:14-11:51 (includes a change in St. Michael)
Knittelfeld - Linz

18:07-21:04

Visit oebb.at to plan and book your own journey to Knittelfeld - whether you'll be setting out from Austria or across the border.

Additional bus transfers

Free Spielberg shuttle buses are also being provided from Knittelfeld train station and from Judenburg bus station (Postgasse) to near to the Red Bull Ring. From the shuttle bus terminal you can walk to the circuit in just a few minutes.

Bus station Judenburg (Postgasse) - Red Bull Ring (Friday to Sunday)
from 08:00 - 20:00 every 30 minutes
from 20:00 - 23:00 every 60 minutes
Stops: Bus station Judenburg, Red Bull Ring

Train station Knittelfeld - Red Bull Ring (Friday to Sunday)
from 08:00 - 20:00 every 20 minutes
from 20:00 - 23:00 every 30 minutes (Sunday only till 19:00)
Stops: Knittelfeld train station, Red Bull Ring

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for your arrival and return journeys, and that you catch a shuttle bus from the Red Bull Ring to Knittelfeld station in good time.

Subject to change!

Regional bus network

You will find information on the regular Postbus timetables online at www.postbus.at.

Additional bus transfers

Troughout the race weekend, free buses will also run from Knittelfeld train station and Judenburg bus station (Postgasse) to the event site at regular intervals.

Bus station Judenburg (Postgasse) - Red Bull Ring (Friday to Sunday)
from 08:00 - 20:00 every 30 minutes
from 20:00 - 23:00 every 60 minutes
Stops: Bus station Judenburg, Red Bull Ring

Train station Knittelfeld - Red Bull Ring (Friday to Sunday)
from 08:00 - 20:00 every 20 minutes
from 20:00 - 23:00 every 30 minutes
Stops: Knittelfeld trainstation, Red Bull Ring

Subject to chance.

The Hinterstoisser airfield in Zeltweg has been made especially available for civilian use for the 2021 Grand Prix weekend. Depending on availability there is to be a free shuttle service to the Red Bull Ring from 13 to 15 August.

Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, Zeltweg – 4 km, ca. 5 min*
Flughafen Graz – 88 km, ca. 1 h*
Flughafen Klagenfurt – 117 km, ca. 1 ½ h*
Flughafen Linz – 192 km, ca. 2 h*
Flughafen Wien – 200 km, ca. 2 h*
Flughafen Salzburg – 235 km, ca. 2 ½ h*

* Travel time

A landing permit can be obtained online at https://airbaserampservice.org/permission.aspx?Msg=MOTO-GP. For further information please send a mail to request@airbaserampservice.org.

Subject to change

For helicopter-flights to and from Spielberg (charter and single) please contact the company listed below.

Wucher Helicopter GmbH 
+43 5550 3880-0
helicopter@wucher.at
www.wucher.at

 

BUS PARKING TICKET

Early bird rate for 1 day: 50.00 €              (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
Early bird rate for 2 days: 75.00 €            (Friday+Saturday, Friday+Sunday or Saturday+Sunday)
Early bird rate for 3 days: 100.00 €          (Friday to Sunday)

Bus parking tickets for purchase in advance are available here!

On-site rate: 100.00 €/p. day (cash only on site)

You must place the slip behind the windshield in a clearly visible position. Please keep in mind that the number of bus parking spaces is limited.

Arrival recommendation
Buses should arrive until 9 am due to the expected heavy traffic later on! All buses have to use the Knittelfeld West exit (and follow the traffic guidance system from there onward). The bus parking lot is open from 7 am (parking spaces are assigned on site).

Bus driver information point
Open Friday to Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm. Bus drivers must fill in a registration form there and will be provided with information and beverages.

Bus departure on Saturday and Sunday is possible from 5 pm at the earliest! Please take this into account when planning your arrival and departure.

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