The Miami Grand Prix is one of the newer races to the Formula 1 season. Entering the calendar in 2022, the Miami International Autodrome, famously held at Hard Rock Stadium has become one of the largest racing spectacles of the year, just falling short of Las Vegas on glitz and glamour. With the Miami Grand Prix rapidly approaching, it is important to plan the easiest and most efficient ways to reach the circuit. This comprehensive transportation guide will help you make the most of your journey to and from the Miami International Autodrome.
The Miami International Autodrome and Hard Rock Stadium are located just north of iconic Downtown Miami and South Beach, slightly to the west of Hollywood Florida, and south of Fort Lauderdale, in the neighborhood called Miami Gardens. As the proximity suggests in the last sentence, there are many different travel options into the Miami area for the grand prix
Flying directly into Miami is the best and easiest option for many racegoers. The airport is located 9 miles (14.5 km) from Downtown Miami and which is roughly a 15 minute drive depending on traffic and the time of day, and is 17 miles (27.3 km) or a 23 minute drive from the track. The Miami airport has different modes of transportation available to take you into the city (taxis, rideshare, shuttles, etc.). As most race-goers will opt to stay in Downtown Miami and on South Beach, traffic to and from the airport may fluctuate.
Flying into Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood is a great option for people who opt to stay in the Hollywood, Florida, North Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas - although Downtown Miami and South Beach are still accessible. The airport is located directly in Fort Lauderdale and only 4 miles (6.5 km) North of Hollywood which is under a 10 minute drive. If you do choose to fly in here and still stay in Downtown Miami, the drive will likely only take about 30 - 40 minutes. This airport is also generally equidistant to the Miami International Autodrome as the Miami International Airport and is 17.7 miles (28 km) or a 25 minute drive from the track.
Driving to the circuit is one of the more convenient ways to get around Miami and to and from the circuit, but it does come at an extra cost. If you plan on renting a car, costs can range from $40 - $100 (USD) per day depending on the vehicle. If you have your own vehicle, the only extra cost you will have to worry about is the parking pass which is roughly an extra $75 - $450 (USD) on top of your race weekend ticket (this includes all three days) depending on which lot you choose in proximity to the track. Driving from Downtown Miami usually only takes about 25 minutes, but expect some delays from the chaos of the Grand Prix.
For more information, check out these website for car rentals and more information on the parking pass.
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Shuttles are available to those who chose to drive to the Miami International Autodrome or are close to one of the lots. Depending on which lot you’re in you may need to take one of the free shuttle buses from the lot to the entrance.
Free Shuttle buses serve parking lots closest to the circuit. Last year, buses departed every 10 minutes, starting from 11:30 AM on Friday and 8:30 AM onSaturday and Sunday.
Returning in the evening, shuttles left the circuit until 9:30 PM on Friday and 8:20 PM on Saturday and Sunday. At the circuit, the pick-up and drop-off points are at certain gates around the track, so you may have to walk to certain inaccessible sections.
The shuttle drive time takes roughly about 10 minutes (very dependent on traffic). For more information, check out the official Miami Grand Prix website.
Please, note that while these shuttles are free, these are for people who have parked and paid for parking.
If you don’t want to drive to the circuit yourself, rideshares are another great way to get to the circuit. The average price of an Uber from Downtown Miami (JW Marriott Hotel to North Campus drop-off was used for this estimation) ranges from ~$18 (USD) to ~$79 (USD) depending on which comfort level and vehicle option you choose. Expect a surcharge during the race weekend as Ubers and Lyfts may be subject to a much higher demand of rides.
Unfortunately, rideshares do not take you directly to the circuit. Instead, depending on your ticket, you must ride share to a specific shuttle pickup point located in various places in the city. From each of these locations, you must wait for a shuttle bus that will take you to your designated gate. While these busses are free, you must be diligent about which pickup and drop off zone you should tell your Uber. You can also choose to walk the distance between your drop-off zone and gate, but some locations are over a 40 minute walk, so plan accordingly.
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