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General Info - Transport

It’s easy to travel to the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Melbourne’s public transport network with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For up to the minute train, tram and bus information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel. Tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Premium Stations, retail outlets and ticket machines at train stations.

Trains

Metropolitan

Use metropolitan or regional train services to Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations to catch one of the free shuttle trams running direct to the circuit. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website: www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more maps and timetables.

Note: normal train fares apply on all metro train services.

  • Thursday & Friday: Peak Hours: 7am-9am, 4pm-7pm 5-10 minute intervals (most trains)
  • Thursday & Friday: Off-peak: 15-30 minute intervals
  • Saturday & Sunday: 20 minute service on most lines (40 minute frequency on a few outer suburban services).

Regional

For maps and timetables please call 1800 800 007 or visit VLine's website: www.vline.com.au for more information.

Note: normal train fares apply on all regional train services.

Trams

Free trams for Grand Prix ticket holders operate from Swanston Street and Spencer Street on all four days of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. There are three different tram routes servicing all gates at the circuit.

Light Rail GP Express
Spencer Street (Cnr Collins Street) to Gates 1 & 2

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1-2 minute intervals.

Clarendon Street GP Express
Spencer Street (Cnr Collins Street) to Gates 3 & 4

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2-4 minute intervals.

St Kilda Road GP Shuttle
Swanston Street (outside Federation Square) to Gates 5, 8, 9, & 10

  • Thursday: Trams will run as per usual schedule.
  • Friday: Peak Times: 2-3 minute intervals.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Peak Times: 1 minute intervals.

NOTE: Normal tram fares apply on other tram routes that operate past the Circuit. The Light Rail GP Express will not stop in both directions between Spencer Street and the Circuit on Saturday and Sunday. (NB: This includes the stop at Crown Casino). The Clarendon Street GP Express will stop along Clarendon st at stops 126,127,128,129,130 and 130A on Saturday and Sunday.

Bus

Metropolitan Bus Service

Some bus services will take you to bus stops close to the Circuit, whilst other services will take you to the City, where you can catch the tram services to the Circuit (free tram for GP ticket holders).

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid ticket for travel.

For more maps and timetables visit the Public Transport Victoria website: www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Grand Prix Bus Services

Crown Casino Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus will operate between Crown Casino (Clarendon Street entrance) and Gate 1 at peak times during the morning and afternoon.

To Albert Park

  • • Saturday & Sunday departing Crown 9:00am then every 10 minutes until last at 2:30PM

From Albert Park

  • • Saturday & Sunday departing Gate 1 6:00pm then every 10 minutes until last at 8:30pm

Arts Centre Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus will operate between Gate 1 and the Arts Centre during the following times on each day of the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Tickets cost $5 per person.

Date (March)Start TimeFinish Time
Fri 14th1700hrs2100hrs
Sat 15th1700hrs2100hrs
Sun 16th1700hrs2100hrs

Car

The best thing to do is leave the car at home!

Park in one of the 70,000 car spaces in the City and catch the FREE GP EXPRESS TRAM SERVICES to the Circuit.

NO PUBLIC PARKING AT THE CIRCUIT.

Restricted Parking
Grand Prix Patrons (non residents) will NOT be permitted to park close to Albert Park. Special Permits will be required to enter selected residential areas near the Grand Prix Circuit. ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY FINES AND/OR TOWAWAYS. Access will be maintained to local shops and businesses. Businesses will be trading as usual for the four days of the event.

Taxi

DROP OFF & PICK UP: Gates 1, 2, 4, 8 (taxi rank on St Kilda Road) & 10. For further information please visit victaxi.com.au

Limousine

Designated bays are provided for limousines in each of the taxi ranks above except at Gate 1 where a specific rank is provided.

Helicopter

Travel to the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix by helicopter! For charter prices please call Professional Helicopter Services on (03) 9580 7433.

Private helicopters can land at the Grand Prix at the Helipad adjacent to Gate 10. Landing fees apply and registration/insurance declaration forms must be completed and submitted to Professional Helicopter Services.

Click here to download the forms.

Disability Services

People with a disability may catch a train to Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) or park in the car parks in the City and catch a FREE wheelchair accessible bus from Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street/Collins Street extension entrance) to the Circuit.

Patrons will be dropped off at the gate of their choice (except Gate 8) and can link up with the FREE internal disability Shuttle Service.

For further information on the Southern Cross shuttle, please phone Transdev (03) 9362 8600.

The free internal shuttle service operates on all days of the event. For bookings phone Wheelaway on 1800 133 320.

For more information on Disability Services please click here.

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