Notification

Public transport to the Formula 1 Grand Prix: Thursday 23 March to Sunday 26 March 2017

Added: 15 March 2017

Take the tram, take pole position

Take the tram, take pole position.

Getting to the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix has never been easier!

Use your 2017 Grand Prix ticket to ride the free shuttle trams.

This year we also have a special event map to help you get to and from the event quickly and easily!

Getting to and from Albert Park: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March

Schools Program attendees who have their tickets may enter at any gate. Attendees who do not have their ticket must go to Gate 2 to enter.

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

There will be no additional train services. All trains will operate to their normal daily timetable.

Customers can get to and from the track using the following options:

Gates 1 and 2

  • Train to Southern Cross Station and then Light Rail GP Express shuttle trams

Gates 3

  • Train to Southern Cross Station and then Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle trams

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

  • Train to Flinders Street Station and then St Kilda Road GP shuttle trams

Customers are advised that their Grand Prix ticket cannot be used to travel on trains, but on trams only.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Customers travelling to the track can use their Grand Prix ticket to travel on shuttle trams – you don’t need to use your myki!

Gates 1 and 2

Customers can catch Light Rail GP Express shuttle trams to Gates 1 and 2:

  • Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March: Trams will run normal services  

Gates 3

Customers can catch Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle trams to Gate 3:

  • Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March: Trams will run normal services  

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers can catch St Kilda Road GP shuttle trams to Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10.

  • Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March: Trams will run normal services

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Customers can catch the following buses close to the track and then walk:

Gates 1, 2, 3 and 10

Gates 5, 8 and 9

Gate 10

Customers are advised that their Grand Prix ticket cannot be used to travel on buses, but on trams only.

Regional train icon Regional train

There will be no additional train services. All trains will operate to their normal daily timetable.

Gates 1 and 2

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station can catch a Light Rail GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 122 Southern Cross Station/Spencer Street.

Gates 3

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station can catch a Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 1 Southern Cross Station/Collins Street.

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station, can change to a Flinders Street Station train and then catch a St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram from Stop 13 Flinders Street Station/Swanston Street.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Regional coach icon Regional coach

There will be no additional coach services. All coaches will operate to their normal daily timetable.

Gates 1 and 2

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal can catch a Light Rail GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 122 Southern Cross Station/Spencer Street.

Gates 3

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal can catch a Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 1 Southern Cross Station/Collins Street.

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal, can change to a Flinders Street Station train and then catch a St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram from Stop 13 Flinders Street Station/Swanston Street.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

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Getting to Albert Park: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

Metropolitan train iconMetropolitan train

There will be no additional train services. All trains will operate to their normal daily timetable.

Customers can get to and from the track using the following options:

Gates 1 and 2

  • Train to Southern Cross Station and then Light Rail GP Express shuttle trams

Gates 3

  • Train to Southern Cross Station and then Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle trams

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

  • Train to Flinders Street Station and then St Kilda Road GP shuttle trams

Customers are advised that their Grand Prix ticket cannot be used to travel on trains, but on trams only.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Customers travelling to the track can use their Grand Prix ticket to travel on shuttle trams.

Saturday 25 March 2017

Shuttle trams will operate to the following frequencies:

  • 5.30am to 7.30am: every 10 minutes
  • 7.30am to 8.30pm: every 2 to 5 minutes
  • 8.30pm: normal services resume.

Sunday 26 March 2017

Shuttle trams will operate to the following frequencies:

  • 6am to 7.30am: every 10 minutes
  • 7.30am to 8.30pm: every 2 to 5 minutes
  • 8.30pm: normal services resume.

Gates 1 and 2

Customers can catch Light Rail GP Express shuttle trams to Gates 1 and 2:

Gates 3

Customers can catch Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle trams to Gate 3

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers can catch St Kilda Road GP shuttle trams to Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10.

Replacement bus services for tram Route 12

Due to the Grand Prix, services for Route 12 will be replaced by buses between Gate 1 Canterbury Road, Middle Park and Crown Casino.

Replacement buses will operate from 5.30am to 9pm, stopping at Gates 1, 2 and 3.

Saturday 25 March 2017 and Sunday 26 March 2017

Towards Albert Park and St Kilda

Services will depart from a temporary stop at the Crown Casino driveway on Clarendon Street.

  • From 5.30am to 8am, buses will run every 15 minutes
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 8 minutes
Towards Crown Casino

Services will depart from a temporary stop adjacent to Gate 1 Canterbury Road, Middle Park.

  • From 5.30am to 8am, buses will run every 15 minutes
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 8 minutes

Replacement bus services for tram Route 96

Due to the Grand Prix, services for Route 96 will be replaced by buses between Park Street/Fitzroy Street St Kilda and Bourke Street/William Street in the CBD.

Saturday 25 March 2017

Replacement buses will operate from 5.30am to 9pm

Towards Albert Park and St Kilda
  • From 5.30am to 8am, buses will run every 8 minutes.
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 15 minutes

Services will depart from the intersection of Bourke and William streets in the CBD.

Towards the CBD and Brunswick
  • From 5.30am to 8am, buses will run every 15 minutes
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 8 minutes

Services will depart from the intersection of Park and Fitzroy streets in St Kilda.

Sunday 26 March 2017

Replacement buses will operate from 6am to 9pm

Towards Albert Park and St Kilda
  • From 6am to 8am, buses will run every 15 minutes
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 8 minutes

Services will depart from the intersection of Bourke and William streets in the CBD.

Towards the CBD and Brunswick
  • From 6am to 8am, buses will run every 15 minutes
  • From 8am to 9pm, buses will run every 8 minutes

Services will depart from the intersection of Park and Fitzroy streets in St Kilda.

Replacement bus stops for Route 96

  • Stop 3: Church Street/Bourke Street (towards Albert Park/St Kilda only)
  • Stop 122: Spencer Street/Collins Street (towards Albert Park/St Kilda only)
  • Stop 124: Batman Park (both directions)
  • Stop 124A: Clarendon Street/Crown Casino (both directions)
  • Stop 125: Clarendon Street at Whiteman Street (towards CBD/Brunswick only)
  • Stop 126: Clarendon Street/City Road (both directions)
  • Stop 127: Ferrars Street/Coventry Street (both directions)
  • Stop 128: Ferrars Street/Bridport Street (both directions)
  • Stop 129: Canterbury Road/Wright Street (both directions)
  • Stop 130: Middle Park - Canterbury Road/Armstrong Street (both directions)
  • Stop 131: Canterbury Road/Fraser Street (both directions)
  • Stop 132: St Kilda Station – Canterbury Road/Fitzroy Street (both directions)

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Customers can catch the following buses close to the track and then walk:

Gates 1, 2, 3 and 10

Gates 5, 8 and 9

Gate 10

Customers are advised that their Grand Prix ticket cannot be used to travel on buses, but on trams only.

Regional train icon Regional train

There will be two additional services running on the Warrnambool line on Sunday 26 March 2017.

To Melbourne

An additional train will depart Marshall 10.30am, South Geelong 10.35am (u), Geelong 10.40am (u), North Geelong 10.43am (u), Lara 10.54am (u), Wyndham Vale 11.06am (u), Tarneit 11.13am (u), arriving at Southern Cross Station at 11.39am

(u) Stops to pick up only.

From Melbourne

An additional train will depart Southern Cross Station at 6.50pm, Tarneit 7.13pm (d), Wyndham Vale 7.20pm (d), Little River 7.27pm (d), Lara 7.33pm (d), Corio 7.37pm (d), North Shore 7.40pm (d), North Geelong 7.43pm (d), Geelong 7.47pm (d), South Geelong 7.52pm (d), arriving at Marshall Station at 8pm.

(d) Stops to set down only.

Gates 1 and 2

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station can catch a Light Rail GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 122 Southern Cross Station/Spencer Street.

Gates 3

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station can catch a Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 1 Southern Cross Station/Collins Street.

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Station, can change to a Flinders Street Station train and then catch a St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram from Stop 13 Flinders Street Station/Swanston Street.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Regional coach icon Regional coach

There will be no additional coach services. All coaches will operate to their normal daily timetable.

Gates 1 and 2

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal can catch a Light Rail GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 122 Southern Cross Station/Spencer Street.

Gates 3

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal can catch a Clarendon Street GP Express shuttle tram from Stop 1 Southern Cross Station/Collins Street.

Gates 5, 8, 9 and 10

Customers arriving at Southern Cross Coach terminal, can change to a Flinders Street Station train and then catch a St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram from Stop 13 Flinders Street Station/Swanston Street.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

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Accessible transport

Low-floor accessible trams operate between Spencer Street (Southern Cross Station) and the Grand Prix circuit.

Passengers are recommended to use the following services and accessible stops to get to their gate. Please note: the Clarendon Street GP express tram is not low-floor accessible.

Gate 1

Tram: Light Rail GP Express

Board: Stop 122 (Spencer Street/Southern Cross Station)

Alight: Stop 130 (Middle Park)

Gate 2

Tram: Light Rail GP Express

Board: Stop 122 (Spencer Street/Southern Cross Station)

Alight: Stop 129 (Wright Street)

Gate 3

Tram: Light Rail GP Express

Board: Stop 122 (Spencer Street/Southern Cross Station)

Alight: Stop 131 (MSAC)

Gate 5

Tram: St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram

Board: Stop 8 (Melbourne Central Station), Stop 10 (Swanston/Bourke streets), Stop 11 (Swanston Street/City Square), Stop 13 (Federation Square/Flinders Street Station), Stop 14 (Arts Precinct)

Alight: Stop 20 (St Kilda Road/Domain Interchange)

Gate 8

No wheelchair accessible access is available for Gate 8, passengers are advised to travel to Gate 1 and speak to Grand Prix staff.

Gate 9:

Tram: St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram

Board: Stop 8 (Melbourne Central Station), Stop 10 (Swanston/Bourke streets), Stop 11 (Swanston Street/City Square), Stop 13 (Federation Square/Flinders Street Station), Stop 14 (Arts Precinct)

Alight: Stop 27 (St Kilda Road/High Street)

Gate 10

Tram: St Kilda Road GP shuttle tram

Board: Stop 8 (Melbourne Central Station), Stop 10 (Swanston/Bourke streets), Stop 11 (Swanston Street/City Square), Stop 13 (Federation Square/Flinders Street Station), Stop 14 (Arts Precinct)

Alight: Stop 29 (St Kilda Road/Union Street)

Passengers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.

Passengers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 6am to midnight (Friday & Saturday all night) prior to travelling.

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Ticketing

2017 Grand Prix ticket holders are able to travel free on Grand Prix shuttle trams in Melbourne. You must show your Grand Prix ticket if requested by public transport staff.

Please note, you cannot travel on trains or buses using your Grand Prix ticket. You must have a valid myki card to travel.

myki is your reusable travel card for trains, trams and buses in Melbourne and regional Victorian centres.

Top up before your journey. touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.

For more information, see myki.

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Precinct map

View or download our 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix precinct map, which shows you all the public transport services that will get you to and from Albert Park.

2017 GrandPrix Precinct Map

Download the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix precinct map (PDF) 457kB

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Additional information 

  • Please check the Live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • To plan your route, please use Journey planner.
  • Download the PTV mobile apps for Android and iOS and access public transport information on the go, including real-time train, tram and bus information.
  • Customers are advised to top up prior to travelling or to set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see auto top up your myki.
  • For information on ticketing for children, see Children on public transport and Concessions.
  • Customers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 6am to midnight (Friday & Saturday all night) prior to travelling.

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