DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    Also known as the 'Pearl of the Ardennes', the small town of Spa is nestled among the sweeping hills of the Belgian countryside.

    This remote part of Belgium is not only famous for being home to one of the best circuits in motorsport, its natural mineral springs have attracted tourists from all over the world for centuries. The waters are said to hold 'healing' properties and came to fame in the late 1700s. Why not relax with some rejuvenating hydrotherapy after the on-track excitement?

    Make sure you set aside some time to enjoy the stunning scenery and soak up the culture, but we recommend taking an umbrella, as Spa is famous for it's water in more ways than one!

    • Language: French, Flemish
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CEST (GMT+0200)

    International Travel

    Brussels International Airport, or Cologne Airport in Germany, are approximately the same distance from the circuit - 110km and 90km respectively. The closest airport is in Maastricht, but it can be more difficult to get a direct flight.

    As Belgium is one of the UK's closest neighbours, many fans based in the UK chose to drive to the track. For those interested in driving from the UK, there are a couple of options to cross The Channel. Ferry's are available from Dover to Calais, and the transfer takes approximately 90 minutes. Alternatively, the Eurotunnel departs from Folkstone and arrives in Calais a mere 35 minutes later. The drive from Calais to Spa will usually take around 4 hours, depending on traffic.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Location Map

    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event month changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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