Las Vegas F1 Parking, Monorail & Rideshare Guide & Tips

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Las Vegas F1 parking tips for the Grand Prix

Thinking about driving  and parking at the Las Vegas F1? Well if you want to avoid sitting in hours of traffic, then you need to be smart about where you park.

You can minimise he traffic pain by parking in one of the lots close to a Monorail station either North or South of the circuit.

This guide provides info on all of the best parking options near the stations, plus details of the road closures so you’re fully up-to-speed on the potential chaos on the streets surrounding the circuit.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix Road Closures

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is a night event which takes place from Thursday 21st November to Saturday 23rd November. See the full Vegas F1 schedule for precise timings.

If you’re thinking about going to the race yourself, check out my guide to Las Vegas F1 tickets.

Across those three days there will be road closures that take place from 5pm and run to 4am each evening.

The full schedule of Las Vegas F1 road closures is as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 21

  • 17:00 – Roads begin soft closure
  • 19:00 – Full Closure; track is live
  • 20:30 – Practice 1
  • 00:00 – Practice 2 (22nd Nov)
  • 02:00 – Track begins to reopen (22nd Nov)
  • 04:00 – Track open to local traffic (22nd Nov)

Friday, Nov. 22

  • 17:00 – Roads begin soft closure
  • 19:00 – Full Closure; track is live
  • 20:30 – Practice 3
  • 00:00 – Qualifying (23rd Nov)
  • 02:00 – Track begins to reopen (23rd Nov)
  • 04:00 – Track open to local traffic (23rd Nov)

Saturday, Nov. 23

  • 17:00 – Roads begin soft closure
  • 19:00 Full Closure; track is live
  • 22:00 – Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • 02:00 Track begins to reopen (24th Nov)
  • 04:00 Track open to local traffic (24th Nov)

The map below provided by the official Las Vegas GP website shows the layout of the road closures and temporary vehicle bridges that will be in effect across the F1 weekend.

These road closures are going to cause mayhem with the traffic surrounding the circuit. If you are driving to the track and planning on parking, make sure you arrive much earlier in the day time.

If you arrive when the road closures are in place then you’ll be sat in even more traffic and will struggle to get to your parking lot, especially if it’s near the strip.

Las Vegas F1 tickets

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Las Vegas F1 Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorial will be running non-stop from 7am on Thursday 21st November to 3am on Monday 24th November, across the whole Vegas Grand Prix weekend covering all the racing action and the Vegas GP concerts.

It goes directly through the middle of the Las Vegas F1 track layout and has a number of stations close to various spectator zones, as the map below shows.

The best Monorail stations within the circuit boundary to get off at for each of the different zones around the Vegas Grand Prix track are as follows:

Harrah’s / LINQ Station:

  • T-Mobile Zone at Sphere (General Admission zone)
  • Venetian Zone
  • Mirage Zone
  • LINQ / Club SI Zone
  • MGM Zone

Flamingo Station :

  • North Koval Zone

Horseshoe / Paris Las Vegas Station:

  • South Koval Zone
  • F1 Paddock Club Zone
  • East Harmon Zone (numerous Vegas F1 grandstands)
  • West Harmon Zone
  • Paris / Club Paris Zone
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Zone

Discounted tickets for the Monorial can be purchased in advance here. A single-trip ticket is $5.50. But you can also buy them at any of the stations.

The map above shows the Monorail route extends quite a way north past the edge of the F1 circuit, and ends at the SAHARA Las Vegas Station.

It also goes south of the circuit and ends at the MGM Grand.

If you’re trying to find a parking lot, aim for somewhere up near Sahara or down past the MGM. That way you can easily jump on the Monorail and be at the circuit within minutes.

Las Vegas F1 Rideshare - Uber / Lyft

There are two designated Rideshare zones at the Las Vegas Grand Prix circuit. 

If you’re planning on taking an Uber or Lyft to get to the venue from your hotel or parking lot, you will need to aim for one of these two areas depending on which zone you have tickets for.

For the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere (the Vegas F1 General Admission zone) there is a designated Rideshare drop-off / collection point at the Hughes Center.

For the East Harmon Zone (where there’s a number of the Las Vegas F1 grandstands, including the Main Grandstand) there’s a rideshare drop-off / collection point at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Both of these Rideshare zones are only a short walk from their respective nearest spectator zone entrances.

Las Vegas F1 Parking at hotels

Personally I wouldn’t try and find a parking lot directly next to the Las Vegas F1 circuit as you’d be at the mercy of the worst of the traffic and road closures.

Instead I would try and go north of the circuit close to the SAHARA Monorail station which you can then ride to get directly to the venue.

Alternatively I’d find somewhere south of the MGM Grand and jump on the MGM Monorail station.

On the map below I’ve highlighted the main Las Vegas hotels for the F1, either north or south of the circuit, plus the Monorail and its stations.

Most hotels around Vegas will be offer Las Vegas F1 parking in their lots to non-guests during the race weekend. There will obviously be a fee to park and you won’t have to reserve in advance, you can just turn up on the day and pay.

The hotels within the circuit boundary will require proof of reservation to access via the temporary bridges, so I wouldn’t attempt to park at any of these.

If you have an RV, you need specific RV parking. I’ve written a list of the best Las Vegas F1 RV parks so check that out.

I’ve contacted each of the hotels on the map above to ask if their parking lots will be open to the public and how much they’ll be charging over the Vegas F1 weekend. No doubt their parking prices will be heavily inflated.

I’ll write ‘Confirmed’ next to each hotel with the information if I have received a response.

Hotels north of the Las Vegas GP circuit - parking

Parking at hotels further north such as SAHARA and Strat are perfectly placed for the SAHARA Monorail station. Others, such as Westgate, can also use the Westgate Monorail station.

  • SAHARA – Confirmed: Parking will be open to non-guests, price TBC
  • Strat – TBC
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Paradise – TBC
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton – TBC
  • Resorts World by Hilton – TBC (usually $10 self park per day / $35 valet park per day)
  • Circus Circus – Confirmed: Parking will be open to non-guests and starts at $50/day, increases later in the day.
  • Ahern – TBC 
  • Westgate – Confirmed: Parking will be open to non-guests and will be free!
  • Springhill Suites by Mariott – TBC (usually $19 / day)
  • Las Vegas Mariott – Confirmed: Parking will be open to non-guests, $50 / day
  • Residence Inn by Mariott – TBC (usually $15 / day)
  • Courtyard by Mariott – TBC (usually $15 / day)
  • Renaissance by Mariott – TBC (usually $17 self park / $30 valet)
  • Fairfield Inn by Mariott – TBC (usually $15 / day)
  • Trump – Confirmed: Parking will be for hotel guests only

Hotels south of the Las Vegas GP circuit - parking

The Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur hotels all have a tram that runs to the MGM, where you can hop on the Monorail.

Parking at any of those for the Las Vegas Grand Prix will give you easy access to the circuit.

  • MGM – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • Park MGM – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • New York New York – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • Luxor – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • Excalibur – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • Mandalay Bay – Confirmed: Parking open to non-guests, between $50 and $100 per day, depending on which day you attend (Saturday is more expensive)
  • Tropicana by Hilton – TBC
  • OYO – Confirmed: Parking will be for hotel guests only
  • Four seasons – TBC

F1 parking at Fashion Show Mall

The Fashion Show Mall is located on the corner of Spring Mountain Rd / Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s right next to Turn 12 on the circuit at the Northern end of the track.

For the F1 they are offering public parking at a cost on the following days:

  • Thursday November 21st – $40
  • Friday Novemeber 22nd – $40
  • Saturday November 23rd – $70

If you spend over $100 in the mall before 5pm on any of those days you can validate your parking ticket and get the cost of parking refunded.

F1 parking in other lots

Apart from the major hotels listed above there will also be lots of other private parking lots available around Sin City during the Grand Prix weekend.

The LINQ / High-roller Self Park is well situated and open on the F1 weekend but will get full very quickly.

Search for ‘parking lot Las Vegas’ on Google Maps and see what else comes up. Prices for these are likely to vary and will also be inflated during the F1 weekend. Again I’d aim for somewhere further away from the track but near a Monorail station.

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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Chuck Boa

Any word if parking will be Available at Virgin Hotel?

Jessica

Yes, it’s $75+

Jen

Will there be parking at the convention centre?

Alyson

Best recommendations for parking if working @the Aria for this event? Monorail or bus or?????

Celia

thank for all the info. This was exactly what I needed. Just fyi, I just parked at the Westgate and the attendant says they will be charging for parking Friday and Saturday. He said around $25 but didn’t seem too confident on that price.

Celia

Yes it was and not super packed either.

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