Practical guide 24 Hours of Le Mans: How to get to the circuit?

AUTOhebdo offers you a short practical guide to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. If you want to go to the circuit, here's how to do it.

Published on 12/06/2024 à 18:12

Gonzalo Forbes

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Practical guide 24 Hours of Le Mans: How to get to the circuit?

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An essential monument of international motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans attract a lot of people. Hundreds of thousands of people travel each year to follow one of the biggest races on the planet. Such an influx necessarily requires great organization both from the organizers of the event and from the city of Le Mans itself for around ten days. For the occasion, AUTOhebdo offers you a short practical guide to help you know everything when you go to the circuit, and what means are available to you.

By train

Le Mans Station is served by numerous TGVs from major French cities, allowing you to reach the heart of the event quickly and comfortably. Once at the station, you are a short tram ride from the 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit (line T1 – Terminus Antarès – Stade Marie Marvingt).

For those coming from the region, or for night trips, the Pays de la Loire Region has strengthened the TER offer during the event. These regional trains facilitate your arrival and departure from Le Mans at any time, offering appreciable flexibility for all visitors.

Book your LIVE tickets now at €5 each way

With the TER Live ticket, you not only benefit from your train journey, but also access to the city's tramway. This combined ticket is a practical and economical solution for traveling between the station and the circuit, ensuring a seamless transition from your train to the heart of the action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

We encourage visitors to take advantage of these public transportation services for a more relaxed and eco-friendly experience.

In transit

By bus – Line 5 (BHNS): Fast and frequent. Take a 10-minute walk down to the North Gate.

By bus – Line 10: Direct connection to the circuit. Check for special times during the event.

By Tram – Line T1: Direction Porte Est. Get off at the terminus, Antarès stop. Please note, this year, the Guetteloup / Pôle Santé Sud stop is closed.

Tram service times:

  1. Sunday June 9: 07:50 – 23:00
  2. Tuesday June 11: usual frequency
  3. Wednesday June 12: 06:26 – 00:00
  4. Thursday June 13: 06:26 – 00:00
  5. Friday June 14: 06:25 – 00:35
  6. Saturday June 15: 06:26 – continuously until Sunday June 16, 23:00

The Guetteloup stop will be closed. Get off at the ANTARÈS Terminus – MARIE MARVINGT STADE.

Opt for these lines for quick and environmentally friendly access.

Can we carpool to go to the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit?

Favor it carpooling for greater ease and a reduced ecological impact!

Use approved platforms to easily book your carpooling trip. And park in the parking lot reserved for carpooling, the Parking Sapinières car park:

– Access: free for all vehicles with more than 4 occupants

– Location: immediate proximity to the East Gate

– Registration: required via BlaBlaCar to access the car park

By bike

Meet at the Vélo Gardé Parking Lots located:

– Expo parking lot, near the North Gate: access location

– East door (in front of the door): access location

- Door Karting (in front of the door) : access location


Use taxis for quick and direct access to the circuit:

– Radio Taxi Le Mans 24/24 – Tel: 7 7 02 43 24

– ABC taxi – Tel: 02 43 42 42 42

– Taxis alliance – Tel: 02 43 21 23 05

– Central Taxis – Tel: 02 43 88 88 88

Meet in front of the North Gate.

By business plane

The Le Mans-Arnage aerodrome is located in the immediate vicinity of the circuit with a 1420 meter runway – IFR and ILS

More information: 02 43 84 00 43

Where to park for quick access to the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit?

Several solutions exist to easily reach the circuit from the city center:

Consult the parking map

Check parking and tram costs

Check journey times from car parks

When can I access the circuit?

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit opens its doors at the following times:

– Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 June: 08:00 – 02:00

– Saturday June 15 to Sunday June 16 (Continuous race): from 08:00 Saturday June 15 until 18:00 Sunday June 16.

Car parks open one hour before the circuit opens and close one hour after it closes each day.

Plan your arrival and departure taking these times into account for an optimal experience at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

By road

By car from Paris, take the A11 motorway towards Le Mans. Given the large crowds during the event, expect heavy traffic around the circuit. To avoid traffic jams, we recommend using the park and ride facilities available at the motorway exits. These parking areas have frequent shuttles that will transport you directly to the heart of the action without the inconvenience of traffic.

Also consider carpooling as a practical and eco-friendly option. This reduces the number of vehicles on the roads and shares travel costs. Carpooling platforms like BlaBlaCar can help you organize your trip with other spectators.

Using these alternatives makes your arrival easier and contributes to a better experience for everyone.

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Gonzalo Forbes

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