Getting to Circuito de Navarra from the UK

Getting to Circuito de Navarra from the UK

Flying Driving & Ferry Example Itinerary

Travelling to Circuito de Navarra from the UK is much easier than you might think. And there’s a range of different routes available, depending on your requirements.

With so many interesting places to explore in northern Spain, from San Sebastian with its stunning architecture, beautiful beaches and world-renowned culinary scene through to the famous Rioja wine region located close to the race circuit, you can extend your visit and explore all the best the region has to offer.

Getting Here - Flying

The circuit is located close to several airports, including some served internationally from the UK, with a two-hour flight time from London.


Bilbao Airport is the closest international airport to Circuito de Navarra, with frequent flights available from London Gatwick and Manchester Airport.


Slightly further away from the circuit than Bilbao, Zaragoza Airport is another viable option with a reasonable drive time to Circuito de Navarra. Regular flights are scheduled from London Stansted.


As an alternate option, you can fly from London Gatwick to Madrid Airport, Then get an onward flight to Pamplona Airport


A 45-minute drive from the circuit, Pamplona Airport is served daily by domestic flights from Madrid, with some commercial flights also welcomed from outside Spain.

Biarritz (France)

Located a short drive away in France, Biarritz Pays Basque Airport welcomes frequent flights from London Stansted, with services from London Gatwick also available during the summer.

Getting Here - By Vehicle/Ferry

Located directly next to the Autovía A-12 highway, Circuito de Navarra is easily accessible by road at junction 58.


Bilbao is home to the closest ferry port, with departures from Portsmouth twice weekly. The average drive time to the venue from here is less than two hours.


An alternative ferry port within a reasonable drive time of Circuito de Navarra is Santander, which is also served by boats from Portsmouth. This is approximately three hours from the circuit.

St. Malo

The port of St. Malo in France is served regularly by cross Channel ferries and is around nine hours away from Circuito de Navarra by road.


If driving from the UK directly via the Dover-Calais ferry route, a typical journey will take around 14 hours by road.

Example Itinerary

  • Arrive at London’s Gatwick Airport, easily accessible by road or rail, at lunchtime ahead of a mid-afternoon flight, typically with the Vueling airline
  • Arrive at Bilbao Airport in the early evening
  • Next up, you will need to collect your hire car. We would strongly encourage booking in advance
  • A range of car hire options are available at Bilbao airport, conveniently right by the main terminal, including major operators like Hertz and Sixt
  • A stunning drive through the mountains awaits you as you leave Bilbao, with a journey time of around two hours across high quality, quiet roads to reach Circuito de Navarra and its surrounding towns
  • We recommend you consider staying in Logroño, the shopping and financial capital of La Rioja with a great selection of hotels – around a 20 minute drive from the circuit
  • Head out upon arrival to sample the region’s excellent local food and wine – the region is rich with some of the finest cuisine Spain has to offer
  • Almost 50 tapas bars are crammed into the famous Calle del Laurel street in the old town of Logroño!