Prepare your visit to the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans

Prepare your visit to the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans

Come to the circle

It will be possible to access the circuit during Test Day (Sunday 4 June). Then, the circuit will remain closed to the public on Monday, but will open on Tuesday, June 6 in the afternoon to allow recreational access. From Wednesday June 7 to Friday June 9, it will close its doors in the evening after rehearsals and concerts. And it will be open on Saturday June 10, from 8 am to Sunday evening, without interruption.

search plan in detail.

On the side of the road

To join the 24 Hours of Le Mans, here is the address to fill in your GPS: circuit 24 Hours of Le Mans, 72019 Le Mans.
The circuit is 2 hours from Paris (via A11), 2h15 from Rouen (via A28), 1h40 from Nantes (via A11), 1h35 from Rennes (via A81 E50), 2 hours from Caen (via A88 ; A28), 1h30 from Tours (via A28), 40 minutes from Alençon (via A28) and 4h20 from Bordeaux (A28; A10).

By train

There are many TGV connections between Le Mans/Paris as well as to major Western cities (Nantes, Rennes) such as Lyon, Lille, Marseille, Montpellier.

The Pays de la Loire region is introducing, in collaboration with SNCF, a €5 ticket (round trip €10) for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tickets are valid on the entire regional transport network (trains and regional coaches) departing from all Pays de la Loire stations and going to the station closest to the event.

By tram

Access to the circuit from Le Mans station can be done by tram T1 (Antarès-Stade Marie-Marvingt stop) in less than 20 minutes. The entrance to the eastern side of the circuit (Garage Vert bend) is 150 meters on foot from the station tram.
The tramway system will be strengthened this year. On Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, it will operate continuously with passages every 6 to 10 minutes (except between 3 am and 6 am, every 30 minutes).

By bus

Rapid transit has been created to back up the tramway on Saturday June 10 from 10 am to 4 pm from Le Mans train station (Northern route). It runs every 15 minutes and allows you to access the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans by being dropped off at the Parc des Expositions du Mans. You will now be only 10 minutes away from the North Gate.

This bus is free, it is included in the ticket price.

How to drive?

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Driver or passenger, registration on the driving application is required. In the app you can “find routes” or “recommend routes”.

You must have at least 4 people in the car to benefit from your free parking access pass (Les Sapinières). From the Sapinières car park, shuttle transport will be at your disposal to reach the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans:

  • Tuesday, June 6: from 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7: from 9 am to 12:30 am
  • Thursday, June 8: from 9 am to 12:30 am
  • Saturday, June 10: from 7:30 am – Continued
  • Sunday June 11: non-stop until 6 pm

Don’t forget to upload your vehicle receipt together beforehand.

A WAZE link with a specific route will be delivered to you once you sign up for a ride request.

By taxi

  • Radio Taxi Le Mans 24/7 – Phone: 02 43 24 92 92
  • ABC Taxi – Tel: 02 43 42 42 42
  • Taxi Union – Tel: 02 43 42 13 76
  • Central Taxis – Phone: 02 43 88 88 88

Get off with a taxi

The drop off point is near the North Gate. Explore the schedule by clicking the link THEY WERE.

aviation business

The Le Mans-Arnage aerodrome is in the vicinity of the circuit. Runway of 1420 meters – IFR and ILS.
More information at 02 43 84 00 43

Enter the circuit

To facilitate access to the event, several entrances are available. Access to the circuit enclosure is possible through ten access doors. These are located between outdoor parking areas and indoor public areas:

RED Belt

  • North Gate – pedestrian
  • Museum entrance – pedestrian
  • Panorama door – pedestrian
  • Porte Tertre Rouge – pedestrian and car


  • South Gate – car
  • East Gate – pedestrians
  • Mulsanne Gate – car
  • Green Garage Door – car
  • Porte Château – pedestrian and car
  • Glamping gate – pedestrians
  • Porte Houx – pedestrian and car
  • CIK entrance – pedestrian and car


  • Connection door – pedestrian
  • Annex door – pedestrians


  • Karting Gate – pedestrian and car


You have saved the Reception Area

If you have a ticket to access the Reception Area, the color of the route to follow is shown on your ticket. We advise you to follow the road signs in the colors that match your ticket.

We recommend the following road exits depending on the color of your lane:

  • Red route: A28 exit n°23;
  • Blue route: from A11 n ° 9 and for A28 from n ° 25;
  • Yellow route: from A11 n°9 and for A28 from n°25;
  • Green way: from A28 n ° 23;
  • Purple route: from A11 n°9 and for A28 from n°25;
  • Orange route: A11 from n°9 and for A28 from n°24 and 25.

You will receive by email or text a Waze link with a modified direct route to your access ticket as the event approaches.

Where is it possible to camp?

The Welcome Areas available for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans are:

  • Tertre Rouge Reception Area (Red Area);
  • Holly Reception Area (Green Area);
  • Annex Holly Reception Area (Green Area);
  • Holly Annex Club Reception Area (Green Area);
  • Epinettes Reception Area (Green Area);
  • Racecourse Reception Area (Green Area);
  • Beauséjour reception area (Yellow Area);
  • Clos Fleuri Reception Area (Yellow Area);
  • Arnage Reception Area (Violet Area);
  • Mulsanne reception area (Violet Area).

Reminder: For all our Reception Areas, one ticket per vehicle is required. (35m² of space).

Are there lockers in the Reception Areas?

There are lockers in the Beauséjour, Clos Fleuri and Hippodrome reception areas. These lockers work under the locker system, without specific hours. Several cabin sizes are available (6€, 12€, 18€, 30€ depending on the cabin size). Reservations are possible on our partner’s website French locker.


Where is free parking available?

Free car parks are located east of the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. To get there, you must follow the blue path that says “FREE”. You can also use the WAZE target by clicking this link.

Coming from the main road, we advise you to take exit n°9 of the A11 to join the D323 and go to the free car parks.

The free parking hours are:

  • Sunday June 4, 2023 – Test day: from 7 am to 8 pm;
  • Monday June 5, 2023: Circuit closed to the public;
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023: from 12 pm to 7 pm;
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023: from 7 am to 1 am;
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023: from 7 am to 1 am;
  • Friday, June 9, 2023: 7 am to 1 am;
  • Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June: continuously from 7 am to 7 pm

How do I access my car park?

To access your car park, follow the markings in the colored area of ​​your car park access pass (Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Violet). Place on your front screen (top right) the badge corresponding to your Parking access pass (received in advance by secure mail).
Ushers will greet you at the entrance to the car park.

What are PMR car parks?

The PMR car parks (located at P7E inside the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans as well as in the M1 car park, outside the circuit) can be accessed by presenting your access ticket together with your CMI parking card in a person’s name that one. indicated at the time of ordering. You must reserve your parking space ticket office website.

This ticket is valid on Sunday June 4 and from Tuesday June 6 at 2 am to Sunday June 11 at 6 pm. Does not include Entrance Ticket.
To reach this PMR parking, just follow the Orange route.
All areas are paved, camping is strictly prohibited.

Is there a motorcycle parking lot?

Motorcycle parking is available in the Green Area. There is a free helmet locker in this car park.

Here it is WAZE link find motorcycle parking.

Is there bicycle parking?

Bicycle parking is available in the Green Zone – Léon Bollée Velodrome. There is a bicycle repair and maintenance center in this car park.

Here it is WAZE link access to the bike park.

What is Carpool Parking?

The car park is Parking Sapinières. It can only be accessed if you are 4 or more in the car after registration is activated our platform.

Travel Buses

Is there transport around the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans?

Online transportation is available free of charge when you present your Entry ticket.
Shuttles operate from Wednesday June 7 and allow you to reach the north of the circuit at the Mulsanne and Arnage bends.
They serve every day from 9 am to 12:30 am and continue from Saturday June 10 to Sunday June 11.

Shuttles to the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

From Arnage train station, transport is available. It will drop you off at station PZ54 allowing you to walk to the South Gate.

From Le Mans train station, a shuttle service is available (only Saturday June 10). It will drop you off at Oasis station. You will now be only 10 minutes away from the North Gate.

From RIMA Parking Relais, shuttle service is available Saturday June 10 from 7 am to Sunday June 11 at 7 pm continuously.

From Parking Relais Université a shuttle bus is available. This is Tramway (line T1 towards Antarès Stade Marie Marvingt), get off at Terminus.

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