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The Indian Grand Prix is one of the newest circuit in the F1 Calendar and I want to know:

  • Which airport is closest to the circuit?
  • Where to stay?
  • Is there public transport from/to airport/circuit?
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  1. The closest useful airport is Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA code DEL). There are other airports in the region, but none of them are serviced by regular commercial flights.
  2. The Indian GP circuit is in a town called Greater Noida which lies in the outskirts of New Delhi. As such, there's plenty of places to stay in Delhi, so this question is too broad.
  3. Taking public transport is to the Indian GP circuit is not recommended, and possibly doesn't exist. While public transport within New Delhi is reasonably good - thanks to a metro and public bus system, along with 'autorickshaws' and taxis - public transport from Delhi to surrounding towns such as Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, et al are infrequent and quite bad. Even if you do find a bus to Greater Noida, these outlying townships don't have good public transport available for intra-city travel, so it's kinda pointless.

Fortunately, due to the exchange rate, it won't be too expensive to hire a taxi to take you out the Indian GP circuit from Delhi. Getting to Greater Noida requires you to take a tolled expressway anyway which is typically not serviced by public buses. Make sure you know you you're getting ripped off by the taxi driver and agree on a price beforehand if you can.

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the New Delhi smog was awful for watching –  greg121 Oct 28 '12 at 11:38

Just to add to the answer, the newly opened Yamuna Expressway offers speedy access from the city to Greater Noida and beyond to Agra. The Buddh International Circuit is conveniently located just off the highway. The toll to get from the city to the circuit is Rs. 320, and probably takes about 20-30 minutes - a much-needed improvement over the existing route. In the absence of public transit facilities, prepaid taxis would likely be the most comfortable and economical to get there.

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