Everything you need to know to attend the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans

Everything you need to know to attend the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary on 10-11 June will see Toyota, Ferrari, Porsche, Peugeot, Cadillac, Vanwall and Glickenhaus battle it out on the track. For maximum enjoyment, here's how to prepare for your trip.

Getting to the circuit

The circuit will be open for Test Day on Sunday 4 June. It will remain closed to the public on Monday and will reopen on Tuesday 6 June early afternoon for you to enjoy the attractions and activities. From Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 June, the entrance gates will be closed in the evening after the free practice and qualifying sessions and the concerts. They will reopen and remain so non-stop from Saturday 10 June at 08:00 until Sunday evening.

Click for the detailed 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans PROGRAMME.

By Road

To get to the circuit, enter this address in your GPS: Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, 72019 Le Mans.

The circuit is located 2 hours from Paris (via the A11), 2h15 from Rouen (via the A28), 1h40 from Nantes (via the A11), 1h35 from Rennes (via the A81 E50), 2 hours from Caen (via the A88; A28), 1h30 from Tours (via the A28), 40 minutes from Alençon (via the A28) and 4h20 from Bordeaux (A28; A10 ).

By Train

There are many high-speed rail links between Le Mans and Paris, and from major cities in west France (Nantes, Rennes) as well as Lyon, Lille, Marseille and Montpellier.

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

By Tram

You can reach the circuit from Le Mans train station via the T1 Tram Line (Antarès-Stade Marie-Marvingt stop) in less than 20 minutes. The entrance on the east side of the circuit (Garage  Vert) is located 150 meters on foot from the tram station.

Trams will run more frequently than ever this year. On Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June, it will operate continuously with passages every 6 to 10 minutes (except between 03:00 and 06:00, every 30 minutes).

By Bus

A free express bus will operate as a back-up to the tram on Saturday 10 June from 10:00 to 16:00 from the Le Mans train station (North exit). It will pass every 15 minutes and allow you to reach the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit and be dropped off at the Parc des Expositions du Mans. You will then only have a 10-minute walk to the North Gate.

Shuttle service included with your admission ticket.

How to Carpool

Sign up now and reserve your carpool on our official platform.

Drivers and passengers should register on the platform. Then use it to offer a ride or to look for one.

Cars with 4 people or more qualify for free parking at Les Sapinières car park. A shuttle service will run between the car park and the circuit.

  • Tuesday 6 June | from 13:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday 7 June | from 09:00 to 00:30
  • Thursday 8 June | from 09:00 to 00:30
  • Saturday 10 June | from 07:30 non-stop
  • Sunday 11 June | non-stop to 18:00

Don't forget to upload your carpooling receipt beforehand.

A WAZE link with a specific route will be sent to you once you have registered on the carpooling platform.

By Taxi

  • Radio Taxi Le Mans (24/7) | Tel +33 (0)2 43 24 92 92
  • ABC Taxi | Tel +33 (0)2 43 42 42 42
  • Taxis Alliance | Tel +33 (0)1 43 42 13 76
  • Central Taxis | Tel +33 (0)2 43 88 88 88

Drop-off and Taxi

The drop-off point is located in the immediate vicinity of the North Gate. Get the route by clicking on the WAZE link.

Business Aviation

The Le Mans-Arnage aerodrome is located near the circuit and has a 1,420-meter runway (IFR and ILS). For more info, call +33 (0)2 43 84 00 43.

Entering the circuit

Approximately a dozen entrance gates are located all round the enclosure to facilitate access.


  • North Gate - pedestrian
  • Museum Gate - pedestrian
  • Panorama Gate - pedestrian
  • Tertre Rouge Gate - pedestrian & vehicle


  • South Gate - vehicle
  • East Gate - pedestrian
  • Hunaudières Gate - vehicle
  • Garage Vert Gate - vehicle
  • Château Gate - pedestrian & vehicle
  • Glamping Gate - pedestrian
  • Houx Gate - pedestrian & vehicle
  • CIK Gate - pedestrian & vehicle


  • Raccordement Gate - pedestrian
  • Annexe Gate - pedestrian


  • Karting - pedestrian & vehicle


If you have booked a camping pitch

If you have If you have booked a camping pitch, the colour of the route to follow is indicated on your ticket. On the approach to the circuit, follow the coloured road signs corresponding to your ticket.

We recommend the following motorway exits depending on the colour of your route:

  • Red Route | A28 junction n°23
  • Blue Route | A11 junction n°9 and A28 junction n°25
  • Yellow Route | A11 junction n°9 and A28 junction n°25
  • Green Route | A28 junction n°23
  • Purple Route | A11 junction n°9 and A28 junction n°25
  • Orange Route | A11 junction n°9 and A28 junctions n°24 and 25.

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

How to access camping areas

The camping areas available for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans are:

  • Tertre Rouge (Red Zone)
  • Houx (Green Zone)
  • Houx Annexe (Green Zone)
  • Houx Annexe Club (Green Zone)
  • Épinettes (Green Zone)
  • Hippodrome (Green Zone)
  • Beauséjour (Yellow Zone)
  • Clos Fleuri (Yellow Zone)
  • Arnage (Purple Zone)
  • Mulsanne (Purple Zone)

Reminder: a ticket is required for all vehicles (35m² pitch).

Are there lockers in the camping areas?

There are lockers for use at the Beauséjour, Clos Fleuri and Hippodrome campsites. Prices are according to size (€6, €12, €18 and €30 depending on the size of the locker). You can make reservations on our partner website French Locker.


Where are the free car parks?

The free car parks are located to the east of the circuit: follow the Blue Route marked GRATUIT. You can also use the WAZE destination.

Leave the A11 at junction 9 and take the D323.

Opening times:

  • Sunday 4 June - Test Day | from 07:00 to 20:00
  • Monday 5 June | circuit closed to the public
  • Tuesday 6 June | from 12:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 7 June | from 07:00 to 01:00
  • Thursday 8 June | from 07:00 to 01:00
  • Friday 9 June | from 07:00 to 01:00
  • Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June | non-stop from 07:00 to 19:00

How do I find the car park I booked?

Follow the colour-coded signage corresponding to the zone colour of your Parking access pass (Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple). Put your sticker in full view on your windscreen (top left when inside the car). An attendant will show you to a space.

Where are the car parks for people with reduced mobility?

To access the disabled parking areas (P7E on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans infield), please register on the ticketing website first. You will be asked to show your ticket and your disabled persons pass.

This ticket is valid on Sunday 4 June and from Tuesday 6 June at 14:00 to Sunday 11 June at 18:00. It does not include admission.

To access the disabled parking areas (labelled PMR in French), simply follow the Orange Route.

The car park is tarmacked and camping is strictly prohibited. 

Is there motorcycle parking?

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

Click this WAZE link to access the motorcycle car park.

Is there bicycle parking?

Bicycle parking is available in the Green Zone - Léon Bollée Velodrome. There is a bike repair and maintenance station in this car park.

Click this WAZE link to access the bicycle parking.

Where is the Carpool car park?

The Carpool car park is the Sapinières car park, accessible only if you are 4 or more in the vehicle after registration on our platform.


Are there shuttles to get around inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit?

A shuttle network is available free of charge for ticket holders.

The shuttles will operate starting on Wednesday 7 June between the North Gate and Mulsanne and Arnage Corners.

They are in service every day from 09:00 to 00:30 and non-stop on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 June.

Shuttles to get to the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit

A shuttle is available from the Arnage train station and will drop you off at the PZ54 stop allowing you to walk to the South Gate. 

A shuttle is available ONLY on Saturday 10 June from the Le Mans train station and will drop you off at the Oasis stop. Then it will take about 10 minutes on foot to reach the North Gate.

A shuttle is available from the RIMA P+R car park non-stop from Saturday 10 June at 07:00 to Sunday 11 June at 19:00.

A shuttle is available from the Université P+R car park. It is the Tramway Line T1 in the direction of Antarès Stade Marie Marvingt. Get off at the terminus.


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