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The public transportation plan Baku has been revealed for 27-29th April, during the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The plan has taken into account transportation requirements of spectators to reach key locations around Baku City Circuit, including the F1 Village on the Boulevard and spectator grandstands.
In accordance with the Traffic Management Plan which is designed to ensure uninterrupted traffic flows in the affected central streets of Baku, bus #65, #5 and #53 will operate from 6:00 AM to 4:00 AM, whereas 28 May and Icheri Sheher metro stations will operate from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM. Sahil metro station will not operate due to temporary repair and construction works.
Spectators who want to take bus #65 will be required to get off at the stop near the MUM Store in Azerbaijan Avenue and proceed to the relevant grandstand by foot. Please see bus stop locations for bus # 65 below:
A. Javad Street – Azerbaijan Avenue – Fuzuli Square – Z. Ahmadbayov Street – Tbilisi Avenue – 20 Yanvar Street – A. Maharramov Street – Mir Jalal Street
This bus will operate at 5 minute interval.
Passengers willing to take bus # 5 are advised to exit at the stop which is located at the intersection of Rashid Behbudov and Nizami Streets and proceed to the relevant grandstand by foot. The bus will stop at the following locations throughout the event week:
Narimanov Metro Station, 28 May Metro Station at Salatin Asgarova Street, 28 May Metro Station at Jafar Jabbarli Street, 28 May Street at Samed Vurgun Park, Nizami Street and Rashid Behbudov Street (close to Rashid Behbudov Theatre).
This bus will operate at 3 minute interval.
Ticketholders who want to take bus #53 are encouraged to exit at the stop across the Palace of Hand Games, and proceed to the relevant grand stands by foot. The bus #53 will make stops at:
Bayil settlement (the 20th area), Aquatic Centre, National Flag Square and Baku Sports Hall (turning manoeuvre at Funicular).
This bus will operate at 6 minute interval.
Ticketholders who want to go to the venue by metro can exit at 28 May or Icheri Sheher metro stations and walk to the track.
Baku residents and spectators will be able to move freely around the track. In addition to the underground pedestrian crossings which will be open throughout the day, temporary overpass passages will ensure safe movement of residents during the race week. Please note that temporary overpass passages will be located at the crossing of Azerbaijan Avenue and Istiglaliyyat Street, as well as at the city’s two intersections - the Khagani - Rashid Behbudov streets and Azadliq Avenue - Khagani Street.
National Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard) area from Azneft Square to Baku Sea Port where The Formula One Village to be located will be closed to traffic as of April 25th to May 1st. Only Resident Access Permit holders will be allowed to enter this zone at 13:00, on April 26.
City residents will be only allowed to enter Park Bulvar shopping mall during these days. Traffic management will be carried out by the Main Traffic Police Department.
Information on pedestrians and vehicles movements on the eve of 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
The roads encompassed by Baku City Circuit, as well as the areas around the track will be closed for traffic at the week of the 2018 FORMULA ONE AZERBAİJAN GRAND PRIX to be held in Baku late of April.
A Traffic Management Plan has been prepared to arrange the safe movement of spectators around the track, to manage the safety of residents living around the track and to ensure a smooth traffic flow in the trackside areas and as well as on the streets of Baku.
We also want to announce that Baku residents and spectators will be able to move freely around the track. They can access closed zones alongside the circuit through underground and overpass passages assigned in advance. Please note that temporary overground pedestrian crossings will be located at the crossing of Azerbaijan Avenue and Istiglaliyyat Street, as well as at the city’s three intersections - the Khagani - Rashid Behbudov streets, Azadliq Avenue - Khagani Street and Neftchilar Avenue-Rashid Behbudov street.
According to the plan, the roads lying within Baku City Circuit and the areas around the track will be closed for the traffic from Monday, April 23rd at 01:00 to 06:00 on Tuesday, May 1st.
Access to the Formula One Village located at the National Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard – from Marriott hotel to Azneft circle) will be ceased for residents from April 25th at 08:00. During these days access to Park Bulvar shopping centre will be open. Ticketholders will be able to access the Seaside Park beginning from April 26th at 13:00.
We also want to highlight that the area where traffic restrictions are imposed is divided into 3 zones. The first zone includes the streets lying along the Old City - Icheri Sheher, second zone covers Azadlig (Freedom) Square and the areas around it. Finally, Zone 3 will be based on the UN 50th Anniversary Street.
The Resident Access Permit will be the same for all zones to be distributed to local residents, tenants and businesses located around that require access inside of the residential zones. The Resident Access Permit is valid through the Race-Week from 23rd April till 1st May. The distribution of the Resident Access Permit starts on 12 April onwards, till 23 April inclusive. Below is the Resident Access Permit distribution points:
Resident Access Permit is required to be displayed on all cars’ windshields. Lost, stolen or torn stickers will not be replaced with the new one. Only holders of these stickers will be allowed to enter all zones.
The movement of traffic in Zones 1 and 2 will be allowed at night only from 00:00 through 06:00. Traffic will be open in Zone 3 during the day; however, only vehicles with Resident Access Permit will be able to enter the Zone at any time. The entrances for Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3 will be located at Azneft circle, Rashid Behbudov and Lermontov streets, respectively.
The map of alternate routes is attached. The streets highlighted in red on the road map will be entirely closed for traffic from 01:00, April 23 until 06:00, May 1, while areas in blue will stay open for traffic. Parking in these areas will be strictly prohibited.
It is important to note that due to entertainment programs at Chrystal Hall this year, road from Azneft circle to National Flag Square will be closed for traffic. Only Resident Access Permit holders will be allowed to enter this zone.
Traffic management will be carried out by the Main Traffic Police Department.