How Much It Costs to Party During the F1 Weekend in Singapore

  • The 2022 F1 Singapore Grand Prix is taking place from September 30 to October 2.
  • It’s the biggest party weekend of the year in Singapore.
  • A three-day luxury ticket package to catch the race costs $9,898 Singapore dollars, or $7,036.

The F1 Singapore Grand Prix is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, and the city is gearing up for its biggest weekend — think parties, fast cars, and global music acts converging all in one spot.

Home to the first Grand Prix night race, the country shuts down public roads in the city center and transforms them into a brightly lit track known as the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Around 268,000 fans attended the 2019 F1 Singapore Grand Prix — the second-highest on record since the 2008 inaugural race, race organizer Singapore GP told local news outlet The Straits Times. This year’s race, held from September 30 to October 2, is expected to draw a similar turnout, Singapore GP told local news outlet Today

Those without tickets can catch the action on two of the country’s major pay-TV broadcasters. It’s a big, celebratory event — even non-F1 fans will head out to the clubs for a slice of the action.

Want in? Get ready to pay up. Here’s how much it’ll cost you to party big during F1 weekend in Singapore.

Skyline of Singapore with view on the F1 race track

Public roads in the city center are shut down and transformed into the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Race tickets: S$98 – S$9,898

Prices for single-day general admission tickets vary across the weekend.

Ticket prices start at 98 Singapore dollars, or $70, for the practice race on Friday and go as high as S$988 for the race on Sunday. Three-day tickets will set you back as much as S$1,288.

There are also three-day hospitality packages, which include free-flow drinks and access to viewing galleries for prices ranging from S$1,605 to S$9,898.

The S$9,898 package — the Formula 1 Paddock Club — lets attendees watch the race from an air-conditioned suite above the pit garages. They also get access to walk down the pit lane and check out the cars and the race crew. 

Concert tickets: Only for those who hold race tickets

The F1 concert lineup this year includes Westlife, Green Day, and Marshmello. To catch the concert, you’ll need to have tickets to the race first.

Prices for top hotels: Upwards of S$1,700 a night

The Marina Bay Street Circuit is surrounded by some of the largest hotels in the city.

But, as of September 16, rooms in Pan Pacific Singapore, the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, and the Fullerton Hotel Singapore were completely sold out from September 30 to October 3.

A representative for the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore told Insider that room prices during the F1 weekend were around S$1,700 to S$2,000 per night. In contrast, rooms on a non-F1 weekend at the Ritz start from S$650 a night, per the hotel’s website.

There are still rooms available at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay hotel, where the Singapore Night Race (Track View) package costs S$2,500 per night. A representative for the company told Insider a minimum stay of three nights is required during that period.

Hotel room rates in Singapore are almost reaching a 10-year high, based on data from the Singapore Tourism Board. In July, the average room cost was S$259 — the highest since prices peaked at S$261.66 a decade ago in September 2012.

Fullerton Hotel Singapore aerial view

Rooms at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore are completely sold out for F1 weekend.

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Big-name parties: Upwards of S$80

Of course, the party doesn’t end when the race ends.

Amber Lounge is one of Singapore’s biggest F1 after-parties, which is also held in Monaco and Abu Dhabi. This year’s party will be held at The Fullerton Bay Hotel and touts “immersive theatrical cabaret,” “cirque-themed performances,” and lots of Champagne.

Entry passes for the party cost between S$800 and S$1,200. Groups of 10 who are looking to party in a VIP suite and have S$45,000 to burn can buy a package that includes vodka, caviar, and yes, Champagne.

Marquee Singapore, a nightclub at the Marina Bay Sands, or MBS, is celebrating race weekend with DJ Steve Aoki on September 30 and Afrojack on October 1. General admission tickets start from S$80, while express entry tickets start from S$250.

There’s also the Mandala Weekender party happening at the MBS convention center for all three nights of the race weekend. The party costs upwards of S$148 a head and and features artists such as Kelis, Rae Sremmurd, and Rudimental.

Special F1-related food deals: Upwards of S$200 

Restaurants around the city are catching F1 fever, too.

Perched 57 stories above the ground, right at the top of the iconic MBS, is Cé La Vi Singapore. The rooftop restaurant opens up to views of the city-state on one side and the open sea on the other. It has a four-course F1 set menu: For S$300, you can feast on dishes like Boston lobster and Japanese king crab.

The Marina Bay skyline as viewed from Marina Bay Sands.

The Marina Bay skyline as viewed from Marina Bay Sands.

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LAVO, an Italian restaurant also on the MBS rooftop, is holding a Race Weekend Party Brunch. For S$248, diners get to enjoy their food with free-flow drinks while Swiss DJ Gil Glaze spins his beats.

Alternatively, diners can indulge in some French food over at La Brasserie’s Winning Formula Brunch, which costs S$238 with free-flow Champagne and house wines.

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