This guide provides all the information you need to safely attend the UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2024), including ticket prices, stadiums, travel tips and advice on avoiding fraud.
The Euro 2024 will be held in Germany from 14 June to 14 July 2024. The article has been written by the European Consumer Centre Germany. It was last updated on 14 December 2023.
Tickets for the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 should be purchased only through the official UEFA website or national football associations' websites (see below). There are serious risks associated with buying tickets on third-party websites, including fraud and overpricing.
UEFA has closed the second lottery phase for applications on 12 December 2023. The European football association will announce the outcome of ticket applications by email and on their Ticket Portal no later than 31 January 2024. If you do not receive an email notification for any reason, you can directly check the status of your application on the UEFA Ticket Portal using this link: https://euro2024-fans.tickets.uefa.com.
If your application is successful, UEFA will invite you to proceed with the payment for your tickets. Please be aware that you must pay for all the tickets allocated to you within the given deadline. If the payment is not completed within this time frame, your application will be cancelled by UEFA.
The national football associations also sell tickets. Please visit the website of your nation's association to find out how it distributes its ticket quota.
The last chance to buy tickets will be in March and May 2024, as well as a last-minute sale during the tournament.
UEFA sells its tickets digitally only and requires that you download the UEFA ticket app.
There are five ticket categories, ranging from Prime Seats (the most expensive and best seats) to "Fans First" (the cheapest). Prices vary depending on the match and seat category, ranging from €30 for the cheapest seats for group matches to €2,000 for the most expensive seats for the Final.
Please note that these prices are subject to change, and it's always best to check the official UEFA ticket FAQ before applying for the draw.
Yes, there will be. UEFA will set up a ticket resale platform accessible via EURO2024.com/tickets. It will be operational from spring 2024. Tickets must be sold at face value.
The official resale platform will provide a relatively secure channel for fans to buy tickets from others, reducing the risk of encountering invalid, fraudulent or overpriced tickets.
Increased Risk of Fraud During Euro 2024
The UEFA European Football Championship is expected to attract millions of spectators worldwide. Unfortunately, such large-scale events also attract criminals. We urge you to be vigilant. The European Network of Consumer Centres will issue warnings about any identified fraudulent activities. In the meantime, we recommend that you follow these guidelines to ensure a safe Euro 2024 experience:
- Buy your tickets exclusively from the official Euro 2024 sales website, "euro2024.com/tickets", or from the official resale platform, which will be available from 2024.
- Be aware of possible phishing attempts. Always check the sender's address and the authenticity of links in emails purporting to be from the Euro 2024 organisers. The official sender address is "@uefa.com".
- Choose accommodations listed on reputable booking platforms. Choose providers with positive reviews and stick to the payment system provided by the platform. Be aware that communicating and paying outside these systems can significantly increase the risk of fraud.
- Before travelling, it is a good idea to check the travel advice for Germany issued by your government, for example, by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
So far, 21 teams have been qualified for the Euro 2024: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Türkiye.
You can find the match schedule on the UEFA website.
A further three teams will join them in March 2024 after winning their groups in the play-offs.
The Euro 2024 venues in Germany will be in:
- Berlin: Olympiastadion Berlin (including final)
- Cologne: Cologne Stadium
- Dortmund: Dortmund Stadium
- Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf Arena
- Frankfurt: Frankfurt Arena
- Gelsenkirchen: Arena Auf Schalke
- Hamburg: Volksparkstadion Hamburg
- Leipzig: Leipzig Stadium
- Munich: Munich Football Arena (including opening)
- Stuttgart: Stuttgart Arena
The links lead to English stadium websites. Please visit the UEFA Venues website to find out which match will be held in which stadium.
During Euro 2024, demand for trains, flights, hotels and other accommodations is expected to be high. So, it's a good idea to make your bookings as soon as you buy your tickets.
However, most travel bookings are not yet available. In Germany, you can book high-speed ICE trains up to 180 days in advance, while airline tickets are often available six to twelve months in advance.
If you want to travel cheaply during Euro 2024, consider the following tips:
Generally, buses are the cheapest way to travel long distances in Germany.
Local and Regional Trains
If you plan on using local and regional public transportation, consider the "Deutschland-Ticket" offered by Deutsche Bahn (DB), Germany's largest railway company. It allows you to travel throughout the month for €49. If you have the time, you can travel around the country on regional trains, such as RE, RB, and S-Bahn. But please note that long-distance trains (ICE, IC, EC) are not included.
Be aware that the "Deutschland-Ticket" is a monthly subscription that must be cancelled. If you do not cancel the ticket until the 10th day of the month, the ticket will be extended for another month. So, if you want to use it only for one month, you should cancel the subscription immediately after the purchase.
Save when Buying Train Tickets
For long-distance trains, you could also consider private rail companies. But if you choose the market leader Deutsche Bahn, we recommend you consider DB's "Trial BahnCard 25", which gives you a 25 % discount on all 2nd class tickets for three months. The BahnCard is a subscription, which you must cancel too. Cancellation must be made at least six weeks before the end of the subscription period.
Please find our specific advice according to modes of transportation:
During Euro 2024, you should expect accommodation prices to rise significantly in Berlin, Munich and other host cities.
Be careful when booking accommodations: The European Consumer Centres expect fraudsters to offer fake accommodations during Euro 2024 in Germany. Try to book accommodations on established booking platforms from providers with many good reviews – if possible, with cancellation options and without paying in advance.
If you rent privately, be extra careful and look for good reviews of the landlord and compliance with the platform's rules. Fraudsters will try to persuade you to use unofficial payment methods (such as "PayPal friends and family"). Never do this! The risk of fraud is extremely high.
For hotel bookings, it may be worth checking the hotel's website as you may be able to book earlier than on the booking platforms and sometimes even at a lower rate. If you want to book hotels directly, make sure you are actually booking on the hotel's official website. Unscrupulous companies place misleading advertisements in search engines that look like a direct link to the hotel website. You could end up paying significantly more and risking problems with your booking.
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