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Flights to go to 2018 World Cup in Russia are going to be one of the biggest expenses for the fans. That’s why it’s important to know and to what expect when planning your budget to go to 2018 World Cup.
It’s not a surprise, that airline tickets are higher in price on flights at the time of big sporting events. On an average, flights to Russia for the World Cup will be 20%-30% more expensive than they normally would be (I highly recommend you to take a look at my other post about regular prices on flights to Russia).
To find a better deal/get a cheaper flight I have the following tips. These tips will help you to save some money and fly to the World Cup in Russia without going broke.
- 1. Fly to Moscow – not St. Petersburg!
Flights to Moscow are pretty much always cheaper than to any other host city of the 2018 World Cup. Most international flights to Russia are connecting through Moscow anyway, so you might as well spend some time in the Russian capital. Likely, there is a lot to see and do. For example, I recommend you to check out one of the top 10 best nightclubs in Moscow. Nightlife in Moscow is pretty wild :).
As an example, let’s say you have World Cup tickets to the games in Sochi and Kazan. This doesn’t mean that you should fly right away to one of these cities. To get a cheaper flight, what you should do is to buy a round-trip to and from Moscow for the dates of your trip.
From Moscow, it won’t be a problem to get to the other host cities. There will be plenty of options available including free transportation for the fans who have tickets to the games. You don’t even need to spend any money on transportation within Russia, all you need is a flight to and from Russia!
- 2. Get a Round-Trip Flight
As I already mentioned, buying a round-trip flight instead of two one-way’s will save you a lot of money. If you are not sure about your schedule and itinerary in Russia, it’s still better to get a round-trip for an approximate date. You can always plan your itinerary around the flight dates – get your flight first before you purchase the game tickets.
- 3. Book Your Flight to 2018 World Cup in Advance
Obviously, last minute bookings are the most expensive ones (remember, most of the flights will be sold out). That’s why if you are 100% definite that you will be going to the World Cup, I highly recommend booking the flight to Russia as soon as possible.
On most airlines, international flights open up for sale 335 days (11 months) prior to departure, which means flights for the 2018 World Cup will be available for booking starting from July-August of 2017. Make sure to book your flight in advance before cheap air fares are gone.
I hope these tips will help you to find a good deal, which you’ll be comfortable with. Don’t hesitate to ask your questions in the comments. I can help you find good deals on flights and hotels for the 2018 World Cup.
Have a good day! 🙂