Madrid Champions League final: Flights, hotels, ticket prices...
All the information you need on hotels, flights and ticket prices for the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday 1 June 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
After the euphoria at Anfield and in Amsterdam subsided, most Liverpool and Spurs fans took to Google to search for ticket prices to the final, flights to Madrid, hotel prices in the capital and the other logistics for a potential adventure. Some searched just out of interest, while others searched in earnest. For Spurs fans, this is the first ever European Cup final they have reached and many have vowed not to miss it, while Liverpool fans feel like they have to see the competition decider after what transpired at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Airbnb have seen a surge in requests and a drop in availability of rooms and apartments as fans of both Premier League clubs lock down a place to lay their head on the Saturday night. That should continue as fans get talked into the trip of a lifetime.
If you aren't familiar with Madrid, here is some valuable information from UEFA.com when they announced that the Wanda Metropolitano would host the 2019 final.
**Note: these prices continue to fluctuate and all figures are relevant at the time of publishing.
Ticket prices for the Champions League final
Liverpool have been given an allocation of 16,613 tickets for the final. Most of those have already been given homes, however, with the clubs doing a lottery-type system to see who gets a ticket. All of the details are on Liverpool's website. The prices for the tickets are as follows:
Spurs, meanwhile, have been allocated the same amount of tickets meaning that 30,000-plus fans of either side will be descending upon the capital city as the Spanish summer kicks into gear. You need 418 match points on your season ticket and also need to have won a ticket in the lottery but all of the details on that are on Spurs' official website.
You can also purchase a package from UEFA, which start at €3,100 for the Club Platinum and rise to €6,900 for the Gold package.
According to viagogo, there are only 3% of the available tickets left for this event and tickets are going for over €3,000. On Stubhub, you are also looking at north of €3,000 for a ticket and they are selling our fast.
Hotel and Airbnb prices in Madrid for Champions League final
According to booking.com, the cheapest price for a night at the start of June is €600 and there is a 93% occupancy, which is rising fast. The price for two adults for two night, if you plan on flying in on the Friday before the game, is €1,211. In comparison, the cheapest price for a hotel the week after is €34 for a night. At an Ibis within walking distance of the stadium, As were informed that there were rooms available at €99 per night but on the website, they had already sold out although the hotel's receptionist did say that they had recieved a large number of calls about availability and prices.
Airbnb only have 318 apartments left for the weekend in Madrid but the weekend after you can have your pick of over 2,000 places to stay. Just to give an idea of the prices, a one-bedroom apartment in the centre of Madrid, in the trendy Malasaña district, will set you back €1,500 for a night. To see how much those prices have increased, a one-bed apartment in the same area the weekend after will cost you one tenth of that price, at €150.
Flight prices to Madrid for Tottenham vs Liverpool
A flight to Madrid from London will see you pay close to €500 and if you're flying from Liverpool, you will likely have to fly out on the Friday night. EasyJet have been criticised for jacking up their prices but a good resource for flight prices is from How Many Holidays, who have put together a good list of available options. There are other route choices from Liverpool but they are not direct and will take the guts of 12 hours of travel.
Getting to the Wanda from wherever you're staying in Madrid
Regardless of where you stay, you'll need to make it to the Wanda Metropolitano on the Saturday. The new Atlético Madrid stadium is located outside the city centre but close to the airport. Getting there by taxi is easy. "Al Wanda Metropolitano, por favor" is all you'll have to say to the driver, however, if you want to get there by metro, you can travel on the orange line (7) to the 'Metropolitano' station. Alternatively, you can go on the green line (5) to Canillejas and walk up to the stadium (about 20 minutes) making sure to stop for a refreshment on the way.
On that note, ordering beer in Madrid is easy. "Una cerveza" should do it but note that they come in various sizes. A caña comes in a small glass (ensuring the beer never gets too warm in the Spanish heat) and should set you back about €2.50 in the centre and €1.70 further out. A jarra (pronounced 'harra') is just what is looks like: a jar, which is about the size of a pint and should keep the thirst at bay. A tercio ('tertheo') is a bottle and a doble is somewhere between a caña and a jarra.